Roughly six hours away from London is the Little White Town of Bideford in North Devon, famous for (you guessed it), the little white buildings that make up the town, along with an extensive maritime history and oddly enough…witches.
Posts tagged ‘England’
Just like the Beatles and the mini skirt, the Mini Cooper is a symbol of an iconic decade; the swinging sixties. Whilst it was a little chilly for a skirt last Saturday, a trip around rainy London in Robert’s little red Mini, complete with blue boiler suits and tweed flat caps was the perfect way to see London and celebrate Neil’s birthday in style.
For some reason my 100 Korean foods list is one of the most popular posts on this site. So I thought I’d try and steal some of it’s glory by posting a 100 English foods list as well. The list includes things like grey squirrel, spotted dick and jellied eels…and I thought Korean food was tough going?!
Daylight savings ended a couple of weeks ago and almost overnight the leaves have started to change colour and that dreary English winter everyone keeps talking about has started to set in. On a grim English Sunday we took a trip to a very English place; Leeds Castle in Kent.
Punting. I don’t know who came up with the word but it just sounds dirty. If you need more details I’m sure Neil will be happy to explain… In New Zealand we often use the word punt to describe the process of guessing or placing a bet on something…’Go on, take a punt’, or ‘fancy a punt?’ On Saturday we went punting in Cambridge, an activity that cost us a tiny bit of money, but didn’t involve any guess-work.
After being cooped up in London for almost three months we were pretty excited to be exploring somewhere outside the city; especially somewhere called the Jurassic Coast. Durdle Door (you can say Dor as well), is one of the most photographed landmarks on the coast, located roughly two hours plus drive from London (add an extra hour for sunny day traffic) on the southwest coast, it’s one of the longest trips we’ve ever taken to reach the seaside.
When you’re living in another country do you ever stop comparing the prices of things there to that of your home country? It took me at least six months to stop converting won to kiwi dollars in South Korea, whilst in London I’ve stopped doing it almost instantly. Why? Because converting pounds to dollars adds weight to my “London is expensive” theory when really it’s not that bad at all.