Copenhagen photo diary

copenhagen nyhavn


I think Copenhagen is on everyone’s hot list at the moment, it’s suddenly become the cool and colourful destination you have to visit.

That’s why when we found return flights for under £30 we snapped them up straight away. Tiny bit impulsive, but I’m so glad we did.

It’s the first getaway we haven’t really planned for – we usually know at least what sights we want to see, or a restaurant or two we want to eat at. This time though we had nada. It was quite a nice change for us, exploring places as we found them instead of hunting out certain ones and consequently missing hidden gems.Read More »

Remembering old stories

theatre tickets kite runner

It’s so easy to forget a good meal, a good book, times when you truly feel content. I know I’m guilty of often hanging onto the bad times rather than the good; the details are always easier to remember. I think it’s because we never quite realise we’re in a good time until it’s over, rarely fully appreciate it until we find ourselves in a not so good time. Read More »

New Year, New Me?

cotswolds, sapperton, winter

I brought in the New Year in probably the best way I can imagine.

I wasn’t surrounded by people, I didn’t have elaborate plans. It was simply me, my boyfriend, and the Cotswolds.

We rented a studio for two nights from AirBnB which was absolutely perfect for a cosy break away. The hosts baked a fresh loaf of bread for us which we used for breakfast with avocado and salmon. Breakfast in bed is always the best start to a day when you’re on holiday. Read More »

Discovering Bologna – Italy’s food capital

bologna italy

Bologna! Somewhere people don’t necessarily think of when they think of Italy, but it’s somewhere that should be. Especially if you love food.

It’s the food capital of Italy and it deserves the title. We had amazing meats and cheeses, fresh filled pasta in broth, the original bolognese – tagliatelle al ragú – (no spaghetti in sight). Oh my gosh I’m getting so hungry thinking about it.

Also. Why had I never thought of having just pieces of parmesan before? Forget just having shavings over your pasta! Slice it, enjoy it, because boy it is good!

I would say just go for the food. Do, if you want. And to be honest that’s what drew us to it. But we fell in love with Bologna for so much more than the food.

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Life lately #3

scotland stirling sunset

Life’s a funny little thing, isn’t it?

My last life lately post was just after I had handed in my dissertation. I was feeling pretty run down and tired from working so hard, and I thought I’d be able to get my blog back on track soon afterwards.

I just didn’t realise that life would get in the way of doing that. It’s always nice to say you’ll have time for such and such a thing, but it’s easy to forget that your mind needs some rest time.

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Three nights in Venice

venice italy

My summer holiday this year was a 10 day trip to different parts of Northern Italy. The start of that was Venice. And what can be said about Venice.

Easily the most beautiful and romantic town/city I’ve ever been to. Your Instagram feed would thank you for going. Everywhere you turn there’s old, rustic, Venetian charm.

I love that nothing is done by halves and nothing is modernised. The variety of colours covering the houses, the marble stone look-a-like covering the churches, and seeing police boats never gets old.

It’s a completely different way of life, and I love it. Read More »