Yesterday I woke up (not so) bright and early and drove to Chawton with my mum to visit Jane Austen’s House Museum. Recently, I’ve been feeling quite childishly excited about things, and as we approached the village and saw those brown signs characteristic of tourist information points – well, I was feeling exactly that.
It wasn’t my first time visiting Myddleton House Gardens over the weekend, but, it was my first time walking around in the spring. The last time I went was in the middle of summer and I remember being shocked – how was it that these beautiful gardens are down the road from where I live, yet I’d never heard of them, let alone stepped foot inside?
For generations The Jungle Book has remained synonymous with Disney and their 1967 animation. Now, to go along with a long trend, there is also a modern live-action remake (2016). The Jungle Book (1894), however, is still Rudyard Kipling’s most famous story. Many of us know Mowgli, Bagheera, Baloo, Shere Khan and co. I have memories of sitting with my nene and watching the Disney classic as a child.
Yesterday morning I woke up bright and early and drove to Oxted so that my fiancé could pick up some bits and bobs from a seller on eBay. Now, I’ve not been driving very long and to be perfectly honest (I can admit this here because nobody I know in ‘real’ life reads these posts), I can be quite nervous and not the most confident driver – especially on roads I don’t know. But, I did it. We decided to make a day of it and whilst we were in Kent we visited Chartwell.
Yesterday was Mother’s Day over here in the UK. As a treat I took the two most important women in my life to Cambridge. Actually, we were supposed to be visiting Audley End House & Gardens but because of my rubbish sense of direction and lack of attention to the road, we ended up in Cambridge.
One of the greatest things about London is that it’s full of whatever you fancy. You can do anything that you like, or are interested in, in this massive city. For me, obviously, it’s museums – I just love them. I enjoy strolling around and taking in all of these fascinating objects that tell us something different and interesting about the world. What can be difficult, however, is going to these places when you work during the week – but, hold on a moment… some of these amazing museums open late one night a week! The V&A, low and behold, is open every Friday until 10.00 pm. That’s so… late! And with there being no work on a Saturday, well, that’s just even better.