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Wałbrzych, Poland: An Early White Christmas

Wałbrzych, Poland. I woke up and opened my curtains to this magical view this morning. In a rush to get out into the snow, so no time for all the words I want to write describing this beautiful adventure. But thought I’d share these snaps anyway. Snow always takes me back to childhood and that… Continue reading Wałbrzych, Poland: An Early White Christmas

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Confessions of a Single Mother: JUST SAY YES

Ah such a peaceful sight. You would not think her mother had just spent approximately 2 and a half minutes crying in the airplane toilets due to scenes that had occurred moments prior to this. It all began with the stairs. The unanticipated stairs that made an appearance right by the gate, just as I… Continue reading Confessions of a Single Mother: JUST SAY YES

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Budapest: The Great Market Hall, The Liberty Statue and Thoughts on Love

Maia is still off nursery. She is buzzing around, but the 48-hour sickness rule means she can’t go in today. It’s not ideal but this does mean I don’t have to prepare a lunchbox or put a bra on…Always looking for that silver lining.  With the consistent hum of a small child murmuring “I’m gonna… Continue reading Budapest: The Great Market Hall, The Liberty Statue and Thoughts on Love

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Budapest: Heroes’ Square, St Stephen’s Basilica and The Hungarian Agricultural Museum

Today Maia is under the weather, – the kind where you cough so much you vomit, poor child- and therefore staying home from nursery. Still her usual self, she is sat on the floor playing with her dinosaurs, sniffling away and making our living room look like a Toys R Us truck exploded in here overnight. … Continue reading Budapest: Heroes’ Square, St Stephen’s Basilica and The Hungarian Agricultural Museum

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Budapest by Night: River snaps, Cake Shops and Ruin Bars

DAY 2 CONTINUED: After getting my sunset shots (see this post here), I made my way over to Buda Castle to get some decent snaps of the river, which wasn’t actually all that straightforward…The best viewing point was crowded with keen photographers poised and waiting for the sun to go down and the pretty lights… Continue reading Budapest by Night: River snaps, Cake Shops and Ruin Bars

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Budapest: Buda Castle’s District

Day TWO in Budapest involved walking across the Chain Bridge in the rain – and wind- and taking the funicular up the hill to Buda Castle (which I was actually mildly apprehensive about, I mean it was a steep hill, and very windy, and I’m not as happy with heights as I used to be… Continue reading Budapest: Buda Castle’s District