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Weekender in the real capital

Weekender in the real capital

Can you believe I’ve lived in the UK for 3.5 years and I had never visited Winchester? The old capital of England? The home of kings, of artists, of politics for hundreds of years? I know, it’s shocking. I recently atoned by going on a fantastic weekend girls’ trip resplendent with chilly blue skies and costume silliness. … Continue reading

Day trips in the Bay Area

Day trips in the Bay Area

I very rarely feel homesick when I travel because I get so caught up in the exploring and photographing and eating, I tend to live in the moment. Driving down the California coast was an exception to the norm; I could’ve been driving the stretch between Brisbane and Cairns in Australia. The beautiful beaches and sunshine reminded … Continue reading

Summer in 1066 Country

Summer in 1066 Country

As I sit blogging in the London drizzle on the (official) last day of summer, I thought it might be warming  to reflect on sunnier days. Despite, you know, England, there were a few rays of sunshine this year. Months and months ago I started rambling to my friends about how I would like to do … Continue reading

Around Victoria – the countryside

Around Victoria – the countryside

With three whole weeks in Melbourne to blog about, I was about to start a recount of all the “exhibitions, gourmet home cooking, exercise, crime shows, coffee dates, road trips and cat harassment” I got up to…but actually that is a direct quote from the blog I wrote about Melbourne almost exactly two years ago. … Continue reading

A sunny day in médiévale France

A sunny day in médiévale France

The first thing I did when I arrived in Lyon was…leave! It wasn’t anything Lyon said, I just knew that there was something else I had to see first. And so on a gloriously hot, sunny Saturday I jumped on a train to the little medieval town of Pérouges. Pérouges is one of the Beaux Villages and, … Continue reading