The Village

I'm coming towards the end of my England trip (almost 11 weeks now) and have only now realised that I hadn't even written about the place I'm living in!

I'm not staying in London, like most people thought.  My aunt lives in a small village in Leicestershire (pronounced "les-ter-shir", if that makes sense), about an hour's train ride north of London.  Everyone knows each other here and I've become such a regular fixture over the years that people here think I live here.

So what does one usually see in a small English village?

Some big houses.

Some lovely trees.

Some lovely old churches.

Some sheep.

I'm in love with my black & white photo of this park chairs outside the local playground. Hehe.

Sometimes you see small bridges.

If you're lucky enough, there might be a manor house just outside the village.

Mostly there are fields with grazing cattle...

...Or farms.  This one is planted with rapeseed, I think.

A quiet village is a great escape, especially for a city girl like me.

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Tj said...

Exactly how I pictured it after watching the Brit movie Hot Fuzz.

Anyway, ang ganda talaga sa England. I wish you'd show more city pics though. And English shops. And English malls. And English girls. And sana makabalik ka at winter para pics ulit.

P.S. Don't scold yourself for not posting. It's OK because we still keep coming back every now and then. :)

June 4, 2011 at 1:02 AM
Gessyl Enchanted said...

awesome pictures emz! :) England is so beautiful. i wish someday i can go there too! you should post more pictures and your experiences there. :) can't wait to read 'em!

June 4, 2011 at 7:50 AM
Miss `Chievous said...

The village that you're living in is like a setting in an old English movie. I'd love to experience what it's like living in there. :)

June 4, 2011 at 3:09 PM
kristine said...

Oh. Beautiful place :) Interesting shots! ;)

June 19, 2011 at 12:53 AM
Emz said...

thanks kristine! :)

June 26, 2011 at 5:35 PM
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