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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London December 2nd 2010

So it has been snowing like crazy the last 3 days and the UK has gone into melt down!! (freeze down??! haha) School is closed today (snow day, YAAAAY!!) so this morning I wandered around Brockley and took some photos.. it looks so pretty and amazing and I am loving it!!... read more
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Europe » Italy » Veneto » Venice December 2nd 2010

So the 2nd last weekend of November, Ann Luke and I toddled off to Venice... Wow.. I am completely in love with that place!! It was amazing.. but a very brief visit, just 2 nights. We didn't get there until late on the Friday, had to catch a water bus to our stop and got met by the owners of the cutest bed and breakfast that we were staying in! Got up early on the Saturday morning and wandered around San Marco, the square was at high tide, and we went to the Basilica, Doge's Palace, up the bell tower with amazing views of Venice, ate gelato, had a coffee standing up (out of a plastic cup!!) had a slice of pizza from a random pizza shop in a side lane, and went on a Gondola ... read more
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Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Cardiff November 8th 2010

a couple of weekends ago, annie luke and i spent a weekend in Cardiff - one of the main reasons was to go to Barry, where Gavin and Stacey is filmed! a lot of the pictures will mean nothing to you if you don't watch the show but i was very excited as it's one of my faves! it wasn't the most inspiring of cities, and i love a good castle but this one was pretty lame... but at least now i can tick wales off my list of places to go, next time i'll definitely go to the north, apparently it's a lot more gorgeous!... read more
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Europe » Spain » Basque Country » San Sebasti├ín November 8th 2010

So after a gorgeous week exploring Isle de Re, we drove to Zarautz, a gorgeous surfy town in the Basque Country, northern Spain, about 20mins from San Sebastian. It was so cool and had such an awesome vibe, we were camped on the most amazing cliff overlooking the town, was quite a mission of a walk down to the city but luckily we had the 2 cars which proved to be a godsend! We ate like kings and had a ball, although the 2nd week was harder with an 18 month old baby... we all felt it and as good a time it was, it was nice to get home in the end! The weather wasn't as amazing the 2nd week but we continued to work on our tans, and came back with awesome ones!!! Over ... read more
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Europe » France » Poitou-Charentes » Ile de Re November 8th 2010

So my apologies for not updating this from my summer holidays.. it was so long ago I can't remember all the little stories but I'll do what I can!!!! So we drove from London, caught the ferry to Calais then made the long journey to Isle de Re, a small island off the south coast of France. To sum it up, it was amazing. We were in a brilliant camp site minutes from the beach, where we made bon fires at night and watched shooting stars... the best night was when we sat on the beach, drank wine, cooked up steaks on stones over a fire, and watched shooting stars... The weather was amazing, the tans were awesome and it was a really great week!!! We visited lots of the little parts of the island, and ... read more
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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London » Woolwich June 28th 2010

sorry for the lack of updating photos, i started the barcelona blog about 2 weeks ago but just hadn't found the time to update it! and when i upload pics for some reason they get all unjumbled and i hate that so it takes me AAAAAAAAAGES to sort them into the right order by clicking and dragging... arghhhhhhhhhhh!!! anyway things have been busy busy busy! work has FINALLY started to calm down some what, since the last time i blogged we've had major assessment and tracking data and then reports... i was lucky, i didn't have to write them from scratch, the teacher whose maternity leave i'm covering wrote the bulk of them so i just had to fix them up and add some bits and pieces.. was still annoyingly painstaking tho, as i am a ... read more
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Europe » Spain » Catalonia » Barcelona June 15th 2010

So my first holiday within my holiday was to Barcelona - after a hectic few weeks at school it was nice to get away to what was to be another hectic week but a hell of a lot of fun!!!! we flew into Girona on Sunday and caught a bus to the city, about an hour away. after getting the biggest scenic tour from a taxi driver (a 10 euro cab ride turned into 25....) we dumped our stuff at the hotel (was really nice!) and set out for a walk to La Ramblas. we stopped along the way at some bars for beers and tapas... YUM YUM!!! i was so in awe of the architecture... but couldn't help but notice how smelly the city is.. haha that night we caught up with alex who used ... read more
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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London » Woolwich May 13th 2010

So life has already swung into some kind of normalism, which in a way freaks me out, as it wasn't the entire reason i came over here!! but the light at the end of the tunnel is an awesome summer break with lou, ebs coming over for a bit and spending more time with ben and tiss (all in holiday mode - fun!!) i can't believe i have been here for over a month already, the time has flown and i still have to pinch myself how lucky i am.. now that money is starting to come in weekly (and a bloody decent amount a week i might add!) the change into full on working life is worth it :) my school is fabulous, but aspects of it are full on... today was a big one, ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London » Woolwich May 4th 2010

so things have been flat out busy, and i have added a few pics of what i've been up to! the other weekend was the london marathon, so my new housemate took me just down the road where the runners went past, and we watched for a while, then we jumped on a bus to greenwich.. it's sooo gorgeous, took a stroll past crick's old house, which was surreal when i realised that i was standing on the street that i knew so well after being so young and memorising her address! was cool :D went through the park and up the hill to the observatory and the view of london, was soo lovely, and the gardens are just gorgeous! we popped into a couple of pubs and wandered through the markets, was such a nice ... read more
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Europe » United Kingdom » England » West Midlands » Coventry April 14th 2010

Yesterday we took a trip to Coombe Abbey in Coventry for cream tea and a stroll.. Lovely day!... read more
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