^ my map of england, with colour-coded pins
one of those conversation starters – “so where are you from?” – used to be a complete dead end for me when it came to anywhere in england besides oxford or london. so to get educated, i rocked up to blackwells to get a big ol’ fancy map. i keep it on my bulletin board, pinning my friends’ hometowns alongside where i’ve been for urban and mountainous adventures. my eyes wander over the little counties, making literary connections (i’m talking mostly shakespeare and harry potter here) and contextualising my place in the uk, reminding me of the tremendous space i have in which to dream.
sweet travel dreams and wanderlust,
p.s. my favourite thing about travelling in britain.