Coming Out with Epilepsy 

https://youtu.be/tXtjbPLmbkk

I never thought this video would see the light of day. In fact, I didn’t believe in myself to speak out about my diagnosis but now I have, I feel much better. 

When I received my diagnosis seven months ago, I was just in my early stages of adulthood. College had finished for the Summer, I was on top of the world with my YouTube channel and I had a lot of plans for the future ahead. When I got the news, my life stopped. It was like whirling down a plug hole and I was the water. I could have done things but that put a spanner in the works. 😒

I didn’t know what to do or what to expect. 😞 However, life seems to have taken me into a 50/50 turn. Sure, I have to have limits for the rest of my life but there are other ways to. After uploading my Story Time video, I began to see a positive side of things. This included:

  • Getting my life back on track 
  • Finding alternatives to my health, academic and social lives 
  • Raising awareness about Epilepsy 
  • Finding new dreams 

I really want to raise awareness and share my opinion on the matter. And now with help and support from my wonderful friends, I feel that I’m stronger than I was before. 😊 

I don’t where the road lies ahead now but I feel like I’m on top of the world once again. 

Lastly, I want to say thank you to everyone who for your support and encouragement at this time. I’m so lucky to have amazing friends in my life and I really couldn’t have done it without you. 😊 ✨ 🌟 

Life’s a journey but we’ll get there. Just believe and soon we’ll be there. ❤

Sez xxx 

2017 is Here: What Next? 

​Happy New Year, you wonderful readers. I hope you all had a wonderful day and night yesterday (or tonight, if you are out today). 

I finally managed to upload my first video of 2017. If you want to check it out, I’ll leave the link for you here: https://youtu.be/EwXxP0aMIfs

Now that’s done, what next? Christmas is done. Resolutions are done. And the excitement for January is done. What is the next direction? 

Before 2017 came, I knew that I was going to be in for a roller coaster ride. A lot of changes will be in the works. My own journey to the river will be harder to cross and when it’s all over, that’s it for another year. Now, it’s here – I can help but notice that strange feeling. The sensation in my stomach. The butterflies flying around. Excitement or nerves? I honestly don’t know. All I can say is – think of today, never worry about tomorrow. 
So far, I’ve been looking at options. I’ve been looking at future adventures, jobs even video content for my channel. It is crazy to think that for the first time, I’m preparing for the adult world. No more education (unless I choose to participate in another course) and no one making decisions on my behalf. It’s all up to me. If I’m going to be independent, I’m going to be brave. 

Well, that’s all for now. Do you know any suggestions for our readers? What advice would you give them?

What are you looking forward to in 2017? 

I’m sure, it’ll be an unforgettable year for all of us – but until then, keep smiling and dreaming. 

Sez 

xx 

New Year: New Me?

Guilty habits are one thing but busy habits are another. It has been a while since I’ve written a post but with my channel and studies, I just didn’t have enough time. 

Looking back on 2016, I have seen that the world can be ugly – and understand how we are all afraid of things that don’t matter. We also fear of the things that do matter. Human mistakes and destruction have more authority than it has been. (In my opinion, at least.) However when there’s fear, there is hope. This a good opportunity for voices to be heard, to let not others be afraid and to give them courage. Change happens and we shouldn’t be brought down. We should be lifted up. 😊 
I had many doubts and sadness this year but I had happiness too. On my YouTube channel, I’m nearly at 400 subs (as I recently celebrated my channel’s first birthday). I also started Twizola Designs – a little jewellery business – and a second blog for Twizola Designs. And making new friends. It has been a roller coaster but hey, doesn’t happen to all?

So, what’s next? 2017 is going to be a huge year for me. I’ll be officially graduating University in the summer and have ambitions to travel around the world. But, I also have other goals that I want to achieve too.

  • Still be active on my channel – and take it to new heights 
  • Meet new friends 
  • Be more social 
  • Publish a novel 
  • Meet (and possibly collab) with my favourite YouTubers 
  • Star as a film extra 
  • Dare to be and feel different 

I’m not sure whether they will happen. If they do, then I’ll be the happiest person on earth. 

That’s it from me – and for 2016. Are there any New Year’s Resolutions you want to achieve in 2017? And what’s your reflection on 2016? As always, leave your comments below. 😊 

See you in the New Year. 

Sez xx 

YT.I.I #4 – Chickenshedmylife 

​​Welcome to another month of YouTube International Interviews. Today, we’ll be interviewing Daggie of Chickenshedmylife.


1) How did Chickenshedmylife came to be? What inspired you to start? 

When I first became a YouTuber back in April 2016. I believe that I wanted to share my story with everyone of my favourite YouTubers (including you) in order to raise awareness of Autism because I’m Autistic myself.
2) What made you decide to set up Chickenshedmylife?

Well, when I watched all videos from YouTube, I felt that I wanted to share my experiences that they never seen before. For example; I planned to film my Summer Favourites during my stay in Ethiopia – I.E. visiting Museum ETC.
3) Did this experience had a positive or a negative impact on you? 

Firstly; I would like to go with the positive impact because I believe that being an Autistic YouTuber is an important opportunity to share my Autism story in terms of how my condition affected me during my infant years. But; in the other side of the negativity, I felt scared about the fact that the strangers would go through my YouTube details.
4) Ok, trivial question. Do you prefer individual or collaboration filming?

I prefer individual video. 
5) The biggest challenge you’ve ever faced?

As a Small YouTuber, my main challenge is to do with the fact that I kept on reading the facts instead of learning it while filming it.
6) Any favourite videos of your own? 

My favourite videos of my own are Autism in Girls and World Autism Awareness Week. – Chickenshedmylife
7) Inspiration for your channel? 

My YouTube Channel inspired me to treasure good memories when I first started Chickenshed in September 2014.
8) Who are your favourite YouTubers?

My favourite YouTubers are Actingmylife (which is you because you’re my best mate); aww, thank you so much Daggie; Beccisss, Tim and Kate’s World, The Oxley’s Daily, ComedyShortsGamer and many more.
9) What can do see yourself doing in five years time? 

In five years time, I would like to set up a family vlog as it got to the point where I can share my family life at home or elsewhere.
10) Is there any advice you would like to give for anyone who is starting a channel of their own? 

My advice for people who is setting up their YouTube channel; don’t be afraid to share their disabilities.
A massive thank you to Daggie. If you want to check out her channel, click here:

The Dreams, the Reality and the Truth

It’s been a while since I’ve written a post but it’s good to do it again. It’s never easy when you are catching up with your studies, doing YouTube videos and – other things. Time is precious thing and I want to make every moment count. That’s why I wanted to write about collaborations between dreams and reality. Mine are complicated; full of secrets, locked inside me and barriers daring to not break them – but I will.

All my life, I have always dreamt of surprising everyone. So far in my short lifetime, no one would really believe I could to anything because of my disabilities. To them, that was a sign that my loved ones should completely give up on me – I was nothing. By chance, I managed to prove them wrong. I’ve been to mainstream schools, I’ve learnt how to read, and write, I came out with GCSE’s (not fantastic results, but it’s still something), and A Levels, I’m in my final year at University, I set up a blog, I set up a YouTube Channel and now, I have a few projects in the works. I won’t give them away though. Sorry.

However, there are still may that I have to tackle; I’m sure my loved ones don’t mean to crush my spirits or tell me I shouldn’t do anything because I’m not “experienced enough”. Sometimes, I do get angry and emotional, forcing myself to shut away from the world. And it’s okay because you don’t have to be a person who smiles all the time – I get that compliment a lot as my parents taught me to be happy.

These emotions do teach me something though. Every day when I get up in the morning, I would always listen to Coldplay’s Yellow – although the song’s about one-sided love, it represents my view of the world. I don’t really understand and to be honest, I never will. But what if you create your own world and make it your oyster? It’s something that I am working on.

If parents tell you to not upload something on the Internet, go for it. (As long it’s clean though – no dirty stuff!) If teachers say that you won’t get far, prove them wrong – take courage, focus and study the subjects your love till your last breath. If someone says that you’re “not good enough”, stand up and let your inner voice be your guide. Everything is worth risking for, even the lifestyle you have for many years. I’m happy to be living penniless for a novel that’s worth publishing for. I’m happy to be travelling around the world on my own when I move out. I’m happy to save others rather than myself. And I’m happy to be different – even if I make the occasional mistakes.

This is my world and this is how I’m going to live it.

 

I know this is a short post but I wanted to get this off my mind – and my chest. It’s something that I’ve always to write for a while. Pathetic, I know but like I said before, I’m letting my inner voice be my guide.

 

Anyway, must be off. I have a lot of catching up to do. But just remember that if you are lost or alone, just pause, think and mediate. I may not be able to change you but I know that I trust you to follow your own path.

Sez 

xxx

YT.I.I #2: Paper People 

​Welcome to the second edition of YouTube International Interviews. Today, we will be interviewing The Paper People. … From their Frozen Parody to a possible Dr Who Parody, these comedians know about delighting fans.

I will now hand you over to the Paper People, who will begin with a wonderful, eye catching introduction. 

Hello, it’s Paper People here! We hope you enjoy reading our interview answers (we are very interesting). Don’t forget to watch our latest video 

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1) How did Paper People come to be? What inspired you to start?

Imogen: To be honest I can’t remember the start of Paper People. We’ve always come up with various parody ideas, Paper People happened when we stopped procrastinating and got on with it.

Francesca: Emily Curtis is impressively awesome and impressively terrifying, so when you mix those two qualities with Imogen’s insanity (not to mention her artistic temperament) and my ability to just go with it, we somehow ended up with a YouTube channel. To this day, I tend to just shrug and assume that all is well.

Emily: Both Imogen and I had tried to make YouTube channels before, but hit a bump in the road at the whole ‘making the videos’ aspect. I don’t really remember how it  happened, but I’m sure it had something to do with Francesca’s endless mind of creativity. One minute the three of us were discussing yet another of our grand assents to success, and the next I’m singing ‘Hallelujah’ in front of an IPad.

2) Whose idea was it to start Paper People?

All three of us wanted to do the YouTube thing but I think the parody videos idea came from Francesca, because she is the ultimate fan girl. She also came up with the name Paper People. Badically we were discussing song writing and one of us said, “Hey, we should make a YouTube channel.” And lo, it just sort of happened, really.

3) Did this experience had a positive or a negative impact on you?

Imogen: Positive definitely! Now we have something to show for our ideas, and of course its been great fun.

Francesca: I’d say it’s been a really positive experience, even if it’s mostly involved blackmailing friends to subscribe and filming in parks with dressing gowns and giant teddy bears. It’s fun (until it rains) and it stops us fossilising in our rooms (until we start editing – then we never see the light of day again).

Emily: Definitely positive, it’s given us a reason to keep getting together. Plus, who wouldn’t want to walk around town in a nightgown.

4) Ok, trivial question. Do you prefer individual or collaboration filming?

Imogen: I am WAY too unproductive on my own, collaboration for the win!

Francesca: I personally prefer collaborating because it curbs my natural instinct to procrastinate.

Emily: I suppose it’s always collaboration for us. Although we are going to use a bigger cast for our Dr Who parody soon, so we’ll see how it goes.

5) The biggest challenge you’ve ever faced?

Imogen: I’ve got to agree with Francesca on this one, I can never keep a straight face when we’re filming!

Francesca: Biggest challenge we’ve ever faced? Probably trying to shoot without laughing. Harder than it looks.

Emily: From a YouTube point of view, editing. Computers actually hate me and I think my Mac and the wifi box are plotting a rebellion.

6) Any favourite videos of your own?

Imogen: ‘On my own’ was just hilarious to film, we had to haul a massive teddy bear around Southampton! However compared to what we’ve got planned that’s positively tame.

Francesca: Ok, this is a little narcissistic, but “Let it Load” was my favourite to do because I directed it (and wrote the lyrics), which is always really fun, and I’m really proud of how well it turned out.

Emily: The Frozen parody ‘Let it Load’ staring ME! Some people say I’m self entered, but enough about them, back to me.

7) Inspiration for your channel?

Imogen: Definitely the fans of the shows we’re parodying, everyone is so creative with whatever they create, from fan art to fan fics, animations and everything in between. It really inspires me to keep improving the quality of our work.

Francesca: Inspiration for our channel…I’m going to have to go with The Hillywood Show for that one. I am a devotee of their videos and I’ve watched them all at least five times each. I learnt so much about filmmaking just by watching their “Behind the Scenes” vids, and they’re so lovely and talented that it’s honestly no surprise that I wanted to make something as good as theirs.

Emily: Our undying love for Dr Who, Supernatural, The Avengers, Welcome to Night Vale… We need to get out more.

8) Who are your favourite YouTubers?

We love the humour of communitychannel, and the creativity of youtubers such as thisbedottie and Izzy Inkpen just to name a few. As well as The Hillywood Show.

9) What can do see yourself doing in five years time?

Imogen: Missing important uni deadlines because I was binge watching re-runs of Dr Who (not much change there) …Ahem, uh I mean functioning as a responsible adult. Whatever it is I’ll be doing art though.

Francesca: I’m planning to study Film Production in university so I can one day become a film director (like my uncle!). Also, I write novels in my spare time, so hopefully I’ll end up a successful author one day 🙂

Emily: Watching to much TV and eating cake, I like to set goals I can achieve.

10) Is there any advice you would like to give for anyone who is starting a channel of their own?

Imogen: In the words of Shia Labeouf “Just do it!” Your camera quality may be bad and your editing worse but perfection is something that comes with practice so just do what you enjoy and most importantly – have fun!
Francesca: Advice for the budding YouTuber: 

– Don’t be upset if you start off slowly; people have to notice you first! Just be patient and the views will start flooding in.

– Be the best you can. Go the extra mile on editing, filming and lighting – they really do make such a difference.

– Work hard…but play hard too. YouTube isn’t the be all and end all of life itself. Try to have a backup hobby (like, I dunno, knitting or something).

– Have fun!

Emily: Find stupid friends (preferably two of them), borrow a nice camera, and pretend you’re funny and that you can sing. Who knows some sucker might actually believe you some day 😉
Well, that’s all for this month. A huge thank you to The Paper People for their fabulous interview – very entertaining to read. If you want to check out their channel, click here on the link above the page, which will take straight to the Frozen Parody. 😉😀

YT.I.I #1: The Clueless 2

Welcome to the first edition of YT.I.I, where we be interviewing international YouTubers from around the globe.

Today, we’ll be interviewing Marie of Matt and Marie from The Clueless 2. Small YouTubers from the UK, she (and Matt) discuss what it’s like to be YouTubers’ and how difficult it is to manage a channel. 


1) How did The Clueless 2 came to be? What inspired you to start? 

​Both me and matty watch youtube videos, its like a religion. Anything goes we literally enjoy most content on YouTube. When we finally decided that YouTube was something we wanted to do; coming up with a name was the most hardest part. We were thinking just our names and the list went on and on. It want until we sat there and was both like ‘we are just so clueless!’ and that was it the clueless 2 came around.


2) Whose idea was it to start The Clueless 2?

It was both of ours. Matty had already had a youtube YouTube channel but life had taken over and he couldn’t keep it up. I told him back in June that YouTube was something I was considering because he really enjoyed it and I thought I would too. We then decided to join together and be 1 channel.

3) Did this experience had a positive or a negative impact on you? 

A big positive impact, we have met a lot of lovely people so far and have really enjoyed making a YouTube family. We are soon going to be hitting 1 month on YouTube and we love it. There has not been any negative vibes so far and we are glad.

4) Ok, trivial question. Do you prefer individual or collaboration filming?

Well considering we have only done 1 collab; I would say we do really enjoy it. The collab was with my brother and it was a challenge between him and Matthew. I think it makes a change and it is fun to bring others on to YouTube.


5) The biggest challenge you’ve ever faced?

The biggest challenge so far I don’t think has happened yet. Luckily everything is going very smooth; we have learnt how to edit videos and make thumbnails. The main challenge I guess right now is our blog but even so, I love making it our own.


6) Any favourite videos of your own? 

My fav was our introduction – I don’t know why but we both had fun filming it and it was so scary to post online for the first time.


7) Inspiration for your channel?
               

There are so many YouTubers who helped inspire us mainly the lovely Zoella and Alfie Dyes; we really enjoy watching them. We would love if they would do a couples challenge with us (I know its very high hoping). Not only that but we like the idea that we can make our own content and have a good time.


8) Who are your favourite YouTubers?

I guessed I just answered this but there is such a mix like Alfie, Marcus Butler, JJ, Comedy Shorts Gaming, Sprinkle of Glitter and a bunch of small YouTubers.


9) What can do see yourself doing in five years time?
 

In 5 years, I would like to have YouTube as a full career. We have decided that we would also make some more channels and move on to day to day vlogging. We would also want our own office by this point.


10) Is there any advice you would like to give for anyone who is starting a channel of their own?

I think this is one of the most important questions; it was hard making a youtube channel, some people think you only make videos and smash them online. this isn’t the case, you must make sure that you don’t break any laws and also making sure you get your self promoting on. We were so dare I say Clueless that it has been a massive learning curve. We wouldn’t change it. If you plan to do something than do it and if you are debating YouTube, do it. There is no harm to try and get out there and have the best time while online. We wouldn’t change a thing and if anyone ever wanted our help or advise we would love to help them out.

A massive thank you to Marie and Matt. If you want to check out their channel, click here: The Clueless 2.

Long time, no see.

Hello there old and new fans.
It’s been a while since I’ve posted on my blog. I’ve been focusing on my YouTube channel, actingmylife. But that’s all about to change. 

After some conversation and encouragement by YouTube followers on Twitter, I am planning to post YouTuber Interviews on my blog. This will be an amazing opportunity for YouTubers and for me to come out of my comfort zone. 

I never thought I could do this but thanks to all of you, I’m attempting to try. 

These interviews will be posted around the second Thursday of the month under the title, YT.I.I’s (YouTube International Interviews: not best at titles. 😄) The first one will be uploaded tomorrow at 6pm, with Matty and Marie from The Clueless 2. I’m so excited to take on this leap of faith and I hope this will be a huge success. I will also upload the interviews on Tumblr. 

That’s all for now. Until tomorrow. 

Sez xxx 

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Not the Real Site? Facts about the Tower of London

If you wish to watch my vlog of the Tower and Bridge, click here: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vb1WQ61ktVw

 

 

Every stone on this building, has seen it all. This isn’t History – these events really happened.

This quote, above, are the exact words from one guide, who’s also a Yeomen Warder at the Tower. It’s a true statement that not only presents the History of the Tower of London, but of all the Historic Buildings in the world. It provides that History isn’t created by people – it is by all.

London is full of wondrous sites, including The Shard, The London Eye and Big Ben. But the Tower of London is my favourite landmark; to me, it’s the icing on the cake – there’s so much to explore and learn – facts and all. But what are the true facts of the Tower? And what isn’t?

The Internet can amazing, but sometimes, the facts you read can be incorrect. It may sound ridiculous, but this doesn’t affect me. What amazes me, however, are the facts that are spoken by word and/or written beside an artefact in a Historical Palace, House or Museum. And it’s a shame that everyone is being incorrectly taught; all wrongs can make a right, though. That is how this blog became to be.

There are many facts of the Tower, to which, I’ve learnt during my visit. However, I won’t include all; instead, I will include my favourites.

So, here are my favourite facts about the Tower of London:

  • As I mentioned in my vlog, the term Beefeaters (another name for the Warders) doesn’t originate from France at all! It’s not even in the French Dictionary. It’s an English word. But were did it come from? Well, turns out that there were several events (when the White Tower was a Royal Palace) when the sovereign went to bed, the guards would eat the leftover beef on their plate.
  • The site of the Executor’s Block – Tower Hill – is inaccurate! It was constructed by the Victorians, who got everything wrong. The real site is now where Tower Hill Tube Station stands.
  • The timber roof in the Chapel Royal of St. Peter ad Vincula was ordered to be constructed by Henry VIII for his first wife, Katherine of Aragon, so she could remember her homeland, back in Spain. This was before Henry broke from Rome and divorcing Katherine.
  • To be a Yeoman Warder, you have to be a former Warrant Officer – either in the Royal Navy, Army, Marines or Air Force – and must have worked in this position for at least twenty-two years.
  • The Warders call the Tower of London their home. With their families, they have their own homes, with all the living comforts of home. They also have entertainment, including a pub. But although they have everything, we mustn’t forget that the guards – men and women – are heroes who have bravely served their country.

 

Well, that’s all for now. If you want to go to the Tower of London,

Romantic Ruins, More Beaches and Delicious Restaurants’ – My Second Review of the South Coast

For first review of the South West, click the link here:

 

https://actingmylife.wordpress.com/2015/08/21/peaceful-walks-sandy-beaches-and-something-inbetween-my-review-holiday-to-the-south-coast/

What more than just the countryside? Well, look no further. The South West Coast reviews are back again!

Nearly a year after our last visit, my Mother and I decided to spend another trip to see our family again for the Easter Holidays. Although the weather isn’t warm (unlike London), we decided to make the most of it. We didn’t stay long this time, as it was approaching to the end of my break. We would have liked to stay longer; alas, that wasn’t to be. Despite this, we have enjoyed our mini-holiday. Again, I offer a huge thanks to them for being wonderful hosts; it’s a pleasure (as always) to have their company. This is what happened:

Day One – Took a walk on West Bexington beach, before heading to dinner at the No 6 Restaurant in the heart of Dorchester. 

Arrived in the afternoon. Had a steady walk on the beach, minus the strong, heavy wind. Walked for about half-an-hour.

In the early evening we travelled to a decent, yet quiet restaurant. In fact, we were the only one’s there. To be honest, it was in a tight street corner, which made it impossible to be seen. If there isn’t anyone who hasn’t been to the restaurant before, then where have you been? The owners of No 6 were extremely friendly and provided excellent hospitality. The food was top-notch. Rather than your usual heat-eat ready meals, the chief provides customers fresh, ready-to-eat meals on your plates: from the small appetisers to the breakfast-plate desserts. I also have to give them a huge credit to how they dealt with those who have allergies. Not only they give you clear information of what they could replace with on your dishes, but they also kindly give you food substitutes to replace the usual bread, and butter (before your main dish, or with your starter) and explaining to their customers about what’s in them, i.e., ‘the rice cakes are made with corn, and are gluten and wheat-free’. No problems with my experience at all: however, one small tip – dress casually, as No 6 is very posh.

Day Two – Went to visit Corfe Castle, headed to the Tea Shop for Morning Tea and looking around the village. Then, travelled to Studland Bay; had an hour walk, before making a stop at The Halfway Inn Pub and Restaurant for some late lunch. In the evening, we went for a walk in the countryside, near Frampton Village.  

School holidays never fails to disappoint all. So, it’s no surprise that Corfe Castle is the King of entertainment. Come rain or shine, activities are provided for all ages; from the tiny tots to the energetic over sixties. There are demonstrations of Medieval weaving, cooking and historic talks of swords. You can even practice your archery skills and see how you go. But the main attraction has to be the castle. Considered to be England’s romantic castle, Corfe is a crown jewel for every historic eye. It has a one thousand year history, full of excitement and wonder. Every crenellation and stone is worth stopping for; even the breath-taking view from the Keep is picturesque.

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View of the Castle grounds and village, from Corfe’s Keep tower.

 

To end our morning, we stopped at the Tea Rooms and we’re served, with the fashionable displays of tea, cappuccino’s and apple juices. Afterwards, we went around the shops before heading back to the car park, via the New Inn.

Next stop was Studland Bay. The beach did have a couple of walkers, even though it was getting close to high tide. We had fun and there was plenty to see, including a training exercise with the Coastguard and the Lancaster.

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View of Studland Bay.

We got hungry after our walk, so we paid a visit to The Halfway Inn, a pub and restaurant in the middle of the countryside. The Inn was in a cosy, friendly environment. And like No 6, the staff were really friendly and were very good with customers who had dietary requirements. The only downside we had however, were the waiters, serving the incorrect meals. This meant that we had to wait for an extra four to six minutes to the right ones to arrive. It was only a small issue, so there was reason to make a huge fuss about.

Later on in the day, we decided to walk around Frampton Village. Starting from the Village car park, we pasted Millennium Park, went over The White Bridge, and headed through Metlands Wood, via Tibbs Hollow. We then ended our evening constitutional, down the Roman Aquaduct and Frampton Park, before heading back to the Hall.

What’s a way to spend a beautiful day by spending quality time with your family. From Stonebarrow Hill, the views of the sea were spectacular and breathtaking (especially when the sun was out). When we went on the walk around the Hill, and Golden Cap, I noticed that there were a lot of steep steps and hills. But in between  there is farmland, landscapes and St Gabriel’s Chapel, a small, romantic, thirteenth century ruin, which is now a place of worship. My uncle, auntie, cousin, parents and I have enjoyed our afternoon, from the picnic to the walk – it was a wonderful experience. I recommend the Hill and Cap, as a wonderful day out. Also, I suggest to bring a picnic but near the car park, as it would be easier than carrying heavy bags and walking around the steep cliffs.

Day Three – Spend our last morning back in Frampton Village; this time, we took a longer walk …

The weather was calm and bright; a prefect end for our mini-holiday. We decided that before hitting the road home, my Mother and I would join our family on a last walk outside Frampton Village. This walk was in Nunnery Mead, a nature reserve. We started via the same route, only to change direction when we approached Southover. Then, we continued past Maiden Newton and into the woodland, before arriving at the reserve. Nunnery Mead is full of woodland; it also has two excavation sites – one was a Roman Villa and the other a Medieval Village. And to top it all off, there are short pathways where you can walk, whilst listening to the peaceful sounds of the River Frome. If you lucky, you might also hear the distant sounds of resident peacocks or newborn Spring lambs.

 

Overall, we’ve enjoyed our second stay in the South West; in fact, it was bigger and better than the first time. Each time we come down, I feel I’m already home. A home of which I can belong too, as well as for those who enjoy the taste of the English Countryside. In my last review, I remember saying:

It has been a wonderful experience and we are sad to leave. But as we do, we leave behind the memories of our week’s stay and the wonders we’ve experienced and enjoyed. I’m delighted to share them with you in the hope that one day, you will share and have many experiences when you visit the South West Coast of England.

While the feelings for leaving are so strong, I’m already seeing the positive vibe I have about the South West. There’s no doubt that they’ll be more experiences to come. It may not have tall buildings or have the shine factor (as to the Shard in London); but it has everything to offer.

If you get a chance to visit the South West (especially during the holidays), I would recommend visiting West Bexington beach and Studland Bay during low tides. They should occur during the lunch hour, but check before you travel. For a fair, decent timetable for Tide Forecasts, I would recommend using The Beach Guide. However if you ever visit the beaches during high tide (especially in rough weather), NEVER EVER under any circumstances go near the waves. A lot of deaths have occurred, mostly at West Bexington due to strong currents.

If history is your thing or a simple country walk, Corfe Castle would be a good place to start. However, there are three things to bear in mind:

  1. You’ll be walking up and around the hill, within and around the grounds. So, wear some decent shoe wear.
  2. Wear warm clothing, as there you likely to bump into very cold wind.
  3. Be careful where you go, if you walk around the hill (before the main entrance). There are lot’s of pathways that are close to the edge. It is also really steep and any accident could be seriously fateful. Always stick to the path and keep an eye while you walk.

If you want to walk around Frampton Village, I would highly recommend Tibb’s Hallow and Nunnery Mead. But if you come across any wildlife, do not approach them for they maybe protective of their young. Also, wear sensible footwear and be careful when you walk near the River Frome.

If you want to stop for a late luncheon, I would recommend both restaurants. For No 6, I would look out for the Special’s on their board/menu’s; especially anything with fish involved. As for The Halfway Inn, I seriously try the vegetarian Five Bean & Lentil Chilli. It’s gluten-free and tastes amazing when you blend the chilli, rice and nachos together. You’ll really, really enjoy this; it can also be served without cheese.

Anything is made possible and nothing is possible when your there – in the South West.