Ok. We went on a road trip around the South of Wales – Cardiff, the Brecon Beacons, Swansea, the Valleys. But something bad happened. Pretty much all my photos from this trip – gone. I have a few iPhone snaps, but the rest. Gone. I’ve feared this moment. The day when my camera is stolen, … Continue reading Welsh Cakes and Castles.
We decided a few months ago that we would try and take a weekend trip once a month while we are here in London, to take advantage of the proximity of so many amazing countries. However, this thoroughly unaffordable goal could only be accomplished if we had very few other requirements for the trips. So, … Continue reading Scandinavia’s Christmas City & Rudolph for Lunch.
We woke up this morning and head straight out to sit in a cute Parisian cafe for breakfast. Coffee, chocolate croissants and baguettes with French butter fueled us for the walk down to Montmartre cemetery, where we were on the hunt for a number of famous boulangeries and patisseries. We wandered in and out of … Continue reading Squid ink baguettes, Jim Morrison’s grave + a dinner picnic under the Eiffel Tower.
One of the best things about London is how close it is to everywhere else. We decided to head over to Paris for a weekend break – as my first trip to France, there was so much to pack into one weekend. I booked us a little flat in Montmartre, with a cute little Parisian … Continue reading Crème brûlée, Amelie’s cafe + the streets of Montmartre.
For the last music festival of summer 2014, I was lucky enough to get a press pass to the obscure Festival No. 6 in North Wales. Magical, beautiful and awe-inspiring, it is set in Portmeirion, an Italianate coastal village set on a cliff over an estuary. Perhaps one of the most beautiful locations I have … Continue reading The best festival in the world, set on the coastal cliffs of North Wales.
This is the third day of our Great Cornish Pasty Adventure. Read about day 1 and day 2. We woke up to a beautiful pink and orange sunrise and went for a walk through the hedges to reach the coast, picking blackberries that stained our fingers crimson. After our walk we head down to the … Continue reading The Great Cornish Pasty Adventure Part 3.
This is the second part of our Great Cornish Pasty Adventure – you can read about the first part here. When we woke up, the mist had set in. I couldn’t imagine a more cliched camping experience on the moors. We could hear cows and sheep through the mist but couldn’t see anything! More pasties … Continue reading The Great Cornish Pasty Adventure Part 2.
Ah. The Great Cornish Pasty Adventure. ‘What?’ I hear you ask. ‘Is this an actual thing?’ You betcha it is! In Arizona they have an awesome, mildly hipster Cornish pasty restaurant. Mildly hilarious given that pasties are kind of considered equal to hot dogs – cheap, filling, and generally a takeaway food eaten from a … Continue reading The Great Cornish Pasty Adventure Part 1.
I’ve been busy. I’ve finished my book! But in my small amount of spare time I’ve had, I’ve been soaking up the fabulous London summer. We have gone to the pub (a lot.) We watched the Tour de France come through Hackney. We took Banjo (the dog) on a boat ride in Victoria Park lake. … Continue reading Snippets of a London Summer.
I’ve never been to a camping music festival before. They are a huge thing here in the UK (think Glastonbury, Reading/Leeds), and while they certainly can be found at home, they seem less prominent. I know many other people at home who have never been to one, while here, when I mentioned to my friends … Continue reading Wilderness Festival.