I first visited England a few years back while I was studying in France and it pretty much charmed the pants (which to the Brits means underwear!) off me. The quaint pubs, beautiful old buildings, the accents, drinking at least three cups of tea per day... I loved all of it, and I'm pleased to say I'm enjoying it even more the second time around.
I'm staying with Ben's family in his hometown of Shrewsbury, located in the county of Shropshire, and it's absolutely lovely. I've spent the last week wandering around town, walking in muddy but gorgeous fields and hanging out at '71 The Mount' (Ben's address, located on the same street Charles Darwin was born on!)
It's been so enjoyable that I'm already looking forward to coming back, which luckily will be next July!