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I Went to England and Other Adventures

So, I know I said I don’t post often about my life, but I guess I’m breaking all the rules lately. CUZIWENTTOENGLAND. Sorry, I just had to share that.

It’s the homeland of amazing authors throughout the ages, breathtaking scenery and Harry Potter movie filming.

Being there for awhile would also explain my lack of posting. In case you didn’t notice…I didn’t blog for like 5 days each the last two weeks. I was so excited to schedule ALL THE POSTS and ended up scheduling a grand total of two. Oops.

Anyway, I’m back and I’ll never leave you again. Until the next time I go somewhere. :)

England is For (Book) Lovers

Here are a few movie and book-related photos from my time in the UK:

The River Avon in Bath – from the most recent Les Miserables movie. Javert jumped into into it :(


In Lacock, Cotswolds. This is where some of the Harry Potter films where shot for the Hogsmeade Village.


Also in the Cotswolds. This is James and Lily’s house in Godric’s Hollow


Letting out my inner (and outer) nerd. Platform 9 3/4s at King’s Cross Station! Also, that was not my scarf…but I wish it was. :)


This has no real significance. It was just a little peace of heaven at the British Library (home to TONS of amazing books – Shakespeare, Chaucer, the Beatles).


Shakespeare’s Globe


A door to a church in the Cotswolds that Tolkien visited. It supposedly inspired the doorway to Moria! SO COOL!


Death Eaters totally destroyed this bridge (Millennium Bridge) in London. Jerks.


Other Pics

A couple other photos taken by my talented hubs.

The Roman Baths in Bath. Also Jane Austen lived in Bath for awhile. Apparently she hated it there though…


Stonehenge. I think SOME book should be set here. It’s old, creepy and could definitely involve druids of some type. Who’s up for it?!


Keeping it classy, like I do.


I really wanted to pet one.


If you ever have a chance to go to the north Lake District (Keswick) in England, DO IT! You’ll never see more scenic landscape ever! One of my friends saw this pic and said: “I hope you’re wandering around like Jane Austen.”

“What are men to rocks and mountains!”


The London Eye, or how I like to refer to it, my worst idea ever. A story for another time lol.


Big Ben and Parliament Building


Oh my gosh, so much fun.


Thanks for letting me share this with you!

About Lisa Parkin

I'm a hardcore lover of young adult fiction and have been reviewing books since 2011. Other interests include Downton Abbey, heat lightning storms, Harry Potter land and (begrudingly) one orange tabby.
  • Scarlett

    So, my eyes are just a little green with envy, but thanks so much for sharing! England is FOR SURE one of my top places to go and I’m so happy you had a fun time! Great pictures!

    • http://www.readbreatherelax.com Lisa@Read.Breathe.Relax.

      You will love it when you DO go! 😀

  • http://www.emsreviewsbooks.com/ Ems

    This is SO cool! Thank you for sharing a bit of your trip with us…I can’t wait to hear the story of the London Eye!

    • http://www.readbreatherelax.com Lisa@Read.Breathe.Relax.

      Definitely!! It’s not too much of a story – just that when we got on, straightaway there was a “technical error” and we were suspended over the Thames for 10 minutes. I’m not afraid of heights, but I was regretting getting on that thing SO BADLY!

  • Pam

    Amazing, Lisa! Simple amazing:)

  • Jeanne Miro

    I loved all the photos and the picture of Stonehenge reminded me of the awe on my husband face as he walked and studied the amazing set up of each one. He’s a Master Stone mason and was amazed at the amazing site in front of him!

    Did you get the chance to see a show at The Playhouse? We were lucky enough to take in Cats when we were in Lodon.

    • http://www.readbreatherelax.com Lisa@Read.Breathe.Relax.

      Thanks, Jeanne!! Wow, that’s so cool about your husband! I just couldn’t believe that when the Romans got there, THEY thought Stonehenge was old. It’s amazing to me that they still haven’t figured it out.

      And, yes! We saw it at the Playhouse. I wish we could have seen another musical or play, but we were happy to at least catch one. What did you think of London?!

  • http://profiles.google.com/lisaschensted Lisa Schensted

    HOW FREAKING AMAZING!

    If I could go anywhere, it would be England. So many things to love!

    You hit the hot spots too! Harry Potter and Jane Austen. Oh, and other significant historical places too! HA!

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  • http://misspageturnerscityofbooks.blogspot.de/ Miss Page-Turner

    Sigh, I’d love to see all those places. You’ve been to so many bookish places and that’s incredibly great. Your HP 9 3/4 pic is the best:)

  • tam

    Glad you enjoyed England! The Lake District is one of my favorite places to visit. Tam x

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