Hey everyone, today’s blog post is the last in my Cotswolds trip which I went on in September 2020. I only went for four nights and five days, however, it was just the right length of time that I needed away from London. For my last, full day I decided to stay in the local village of Notgrove as it was due to rain all day. I started the day with a bit of a lay-in as I was quite tired from all the driving that I had done over the previous days.
I then headed down to the local village where The Nuttery is which is the local cafe and got myself a full English breakfast with some English breakfast tea. The food was really delicious and I didn’t feel like I had to rush at all which sometimes can affect your experience if you have to eat quickly. Afterwards, I stayed in the cafe a bit longer to use their WI-FI which was really nice as the WI-FI wasn’t working back in the pod. I caught up on what had happened on social media over the past 24-hours as well as replied to a few messages before heading back. On my way back, I went the long way around and visited the animals as it was one of the last times that I would have been able to see them.
For the rest of the afternoon, I cosied up and watched lots of films as I just wanted to relax before heading home early the next day. I started off with Bridget Jones Baby which is one of my favourite movies. I just love how feel-good it is. It also has Patrick Dempsy in who is one of my favourite actors as Patrick was in Greys Anatomy. I then watched some movies that were on the TV although they can’t have been that good as I can’t remember what they were haha!
I was really lucky that the weather cleared up in the late afternoon and that the sun came out. I was worried that I wasn’t going to be able to use the log bag that I had purchased as the weather hadn’t been great in the afternoons apart from the last afternoon. I decided that for my last dinner I would have a BBQ as well as roast some marshmallows. I lit the small BBQ which can be used either as a BBQ or a fire pit depending on what you wanted to use it for and let it warm up for a few hours.
The weather was so nice that I sat outside and did some blog work on my laptop whilst the fire pit warmed up. Once it was hot enough I put my burgers on there so that they could cook. I love the way food tastes when it’s cooked on a BBQ or fire pit. When the burgers were ready, I made myself a burger with some salad and that was my dinner for the evening. I didn’t do much more that evening except cosy up and watch some TV before getting an early night so that I was well-rested for the drive home.
The next morning I woke up really early as it had been raining all night and was quite loud on the roof of the pod. Therefore, I decided to leave earlier as planned which was around 8:00 am instead of the 10:00 am check-out time. I didn’t mind this as it meant that I had more time at home to just relax and I could have gone back to bed if I had wanted although I didn’t.
I packed everything up and then loaded up my car before doing the final check of the pod to make sure I hadn’t left anything. I then headed home via Starbucks to grab a cup of tea to wake me up and also for a bit of a break as the drive is just under 2 hours long. The journey wasn’t too bad although it was fairly busy as it was sort of rush hour by the time I got on the motorway towards London.
Overall, I really enjoyed my time in The Cotswolds and I am definitely going to go back at some point. You definitely feel like you can have a break as it is really in the countryside and the whole atmosphere is just different. I really enjoyed my first staycation and I definitely want to do more as I think they are a great way to decompress and really clear your head. I also find them a great way to get my blog and YouTube back on track as sometimes I get really busy with work that they become my second priority. I would love to visit other parts of The Cotswolds as I have only visited the north part of it and not the south which has many beautiful places to visit as well.