So I am not sure where time has gone, but another month has flown by! This post I thought I would share some of my highlights throughout September and some of the activities I got up to. So without further ado, here are my September highlights. Happy reading.
September for me is the start of the best part of the year for me. I like the cooler nights, summer starting to fade away and starting to feel seasonal. As before you know it, it’s Halloween, Bonfire night and then Christmas (best time of the year). Plus for the first time in months I finally had plans booked that Corona didn’t cancel and it was nice to finally see friends that I haven’t seen since the beginning of the year.
My first September highlight was to visit Nottingham. Although I had already been once whilst the shops were shut, it was nice to go back and see the hussle and bussle. We took a family trip to go shopping and have some lunch. Although it was very different to previous times, it was nice to go back and do some normal activities such as shopping, as the last 6 months has consisted of online shopping. So it would have been rude to have not bought something whilst I was there, so I decided that I needed a new pair of trainers as my trusty ones of 3 years had finally seen the end of the road. To finish of a great day, we treated ourselves to some Project D doughnuts which I won’t go into to much detail as you can tell from the pictures they were as delicious as they looked! If you haven’t tried one yet, you are truly missing out.
My second September highlight was visiting York with some of my best friends. We decided to take a trip to York as it had been years since we had all been. So we took the 1 hour 30 minute drive to spend the day. When we arrived we walked up the famous Shambles street looking at all the cute small shops that had mostly vintage items or Harry Potter memorabilia. We had a look through vintage shops, sweet shops and the market before going to The York Dungeons. It was AMAZING! If you haven’t visited it really is worth a visit, and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The weather was a lovely warm day, so after the York Dungeons we went down to the Riverbank where we sat outside and enjoyed an ice cold drink and enjoyed the surroundings in the sun. We finished of our day by heading towards York Minster and honestly it is so stunning to see. It really didn’t feel like I was in the middle of York, as it is just tucked away behind all the shops. After a bite to eat it was time to head home, and what a fantastic day we had. Just take a look at some of the pictures of our day in York:
Windsor & Thorpe Park
My final September highlights are when I visited some of my best friends in London, where we took a spontaneous trip to Windsor Castle and a fun day trip to Thorpe Park. During a meal with my friends I had noticed that I saw signs for Windsor, after a conversation it had turned out we was only a 10-15 minute drive from Windsor Castle. This stunned me as I had never imagined how close we was. So after our food we took the spontaneous trip to go and see Windsor castle and to walk a section of the Long Walk (and I say a section as in length it is around 2.5 miles one way). It was as cool as I had imaged, although you can’t get particularly close as we went after hours it was still incredible to see especially as we made it as the sun was starting to set.
My second day we went to Thorpe Park. It was such a great day! Although apprehensive about wearing my mask on almost all the rides, it is not as bad as you would think and it certainly did not take any fun away from the day. I love going to Thorpe Park as I had only been once previous to this as it is quite away from home (2 hours 40 to be exact), it has always just been easier to go to Alton Towers. It was really nice to go on so many different rides and with great company too. Here are some of the pictures of my time at Windsor Castle and Thorpe Park:
I really hoped you enjoyed reading about my September highlights as much as I did writing them. Although times are really tough and by no means back to normal, there is so much to see in this country that is just stunning and I am going to make more of a conscious effort to visit more landmarks and places in the UK.
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