I really don’t need any excuse to visit Paris. It is one of my favourite cities for a myriad of reasons – the river running through its heart, the gruffness of locals, the architecture, the history, the food – I could go on forever and I’ve mentioned it in various posts on the blog before,… Continue reading Twelve Hours in Paris
I like to run away. Not to cities with a bag full of my earthly possessions but to the places where people aren’t. Give me swaying trees, give me vast skies, give me shores with water softly lapping or white waves crashing. Give me nature. It’s in nature that I feel reconnected. The problems of… Continue reading Curiosity Killed… Scotland Road Trip
I knew I should’ve taken the earlier train – it meant that I missed service on the breakfast menu at the increasingly popular Holybelly cafe and thus missed the savoury stack of pancakes that I’d been craving for a year!! (They were closed for refurbishment last time I visited in September.) And it meant I… Continue reading Curiosity Killed in Paris – encore!
Part one about my day in Brussels is here. Read it already? Then you may continue… I didn’t really know much about this pretty little city until I watched the film. Yes, that one with Colin Whatshisface. Delightfully dark tale. I remember thinking what a charming little place, I must visit it! Sadly, I think quite… Continue reading Curiosity Killed… In Bruges
I’d barely looked up from my iPad, watching a Storyville documentary on an FBI informant whilst on the Eurostar, headphones on loud to drown out the rowdy lot sat ahead of us (they were on shots as the train departed at 8:04 a-fricking-m) and hadn’t realised we’d pulled in to Brussels’ Gare du Midi. It’s… Continue reading Curiosity Killed… In Brussels
Before the mist clears from my mind, let me share a few quick thoughts about the beautiful and brilliantly simple installation by Ann Veronica Janssens that I visited. Three coloured lights of yellow, pink and blue and mist; such a simple premise but one that was enticing for me and enough people for a 35… Continue reading yellowpinkblue
So you may have read about my adventures in Paris, (links here to part one and part deux if you’d like to catch up) and joining hubby who was there for a trade show. I was given the opportunity to tag along on the Saturday and headed to the Parc des Expositions de Villepinte, located… Continue reading Maison+Objet
If you’re reading this before reading part one, do that and then settle yourself in. I left our little tale at the Musee D’Orsay, the stunning museum of art and sculpture on the Left Bank of the Seine and headed off to another pantheon of culture, the Opera Garnier. I’ve photographed and walked past this… Continue reading Curiosity killed… in Paris! Part deux
The last day of August should have been a beautiful and sunny one, but it coincided with a Bank Holiday so of course it would be rainy and miserable! After a much needed lie-in and a lazy start to the day, I needed to get out of the house. A quick trip to the shops… Continue reading Gin-Gin!