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Postcards from Chefchaouen

Postcards from Chefchaouen

‘Blue thou art, intensely blue; Flower, whence came thy dazzling hue?’ – James Montgomery. I’ll admit it, hands up, guilty. Chefchaouen, or The Blue Pearl, is the first place that I’ve travelled to because Instagram inspired me. This stunning city in the heart of the Rif mountains is every single shade of blue that you can imagine, and I wanted a slice of the pie. So, when £50 return flights to Fes came up one random weekend in April, I…

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When I Miss New Zealand…

When I Miss New Zealand…

‘I feel that New Zealand is my second home.’ – Luke Evans. When I miss New Zealand, I like to look back over my favourite photos from the eighteen months I lived there and reminisce over the good times I had. I miss New Zealand less than I used to (i.e. not every single day anymore), but waves of ‘homesickness’ for the Land of the Long White Cloud do still hit me from time to time and I feel anxious…

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Postcards from Bruges

Postcards from Bruges

‘Bruges is a beautiful medieval city, almost untouched by time.’ – James Frain. Bruges is the sort of city that lures you down it’s narrow cobbled streets and instantly charms you with it’s beautiful architecture and comforting chocolate box scenes. You know, the sort of chocolates that you might give to an elderly neighbour at Christmas… It’s a picture perfect city, and the ideal location for another of my ‘Postcards from…’ posts. You may remember that my last lot of…

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HTMW Recaps – January 2017

HTMW Recaps – January 2017

I normally add a quote to the beginning of each post that sums up or enhances my writing. However, I’m going to use my monthly recaps as an opportunity to sum up the month – be it the mood, the weather, my feelings… Anything really! This month has been crazy on a global level (I can’t even begin…), and I posted the picture at the beginning of this post on Instagram the day after Trump’s inauguration with the following quote: ‘Together we can…

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Sunsets and Their Stories

Sunsets and Their Stories

‘The sky broke like an egg into full sunset and the water caught fire.’ – Pamela Hansford Johnson. Being a night owl rather than a someone who particularly enjoys the morning, I’m far more likely to see a sunset than a sunrise. I’ve been pretty lucky to have seen some amazing sunsets throughout my years, both when travelling and at home in Wales too. It’s been in the back of my mind for some time now to collate some of the more memorable sunsets…

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The Long Journey Home: Exploring Architecture

The Long Journey Home: Exploring Architecture

‘The mother art is architecture. Without an architecture of our own we have no soul of our own civilisation.’ – Frank Lloyd Wright. I blame P for the fact that, when I flick through my photo albums from our Long Journey Home, the majority of my photos are of buildings and architecture. His strong interest and enthusiasm for the subject has obviously rubbed off on me. Not that I mind in the slightest. Apart from food, something that I don’t always…

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The Long Journey Home: Snapshots So Far

The Long Journey Home: Snapshots So Far

‘A good snapshot stops a moment from running away.’ – Eudora Welty. If there is one thing I have discovered whilst I’ve been on my current travels, it’s that I often find it hard to digest and absorb everything I am seeing and doing at the time. This goes some way to explaining why I’ve been so pitifully bad at posting anything about our Long Journey Home so far. Yes, it IS partly laziness and the fact that I’m enjoying…

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Postcards from the South Island

Postcards from the South Island

Above: Lake Pukaki ‘There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds.’ – Gilbert K. Chesterton. So, after my brief diversion the other day to write a little about anxiety (I have been feeling a lot better for these past few days), it’s now back to the regular (kind of) scheduled posts!! Despite the anxiety I’ve been experiencing, I have been having some good times on the South Island so far, and I’ve been loving some of…

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The Rice Terraces of the Cordillera Mountains

The Rice Terraces of the Cordillera Mountains

‘Rice is great if you’re really hungry and want to eat two thousand of something.’ – Mitch Hedberg. We were provided with tantalising glimpses of the rice terraces before we even began walking downhill. We were dropped off by our trike driver at a viewpoint at the highest point we reached before descending once more. He leaned against his vehicle and smoked a cigarette and watched us quietly whilst we took photos and prepared ourselves for the hike downhill. The…

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Wellington Street Art

Wellington Street Art

‘This world is but a canvas to our imagination.’ – Henry David Thoreau. Although I’ve lived in Wellington for over a year now, it’s only since I came back from my six weeks away that I’ve really begun to notice the large amount of amazing street art that decorates walls and buildings everywhere you look in the city. Since I started looking out for it (with this blog post in mind), I literally cannot believe I missed so much before. …

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