Malvern – summer getaway

Hello! It’s been a while since I wrote anything on here but I’m back with a travelling/holiday post! Its the summer holidays here and every year my mum, brother and I go away for a few days in July (my dad has to work so doesn’t come). Last year we went camping in Cheddar Gorge and this year we went to Malvern, which is near Worchester. I realised recently that considering I live in England, I have probably only seen 10% of it, which is why I really enjoy these little trips that we do each year.

We arrived at our hotel on Sunday evening and went more or less straight to bed. The next day we walked up into the Malvern Hills. Walking is not really something I actively choose to do but this was awesome and the views were beautiful! We walked about 7 miles which took around 3 and a half hours.

We spent the rest of the time exploring the tiny town and enjoying the luxury of having a pool and gym at the hotel. The ground of the hotel itself were beautiful and perfect for an afternoon of sunbathing. We went into the priory gardens in the town and the Priory itself. It felt very typically British to be standing next to a band stand eating an ice cream!

On the way home we went to Worchester and popped into a medical museum that was in the university. It was actually a lot more interesting than we thought it was going to be! We then went into the town center and went to the cathedral. My brother and I were somewhat dragged to the evensong by my mum, who wanted to go as it was being broadcast on BBC radio. The singing was actually fairly good! We also happened to bump into a friend and briefly chatted to him.

It was a good few days away – although tiring! Definitely reccommend it, especially if you love walking holidays!IMG_5309IMG_5317IMG_5322IMG_5327IMG_5345IMG_5382IMG_5384IMG_5399IMG_5418IMG_5425IMG_5429IMG_5445IMG_5455IMG_5474

Megssaskia x

 

Spain 2016

Hi! I recently got back from a family holiday to Spain so I thought I would share photo’s and memories 🙂

Most of the time we stayed around the pool because it was so hot but we went out for dinner a few times. We met up with some family friends whilst we were there too, who had been on a cruise and stopped in Malaga. We also met up with another family who we knew really well a few years ago but hadn’t seen for ages until we ran into them in the car park of the Spanish supermarket – such a weird coincidence!

It was so nice to relax, especially after exams had finished so I was able to completely enjoy the lovely weather. Enjoy the photos!

 

Spain

In August my family and I went to Spain. We stayed in our apartment on the South Coast, only a 10 minute walk from the beach and opposite a cosy golf club. We spent most days lounging around in 30+ degree heat, swimming in the pool and snacking every few hours. Each evening we went out to the nearest town, either to eat or just wander round. The nearby town has little stalls each night which sell all kinds of bits and bobs, such as handmade jewellery, bags, food, souvenirs and hair braids (which they do for you, I’ve had one every time we’ve been!)

One day we went water skiing/boarding, which was so much fun, and one of the highlights of the trip. It was at a lake about a 45 minute drive away from our apartment. When we went on the water, we started on knee boards and then upgraded to ski’s. We had to sit on our kneeboards and wait to be yanked off the platform onto the river – that part hurt your arms, but was completely worth it! If you managed to stay up (which didn’t happen every time, unfortunately), cruising along the water was the most awesome feeling. Except there was a technique to going around corners, which was not as easy as some people made it look. You had to be prepared to have your arms pulled hard and stay on the board at the same time. Some corners were trickier than others but I managed to go around at least once before falling off! After we’d finished water boarding we lounged around on the beds overlooking the water, had dinner and watched the sun set. We actually went to the lake twice during our holiday because it was so much fun, even if it did make our bodies ache the next day!

One evening, after we had eaten, we went out to a nearby town and strolled along the beach. We watched the sunset and managed to get some awesome photos! It was the most relaxed evening of the trip. We finished the evening with cake and coffee (or hot chocolate) and watched people passing by, enjoying the evening.

Overall it was a good trip. It was nice to spend time with my family because we’re very busy so don’t spend much time all together, and I’m definitely missing the warm weather and the sun!

Megs Saskia 🙂

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Biggest watermelon we could find in the shops!
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Chilling by the pool.

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Waterskiing.
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Walking along the promenade.

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Sunset on the beach.