I can’t tell how just how much I love escaping from London once in a while. Don’t get me wrong – I love London and would never leave it, but sometimes it can all get a bit too much. For these times, we like to escape to visit Andrew’s parents who live in Peterborough.
Although it’s only 2 hours away it always feels like a breath of fresh air and spending quality time with his family playing card games, making our own ice-cream sundaes or going on bike rides always feels like a little holiday.
The last time we visited, his family took us on a ride on an old steam train throughout Peterborough and I took my camera along for the day!
We obviously couldn’t resist a little photoshoot at Wansford Nene Valley train station where they keep so many old vintage trains & buses (even the original Thomas the Tank Engine)!
Andrew’s mum packed us a little picnic to eat on the train, of quiches, little sandwiches, crisps and chocolate mousse for dessert. We had a chat to the conductor and he even let us try on his hat (Andrew was so happy and giddy, I don’t think I’ve ever seen him so excited). After the train ride we had some drinks on a pub on the lake and headed back for a night of card games and sherry.
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Also big thanks to Andrew’s amazing parents for always making us feel so special when we visit.
Where do you go to escape?