As a young couple with no kids, all l’Homme and I wanted to do (apart from visiting our respective families) was to explore far-flung destinations. Now, we 3 little ones in tow, our approach to holiday has changed a great deal. Among a few other things, we have certainly taken a huge amount of pleasure at discovering more of the UK. Not only is it a lot less expensive to travel to, we are the master of our time (no rush to make it anywhere at a specific time), we load the car with our belongings and off we go.
Hello all! We once again spent a big chunk of the school summer holidays in Brittany with my family. I have been going to Brittany for more than 30 years and the older I get the more I appreciate all the good things this area of France has to offer.
Here I would tell you why I find this region so special and why you must add this destination to your bucket list. Continue reading
Come and take a walk to one of London cherished street art corners: Brick Lane!
When I first moved to London, my student hall was only a 10-minute walk to Brick Lane in East London Continue reading
After about 14 years in London, I realised this year, I still had never visited the Wimbledon Tournament and experienced the unique atmosphere. We could have secured tickets with l’Homme via his tennis club but with our 3 little ones, the logistic and childcare cost would have made it a really pricey experience.
So when a group of photo enthusiasts organised a meetup to visit the place and spend the day out there I was all ears. However, as the date to make our way to the tournament got closer, lots of people started commenting on the groups’ forum that the queues to get tickets to access the grounds on the day were totally crazy and my hopes started to fade. I nearly did not attend the meetup feeling less than optimistic but I still went. Sometimes, the stars align and by a course of incredible circumstances, my mates Matt, John & Joseph were given the incredible chance to enter the grounds which was for me totally unbelievable. To put things into perspective, 9000 people camped overnight on a daily basis to get access to the tournament!!!
Sometimes, the stars align and by a course of incredible circumstances, my mates Matt, John & Joseph were given the incredible chance to enter the grounds which was for me totally unbelievable. To put things into perspective, 9000 people camp overnight on a daily basis to get access to the tournament!!!
I love exploring with my family. Going on an outing with them is something I really treasure and enjoy. Since welcoming our son 8 years ago we have visited a fair number of beautiful (and less beautiful) spots and I thought – since the summer is upon us and the holidays soon to start – that I would share with you my favourite 12. I must admit, the hard bit was not the selection of the places I wanted to talk to you about but find in my extensive archive of photos, the shots to illustrate each venue. I had to look through no less than 3 external hard drives (yes, I am a prolific photo taker;-))
[Note that I have intentionally not added the notorious kids’ friendly spots such as Peppa Pig World, Chessington, Bocketts Farm, Hobbledown etc which most of you already know.]
So, in no particular order (drum rolls;-), here is my selection:
1 – Garsons, the Pick-your-own farm (Surrey): a favourite place of ours.
So l’Homme and I celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary last month! Not that it came easy to reach that milestone, married life is full of beautiful moments but with that also comes lots of challenges especially if you become parents. We are, by no means, a perfect couple, actually, we have lots to work on but, we keep trying on getting it right. Anyway, 10 years is not a bad achievement and I certainly thought it was worth a mini celebration. I suggested to l’Homme we paid a visit to The Cotswolds, one of my favourite areas in Britain and where l’Homme proposed – so a bit of a symbol and a trip down the memory lane.
On our actual wedding anniversary, the weather was AMAZING: sunny and hot. Continue reading
During my last Paris visit, I was able to visit a couple of shops I had been wanting to discover by myself for a long time. Sometimes I struggle to become fully excited about a place until I visit it and see it with my own eyes. However, having visited these 2 shops now, I can assure you, you won’t be disapointed!
Mint & Lilies
Le coup de coeur!
I was lucky enough 2 weeks ago to return to my beloved hometown of Paris. With the arrival of our youngest and the busy life that turned out to be when you have 3 kids, I had not had a chance to visit this beautiful city in 3 long years. Finally, the stars aligned and I was able to spend a gorgeous 3-day weekend beware, this a photo filled post !
L’Homme and I love going away with the kids. We have done a fair share of UK holidays and quite a few in France too obviously (where I am from). This year, I craved sunshine and I was desperate to return to Spain.
I come from a family where Spain has always had a special status. Continue reading
I have been blown away by the number of gorgeous houses in London featuring wisteria over their front door. Since my love for photography is getting bigger by the day I am paying more and more attention to the beauty surrounding me. So tonight I just fancied a small photo based post to share my love for Spring in London.