Category: Travel

The New Forest / A trip to Moonrise Kingdom…

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I went to the New Forest at the weekend with my boyfriend to do lots of walking and forest adventuring.Β As soon as we got there, I spotted a group of cub scouts sat by the forest that looked like they were from 1960! It felt like we were Suzy and Sam inΒ Moonrise Kingdom. There were wild ponies and horses everywhere and pretty lakes with secret rope swings. We walked for 23 miles over two days, only stopping off to eat cream tea in a village and to have cold beer. Next time I want to go camping with a portable record player, pink peter pan collar dress, binoculars and picnic basket!

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Paris pt. 3 – Walking and Le Chien

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On our last day in Paris, we did some walking and exploring in the sun…DSC_3417
There seemed to be some craft event going on, I loved these crochet flowers attached to this gate!DSC_3422 DSC_3428
French woofter!
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And back to Londres!

Paris pt. 2 – Deyrolle and Blueberry sushi

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We visited Deyrolle which is an amazing shop in Paris! You can buy all the taxidermy in there. They had a giraffe, a polar bear and other big bears, if you had over 20k of euros to spend, this is the place! They have drawers and drawers of beetles, bugs and butterflies that you can select and get put in beautiful boxes too.
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(I got told off for taking photos… iphone photos i’m afraid! Would have loved to have photographed EVERYTHING in there!)

Earlier in the week we watched Jiro Dreams Of Sushi which is an incredible documentary based around sushi master Jiro Ono who is still running his business of amazing Michelin Star sushi at the age of 85! It is very inspiring and also made us hungry for Sushi.

I read about Blueberry Maki Bar online and it was in the top 10 reviewed restaurants out of nearly 10,000 on Trip Adviser so we visited! It did not disappoint. The food was perfect, and I don’t really even like sushi..
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Feeling rather drunk and full of food we rode the metro back to near our hotel.
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Paris – Mama Shelter & Eiffel Tower adventures

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We arrived at our hotel Mama Shelter (which is amazing!!) and settled in nicely..
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It was not the best weather in the world but we did the most touristy thing you can do and went to visit the Eiffel tower! And what a wonderful fella he is..
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I decided the Eiffel tower looks like the Blackpool tower (check out my northern points of reference!)
We walked and explored and ended up in Jardin des Tuileries..DSC_3277
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And visited the Opera in the rain..
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Hungry as always, we ate pizza and drank beers in the Pizzeria at Mama Shelter, it was delicious.DSC_3336 DSC_3338 DSC_3344
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Amsterdam pt. 3 – Rijksmuseum & Dutch pancakes

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The Rijksmuseum museum had just opened again in April after almost ten years of renovation, so we visited!DSC_3139
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A Mondrian YSL dress!DSC_3217
You know you’re a designer/illustrator when the thing that excites you the most in this museum is the style guide. Oh god. LOVE. The colour palettes are also designed based on the most famous paintings in their collection. Amazing!DSC_3203 DSC_3205 DSC_3208
Afterwards we ate delicious nutella, banana, strawberry and cream filled pancakes!
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