Welcome to the final instalment of the Scrapbook Adventures 2018 roundup! Here are the final four months of the year from October to December featuring some of my adventures and explorations. Enjoy!
September saw me head on a solo tour of the south-west where I stayed in various different locations across Devon, Dorset and Somerset and visited many places to review on the blog.
I visited the magnificent Hestercombe Gardens where I wandered around the gardens for ages soaking up their beauty before enjoying an afternoon tea in the Column Room Restaurant – what a treat!
I stayed in Weston Super Mare where I visited the Weston Sand Sculpture Festival which was awesome! This years theme was the circus and the sculptures were incredible – I will be sure to return next year to spot my next favourite ten sculptures!
In Dorset, I took a trip to the Shire Hall Historic Courthouse Museum to learn more about Dorset’s criminal history and the justice system. It was super interesting but a little too busy for my liking.
I stayed in the gorgeous Hideaway at Kingsland Farm in Bridport, Dorset. I enjoyed sleeping in the very cosy shepherd’s hut surrounded by the most stunning countryside and even had a homemade cream tea yum yum!
Exbury Gardens and Steam Railway was another blog stop on my trip and one I thoroughly enjoyed. The gardens were super beautiful and the train ride was pretty fun!
I also stayed in Lynton where I went on the Lynton and Lynmouth Funicular Railway which was so enjoyable and gave me some great views over Lynmouth Bay. I took a walk to the Valley of Rocks where I saw lots of sheep and goats!
I stayed in Poole, Dorset, visiting the wonderful beaches of Sandbanks and also stayed in Taunton, Somerset where I visited the Museum of Somerset – a great free museum.
Back home in Exeter Nathan and I visited our local National Trust property Killerton to explore the Killerton Votes for Women exhibition.
October always brings my birthday meaning meals out with friends and Nathan too.
We visited the Minature Pony Centre in Dartmoor where we got up close to loads of miniature ponies that were so super cute!
We spent some time exploring the wild rugged Dartmoor and encountered lots of animals roaming free including a lot of cows and sheep – just so sweet!
For Halloween, I went to Knightshayes where the National Trust put on a spooky and fun event centred around classic scary tales! It was good fun and as a member cost me nothing!
Nathan and I headed to Sussex where my sister lives to attend my nephew Cillian’s christening. Whilst there we enjoyed a trip to another National Trust property called Monks House and played a round of adventure golf on Brighton seafront.
November was a pretty quiet month although I did get a fancy new waterproof jacket from Fashion World and enjoyed some Autumn walks.
We headed home to my parents in Kent for my sister Chloe’s 21st birthday and my sister Emily’s 18th birthday. They had a joint party which was lots of fun!
December brings Christmas mania across the world and for me and Scrapbook Adventures this was the same! Many of my adventures had a festive twist which always helps to make me feel all warm and Christmassy (often needed when working hard and studying!)
I went to York for a training curse related to my university research but made sure to tick off some blog visits whilst there. I went to Castle Howard and enjoyed their 12 days of Christmas even. The house and decorations were simply amazing.
I really enjoyed a tour of Yorks Chocolate Factory and loved the interactive parts of the tour including lolly making and a chocolate truffle demonstration.
My friend Katy and I enjoyed a wonderful festive afternoon tea at the lovely Kitley House Hotel in Plymouth, Devon. It was so tasty and a lovely Christmas treat.
Christmas was spent at home in Kent with my family where I spent many days enjoying spending time with my niece and nephew. I was lucky enough to get some really awesome gifts too!
For New Year Nathan and I stayed in a lovely little cottage in Bridport, Dorset and explored the local beaches including beautiful West Bay. It was a lovely way to end 2018 and welcome in the new year.
Here’s to a 2019 full of love, laughter and adventures!
Any adventures that take your fancy? Let me know in the comments below!