It’s no secret that I love photos. They’re a great way to refresh your memory of amazing things that you’ve experienced, and also to show people what you’ve been up to when words just don’t do it justice. Something I always do on my way home from a city break…

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Review | Saal Digital Photo Book

As a child, my mum always got our holiday photos developed. They usually ended up in a photo album, or made their way to the ‘to be sorted’ basket. But even now, we still pull them out every now and then to reminisce of the good ol’ times. Nowadays, everything…

Prague, Czech Republic

Prague is a beautiful city, and after spending four days there I got just a taste of everything on offer. With so much history, stunning architecture and amazing Christmas markets – yes, it’s coming up to that time again! – it is a great city to explore! Here are some of…

Cologne Cathedral, Germany

Taking a whopping 632 years to finish building, it’s easy to see why this iconic cathedral welcomes over 20,000 visitors a year. Finally finished in 1880, Kölner Dom has since survived World War II despite the rest of the city being largely flattened, and been added to UNESCO World Heritage…

Photo Friday: Stately Home

Luton Hoo is a country estate, home to a luxury hotel, restaurant, golf course and spa. Sitting between Luton, Bedfordshire and Harpenden, Hertfordshire, it has a history of over 300 years. But most importantly, I got to enjoy lunch there today, meaning I got to take some snaps of the…

Photo Friday: Het Zand Fountain

There are a few squares in Bruges, each with its own character. Although Grote Markt steals most of the limelight, when exploring the city and stumbling upon others, we saw this fountain at Het Zand, between Grote Markt and the train station. There are some questionable figures on the fountain,…

Photo Friday: In Love With A Lake

There’s a park close to my house with a lovely lake and plenty of space to enjoy a relaxing walk. We recently had a very rare, stunningly sunny day, and I just had to take advantage of the opportunity to try out my new camera! The place itself is really…

Photo Friday: Rainy Brussels

We arrived in Brussels to find a rainy city – not great when you are trying to find your hotel and pulling a super heavy suitcase for a 20-minute walk! As we got to the hotel, one of the things the receptionist advised we do was climb the ‘mountain’ for…

Photo Friday: Christmas Tree

As we draw closer to the festive period, or more importantly the big day (Christmas…), decorations are popping up all over the country and all over the world. I saw this tree in the main square Grote Markt, Brussels yesterday. During the day, it’s an averagely impressive Christmas tree, but…

Photo Friday: The Thinker

One of Rodin’s most famous pieces, I knew of the sculpture without knowing the name of it or the artist who created it. It wasn’t until we visited Musée Rodin in Paris that I spotted the sculpture (not hard, it’s big!) and I put two and two together. Many of…

Photo Friday: Woodwork

Growing up as a child, my Grandad used to do a lot of woodwork. I was always amazed at the things he had carved and created, and so when we visited Berlin on our last visit, childhood memories came flooding back at the sight of the woodwork in the shops!…

Photo Friday: London Eye

Officially opened on the 31st December 1999, the Millennium Wheel was built to celebrate the new millennium. Now known as the London Eye, there are 32 sealed, air-conditioned pods that offered the highest panoramic views of London before the viewing platform of the Shard opened, from Europe’s biggest ferris wheel.…

Photo Friday: Monkey Cake

Last weekend was the Cake and Bake Show 2014 in London. A variety of cakes, savoury products, cooking equipment and general kitchen equipment was on show and sale. But hidden at one end of the exhibition was a cake competition, and some of the cakes on show were amazing. The monkey…

Photo Friday: Cloud Surfing

I’m not a great fan of flying at times, and yet at other times I love it. On our recent trip to Tenerife there was no way I could hate the flight – it was so smooth, hardly any turbulence and stunning views to match! As I sat and peered…

Photo Friday: Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum in London, England does not only house a ton of fascinating historical artefacts, but the building itself is also stunning. There’s so much detail on the old buildings of London that just driving through can be fascinating.  They just don’t make them the same anymore!    …

Photo Friday: Mona Lisa

This world famous portrait of the Mona Lisa hangs proudly in the Louvre in Paris. Painted by Leonardo da Vinci, the piece has an air of mystery – people are unsure as to the identity of the lady in the painting, the reason for its commission, who in fact commissioned…

Photo Friday: Colourful Tree

Well, your guess is as good as mine! In the upmarket London area of Mayfair, there’s a small park surrounded by fancy hotels and top-notch car showrooms. It’s a lovely little oasis in the midst of all the traffic and huge buildings. And in the middle – this random tree.…