A Local’s Guide To Braintree Essex

Braintree Essex, a place that has a special place in my heart.  I was born in Braintree…although the hospital has since been flattened and replaced by houses…and lived there for over 26 years.  I’ve seen it change over the years, I watched Braintree Freeport being built from the window of my maths lessons.  It took me moving away to realise what I had under my nose all along, I appreciate it and see it in a totally different light now.  I’m going to share with you some of my favourite places in town, a little about the history of Braintree and some hidden surprises!

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My Local British Bucket List

Before I emigrate, me and my Mum came up with a bucket list of all the things we wanted to do together before I left.  There was a mixture of things we’d done before, enjoy doing and just wanted to do again and some things that were completely new to us.  We worked out roughly a 1 hour radius from our home so we could do some things in an afternoon, an Essex bucket list with a small side of London!

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