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    Exploring the South of England

    For my mum's birthday I decided to treat her to a girls' day out, just the two of us, to celebrate. By which I mean I finally gave in to the constant nagging that we never did anything together just the two of us anymore. That's my mum: guilting people into doing what she wants since 1961. ;)

    I picked a car hire in London cause I knew I'd have to listen to a lecture about the inconvenience of public transportation if I didn't (like I'm to blame for that...), but that earned me a lecture about how a woman my age should own a car of her own. I tried to point out that if I had to drive around London every day, sooner or later she'd end up short a daughter, but I don't think she accepted my point as valid...

    We drove to West Wycombe Village, a charming secluded place in Buckingamshire, not very far from High Wycombe.We stopped there for lunch at a lovely little restaurant with a homey feel, and then moved on to the true purpose of our trip: the West Wycombe Caves, better known by the far more colourful name Hellfire Caves.

    We had a chatty guide who loved to make the older ladies in our group blush describing in what I'm sure was quite unnecessary detail the activities lead by the Hell Fire Group under the guidance of the infamous Francis Dashwood.

    The caves sort of reminded me of the ones I saw in Sintra, but I don't recall the Portuguese guide ever using the word 'orgies'...

    The caves themselves were everything caves from a secret 18th century group should be: gloomy, mysterious and supposedly-haunted! All in all, it was a fun afternoon. Too fun perhaps, my mum already started clamoring for more entertainment!

    Any suggestions on where else we could go with a car hire in the UK? What are your favorite spots in Southern England?

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