Thursday, 8 May 2014

Local Schmocal!

Hmm, so today's prompt is to talk about my local area. Sadly for me, I hate my local area, and it basically has no places of interest. Actually, that's a lie. The town I live in is considered to be a carnival town and that's a pretty big deal here. They hold this carnival in honour of a king who hated the places. Strange world, really. 

Anyways, enough cryptic clues about my whereabouts, I thought I would tell you about a few places I'd like to visit around the UK. 
Northern Ireland - Game of Thrones locations
Hey, recognise this place? That's right, it's Renly Baratheon's camp place. It's also in Northern Ireland. As an Editorial Assistant-in training for the Irish Studies Review, I reckon I could convince my editor to take me on a field trip to Ireland. That's likely, right? I've actually wanted to visit Ireland for the longest time, and I believe I might be allowed to visit there even though my passport is out of date. So that's a huge saving to go into the 'visit all the GoT locations' fundraising pot.  


Devon. Yup.
Can you believe I've never been to Devon? Considering I know live within an hours drive of the place, I think that's pretty criminal. My main reason for wanting to go to Devon is so I can have some scones and annoy the locals with my jam-then-cream method - I'm such a tease. I'm hoping to visit Devon next month for a blogging event, so that should be fun! It also means I can tick it off my list and feel super proud of myself.


York
I think this might be a cheating entry, as I've visited York before. I think I will forever associate York with the beginning of my relationship with Joe. When we visited - our only visit together! - we were with a big group of friends, so I would love to explore the city with only him. Maybe Dylan also. I love York, and I really miss living a short train ride away. I mean, look at that view? Beautiful.

I could go on all day, but I guess I should stop here. If you're taking part in #BEDM I'd love to hear about your local area! 


Chelsea xo

16 comments

  1. Lovely post! Shame you don't have much love for your local area though.
    Most of the Northern Ireland locations for GoT are near my boyfriend's dad's house. I wish I was as into it on my last visit and will definitely be doing a Game of Thrones tour when we next go over. It's funny really as I've got so many connections with Northern Ireland myself and now it's such a big deal, don't get be wrong though, it is beautiful!

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    1. I'd love to go on the Game of Thrones tour, although now I have the theme song stuck in my head so this is going to be a fun morning!

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  2. I've always wanted to visit York. Devon is gorgeous :)

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  3. If you're ultra lucky at securing the Northern Ireland trip, you could make it happen the same time as the GoT exhibition in Belfast in June! I went last year, it was really good.

    I've not had a big chance of travelling around the UK, seeing as I'm from Ireland. I moved here in November and I definitely want to go to York and Devon at some stage! Over the years, the main places I've had a chance to see are London, Manchester, Liverpool and Oxford

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    1. Sounds like you might have visited more places than me! I've only ever driven through Oxford and I'd love to go to Liverpool - should have had that on my list, silly me!

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  4. I've never been to Devon, I really want to visit, my house friend's moving there so I might get a chance haha. I really want to go to Ireland so much, lets go together! Haha, as for York I love that it's only an hour away ;) haha.
    Kloe xx
    skullsnkisses.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Shut up man, throwing York in my face! Haha :) Yeah, sounds good, I'll pack my bag now xx

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  5. Ha, yep where you are (and most of Somerset) probably isn't the best place to live if you don't like carnival! On the plus side, it is only one night a year in each town, raises thousands for charity and generates an absolute fortune for the Somerset economy. I'm involved in it myself but I can see why some people don't like it :-)
    Devon would be a fab place to live - and if I had an unlimited pot of money I'd also like a house in West Cornwall, Anglesey and the Outer Hebrides! :-) xx

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    1. Oh noo, I don't mind the carnival. My manager told me that apparently King James hated my town and used to drive by with his curtains closed! I can really appreciate the community feel to carnival time, so that's good. Oh, I didn't put anywhere in Scotland, I'd love to move there! xx

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  6. RIGHT, so I want to go to all of these places - especially York! I've never explored Wales either and that looks beautiful.

    Tara xo

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    1. Wales is so close to Brizzle, Tara, you should definitely go! York is great, I really miss being able to visit x

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  7. Nothing beats a good walk around the York walls that's for sure, you see so much of the history of the city just walking it alongside all that history under your feet! I grew up just outside the city so I guess I took it a little for granted, it's a great place though.

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    1. I know what you mean, I feel like I took Durham for granted. I used to love walking around York though, like you said, you can take in so much history!

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  8. You're coming to Devon? For Devonish things? I'm in Devon. What is this event you speak of? I'm in Devon. I'd love to do Ireland too. I'm in Devon. Aaah Devon.
    M x Life Outside London

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    1. It's the SW Blog Social? I think it has a fancy hashtag and everything! xx

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