Hello! Hope you all had a lovely Easter weekend with lots of chocolate!
I’m back up North after a lovely weekend away down South with my best friends from university. We spent three nights in Worthing on the southern coast of England where the gorgeous weather featured in the photos is a far distant memory compared to the cloudy wet weather of Leeds this evening!
I hadn’t been on holiday by the sea in the UK for probably about ten years! It brought back great childhood memories of family holidays to the Isle of Wight using all my spending money on the 2p machines, building sandcastles with my dad and eating ice-cream. It was a refreshing change to take a break in England and actually take the time to enjoy what we do have here 🙂 There’s something about being by the sea which just makes you feel relaxed and at ease.
Of course birthday celebrations were continuing so we took advantage of the sunny weather on Friday to enjoy brunch sat outside and drink some Prosecco.
We visited Brighton late afternoon exploring the busy maze of streets full of jewellers, cafes and independent stores. It was great to finally visit Brighton after hearing so much about it from friends and see the iconic pier you always see on instagram!
Thankfully we had planned our seaside activities around the weather forecast so when Saturday arrived we were ready for not so nice weather. We drove to Devil’s Dyke a beautiful picturesque part of the National Trusts’ South Downs. Despite the clouds limiting our view slightly you could still see green for miles and as Geography graduates we enjoy a good walk!
After a walk including quite a steep hill we treated ourselves to a pub lunch because obviously country walks and a trip to the pub go hand in hand. We ate at the Devil’s Dyke Pub which I couldn’t recommend any more. Dog and muddy shoe friendly, the staff were hugely welcoming despite being extremely busy and the food was proper hearty and at a completely reasonable price! I went for the beef and merlot pie with vegetables and delicious mash potato!
A few easter eggs later devoured whilst watching a marathon dvd box set of Friends it was soon time to come home on Sunday. It was wonderful to spend a few days away to truly enjoy how beautiful our country is with good company and for the most part – great weather. Now I just need to get back on my bike to work off all that chocolate!
Do you have a favourite place to visit in the UK?