I found that Cornbury Park was nearby and we decided to go for a short walk around there as you can only access it by foot. The land is part of the National Nature Reserve and it has deer on the land - and I managed to spot a load of them. I'm not sure how long the walk is but we only did a bit of it as we wanted to see other areas. The whole area is so beautiful, serene and peaceful and I love looking back at these pictures and feeling that wonderful calm I felt whilst I was there, I even managed some yoga poses because 1) it makes for good photos 2) zen
When you wear no make-up but want your photo taken :(
The next place we visited was Chipping Norton, this was mainly to grab something to eat. We took a lovely drive here and if you're fond of country roads and driving fast you'll enjoy this, I enjoyed the scenery mainly whilst fearing that another car would smack us and our lives would be over, however my boyfriend very much enjoyed these roads. We found a really cute cafe in Chipping and although I wasn't impressed with my food (do you ever have one of those days when everything is just unsatisfactory?) the place was lovely and stocked a range of unique condiments and sauces. The front of the cafe was particularly pretty.
Our final stop was Bourton-on-the-Water, which is a lovely little village in the Cotswolds. We stayed in the area with the bridges and just had a little stroll around there.
Try taking a picture of this bridge and not getting anyone in the shot - impossible! After that we headed back home and I managed two shots here when we stopped randomly so my boyfriend could take pictures of his car.
So that was my weekend so many weekends ago! This has spurred me on to go to more places in the UK, there are so many hidden gems and I think it can be just as great as going away. As long as you're always exploring new things I don't think it matters too much where you've trotted to, just that you keep doing and it keeps being inspired!