Hey everyone, in today’s post I am going to be talking about my third day on my solo-trip to the Cotswolds back in September of 2020. I started the day with some fruit and yogurt which I had also had the day before with a cup of tea. I didn’t eat it outside this time as it was raining on and off so I ate it indoors instead. Afterward, I made my packed lunch for the day as I wanted to try and do this each day to keep the costs down. My original plan was to head down to Castle Combe which was about an hour and a half drive away from where I was staying. However, in the end, I decided not to as it was still raining and Castle Combe was just a small village which is mostly popular for its picturesque backgrounds.
Instead, I decided to head to Cirencester which was about a 25-minute drive from Notgrove. I was much happier to visit Cirencester as was a town and had more things to look at compared to Castle Combe. I know that I will visit The Cotswolds again so there is plenty of time for me to visit Castle Combe in the future. When I first got to Cirencester it was still raining quite heavily so I tried to find a local cafe to sit in and have some breakfast. Back in September 2020, the restrictions were a lot more relaxed so cafes and shops were open (Which feels weird to write about considering the situation we are currently in).
Luckily, I managed to find a cafe which wasn’t too busy so I got myself a tea and a croissant for breakfast. After breakfast, I then walked around the town it was still raining a bit but not as much as before. Although the town wasn’t huge there was still quite a lot to look at. They had many independent shops which were nice to look in as you don’t get many of them here in London. I also took a look at one of the markets they had on although there wasn’t anything that I wanted to buy at it. I really enjoyed just strolling around and exploring a new place. One of the main things I enjoyed whilst traveling solo was being able to do what I wanted when without having to please anyone else.
It did start to rain again so I decided to head back to Notgrove for the afternoon as I had seen the majority of the town center. By day three of having bad wifi in the glamping pod, I was itching to do a bit of work on my blog and YouTube channel so I headed down to the local cafe. The cafe was called The Nuttery and was located about a five-minute walk away from the pods. It was a great little cafe and the staff was so friendly. As it was during, covid times as well there was lots of social distance between the tables and all of the staff were following Government guidelines. This time I just went for a cup of tea and to use their Wi-Fi but I did return the next day.
On my way back to the glamping pod I took a detour and visited the animals which was a part of my daily routine. For the rest of the afternoon, I got cosy on the sofa with a hot chocolate and watched movies as the weather was miserable. It was really nice just to take a step back and have an afternoon without having to worry about anything and just focus on the movie that I was watching. Of course, I had to choose a classic which was Bridget Jones’s Diary, luckily I brought some DVDs with me to watch on my laptop as the wifi wasn’t very good and the TV only had five channels. Once I had finished watching the film I then decided to read a few chapters of my book as I find it really hard to fit in time to read sometimes but this day I had all of the time in the world. I then made dinner and had an earlyish night as the past few days had been quite exhausting even though I wasn’t doing too much.