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(NEW POST) ROADTRIP ENGLAND. PART 3. A DAY IN OXFORD

When I think back about the day I spent in Oxford in the first week of October I can think of lots of students, great and old buildings and so many lovely cafès to have a tea and treats in. It was a very cold day so we hopped in and out of stores and book shops. I remember to sit at Waterstones and flipping through books. They have these cool places to sit in right on the Window ledge. Such a peaceful place to sit there surrounded by so many books in dark brown shelves. My personal dream.

Me and Kai walked through the city, which is a nightmare to park in by the way and it was such a lively day. Students buzzing around and I even could have seen younger pupils wearing their black school uniform and it would not have surprised me if I would have seen Harmoine, Ronald and Harry Potter amongst the Students. When you have read all the Harry Potter books and know which world J.K. Rowling describes in her books you’ll see it in Oxford. Such a very british place. We would love to visit some of the University Colleges which doubled as Hogwarts but unfortunately on that they were closed to the public. Very very sad! 😦

In Oxford I have eaten  Crumpets for the very first time, which made me very happy as I love trying new things. You know sitting at The Grand Cafe Central getting all warm again by sipping tea and eating these warm griddle cakes with lots of butter and jam. Finger licking good!! 🙂

We kept on strolling through Oxford. Visited the “Dickens and his World” exhibition ( dickens-and-his-world-exhibition-opens-this-saturday )

and did a few shopping. I went all squee after seeing the Cath Kidston Store  at Broad Street. After visiting UK this year for the 3rd time I finally got the chance to buy some of the lovely stuff. In the end I bought two bags and two long-sleeves. I would have bought it all. So cute with all the patterns and dots and lovely colors. We had Lunch at O’ Neill’s Irish Pub . Yummy  Burger and Chips and had a great time there as the staff really was awesome. It is lovely to hear when someone visited Germany and you can have a chat about it! 🙂

We spent the rest of the day wandering around, having afternoon Tea and visited the famous Covered Market Oxford before we relaxed in our Hotel Room.

I loved every minute in Oxford. Loved the “educational vibe” with all the students, colleges and college shops. I am amazed that the whole colleges are actual a part in the city, that isn’t the case with the most German Colleges/ Universities. Loved the britishness which lurks in every corner of the city. I could easily pack my bags and move to Oxford as it is very LINN- LIKE!! 🙂

Leaving you with some pictures!

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Lots of Love!

xoxo

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(NEW POST) ROADTRIP ENGLAND. PART 2. Coventry. A very good Butcher& a famous Castle

After spending a very fun time in Birmingham we grabbed our bags on Wednesday and headed to the City of Coventry. Me and the boy don’t have a routine when we discover a new city we just parked the car and strolled around, well after we had some very tasty breakfast at The Flying Standard. 🙂

I was amazed that there are so many timber-framed houses in the city. Looks very pretty and reminds me very much about a few German cities in which this old buildings are common as well.

One thing that was indeed a must as I worked out the route for our UK road trip was to visit @taylorsbutchers . If you are on Twitter please check him out. He is fun and friendly but what is more important he will make you drool over his pies, sausage rolls and all the goods he and his family produces since 1937  in their butcher’s shop located in Earlsdon, Coventry. So after we pretty much seen it all in the city center we head over to Earlsdon to “Taylors Butchers. We popped in and of course I hoped to see Stuart but unfortunately he was on his day off so we get to meet Stuarts dad, which is a very nice chap. Pretty much enjoyed having a small chat. I bet he was also quite impressed of the power of twitter. Thanks to twitter two Germans found their way into the Taylors Butcher. We bought a few small pies and also some family sized ones to take with us to @RaeMck @baxterglen to have for Dinner. As you must have guessed it Rachael and Glen are fans of  Taylors as well. 🙂

 

We stored our goods carefully and continued our way to Bicester. Half way on the motorway we saw a huge castle on the left hand side and our spirit of discovery was roused. So we took the exit and found ourselves 20 minutes later in Britain’s Ultimate:  WARWICK CASTLE.

How I love to discover things without making plans in the first place!! We had an epic time at the castle. The weather was glorious and this castle is indeed amazing. Wouldnt be surprised to meet Merlin or King Arthur on the grounds. 😉 Sooo dont wanted to leave this cool place!

We met up with Rachael and Glen at around six at their place. Such a lovely evening we had. Munching Stuarts pies accompanied by a huge salad and some beverages! 🙂 Fun talks and stories and the time was passing by so fast.

We had a coma- like rest in Rachael’s and Glen’s guest room and Rachael made us a yummy breakfast before we left the house. Glen was already at work and Rachael was about to head to her workplace . Thank you so much for having us over night!! We are looking so much forward to see you again soon! 🙂

Me and Kai on the other had were ready for our next stop: OXFORD! 🙂

All about that in my next post! 🙂

Lots of Love*Linn

xoxo

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(NEW POST) ROADTRIP ENGLAND. PART 1. “Birmingham. A famous Bull and an epic Curry!”

Monday October 1st  was the day I was BACK IN LONDON! 🙂 This time me and the Mister headed over via Ryan Air so we arrived very late at night. (From Bremen it is either very early in the morning or late in the night!)

After a good night rest at Travellodge Stanstead we were ready to start our first Roadtrip England!  Not only did we visit different Towns and Cities in the United Kingdom during the 5 days but we had the pleasure of meeting up with some lovely people from Twitter as well. Some we have already met back in May and some we met for the very first time.

First stop on our route was after 2,5h car ride the City of  Birmingham. aka Brum

We met up with the lovely Helen for the first time at her place. After we had some Tea and a bit of chit-chat we took our rented car and drove to the city center for some proper sightseeing ! Oh but before that we had the pleasure of driving through the famous “Spaghetti Junction”, which was really impressive. Take a look!

The weather was semi okay. Lots of rain but we had a lot of fun with our local Brum- Girl Helen aka @pinkgoddess strolling around Birmingham. We were really lucky as it was Helen’s day off so plenty of time to get to know each other beside typing all day long on Twitter! 😉

Birmingham was after London and Manchester the third City I have visited in England. Really liked the mixture between the old and new buildings but more than that I love the accent!!!! Really like the sound and melody! 🙂

Quite some time and a hearty lunch later we were back in the north of Brum.  Helen’s Mister Rhys aka @mauvedeity was about to come home from work so we dropped Helen of at home before we met up again. Me and the Mister checked into Travellodge, which was literally 3 minutes from their home! 😀

Half an hour later we four had the arms full of drinkies and walked up to the Curry Place “Balti Garden”. where we wanted to have Dinner. It was such a joyful time. Lots of yummy good food. Great laughter and stories to tell.  We continued the drinkies and the fun stories at the Wilkin’s Mannor! Nom nom. Always a pleasure to have PIMM’S with you Helen!! 🙂

Thank you so much Helen& Rhys for the brilliant time! We had so much fun with you and we cannot wait to see you again. Either in Hamburg or in Brum! 🙂

Lots of Love*Linn

Stay tuned for ROADTRIP PART 2! 🙂

xoxo

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