Blogtober Day 20 – 5 Super Cool Things About The Place Where I Live

It is Day 20 of blogtober and today is all about where I live.  I have to list 5 great things about where I am living.  Now although I have lived here on and off since I was 11, and I seem to keep being drawn back. I have found it difficult to  think about anything even with the totally obvious thing (to my kids anyway).  So I hit google and I got my inspiration.

So here we go 5 great things about living in Chessington.

  1. Chessington World of Adventures – For my children they think this is amazing, we live so close (walking distance) and I drive past everyday.  There are lots to do here the theme park, zoo, aquarium, Go Ape and now Glamping.  I am just not so much of a fan due to the traffic.
  2. London – We are 20 minutes away from London Waterloo, which means we just jump on a train and are there and walking along the South Bank within an hour, or seeing an attraction.  This is something I love, living far enough away to not be in the hustle and bustle all the time, but close enough to enjoy a day or night out.
  3. Countryside – I am very lucky where I live to be able to look out my front windows (ignore the main road) and have fields as my view, where we often see deer or foxes with their young.  I look out of my back windows and I have more fields.  We can walk a couple of minutes down the road with the dogs and have fields and forests to walk them, all accessible without a car.  This is one thing I would miss if we ever moved away.
  4. Hampton Court Palace – I love history, and what better place to visit than an old palace with so much history.  We have taken all the kids here and my Daughter went on a school trip as well.  Luckily she has my love for history.
  5. National Trust – We are members of the National Trust, and are lucky to have 2 great places to visit Claremont and Polesden Lacy.  Where we have spent many a summer day walking around and having fun with friends and picnics.

I thought I would have trouble finding things to write about, but once I started I could go on and write a lot more.  So in reflection, living here is not all that bad.

Are there some amazing places where you live?



  1. 20th October 2016 / 3:04 pm

    I had no idea chessington was so close to London. My geography is appalling!!!!

    • admin
      20th October 2016 / 8:08 pm

      I probably only know as I live here x

  2. nicol
    20th October 2016 / 3:05 pm

    i haven’t been to chessington. the first time ive heard about it is the theme park. ive been wanting to go as a kid but never had the chance

    • admin
      20th October 2016 / 8:07 pm

      The only thing I hate about it is the amount of traffic even today some one blocked the traffictrying to go in the exit

  3. 20th October 2016 / 4:40 pm

    I’d love to go to Hampton Court I love history. We are also members of the National trust and have 2 great places very close #Blogtober16

    • admin
      20th October 2016 / 8:03 pm

      I love driving past Hampton Court even outside it feels special

  4. 21st October 2016 / 8:42 am

    I haven’t been to london for years. I would love to visit both Chessington and Hampton Court Palace. They look fab

    • admin
      21st October 2016 / 1:52 pm

      I love Hampton Court and it is so near to me x

  5. Hannah
    21st October 2016 / 10:16 am

    So cool how close you are too London! I’m not too far either x

    • admin
      21st October 2016 / 1:52 pm

      I love living within easy reach of London, I definitely have the best of both worlds x

  6. 21st October 2016 / 12:05 pm

    What a great place to live….
    I instantly thought of Chessington World of Adventures….I’ve never visited but would love to.

    • admin
      21st October 2016 / 1:51 pm

      I have a love/hate relationship with the world of adventures, it is always easy to explain where we live when we mention it though x

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