i’m sharing some photos today from our time in the english countryside, specifically when we passed through turville and oxford. it’s a photo overload, because everywhere we looked was so picturesque, it felt like we were walking into a fairy tale. i love how everyone uses great detail in keeping their gardens and homes in beautiful shape, which of course just adds to the charm.
i also wanted to share this bakery we passed by in bourton-on-the-water, where we stayed a couple nights. the bakery is called bakery on the water and we only discovered it on our last morning there thanks to a few of your recommendations on direct message on instagram. i wish we’d have discovered it sooner, because josh and i are still discussing it together at great length even a week later! if you’re ever there, the original cornish pasty was out of this world incredible (as were about 9 other things we sampled like the eccles cake and the lardy cake you can see below!)
a few photos below from our stop in turville on our drive into london (after we stopped by oxford for the morning, which is also below!)
i wasn’t able to snag a great photo of it (moments like this where i regret not having a zoom lens), but the windmill from chitty chitty bang bang is up on that hill top a bit behind me to the left! also, who else is still afraid of that movie even as an adult now?
we had lunch in turville at the bull and butcher where josh and i tried a lamb and mint pie for the very first time.
my friend lesley told us to keep an eye out for all the bluebells that come into season about now. we passed so many on our drive in. they were beautiful to spot. i seriously feel like we lucked out with everything in such pretty bloom! i was afraid we’d be doomed for downpours everyday and that it’d be a struggle to sightsee with the little ones because of the rain, but we were fortunate to miss it all and just see everything in it’s spring glory.
we parked for just a quick hour in oxford and did a mini walking tour of the grounds. we always try to find a fun activity to do with the kids when we go to places like this and since we didn’t have one in oxford (and the wind this day was crazy cold in oxford), we didn’t really get to see everything we wanted to. but i still call it a success because everyone remained happy while we saw a bit of it! (SUCH a beautiful university!)
i really am so glad we made time to visit the countryside on this trip to london. so much beauty and we enjoyed our time so much! excited to share more from the trip with you soon!