Going Local

Posted in Life, Local, Travel
on 07/08/2018

Exploring is awesome. We all know that – what is better than going somewhere you don’t know, getting lost and then heading to the nearest bar for a well-deserved cocktail?

But I feel that sometimes you can spend too much time focussing on the far away, rather than what is directly in front of, and around, you. I’ve lived in the Surrey/London area for almost two years and, until May, I hadn’t even gone to a local lake – why is that? I was too focussed on jetting off somewhere to have a break from life and up my gram’ game.

So, I’ve made it my mission to give more time to my local area.


Because it is beautiful and I’ve been taking that for granted. Sure, I haven’t got the classic passport and plane ticket photo, and I haven’t spent hundreds, if not thousands, of pounds to get the next “it” place, but I will get to meet some cool people and go on random day trips with friends, and my ‘gram game will still be great because finding beauty in the everyday has to be the ultimate goal.

But I am lucky because my local area includes a fabulous city that would be classed as a holiday for many people. I live in an area where wealth is aplenty so my green spaces will stay green when others will become housing blocks and schools and hospitals other fundamental pieces of society because there is simply nowhere else for them to go.

So, I’m going to be writing a lot about places that may, or may not, be familiar but will cost a fraction of the price as a holiday and will be within the UK and guaranteed to give you a great time and a great ‘gram.

I’m really interested in hearing your views on this! I get serious FOMO when I see people jetting off to these exotic places – is that a thing? I’d also love to read some posts on things in your local area/within the UK and then maybe we can get a round-up post together or something?

Comment, share, tag me – I want to hear about all your recent local travels!







  • janefrith50gmailcom

    I agree, Devon has some fabulous food, especially if you like seafood. We were in this area recently and enjoyed some lovely meals, though we did not go to this particular place. Next time!

    10/08/2018 at 4:52 pm Reply
  • pixieskies

    This is something I’m really pushing in my life lately too! I live just on the edge of the Lake District National Park, and I really don’t appreciate it enough, so I’m trying to spend my summer climbing mountains and seeing the cute little villages. I’d love to see posts about your local adventures; as a Northerner the South is basically foreign to me hahah


    12/08/2018 at 9:06 am Reply
    • nataliehelenablogs

      The Lake District is gorgeous! I went to school in Carlisle and really miss those mountains!

      12/08/2018 at 9:51 am Reply

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