Saturday, January 16, 2016

Hello 2016 and hello you! I hope you are having a great start to the year. For me this is going to be a good year cause I say so. When you release that you’re in control of your own happiness, you start to become more free. This year I promise myself it will be a year full of happiness and appreciation for life no matter what may happen. Life is too short to dwell in the past so we should live it to the fullest. My goals? Three L’s, Laugh more, Learn more and Love harder and thats exactly what I did last weekend in Plymouth. 
Mr and I took a weekend gateway and traveled 4 hours down south to the city of Plymouth, to take a break and recharge for the new year. 

It was kinda a spontaneous trip as I stumbled upon a great deal at Travelodge, that the bargain hunter in me could not refuse. I called up Mr straight away, told them we are going somewhere and just pick a place, and Ta-da, welcome to Plymouth. 
I had no clue what Plymouth would be like and what there was to do. before going I confused it with Portsmouth and even wrote Portsmouth on my calendar before Mr pointed it out to me. But we always say we will always make it worth while no mater where we are as long as we are together and that’s exactly what we did. So here is a round up of what we got up to and a few places I think worth visiting whilst in Plymouth.


The Hoe
There are always going to be things to do anywhere if you look hard enough and up for an adventure. But when in Plymouth it’s all about The Hoe where you can enjoy the fresh air along with a beautiful view. Standing right in the middle is Smeaton’s tower where you can take a trip up to the top for only £2.80 to get a view of seafront. Sadly it was closed on the days we where there so I would recommend popping onto their website to make sure they are open. 

Plymouth Gin
Another great place to visit for things to do is to take a tour at the oldest working Gin distillery in England, Plymouth Gin. Mr & I did have this in mind for things to do however just our luck, the weekend we were there it was closed due to refurbishment. However, if you do get a chance to go let me know how it went as from the reviews I read it seems to be quite interesting and if not, at the end of the tour you get a free glass of gin, so win win! 

Mount Edgcumbe.
If you’re looking for a great adventure then you must head over to Mount Edgcumbe. Mr and I didn’t know about this place until we attend a local church service and the kind people there recommended we check it out, so we did! It was a spontaneous trip and definitely worth a visit especially on a good sunny day. 
From Plymouth City centre you can catch the 34 or 34A bus to Admrials Hard, from there you can catch a ferry to Cremyll, and wah-la you’re in Cornwall!  When the locals told us to catch a ferry I imaged it like the Star Ferry in Hong Kong, when I saw the little ferry that came towards us it melted my heart as it was so adorably tiny than I imagined. The ferry ride is only a short one, about 10 mins and cost £1.50 each way for adults. 
*Make sure you check the times for the last ferry ride otherwise it will take you 45 minutes by car to get back to Plymouth. 
There is a lot to explore and I just fall in love with Mouth Edgcumbe park. As soon as you walk in I felt like I was in Alice in Wonderland. There are a few small little gardens to explore and I can just imagine it to be even more beautiful in the summer time. 

Photo courtesy of Mr.

I hope you enjoyed this post,  as much as I enjoyed exploring Plymouth. Come back for my next post as I discover places to eat in Plymouth! 

Much Love,

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