Wednesday, 11 January 2017

A Look At My Favourite Places


During the 15 years that I've lived so far, I've been fortunate enough to travel to quite a few places - both around the world and around England, which is where I'm from. I don't go on holiday every year and I haven't been to every continent, but that's something that I'm working on and the parts of this planet that I have been to will always hold so many special memories in my heart from my time there.
As a tradition, my family and I usually have always visited either the Canary or the Balearic Islands. That's not to say I haven't been to other places, because I've been to Turkey and a couple of different Greek islands as well, but generally, we have only really ever been to Spanish islands since I've been around.
The first picture that I've got is from my holiday to Lanzarote in April 2014. I'd only just become a teenager by that point and it's the first holiday that I remember having with my whole family. We went away as a whole when I was younger, but I don't have that good of a memory, so this is the only one that I can actually remember. The people that went were myself, my mum, my stepdad, my sister, my grandma, my granddad, my aunt and my uncle. Even though we only went for a week, it was long enough to create memories that would last me a lifetime. Spending time with my family is one of the most important things to me and it meant a lot that we could just enjoy each others company and have a laugh without having to think about school, work or other mundane commitments. Even though the weather wasn't always on our side and I most definitely didn't get a tan, I really enjoyed myself and I'm sure the rest of my family would agree if you asked them!
What a surprise it is to see that my other favourite place, which is also abroad is from a Spanish Island too. I told you my family loved them! If I could go back to Mallorca, even just for one more day, I genuinely would do it in a heartbeat. Now, I can't really explain what I loved about this particular holiday. Not all of my family went this time and it was only actually the 5 of us (my mum and I, my stepdad and my grandparents), but the whole atmosphere of the area was just insane - it was like no other, in fact. The people there were so lovely and we actually become quite close to the waiters and waitresses as well, which is always a bonus. Every trip we went on was incredible and the weather was also pretty good for the most part. I even made a friend, who I still speak to from time to time! I'd definitely go back to Mallorca, because even after 2 weeks, I hadn't had enough.
Next up is my chance to be a little bit biased. I was born and raised in London. That's a fact, people. I'm not trying to show off about the city that I come from, but instead, I'm just expressing my love for it, y'know? It truly is the place to be. Now, don't get me wrong, I'm sure there are many other amazing cities out there, such as New York, Paris, Rome and Berlin, but I just don't think any of them could compare to London. It's culturally diverse, it's welcoming, it's bursting with everything that you could possibly want and it's absolutely bloody mahoosive. There are so many landmarks that I could talk about, but it would take me all day if I wanted to get through them! In the picture I chose to represent London, it features the London Eye, looking as grand as ever. It's such an iconic part of the city that I couldn't write up this sort of blog post without sharing it with you all (and showing off my amazing photography too, of course!).
I'm not sure how many of you will know this next town that I'm going to talk about, but I'll give the description my best shot none-the-less! Windsor is located along the River Thames in the South East of England and it's best known for being home to Windsor Castle and the infamous Windsor Bridge. My aunt and uncle don't actually live too far away, so I'm lucky that I get to go there quite a lot on day trips. If you're ever eager to have a look, I definitely recommend checking out the castle and going for a tour if you have some free time, because it's 100% worthwhile.
My last favourite place in the UK that I've been to is Brighton. I know, I know. I sound like such a typical blogger/YouTuber right now, but there's a reason why everyone keeps raving about it, guys! It's incredible - and no, I'm not just saying that because Zoella lives there either! I'm actually pretty proud of the picture that I took featuring the carousel and the beach, because it just looks so magical and dreamy, which is exactly how the town is as a whole! I've only been once, which was last year, but I'm determined to go again, especially as I got older and it becomes less of a chore to travel. All of the little shops are so lovely and there are plenty of places to pop in for an ice-cream or a snack! Both the beach and the pier are always full of people, so you won't ever feel lonely whilst you're there, even if you went alone in the first place! It's just such a pretty town and it's definitely worth checking out if the seaside areas in the South East are your sort of thing!
Have you been to any of these places on my list? Which one do you like the look of the most?!
Lots of love always,
Jade xo

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