Happy Friday all! Dreaming of this bathroom and another stay at @artistresidence. Have you seen my latest post about my trip to their hotel in Brighton? If you’re thinking of a staycation to the seaside, I’d definitely head there! 👏🏻⚓️
From one historic city to another. 🌅
I'm swapping Bath for Oxford this weekend. I used to go to Oxford quite a bit when my sister was at uni there but I haven't been back for a while. I'm looking forward to exploring museums, people watching in cafés and getting lost in bookshops a.k.a the dream weekend. Let me know if you have any recommendations of things to do/places to visit in Oxford! ☕️📚🖼🏛
While I’m waiting at the boarding gate for my next flight to somewhere very exciting, I’ll share a bit more of the Indian magic. I took this shot in Agra just before the sunset when the palace was closing and finally there were no people to allow seeing the fort in all it’s beauty.
This is the Mallorca I love the most... all old stone and shutters💙 I needed to post a nice serene pic today because ugh!... we've all been awake since 4.30am...mainly due to my 5 year old! If there is a sleep expert following me can you please tell me why he wakes up so early still!!?? Goes to bed between 7 and 8pm and on average wakes at 5.30am...today was extra early for some hideous reason. How can I get him to sleep in? Feels slightly ironic that I have a new baby who sleeps longer than he does. Sorry to be such a mum cliché but I need help with this one!😴😴😴🙏
It’s Fri-yay and the Christmassy feeling is here! One of my favourite things about Manchester is the Christmas Markets and I can’t wait to go along again this year for some cookie dough and glittery prosecco, maybe even ice skating, who knows?! This weekend, I’m off to the beautiful @alpinevillagetc for some festive fun and I’m so excited! What is everyone else up to this weekend? 🌟
‘Part of you died each year when the leaves fell from the trees and their branches were bare against the wind and the cold, wintery light’ — Ernest Hemingway 🍂 (from A Moveable Feast, a little book which I very much recommend!) Happy almost weekend everyone ♥️ #storiesfromscotland
The weekend is almost here! We have no plans at all which is unheard of for us and I actually don’t think my husband believes me 😂 He’s convinced I’m plotting something and just haven’t told him what it is 🤷🏼♀️ He’s going to get the nicest surprise tomorrow when I tell him I have no idea what we’re doing! Can’t wait to finally have a relaxed one with no rushing about 💆🏼♀️
With my yesterday post , I have a very beautiful list of movies from you. Some of them I had seen. Some did not even hear them. I was thrilled that the movie : „Babette's Feast“is the favorite of many . What a wonderful surprise! Because you asked about 🥰my loved ones🥰& because I have in my mind twenty , I will mention only three : 1.In the mood for love by Wong Kar-wai. 2. The End of the Affair by Neil Jordan 3. Un Coeur en Hiver by Claude Sautet ... & 4. 🥰 Last Exit : Rita Hayworth . Happy Friday birds 🐣
We’re leaving beautiful Bingin, in the south of Bali, and moving to Ubud today 💚 we’ve had the best, most relaxing time lounging round the pool and visiting the local temples and beaches, but now we’re ready for rice paddies and the cultural heart of Bali 🇮🇩
The 9/11 Memorial and Museum is something I will always remember. Incredibly sad, and I wish the day had never happened in order for me to see it, but being among crowds of completely silent people was poignant, moving and unforgettable.
Next week I take a look at the history of the Pineapple with artist Savinder Bual who has created an orchestra of instruments made of pineapples. Yes! Pineapples! -
She has drawn parallels between the name change of the @colstonhall and the history of the Pineapple. -
This off-beat concept stems from the little-known past of the exotic fruit. First introduced to Europe by Christopher Columbus, the pineapple became a symbol of extreme wealth, power and control. Due to their rarity they were rented out as the centre piece of British banqueting tables as a visual reminder to guests of the fruits of colonisation. This contrast between the darker history of the pineapple and its modern-day playful connotations as a fashion motif and symbol of hospitality, bears parallels with modern Bristol’s relationship with its slave-trading past, and particularly with that of the divisive figure, Edward Colston. -
Savinder has recruited Bristolian residents that might not ordinarily meet to co-create and perform in an extraordinary ensemble. After holding two “Pineapple Jam” sessions where members of the public could give these curious instruments a whirl, the final group embarked on a 5-week rehearsal period, working with local composer Rowan Bishop, on brand-new compositions for the instruments. The product of these rehearsals will be seen in a musical performance which is free of charge, held on the Colston Hall’s foyer stage 22nd Nov.
Tune in Wed from 8am on @bcfmradio
SWITZERLAND: THE SCENERY. You know when you've seen photos of somewhere and think that the place can't actually be that beautiful in real life? Well cynics, Switzerland IS. Everywhere I looked in and around Oberhofen, there was so much natural beauty: the lake, the mountains, the forest. And the man-made elements aren't too shabby either: this cute castle, and more wooden chalets than you can shake a (Nordic walking) stick at. And the best thing of all was that there was no show, no pretension, no busloads of tourists queuing for snaps. Switzerland, you're one natural beauty. #oberhofen#Switzerland
It’s been awhile since I let someone in. I, like all, grew up with struggle... the kind of struggle that makes a woman strong 💪🏼. Independent. Unable to accept help. Terrified of being vulnerable. Unapologetic at times. Constantly reverting to survivor mode, even if the situation doesn’t warrant that behavior. One of my bff’s says that I have a lot of moxie. A term I wasn’t familiar with when it was first said (so google def came in clutch 😜). All of this is pretty much the long way to say that I am a tough cookie 🍪 to love. And vice versa. I used to think I was dead inside after some major past relationship trauma (self-inflicted of course being the #basicbitch that I am). If I was tho, I feel revitalized atm. I forgot the feeling of what it means to have a partner. One you can rely on. One you can open up to completely. One you can be your utmost disgusting self only to hone in on how to be a better person... for him. For me. For everyone exposed. I feel very blessed rn. And hope and trust you’ll find the same. ❤️#partnerincrime#PIC
ОСТРОВА - РЕЗОРТЫ НА МАЛЬДИВАХ🌴⠀
Остров резорт - это отель, который занимает полностью площадь одного атолла.
Цены варьируются от 15000р/сутки и выше до бесконечности😱
Обычно в стоимость не включены налоги (около 25%) и трансфер.⠀
Вот на трансфер я советую обратить внимание.
На ближайшие к Мале (аэропорт и столица) острова можно добраться на спидбоуте, стоит это относительно недорого 80-200$ на человека.
А вот на отдоленные атолы придется лететь на гидроплане, и цена может достигать 500-700$/чел.
Именно это стало причиной, почему выбор пал на наш первый отель - MALDIVES BANDOS, от Мале до него всего 15 мин на моторной лодке и никаких новых перелетов! ⠀
1. Самый крутой дайвинг центр на Мальдивах.⠀
2. Потрясающий коралловый риф, где можно увидеть черепах, акул, скатов и тд. ⠀
3. Самые лучшие отзывы на tripadvisor⠀
4. Невероятно вкусная еда: много морепродуктов, все не острое с учетом вкуса европейца. Судя по всему еда летит сюда прямо из Европы, потому что мы ели сыр бри один в один как во Франции (смотрите сториз!). На острове большой выбор разных ресторанов. ⠀
5. Остров небольшой, но и гостей не так много, обычно встречаешь их лишь на завтраке и ужине))⠀
6. Сервис. Это просто нечто! Все улыбчивые, сразу решают все вопросы. Уборка: 2 раза в день. Не успеваешь принести полотенце с пляжа,как его тут же меняют на новое. А еще огромный плюс, что ты даже не видишь этих людей😳⠀
7. Повсюду висят гамаки, качели (фоткаться😍😍😍), невероятно ухоженная зеленая территория.⠀
8. Никаких насекомых (может, нам просто повезло, ведь мы поехали в самый высокий сезон). ⠀
Из минусов я бы назвала наличие лишь 2 вилл на воде, а ведь так красиво, когда эти деревянные домики уходят в даль... да, я все и всегда проецирую на фотографию😂⠀
Если бронировать заранее стоимость проживания составляет 300$/сутки, а вот если тянуть с бронью, то цена взлетает аж до 500$. Конечно все еще зависит и от сезона. Пиком считается ноябрь-февраль. ⠀
Goldfish market HK🐠 Tung Choi Street North, better known as Goldfish market, is famous for shops of fish packed in little plastic bags.
Not sure how I feel about stuck animal fact, but as local explained, Feng Shui believers see aquarium of goldfish as a sign of luck, so no surprise this pet street is popular between locals 🐠🐟🦀
For a little explorer, it’s very important to go to the site well prepared.
And Little Lulu takes this work seriously! She’s got the wanderluster ocd of devouring as much information as she can before visiting places 😉 and Saqqara complex didn’t disappoint our expectations 🤩🤩🤩
And before exploring the tomb of Ti, we had to read the description in the book 📖 that Little Lulu bought on site and then we had to match what we read with what we saw. What we saw is waaaaay more beautiful.
Saqqara’s complex is such a rich site for kids as well, especially those with the archeologist bug like us 🙈
There’s a lot to explore and admire between pyramids like Saqqara and Unas (you can enter inside Unas pyramid which contains 283 of the 700 spells from the Pyramids Text), tombs with brightly colorful walls maintaing their mystery for 1000s of years, temples, Greco-Roman ruins etc and finally Imhotep museum.
horseback 🐎 and camel 🐪 riding is available too
“UNESCO world heritage 🌎”