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London: Crowded Museums, Harrods Food Hall and Hyde Park

I never tire of trips to London; particularly when I get to play tourist. Last Saturday Isa and I went – despite the mild concerns of my parents-  to continue with our steady stream of Museums started in Oxford the day before. First stop: The V&A. We didn’t stay for long; there is a huge amount… Continue reading London: Crowded Museums, Harrods Food Hall and Hyde Park

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Oxford, U.K Part II: The Botanical Gardens

A few snaps of our little visit to The Botanical Gardens in Oxford. As with all the places mentioned in my previous Oxford post, if you’re ever in the city, the gardens are well worth a visit. AND I’M FREEEEEEEEE Seeing these two together was adorable. “SACK OF POTATOES, LETS PLAY SACK OF POTATOES AGAIN!!”.… Continue reading Oxford, U.K Part II: The Botanical Gardens

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Oxford, U.K Part 1: Please-Touch Museums, Stunning Chapels and Quirky Colourful Streets

Above: The High Street, Oxford  It’s Monday afternoon and I have a few minutes to squeeze in a blog post before going to pick Maia up. So I’ll throw in a few photos of my recent trip to Oxford and call it a post. A very visual post.. My Spanish friend Isa came to stay… Continue reading Oxford, U.K Part 1: Please-Touch Museums, Stunning Chapels and Quirky Colourful Streets

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The Beauty of Eastern Europe: The Polish Countryside

“Wherever you go, go with all your heart”. – Confucius Today I am rushing around preparing the house for the arrival of my lovely Spanish friend Isabel tomorrow. We met in 2007 when my Spanish teacher Mrs Wood showed me her photograph and informed me she would be my Spanish exchange. (She also told me… Continue reading The Beauty of Eastern Europe: The Polish Countryside

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Fantastically Beautiful Magic Part II

“The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.” ― Dorothea Lange I didn’t want to cram in every single photograph from Sunday night into yesterday’s post, so I saved some for today. I am particularly proud of my two moon shots, taken several hours apart. Well, to be honest,… Continue reading Fantastically Beautiful Magic Part II

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Happiness by Design: Fantastically Beautiful Magic

“There is one spectacle grander than the sea, that is the sky; there is one spectacle grander than the sky, that is the interior of the soul.” ― Victor Hugo, Les Misérables It was Sunday afternoon and I hadn’t yet written a blog post. (I am still working on one very special interview, but until that’s… Continue reading Happiness by Design: Fantastically Beautiful Magic

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Happiness By Design: The Moments I Captured

  “Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall; A mother’s secret hope outlives them all.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes Yesterday I took Maia into town to go present-hunting. I wouldn’t usually bring my camera to the shops (they’re shops, what’s the point), but because it’s still relatively new I’m all excited about it… Continue reading Happiness By Design: The Moments I Captured