Friday, 1 July 2011


Yesterday, Susie and I took the train across to Canterbury, to visit Rachel and have a little tour around the city. It's only an hour and half out of London, and it's such a beautiful city. I absolutely loved walking around, especially in the lovely weather.


We started by having a delicious lunch and ate it at the park, before walking to the Cathedral, which was gorgeous. I love beautiful architecture, so the Cathedral definitely had me mesmerised. There were gorgeous stain glass windows and the ceilings were built amazingly. My dad's a civil engineer, so I've always loved looking at pretty and well made pieces of architecture. It was also great as Rachel knew a lot about the local history and fascinated us with various facts.


This is where my camera died (which I was super upset by), so the rest of the photos are from Susie's camera.

Ok, so the picture above looks like I'm missing a leg, but really it's on the other side of the door. That REALLY worried me when I initially saw it. But we definitely need to get some meat on those legs.

After, we did a bit of shopping. I bought a gorgeous bracelet from one of the local shops and came across a really really talented busker. He was slightly attractive, so I might have given him more than I would have otherwise. He did, however, do a fantastic cover of Mumford and Son's Little Lion Man.

We ended the afternoon with a fish pedicure. I've heard lots of stories about this, and I was pretty scared to be honest. Everyone said that after about 10 minutes, you get used to it and it get's relaxing, but I just couldn't do all. We all got our feet washed and prepared to put our feet in, but then I started shaking from fear. I have no idea what came over me or why I was so scared, because I've been to the Middle East and put my feet in the Ocean, where fish swim around. But this was too much for me. Susie and Rachel settled in pretty well after a while, but I couldn't keep my feet in for more than a few seconds at a time. It was funny for everyone else, until it was clear that I was close to passing out from fear. The woman at the place was so lovely about it all and was so patient with me, and didn't even charge me in the end. I think I may have developped a fish fear though. 

Yup, that is genuine fear in my face. And a scream.

My feet are actually hovering over the water.

I was still shaking by the time Susie and Rachel were done, so we thought I might benefit with some sugar in me, so I scoffed a crepe. It was from a small stall and the guy kindly listened to my 'trauma', and it was possibly one of the greatest crepes I've ever eaten, and I did eat it in record timing.

But a huge Thank You to Rachel for showing us around the city! It was a fantastic day and so much fun.

Have you ever been to Canterbury before? Any small towns you'd recommend me visiting this summer?

Sherin xx


Rachel said...

Thanks for coming - I had so much fun! And you get you're never going to hear the end of the trip to the fish spa, right?!

Anonymous said...

Awww... I'm so sad that I didn't get to come too! I was really looking forward to it, but silly work wanted me in. *Grumbles*

It looks like you had an amazing time - and I think I'd probably have screamed, too!

Susu Paris Chic said...

You are so lovely in blue... Loving blue, you'll understand;)

Park lunches are the best. Susie and you... I so totally see you guys having the sweetest of times!

Susie said...

Such a fun day, Sherin! Rachel was the best hostess and the fish doctor was hilarious (we earned those crepes!).

Filipa said...

Why oh WHY would people let fish eat their feet! You did well to hover your feet above the little evil suckers, I tell ya! :D But otherwise it looks like you had a lovely day in Cant! (with crepes, good looking buskers and bracelets- shame about the fish :P (I think you can tel that I actually hate them!) haha!

Leia said...

I've been to Canterbury several times and I just LOVE it! It's such a quaint little town and the cathedral really is beautiful. How nice that you had a proper 'guide' in the form of Rachel! I love (LOVE) that picture of you and Rachel, it looks like it could be out of a magazine. And I'm sorry about your traumatic experience at the fish pedicure place! I've never done one, but can imagine how it could be scary.

Also, small town rec: Bath is really lovely!!


Tanvi said...

I have been to Canterbury once and I loved it ... Such a cute little town!!!

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Cafe Fashionista said...

Ah, what a fantastic way to spend the day, Sherin - you look adorable! :)

Anonymous said...

love your sweater! I'd probably be scared too, I'm not sure if a fish pedicure sounds so appealing.

XO Sahra

daisychain said...

Mm, Canterbury is on my long list of places to visit!

Danni said...

Aaah Sherin!! So sorry that you didn't like the fish pedicure - I can kind of understand the fear, I was expecting myself to be the same but for some reason I was alright.
The hottie musician more than made up for it though I'm sure :P yummm x

Sandra said...

Seems like a beautiful place. I love looking at architecture and art, it's always so interesting.

Audrey Allure said...

Looked like such a fun day :) Haha, I've always wanted to try the fish pedicure.

Kimberlee said...

haha oh the scary fish pedicure! You look lovely :P

Sally from Sorelle In Style said...

i always wanted to get a fish pedicure! i'd probably wimp out :)

thanks for your comment, hun!


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Jennifer Fabulous said...

You always look SO adorable. These photos are awesome. The guitar boy looks pretty cute as well. Hehe.

Savvy Gal said...

been wanting to try fish pedicure. : ) x

Pierrot le Fou said...

I'm from Canterbury :o I live nearby- potential south east blogger meet up!

And I want a fish pedicure but have very thick skin on my feet so am worried they'd give up haha!

rebecca said...

Oh these pictures are so fabulous! Looks like so much fun.


Claire said...

Ooooh fish pedicures. So scary! They eat your feet!

But i do kind of want one.

ambuji said...

You are adorable! I love the church, with the beautiful arches and the stained glass windows. So grand and majestic!! Never been to Canterbury, but after listening to your fish pedicure story, not sure I want to :) P.S. Love crepes as well!

Style Eyes Fashion Blog said...

Sounds like a really fun day. I don't blame you not putting your feet in with the fish, I would never do that either.

I second Leias suggestion of Bath for a day trip. I live 10 minutes away and like to spend as much time as possible there in the summer. The fashion museum is great. I am also planning a trip to the Marilyn Monroe dress exhibition at the American museum over the summer.

Anonymous said...

stunning girl I don't blame you, I would freak out as much. i first saw these fish pedis in Thailand and totally freaked out. At least u were brave enough to try it.

Ocean Dreams said...

Glad you had a wonderful time. That little door is so cool looking and that stain glass windows are gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

BEautiful Pictures!

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