I always imagined England to be rainy and gray. Instead, we had a rainy several days in Germany, almost our whole visit to The Netherlands was filled with gray skies and rain, Belgium was more of the same, it rained for half of our time in Paris, and then when we arrived in England, lo and behold it was bright sunshine.
So far the English countryside and every-day buildings have been some of the most beautiful I’ve ever seen. From brick buildings that date back hundreds of years, to sprawling farmlands dotted with sheep and hedges to fields filled with flowers, England has reminded me of one huge, breath-taking postcard.
From cute little stores selling old clothing, to fish and chips, to scones with clotted cream, to scouring antique sales for old spoons to sitting in the garden drinking tea, England has been far better than I had imagined.
From exploring used bookstores, to buying classics which were printed in 1894, to driving through the awe-inspiring countryside on the wrong side of the road (which is actually not really wrong…) to buying postcards to marveling at how old everything is, to enjoying the accents, England has been a place that’s begging me to revisit.
I’m so glad I got to spend as much time in England as I did, and would gladly come back if I got the chance. Even if it were next week. What about you? Have you ever wanted to (or have you ever) visited England?