Canterbury Adventures

On Thursday Sherin and Susie came down to Canterbury for an afternnon visit. It was really surreal and odd doing the ‘tourist’ thing in a city I have called home for the last 18 years, but we had a fantastic day! DSC_0003We had a picnic lunch in Greyfriars Gardens, a really nice hidden garden by the river. DSC_0001Our food came  from my favourite salad bar, Canteen. If you’re ever in Canterbury, its right around the corner from the main cathedral gate and the food there is just amazing!DSC_0037After a bit of shopping we had a wonder around the cathedral. I take photos in there all the time, but I must say it was the first time I’d done outfit photos in there, and one of the strangest places I’d every done outfit photos too!DSC_0028DSC_0018Sunglasses: TatlerNecklace: JWLRYBracelets: Whistles & Solid Silver BangleBag: LongchampsCardigan: TopshopMaxi Dress: VinatgeDSC_0022You might notice that Susie had an outfit change since the first photo – she loved the dress she’d got in Armoire so much, so wore it out of the shop!DSC_0013You’ll really have to look at their posts for the more ‘tourist’ pictures of the cathedral, as to be honest I’ve spent too much time there to see it as a place to document in such a way, I did that years ago! However, I did take this very pretty picture of the stained glass windows in the Chapter House, one of my favourite parts of the cathedral. (Sherin’s Post)DSC_0062After we went to get fish pedicures. You can read more about the experince over at The Glossy Guide, but I can tell you that Sherin was absolutely terrified, which was so funny, and chickened out after about 4 minutes! DSC_0081We had to take her to get a Nutella crepe so she could recover from the shock!DSC_0090After they’d got the train home I went to sit on the hidden rooftop terrace in La Trapiste, a Belgium restaurant where I had my favourite mussels, this time cooked in thyme and Belgium beer. DSC_0093My evening ended at a sunset jazz concert on the lawn in front of the cathedral. The music was amazing and the atmosphere around the cathedral precincts was so lovely I started to get all nostalgic, and even a little bit sad that I’ll be leaving the community in exactly a weeks time, and the city in September. 

Has anyone else visited Canterbury before? What did you think of it?