24 Nov 2019

French Riviera: Visiting Sunny Nice

French Riviera: Nice

Like our trip to Copenhagen last year, our trip to Nice was booked less than a month in advance on a bit of a whim. Despite my love and excitement for Autumn, a few days of sun was exactly what I needed just before those leaves truly turned at home.

If you’re avoiding the museums and art galleries (which I do on most trips, philistine that I am), the sights to see include the Promenade des Anglaise, Castle Hill Park, the Old Town, the Russian Cathedral, Fountain of the Sun and the Promenade du Paillon. We saw most of these sights in one day, just by wandering around the city in an aimless fashion. The weather was a perfect 21c and we came across everything almost by accident as we soaked in the sun and ate copious amounts of ice cream (there were so many incredible ice cream parlours). 

I fell hard for Nice, completely unexpectedly. Admittedly I had no expectations which often helps, but I also found that Nice is the perfect city to go to if you just fancy a bit of sun and doing not much in particular. I liked it so much more than Paris (I’ve had some great times in Paris but I’m still not entirely sure I get what the fuss is about… soz) and I could have quite happily spent a week there just moseying about. The bright blues of the Mediterranean, the intricate French streets, the spectacular sunsets; it was all-round lovely.

French Riviera: Nice
French Riviera: Nice
French Riviera: Nice
French Riviera: Nice
French Riviera: Nice
French Riviera: Nice
French Riviera: Nice
French Riviera: Nice
French Riviera: Nice
French Riviera: Nice
French Riviera: Nice
French Riviera: Nice
French Riviera: Nice
French Riviera: Nice
French Riviera: Nice
French Riviera: Nice
French Riviera: Nice




22 Nov 2019

Photo Diary: Devon & The Eden Project

Dartmouth, Devon & The Eden Project

At the end of September, Gary and I headed to Dartmouth, Devon for our annual week of eating, sleeping, pub-ing. This year we also had a lil day trip to the Eden Project which was so interesting. A few photos from the week:

Dartmouth, Devon & The Eden Project
Dartmouth, Devon & The Eden Project
Dartmouth, Devon & The Eden Project
Dartmouth, Devon & The Eden Project
Dartmouth, Devon & The Eden Project
Dartmouth, Devon & The Eden Project
Dartmouth, Devon & The Eden Project
Dartmouth, Devon & The Eden Project
Dartmouth, Devon & The Eden Project
Dartmouth, Devon & The Eden Project
Dartmouth, Devon & The Eden Project
Dartmouth, Devon & The Eden Project
Dartmouth, Devon & The Eden Project
Dartmouth, Devon & The Eden Project
Dartmouth, Devon & The Eden Project
Dartmouth, Devon & The Eden Project
Dartmouth, Devon & The Eden Project
Dartmouth, Devon & The Eden Project
Dartmouth, Devon & The Eden Project


13 Nov 2019

A Photo A Day | October 2019

A photo a day, October 2019
1 October 2019
Location: Eden Project, Cornwall 
A little day trip to visit the rainforest! 

A photo a day, October 2019
2 October 2019
Location: Dartmouth, Devon
Bright and crisp days call for brunch on the beach and you shan’t convince me otherwise πŸ–

A photo a day, October 2019
3 October 2019
Location: Dartmouth, Devon
Struck down by a ruthless cold πŸ˜‘ so headed out for a chocolate milkshake and some sea air in the hope it would cure. It didn’t but it was a nice break from feeling like my sinuses are trying to kill me πŸ€’

A photo a day, October 2019
4 October 2019
Location: Dartmouth, Devon
Final full day by the seaside so it became vitally important that I got my hands on some fish and chips 🍟

A photo a day, October 2019
5 October 2019
Location: Ely
We all know I’m a sucker for a pretty sky even if it is in Tesco carpark, which was our first port of call after the 5 and a half hour drive home because no body wants to be greeted by the post-holiday empty fridge...

A photo a day, October 2019
6 October 2019
Location: Home, Ely
Sunday was refuse-to-move-from-the-sofa day because Gary caught my cold and we officially became the lurgy house 🀧

A photo a day, October 2019
7 October 2019
Location: Ely
My boots match the leaves and I am really rather happy about it πŸ˜πŸ‚

A photo a day, October 2019
8 October 2019
Location: Home, Ely
Tuesday moods πŸ™ƒ

A photo a day, October 2019
9 October 2019
Location: Cork & Bottle Wine Bar, London
‘Sorry, my colleague is confused, can I just confirm you said you wanted ALL the cheeses on the menu?’

A photo a day, October 2019
10 October 2019
Location: Luton Airport
Ready for take off. The lurgy lingers but I have my own personal loon to jump around and keep me chipper 😍

A photo a day, October 2019
11 October 2019
Location: Nice, France
Nice is nice. 

A photo a day, October 2019
12 October 2019
Location: Monaco
Visited the world’s second-smallest country which was a bit like visiting a toy town, a toy town with lots of yachts 🀷🏻‍♀️πŸ›₯

A photo a day, October 2019
13 October 2019
Location: Nice, France
Could discuss how lovely Nice is, could discuss how crackin’ this hot chocolate was, could even discuss being held on the tarmac whilst a drunk moron was removed from the plane (thanks for the two hour delay mate). But really, today’s caption needs to focus on two things. 1) My awesome sister loudly telling the other moron on the plane where him and his outrageous misogynist comments needed to go. That’s my girl πŸ’ͺ🏻 2) The pigeon photobombing this photo. Top work pal.

A photo a day, October 2019
14 October 2019
Location: Ely
It’s not the bright blues of the Mediterranean but it’s homeπŸ’™

A photo a day, October 2019
15 October 2019
Location: Ely
Commuter views. 

A photo a day, October 2019
16 October 2019
Location: Sheffield
When shit hits the fan, thank god for cats, alcohol and understanding work colleagues. 

A photo a day, October 2019
17 October 2019
Location: Sheffield
Waiting for me to open the window so he can climb in... 

A photo a day, October 2019
18 October 2019
Location: Sheffield
Melancholy walks.  

A photo a day, October 2019
19 October 2019
Location: Sheffield
Dad and I spent a good while in the John Lewis Christmas section on Saturday. I’d say we were trying to cheer ourselves up after a crap week but really, we have always been little Christmas elves obsessed with the sparkly decorations πŸŽ…πŸΌ

A photo a day, October 2019
20 October 2019
Location: Home, Ely
Moody skies in Ely after finally making it home on Sunday 🌌 

A photo a day, October 2019
21 October 2019
Location: Ely
You will always be the most beautiful season in my eyes Autumn 🍁😍

A photo a day, October 2019
22 October 2019
Location: Cambridgeshire
Half 5 starts mean misty sunrises on the train and it almost makes the painful alarm call worth it πŸ’€ 

A photo a day, October 2019
23 October 2019
Location: Ely station
As above 

A photo a day, October 2019
24 October 2019
Location: Ely
Autumnal feels. 

A photo a day, October 2019
25 October 2019
Location: Ey
Even more autumnal feels. 

A photo a day, October 2019
26 October 2019
Location: Home, Ely
Made The Anna Edit's monster cookies (if you know, you know) and they are the best. 

A photo a day, October 2019
27 October 2019
Location: Home, Ely
Catching up on BBC dramas. 

A photo a day, October 2019
28 October 2019
Location: Chesterfield
Sunshine for Nana ❤️

A photo a day, October 2019
29 October 2019
Location: Home, Ely
Emergency last-minute crumble making for the Bake Off final. Paul would have marked me way down on presentation but high on taste and speed 🍰

A photo a day, October 2019
30 October 2019
Location: Kings Cross, London
Oh look, another photo from a train station 🀷🏻‍♀️🌺

A photo a day, October 2019
31 October 2019
Location: The Fens
Stunning scenes from the train window (those geese)😍 .