Last September my friend Clare from Need Another Holiday set herself a challenge to Take 12 Trips in a year. These could be anything from a day trip to a short break to a long vacation. Thinking what a fabulous idea this was I decided to join her to see if I too could discover twelve new places or even re-discover new things in some of my favourite places.

So how did I do?

September 2013

#1 The beautiful city of Lincoln Enjoying fine dining and culture

Lincoln, UK

November 2013

#2 A day trip in Chipping Campden Spending time in one of my favourite places

Chipping Campden, Cotswolds

December 2013

#3 A mini staycation in Birmingham Celebrating birthdays and enjoying the UK’s 2nd city

Staying Cool Apartments, Birmingham

#4 Christmas in the Cotswolds Making wonderful memories to cherish

Chipping Campden and Cotswolds (10)

January 2014

#5 A weekend break in Ireland Having fun in the Emerald Isle

Dundalk, Ireland

February 2014

#6 Exploring Newcastle Discovering that the North has a lot to offer

The Tyne Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne

#7 London at Night Taking a night time stroll

Victoria and Albert Museum, London

June 2014

#8 Exploring Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter Learning about Birmingham’s jewellery manufacturing

Historic Jewellery Shops

#9 Exploring Kinver Edge and Rock Houses Learning what life was like living in a rock

Kinver Edge and Rock Houses

July 2014

#10 Uptown House and Gardens Getting a birds eye view of this stunning 1930s country estate

Upton House and Gardens, Warwickshire (4)

August 2014

#11 Historic Norwich Architectural reminders of the Normans

Norwich Castle, Norwich

#12 Postcards from Cromer Watch the crabs don’t bite in this traditional English seaside town

Cromer Pier, Norfolk

#13 Postcards from Wells-Next-The-Sea An area of outstanding natural beauty

Wells-Next-The-Sea, Norfolk

#14 Postcards from Holt A beautiful gem hidden in North Norfolk

Holt, Norfolk

#15 Postcards from Sandringham Exploring one of my favourite places in Norfolk

Sandringham House, Sandringham Estate, Norfolk

September 2014

#16 Hanbury Hall and Gardens, Worcestershire Exploring the house and gardens plus spending time with the staff and volunteers

Hanbury Hall and Gardens, Worcestershire

Along with the sixteen trips above there have been other days out that I have taken but not blogged. You’ll see I haven’t taken a trip abroad this year, but it just goes to show there are lots of beautiful places to visit here in the UK.


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