Ever since my parents heard the news that Joey and I would be together in England for a few months- they started to looking for deals for us for exploring London and the greater England area. My mom in particular LOVES a good deal- and is darn good at finding them (which is a whole blog post in itself- that I am sure to share one day!)
Ever since I can remember- Mom and Dad have had a date day. THURSDAY. And every single Thursday they spend the day together doing something they enjoy (among other days of course, but Thursday is special). I’ve always loved that about my parents, and love it even more now that I’m married! Our parents of course want the same for us- to have days together that are specifically set aside for dates
SO- before I left to join Joey in London, my parents gifted us with a groupon deal (LOVE that website) for exploring the English Cotswolds! They knew that we would love LONDON, but that there would come a time where we would crave the countryside- so they purchased this bus tour that would take us through some gorgeous English villages!
For those of you that don’t know (and no shame if you don’t because apparently some Londoners don’t even know)- The Cotswolds are a large range of hills in southwestern and west-central England- and in these green hills lies a scattering of quaint and beautiful golden brick villages and towns- each with character and charm.
One huge blessing on this trip was that we were able to have Joey’s mom, Christine, join us! It was so wonderful to be able to share this with her- Christine’s family, The Settles come from Northern England, so it was wonderful being able to travel with her through the villages of the Cotswolds. We all hope to ONE day be able to head up North to where the town of Settle lies!
Enjoy some of our memories through the Cotswolds! And thank you, Mom and Dad for gifting us with this wonderful day!
Happy Monday, friends!