Hiya bookish people!

Long time no see? I got back from the UK on the 14th of January NZ time, and the jetlag kinda knocked me over to be honest. So here is a 1:30am rambling review for y’all! First of all, I wanna thank everyone who commented while I was away, specifically Sophie, Aditi and Charlotte! Coming home to all those beautiful comments in my inbox was overwhelming and I loved seeing them there! I am still kinda replying to a lot of them, so please excuse if my messages are a bit delayed for the next week while I unpack and get my shite together.

So, my trip

(These pictures are all mine, so please be kind!)

I went to the UK! I had such an amazing time and have a wonderful set of photos to show all of you! Of course they are culled to some of the better ones, but hopefully my camera work isn’t too bad. I spent nearly a month away from home, and there were quite a few things I missed, mainly the sun. Christmas for me has always been summer, so it was a shock. I loved the trip so much though, and can’t wait to go back! I might start looking into college or university there since I am almost out of highschool and England has so many amazing publishing opportunities.

Anyway, off with the rambling! We first flew into London and spent four days there, going on a hop-on-hop-off tour bus, going to the Portobello markets, going on the tube. It was a busy few days and I loved every moment of it, if only the walls could talk. I’m sure they’d have so many things to tell, and some amazing stories that have been lost through the years. I think you could probably spend your whole life in London and still not see everything!

After we left London, we headed to Dorset to stay with some family. I got to see so many beautiful little day trips to places such as Shaftesbury, Courfe, Miton Abbas, Poole, Bath and quite a few more. I swear that I felt like I had stepped straight into a pop-up picture book with all of these amazing thatched roofs, and horses around and hills to climb.

Between my stay in Dorset, I also went away to a beautiful lodge for New Years Eve, and Paris for three nights! Paris was beautiful, and I have always wanted to go. Seeing so many landmarks, such as the Eiffel Tower, shanzelize, the Louvre, sacre coeur and quite a few more.

When the time came to go home, I spent so long in England that it felt like I had never arrived but that I lived there for so long. And yet on the road home from the airport (after two long haul flights, heck my back hurt) I also felt that we had only just got in the car to go away. It was an amazing experience, and I hope everyone enjoys all the photos I have shown above!

My Sudden Departure…

Yeah, in short I was just embarrassed that I quit on Blogmas so suddenly, and so I avoided the blog until I got back. I didn’t need to be worried though, you guys are amazing!

I’ll see you between the pages.

25 thoughts on “

  1. Oooo the pictures are amazing!! I love the Eiffel Tower one! I want to travel so bad it’s not even funny 😂 but I’m still laughing 🤦🏼‍♀️ College or University there would be so cool, I’d love to go to another country for college! Glad u enjoyed ur trip 🙂 Enjoyed this post xx 💕

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    1. Thank you! I definitely recommend going if you can, even if it is only for a few days.
      School there would be amazing, I think I am going to do more research into that this year.
      Thank you so much, Jasmin! 🙂

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  2. ASDFGHJKL THOSE PICTURES ARE BEAUTIFUL!!! You’re so talented at photography, Emma!! And I am SO glad to hear that you had fun in the UK, welcome back ❤ And hey, please don't pressure yourself for blogmas… it's totally fine that you had to stop!

    Lovely post 😀

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    1. Thank you Daria! It feels good to be back 🙂
      Neither do I, but it was such an amazing trip that I think my wonderlust is settled for now.
      And yours too!

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  3. Okay – WOW, you’re pictures are like next level, Em! Please tell me you’ve studied photography because no human should be that good! 😉

    It sounds like you had the adventure of a life time, the UK has always been high up on my travel Bucket List. You’ve just given me more incentive to go now! Welcome back x ❤

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    1. Lollll thank you! I actually took one photography class in 2018 but I honestly did portraits mostly. Maybe I payed more attention then I thought!
      If you do go I have so many recs!
      Thank you, it’s good to be home 🙂

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      1. You must have because you’re photos are beautiful! And thank you – I’ll definitely be coming to you for recommendations when the time comes! Fingers crossed I’ll be going to the USA next year but I’m really hoping to do Europe in 2023. I’m all about the history and culture. ❤

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  4. YOU’RE BACK *woooooooooooooooooo* I definitely missed your presence in the blogosphere but I’m glad you enjoyed you’re holiday – sometimes it’s just nice to take a break!
    It’s really weird hearing you talk about visiting the UK when I live here though 😂 but I guess that’s probably the same with all countries!
    Again, glad you had an amazing time! 💕💕

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    1. It is nice, but I am still glad to be home 🙂
      Thank you!!!
      Ahhhh I guess I would feel the same way about NZ, it feels different going away on holiday!
      Thank you ❤ ❤

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  5. Im glad you had such an amazing time over here. I seriously want to spend a couple of days in London and see some of the attractions. There so much there that I want to do. And I love Bath – mostly because it has one of my favourite shops but still it is beautiful there too 😍😍 and you got to go to Paris as well!! That’s amazing. I so, so want to go there. It sounds like you had a fabulous time.

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