Two weeks ago, after I came back from visiting my family in Czech republic it happened to be a really lovely weather on Sunday and my friend and I made the most of it by visiting the great British countryside and I loved every minute.
She suggested a trip to a little village called Berkhamsted in Hertfordshire and a close by Ashridge estate with a beautiful manor house and its beautiful gardens and massive fields full of bluebells. We had such a lovely day and I came back smiling and even the fact that I was going back to work the next day after two weeks couldn’t spoil it.
We first drove through the village which is really cute old style typical English. So photogenic! Then we went to the bluebell fields and walked for couple of hours just enjoying the beautiful nature and clean air and being away from London. It was perfect timing for the bluebells and it was so beautiful. There were spots where it was just purple/blue.
After that we walked over to the Ashridge estate and wanted to have a peak in the house but it’s actually a business school and it’s not open to public except for some days in August when it’s school holidays. We are planning a visit then because from what we’ve seen it seems amazing. Definitely on my to-do list for the summer.
Then we drove back to Berkhamsted and walked some more along the canal, enjoying the weather and pretty scenery and ended up in a lovely pub (The Boat) having a drink and some dinner. I couldn’t have asked for better end to my holiday.
But you can count on me to wear the most inappropriate outfit. When we decide to go I was trying to decide which were my most sensible shoes for walk in the fields and I decided to go for these espadrilles. They are very comfortable, but don’t have a proper rubber sole and as the grass was a bit wet they soaked through a bit. So lesson learnt – don’t wear espadrilles.
I decided it’s time for me to get some cute plimsolls/trainers as I want to do more exploring. I love my pretty girly shoes but I have to be sensible here. I have few trips planned actually. I really want to see more of Britain and will post more about it. I’m even thinking about regular series about this so stay tuned. But for now if you’re looking for something to do this Bank Holiday weekend I would definitely recommend both Berkhamsted and Ashridge Estate.
What are some of your favourite places in Britain?
Have a stylish day.