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Home or Away? - Little Observationist
Just as I left the building last night, huge raindrops started to fall. I walked the 20 minutes home with a mixed soundtrack of rain pinging off of my umbrella, tyres spinning on busy wet London streets and sirens inching the cars out of the way. I shook out my umbrella by the front door, left my soaking wet ballet flats (I know, I know…) on the steps to dry and headed inside to change into something cosy. All the while, I was thinking that I don’t actually mind the rain, but how much fun would it be to spend these wet days in the countryside, taking long walks in the woods, sloshing through muddy puddles in wellies instead of tiptoeing around them, then heading indoors to a roaring fireplace, a dinner cooked with locally grown veggies and a good book? All this came to mind, perhaps, because I’d been speaking with the lovely people at Parkdean who run holidays throughout the UK. With wedding planning and an upcoming honeymoon, we don’t really have the funds or the extra holidays to go abroad before September. We’ve been talking instead about exploring the UK a bit more, traveling outside of London, taking short trips …