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Dreaming of more short breaks

It’s amazing how much last weekends weather made me want to go on holiday. Even more than I already did. I love the warm weather….


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It’s amazing how much last weekends weather made me want to go on holiday.

Even more than I already did.

I love the warm weather. But when I’m at home, I find it hard to switch off and spend a full day outside in then sun. There’s too much to do. Cleaning, washing, blogging, social media-ing.

The only time I don’t actually feel over pressured to BE PRODUCTIVE on warm days is when I’m away on holiday. When I’ve planned and scheduled everything and know I can take a few days away from the computer with everything ticking along nicely when I sip (or gulp) wine in the sunshine.

So I’ve been stalking a site called Classic British Hotels, which delights my yearning to be as traditional as possible, sip tea with my pinky out and talk with a really London accents.

I love Britain. It’s history, it’s buildings, it’s country side, it’s coasts. I even love Blackpool. I mean, hey, it’s quirky!

Classic British Hotels has hotels ALL OVER the UK in some amazing buildings, with beautiful grounds that would be a perfect spot for.. er.. a spot of afternoon tea.

Come take a look at some of my favourites.

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This twee place in Sheffield reminds me of when I was a child and I wanted to much to live like the Victorians and have a quaint country home and read by candle light at night.

My Mum used to yell at me because I would try and enforce this on the whole house. ‘LETS TURN ALL THE LIGHTS OFF AND USE CANDLES’ and my Mum was like ‘Stop being a nob, Emmerdale is on’. Well, she didn’t call me a nob. But I would have deserved it if she had.

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It seems Snowdonia in Wales is more than just a cool name. This hotel is beautiful and I’m dreaming of that stand alone bath looking onto the lake!

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If you’ve never been to York before, you’re missing out. The city is stunning, with it’s hidden cobbled roads and the York Minster, which I found one of the most overwhelming places I’ve ever been to. I visited with school when I was around 16 and the atmosphere was beautiful. Every hair on my body stood on end.

This hotel is probably what I would have wanted my house to look like when I was deep in my Corinne-loves-everything-old-fashoined stage, my obsession was heavily fuelled by movies like The Little Princess and The Secret Garden.

Though I’m still in love with the idea of having a stunning, old fashioned house like these, I think it’s fair to say I’m a little more realistic in my older age.

I’d sure love to take a weekend away in one of these hotels to pretend though.

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  1. Awesome hotels indeed! I have the same feeling as you have. At home I am always busy and therefore it is important to have a few days off to get new inspiration and to relax.

  2. You’ve literally killed me with this post 😀 I want to go on a holiday sooo badly, but somehow don’t think it’s gonna happen any time soon, unfortunately.

  3. I can understand how you feel even when at home because that’s exactly what I go thtough. The only way to truly relax is to leave for a holiday! Your post has left me longing because the York looks so beautiful and hotels so luxurious! I wish I could have a Victorian theme too, haha! 😀

    Jadirah Sarmad at Jasmine Catches Butterflies ʚϊɞ

  4. Ah if I could just travel round the uk staying in pretty hotels I totally would! I went to London last weekend and just craving another break already haha
    Amy xx
    Call Me Amy

  5. I’m constantly dreaming of getting away. Since my dad died I have a real desire to wring out everything that life has to offer. Getting away is one way to see new places, create memories and relax. You’ve picked some lovely choices Lucy X

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