Holiday Memories of South Africa

You’ve probably seen a few people recently blogging about their holiday memories for the Holiday Postcards competition, and I had a think about the best holiday I’d ever taken, so without further ado… In January 2010 I spent three weeks travelling around South Africa. It was the most amazing holiday, and one day I want to go back and take my daughter to explore. You can see the route we took below, all three thousand kilometres of it! I ate the most divine steak, got addicted to biltong and met…

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Tintagel Castle & an outfit

    This is what happens when I ask Sam to take pictures… bump shots. Top H&M (not maternity, just bigger sized) and Skirt H&M Maternity. Shoes Peacocks. Also check out the trout pout on the right picture, it’s the only reason I left it in! This is what I wore when we ventured to the North coast of Cornwall, we visited Newquay (I didn’t really like it, it reminded me of the 70’s… in a bad way! but the beach was pretty as it was empty!) Padstow, and Tintagel Castle.…

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Lakes & Mountains

             Accidently found ourselves at the foot of hardknott pass, a notorious road over the top of a couple of mountains… “Oh, I think we should turn back, this looks tricky” I said, “Nahhh, it cant be that bad!” said Sam. Alright for him, the non driver comfortably in the passenger seat!   half way up, looking back where we had driven from, and looking forward towards the summit!   But we reached it! We climbed that lumpy rock, and this is the view! (1,289 ft) See!…

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In which I fly, kind of

At the beach Last Sunday after a Birthday BBQ for my friend Elisa at her mums house, I took a stroll with Emily down to the beach where I used to spend a lot of time when I was younger, as I was back in my old stomping ground (ha! west sussex…) Whenever I spend time with Emily we tend to find something a little odd to do purely by accident. Last time it was climbing up the decorative bench in Littlehampton (ignoring the no climbing signs) and this time…

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Bath in pictures

              [taken with an olympus e520 or a sony point and shoot thingy] Bath was pretty, and a bit damp. I got back over two weeks ago, and am only just getting round to posting these. I haven’t yet unpacked my suitcase either. Sophie has since been and come back from bath too, and you can see her pictures here. I took way more than this, but wouldn’t want to bore you too much. If you are desperate for more you can see them on my facebook…

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In which I visit Nymans Gardens

Sunday before last was a day of beauty; Sunny weather, a picnic in the lovely gardens of a (partly in ruins) stately home, then an afternoon of watching my fiancé hurtle around an American football pitch attempting to practically kill his opponents whilst they attempt to practically kill him. Whilst the boys got their practise on at the pitch, Karina and I drove (through the windiest but prettiest little lanes, thanks google maps!) to Nymans Gardens, which is a National Trust property not far from Gatwick.    Should that boy…

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Norfolk Broads #2

you can see the first photo diary of my trip here   Potter Heigham          An actual real life Heron!           Irstead

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Norfolk Broads #1

   Horning      Trees in Salhouse    Ranworth & view from the top of the Church Norwich City Centre  

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In which I ride Dragons

In January I went to Germany, and did a few little daytrips with Emily who was living there at the time, below is a video we made in Worms, where we rode dragons (I’m not lying, I promise) Oh and you get a mini Germany lesson from Emily!        

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In which I go to Heidelberg

  Heidelberg is possibly the prettiest city there ever was! It has a castle, a river (Neckar) with arched bridges, lots of church spires and is nestled in a wooded valley. The epitome of picturesque. When I was there it was a very cold and foggy day, so hopefully one day I will visit in the summer and see it drenched in glorious sunshine! Just over a week after we left, the river froze over! The view towards the city from the Castle. (I didnt mean for this to be…

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In which I share random pictures from my trip

At the Zoo frou frou wedding frocks       The animation in the lift up to the top of a skyscraper, and a random (BIG) green man Amazingly fun and entertaining train set in Frankfurt train station!    The Guy in the red tights is talented to walk in heels that high, and be a man. Sam on a really long escalator                hot schokoladen! Emily with a wall, lizard door handle on a cathedral, posers in front of a nunnery         Candles & a veryyyyyy long cargo train…

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In which I visit Germany – Frankfurt

  Sam & I spent three days and nights in Frankfurt, before I headed south to stay with my friend Emily… I’d done a bit of research before we went, but we went with an open mind as to what we should do! (Sam would disagree with me I think!) On day one we headed to the Explora museum, via the tram (I LOVE TRAMS, trains on the street, always a winner). The museum is an odd place, built in a big bunker type thing, with oodles of holograms, and…

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