Since Marcin and I moved to the UK to live here permanently, exploring this incredible island was always on the agenda. We have bravely took our first car – a white Volkswagen polo G40 – on a numerous trips around. During the ten years of living here, we have visited Devon, Scotland (4 times), Cornwall, Cotswold. Isle of Wight (few times) and many many towns, not mentioning exploring the National Trust properties across England. Our recent trip to York has proven that the United Kingdom has some hidden gems and you do not really need to spend a fortune to see incredible places.
Every morning we could watch a male pheasant trying to impress a female pheasant balancing on the fence at the back of a cottage we were renting out for our week in Scotland. In the evening you could even spot a young deer slowly appearing with a settling dust for his evening meal, feeling safer in fading sunset, leaving secure haven of the nearby woods. The cottage and its location was everything you could ask for after busy day – quiet and lovely surroundings, beautiful sunset and long evenings in front of a fireplace.