I’ve still got a couple of Thailand posts left in me (SO many photos) but I thought I’d mix it up and post some of my more recent activities. I’ve recently ‘gone freelance’ which has very fortunately left me with some free time to nip off to various places in the UK to see Andy on his band Delve’s ‘Food and Fuel’ Tour. (Click the link for more info, it really is pretty awesome.) They are attempting to play 250 gigs in 250 days across the UK, and I have been loving following them around.
I recently met them back in Exeter, which is where we all met at university… ah the memories! We headed straight to the Imperial, probably the nicest Wetherspoons I’ve ever known. It has the most amazing beer garden and Pimms was £6.49 a jug. Perfect….
Our old stomping ground, where it all began!
We later headed to Whimple, a chocolate box village just outside of Exeter. The boys set up outside and played a gig to the locals in the evening sun.
The following day was spent back at Andy’s parents in Shaftesbury – as the sun was setting, we realised there was going to be a pretty phenomenal sunset so we zipped over to Win Green, a National Trust site I blogged about a few months ago.
We were sitting watching the sunset when this huge helicopter (complete with some sort of guns Andy told me about and I immediately forgot) flew by. I bet they had the view of the century!
After much pleading from me, Andy drove me to Poole the following day for some beach fun. We stopped off for a fish and chip lunch in the car on the way, and got the ferry across to Studland. It was blissful.
He’s not really one for a man bag that Andy.
The day after we headed to Jack’s house for a BBQ of epic proportions. I was far too distracted by the food to take photos, other than this one of our Thai Red Curry prawns sizzling away.
Having gorged ourselves for several hours, we took Jack’s lab Bob for a walk around his village, East Knoyle.
Following a lunchtime gig at Salisbury Arts Centre on the Sunday, Andy and I headed to Stourhead gardens, a lovely National Trust site not far from his house.
I absolutely love taking photos of nature, as I think may have become apparent over the course of my blogging! So whilst at Stourhead I decided to join the National Trust, in hope of taking photos of as many of the properties and gardens as possible over the next year – watch this space.
On a side note, it is only £19.50 at the moment for any younguns’ (Under 26) to join for a year. A total bargain in my opinion.
I couldn’t climb the tree. Not impressed. I’ve clearly lost the mad skills I had as a child…
I found a Jess sized house!
The following day I got my way (again) and persuaded the boys that as they had a gig in Poole that evening, we ought to go to another beach. To Durdle Door we went!
Look at that sea. Phwoar. I deliberately didn’t edit the photo below so you can see how insanely blue it was…
Unfortunately it soon got pretty darn misty, so we had to amuse ourselves another way other than lounging in the sun and sea.
Cue, lots of burying.
And of course before I hopped back to London on the train, we had to fit in a cream tea. When in the West Country…
I’m beginning to think maybe I could live by the sea…