You know when people post pictures on Instagram of picturesque villages, beautiful flowers and little shops filled with cute little trinkets? Well I absolutely felt like I had stepped in to one of those photographs when we visited Bourton on the water in the Cotswolds.
My boyfriend planned this trip as a surprise for my birthday and I had honestly never heard of this place before and I couldn't believe how perfect it was when we pulled up.
The stream runs all the way through the village and you can go in for a paddle, I will warn you though the water was freezing! More fool me for thinking it would be warmer because the sun was out.
It's also the home to the motor museum which we didn't go in but I thought this car bush was pretty cool.
This little shop was so lovely, I was drawn to it because of the name and wicker baskets outside.
Obviously no day is complete without lunch so the inner child in me came out and I opted for a fish finger sandwich - you're never to old for a fish finger sandwich!
So I am now pretty sure that I am ready to retire and move here but apparently I have a fair few more years to go until that can happen. At least now I know this little gem is here and I will definitely be visiting again.