I’ve been living in the UK for over a year now and I’ve learned a lot of things.
It may seem obvious to you, but to me it’s been an epiphany.
You simply MUST go on holiday every now and again.
For the sake of your own personal sanity and the sanity of those around you having to listen to you moan and be grumpy as fuck all the time.
It totally sorts you out. Trust me!
I never used to take many trips.
I longed to travel more than anything.
Even just a quick weekend away to kick back and relax.
I worked too much, made too little money, took too many classes at a time, and anytime I saved up enough money to go somewhere, something would surely come up.
Car trouble, an unexpected medical issue,emergency vet bill, self-inflicted hair dye disaster…
SOMETHING.always got in the way.
But life is definitely changed for me now.
I’m far less stressed, certainly less broke, and much better prepared to face unexpected expenses than I was a few years ago.
So yeah, take a vacation people.
If you can swing it.
It does wonders for your temperament!
Especially when you live in a big city like London.
Being packed together with millions of other people on public transport day in and day out can leave you craving a bit of scenery that is more of the green and blue variety and less of the concrete and glass variety.
We decided that our souls needed a bit of open sky a few months back and we took a 4 day trip to Kirkby Lonsdale.
We went on a breathtaking waterfall/English countryside trek as well as a stroll through the village and a couple of visits to different farms around the area (so I could fulfill my lifelong dream of hugging a SHEEP!)
The raddest steps in England.
If you ever find yourself in Kirkby Lonsdale, you simply MUST do this:http://www.ingletonwaterfallstrail.co.uk/
Those are pennies!
SHEEPS THAT WOULD NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES LET ME HUG THEM.
Isn’t it other-worldly beautiful? Sigh.
So then we visited farms!
And I made friends and kissed fuzzy animal faces and my dreams came true.
I don’t remember this guy’s name, but he was ace.
Hands down the friendliest goat I’ve ever met.
He’s got PIGGY EYEBROWS!!!
(pig sex photobomb totally happening in the background for extra points)
Which is how you end up with BAAAAABY PIGGIES!
And buns! So many buns…
Check out all the feet floof!
They are totally making the same facial expression!
With furry feet!
Tiny emo horsies with stubb-tastic legs and ombre hipster fringe!
I’ve seen dogs with longer legs…
Soooooper goofy donkey friends…
The moment you have been waiting for.
The hugging of a sheep done by ME!
He came right up to me and said hello.
So I said hello back.
Quite gleefully I might add…
And then I did what any reasonable person might do when confronted with a really sweet sheep friend.
I hugged him!
And he was totally into it!
Best tiny Holiday ever! xx