Life Lately: Archikids and Aberdeen

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Walking along Banff beach in Scotland….Fyvie Castle, my ideal wedding venue….sunshine in Aberdeen! Such a rare occurrence….the juxtaposition of Callum and my teas….the city on a Sunday….afternoon tea at the city branch of Bea’s of Bloomsbury….Callum’s drawing of St Paul’s and a London black cab….drawing over the landscape of London at Archikids festival….a Moody looking London

Ok admittedly it has taken me quite a while to post up these pictures from my recent trip to visit family in Aberdeen and my adventures with Callum at the Archikids festival, but here they are finally!

Jo xo

Travels: The Photographers of Angkor Wat

Travels: The Photographers of Angkor Wat

Almost everyone is familiar with the famous picture of Angkor Wat; you know the one where you can see the temple reflected in the water in front of it (generally, but not always, at sunrise) . It is replicated so … Continue reading

Travels: The Stars of Paris

A couple of weeks back I took the boy to Paris for his Christmas present (for some snippets and pics of the other things we got up to, see here). It wouldn’t have been a trip to Paris without going to see (and climb) the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Sacre Coeur and the Louvre, which incidentally was the reason we went there in the first place. Paris is one of my favourite cities in the world and I don’t think I will ever grow tired of visiting it or it’s most famous sites. Here are a couple of the photos I snapped of Paris’s iconic features that require no further introduction:

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Ahhh the city of love…..I love it!!!

Jo xo

Travels: Budapest, Hungary

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Hungary’s beautiful Parliament building at magic hour….breakfast is served….the chain bridge over the Danube….interesting gifts from the market….yes, we went shooting :-/, it terrified me….house beer and amazing (cheap) food at Menza….the way a fridge in a holiday apartment should be….the view of Pest over the Danube at night….we’re in the money!!….

A couple of weekends ago, I headed over to Hungary’s capital city, Budapest, for a couple of days with some friends.

We got super cheap flights with Ryanair (£30 return!) and an AMAZING apartment which cost €330 euros for three nights. Our apartment was so amazing and huge that to start with we didn’t want to leave it! It could have slept at least eight people if not more so would be super dooper cheap if you were going as a big group.

All in all, our stay was pretty random. We had a couple of great meals (and an average one that had us argue over a 17% service charge with the owner), did lots of walking, chilled out in the Gelleart spa, visited a nazi/communist museum, saw some art, ice skated, met a fascist, pretended we were fashion critics and shot a magnum!!

All in all, I really enjoyed Budapest, and I’m sure I will share some more photos of it soon.

It seems to be that everyone is heading there at the moment, have you been?

Jo xo

Travels: Paris, France

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The musee d’orsay (well worth a visit if you are into your impressionist painters)….snowy days from the Eurostar….how to kill a rat….the Venus de Milo at the Louvre….trying to be awake with the boy at stupid am…..an overflowing Seine….St Pancras station….it wouldn’t be a trip to France without a pain au chocolate…..getting around on the world’s most confusing metro line….

We’ve spent the past couple of days in Paris which has been lovely. We stayed at the Secret De Paris hotel which I would definitely book again. The trip was my Christmas present to the boyfriend as he’d never been to the Louvre, so we’ve had a crazy couple of days packed with art, culture, sightseeing and walking. Highlights have included: taking him round the Louvre; seeing Monet, Manet, Renoir and Cezanne at the Musee D’Orsay; a mini picnic at Notre Dame and an amazing extravagant meal at Le Bouche dans Le Bois. I do love Paris, such a pretty city.

I’m going to post again soon with some of my key monument snaps from my phone (see here).

What do you love about Paris?

Jo xo

Travels: New Zealand

Travels: New Zealand

We’ve just received our photobook back of our photos from our trip to New Zealand which is what has inspired me to share this photo. I don’t actually remember where exactly this photo was taken other than that it was … Continue reading

Travels: The Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy

Travels: The Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy

  The Leaning Tower of Pisa is such an iconic momunment that I am sure many citizens of the world would recognise. And I was surprised when we  visted that it wasn’t an udnerwhelming disappointment. We didn’t go to the … Continue reading

Travels: Indian Markets

Travels: Indian Markets

  This time two years ago I was probably wandering around an Indian market of sorts. Therefore, I am seriously reminiscing and wishing I was there right about now. You can never quite be prepared for what you will see … Continue reading

Travels: Florence, italy

Travels: Florence, italy

View of the tower from the top of the Duomo….architecture at the top….about to climb the dome….views over Florence….the Duomo….the Arno river at sunset….pizza for breakfast….Kristian the pizza man….potentially the best pasta ever made…. To be honest, I was a … Continue reading