#reverbbroads12: home is where the heart is

It’s that time of year again.  Time to spend some quality time with my blog, and share stories and little known facts about me with the reverb broad community (and beyond, hopefully).  If you’re interested in joining in, check out the Facebook community to get connected.

Today’s prompt is from yours truly: Where is your favourite place in the world? What makes it so special?

Simple put, my favourite place in the world is England.  It is home, where my family is, and where I am from.  Although I have lived in Canada for over 27 years, England will always be home.  My hometown, Stamford, is an old market town, about 100 miles north of London.  Some of my favourite things about Stamford include:
– Burghley House, which is a popular filming location (Elizabeth: The Golden Age, Pride & Prejudice, The Da Vinci Code, etc.).  It is a beautiful stately home, and the grounds are stunning;
– The Friday Market, where you can find everything from fresh fruit and veg to the latest high street fashions;

Friday Market
– The Stamford Museum, although sadly, it is now closed.  I loved learning about the history of the town and seeing some of the artifacts from days gone by;
– The Bakery on the High Street.  If you have ever been to the UK and had a fresh-cream doughnut, you’ll know why;
– The Meadow.   It’s right next to the river, and my grandparents flat overlooked it – a very peaceful spot.  As a summertime hot spot, the meadow is the place to go to picnic and soak up the (sometimes rare) summer sun.

stamford meadow

Next to Stamford, my favourite place is London.  I love the history, architecture, shopping, and overall hustle and bustle of this city.  Covent Garden is such a happening place, and I find something new each time I go there.  It’s one of my favourite parts of the city.  After all, where else can you see an underwear clad street performer juggle chainsaws?

UK 2009 096

If you ever find yourself in England, I hope you will consider adding Stamford to your list of places to visit.  And Covent Garden is a must-see while in London.

What is your favourite place in the world? 

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