Staying Sane In Uni After A Gap Year

Starting university is difficult enough if you’ve just made it through the end of high school. You might feel like you’ve only just finished writing exams and now you’re writing tests and essays and you’re back in the classroom already – holidays are over. Now, I don’t want to sound pretentious, but try doing that…

Day Tripping to Hermanus

 I hope you’re all having a good lazy sunday! Yesterday we had to go and pick up my little brother from a cross country camp in Hermanus and we decided to make a day of it. Hermanus is only about an hour and half away and it is such a beautiful drive. Unfortunately, there have…

Platform One Eatery |Winters Drift

Last week my family and I took a trip to Elgin to visit Winters Drift Winery and have lunch at the restaurant there, called Platform One. It’s at the old Elgin Station, and is the most beautiful and peaceful setting for a lunch. We sat outside, which is literally right on the tracks and it was…

Stellenbosch Slow Food Market

Today was such a beautiful day that we decided to go up to the Stellenbosch Slow Food Market at Oude Libertas, in Stellenbosch. This market is on every Saturday, and has food, drinks, clothes, crafts, jewellery and a hundred and one other things as well. It is a favourite of my family’s and we go…

Craft House Eatery | Milnerton

I want to showcase the little hidden places that I come across in South Africa more, and this is one I found today! source  source Yesterday I was in Milnerton, Cape Town, for my best friends birthday and this morning we went to get breakfast from this cute little place on the Island in Milnerton called Craft…

Blaauklippen Market | Advent Calendar Day 14

      Blogmas has had to take a bit of a backseat because I haven’t really done anything worth blogging – I didn’t think reading about me working and serving people wine would be all that interesting. But on Sunday I went to the Blaauklippen Market in Stellebosch. I had only been home a…

Berlin Sights | Tiergarten & Siegessäule

On the only sunny day I had in Berlin I went to the Tiergarten and climbed up the Siegessäule, which is in the centre of the main roundabout in the garden’s centre. This is something that I recommend anyone who is going to Berlin to do. It is best to do it on a clear day,…

Berlin Sights | The Street Art

                    If you’ve been reading this blog for any length of time, you’ll know that I’m kind of a little bit of obsessed with street art and graffiti. I did two huge posts on the street art in Shoreditch and that only fuelled my obession. When I was last in Europe, two years ago, I…

Berlin Sights | The Berliner Dom

             I think I mentioned it before, but to me it is more that worth mentioning again  – The Berliner Dom (or Berlin Cathedral). I fell in love with the building on my first day, and it was a grey and overcast light that didn’t even showcase the building too well. So, obviously you can…

Berlin |Part Three

 Okay, last part of my day to day time in Berlin! Click here for Part One and Part Two. Day Seven        Day seven turned out to be, like most other days, pretty grim weather wise. But, I was determined to do something and so sheltering my camera from the rain I made my way…

Berlin | Part Two

Part Two of my time in Berlin – you can find Part One here. Day Five         Day Five was a weird one, because of the time we spent on the bus on the way back from Kiel it felt like the day went very quickly. I still managed to do quite a lot…

Berlin | Part One

I’m back! The silence is over! I’m going to try something a little different for my stories about Berlin and do a quick diray-style overview of what I did in two posts, and then seperate ones to focus on my favorite places again. I managed to, somehow in 8 days, take over 700 photos so…

Greenwich For A Day

   Here’s something to read while I’m in Germany, a good old fashioned picture filled post:    On Sunday, Rememberance Day, we went up to Greenwich. I’ve never been before (or I did when I was tiny and don’t remember, I don’t know), and frankly I kind of only knew about the Greenwich Meridian and…

Pack Up Your Troubles … And Go To Germany

I’ve been feeling really unsettled recently, and wanting to go home or go somewhere else or do something different and so my plans to travel could not have come at a better time. I had been planning on going to Switzerland, but the travel arrangements and communication wasn’t going very well and since I’ve always…

Urban Food Festival | Shoreditch

On Saturday I stopped off at the Urban Food Festival, which is a night food market that takes place every week. This week it was in Shoreditch and had a Halloween theme, and since I love Halloween and food, and Shoreditch this seemed like a pretty perfect combination. There wasn’t much light, so my pictures…

Exhibtions to Visit | London Design Museum

I went to the London Design Museum last week, and you can see by the picture below I really chose the best day to go – I mean, everyone loves forgetting an umbrella on the one day of the week it rains right? I had seen posters for the Women Fashion Power exhibition, and I’d…

Science Museum, Glass Bridges and Bubbles

 On Wednesday I went up to London again, and took a look around the Science Museum. I always loved the museum when my sister and I used to go with my dad when we were little. It used to have the most amazing earthquake room, where they recreated the effects of an earthquake on a…

Shoreditch Street Art Tour | Platform 39 | Part Two

27 September Part two! – These works are mainly the ones that I saw that weren’t talked about on the tour, so I don’t have much backstory for these guys – just some opinions, and some beautiful art. In case you didn’t see it, this tour is explained in my previous post which you find…

Shoreditch Street Art Tour | Platform 39 | Part One

27 September Oh, look, another story spread over multiple posts, what a surprise. But seriously, this time I really tried to cut down the amount of photos, and this really is barely a quarter of the photos that I actually took. So be appreciative. Anyway, I went to a Street Art walking tour/course in Shoreditch…

Mini Review | Ask Italian

19th September On Friday night, after a really long week of doing a lot of things – just getting back from France and running around the Design Festival – a break was seriously in order. So a table was booked at Ask Italian and I had a really good time. The atmosphere inside was actually…

London Design Festival 2014 | Trafalgar Square

19th Spetember “A Place Called Home” in Trafalgar Square, by Jasper Morrison, PATTERNITY, Studioilse and Raw Edges. Sponsored by Airbnb, four houses were created in Trafalgar Square, each artist or group having been asked to visualise a piece that they felt conveyed ‘home’. It was so interesting to see the different concepts that were put…

London Design Festival 2014 | V&A

19th September Guess who forgot about the London Design Festival until 3 days before it finished? After I got back from France and spent an entire day blogging, I realised that I had missed almost all of the London Design Festival, which kind of sucked. I went up on the Friday and Saturday, but the…

Emptying My Bag Out: France Edition

I found all of these littering the bottom of my handbag, and thought that I’d share some of the many cards from places we visited in France (clockwise from top left): 1. Le Dome – Restaurant we went to on our full day in Dijon for lunch. Pretty good – I had their mussles and frites,…

Dijon Part 3 | Getting Lost, Alesia and Grill & Cow

15th September Carrying on from yesterday’s post, we got into the car and headed out of Dijon for a little road trip. It turned out that just the drive itself was beautiful, we didn’t even need to go anywhere in particular. I took about 500 photo’s through the car window, and so little of them…

Dijon Part 2 | Churches, Flying Buttresses and Lunch

  15th September This was one very long post but I decided to break it up again into two because it was way too long. So you have more to read about France now, and abotu five million more pictures to look through – lucky you! The next morning we took a walk to a…

Dijon Part 1 | Route des Grands Crus, Owls and Pizza

14th September   I had to cut down the number of pictures for this post by more than half, and there’s still a lot, so I’m sort of of sorry in advance – but not really because Dijon was so beautiful that I had to share it all.      On the road to Dijon!…

Lyon Part 2 | Art, Food Markets and Fish

14th September I’ve divided my Sunday in France into two parts, Lyon Part 2 and Dijon Part 1, because there are just too many pictures and too many things to be said in one post. Lyon in the morning was even prettier than it had looked the night before. We checked out of the hotel…

Lyon Part 1| Bonjour Internet

13th September – Bonjour Internet, did I mention that I went to France? The Saturday that we went to France was not the best of days to be honest, to begin with anyway. We had to leave the apartment early because of a mix up with another booking, so we had a whole day ahead…

Borough Market, Jamie’s Italian and STOMP

After a meeting with my dad, we went into London again. I am still sick, yay, so after dosing myself up on more medicine from the highly unhelpful pharmacy people at Boots, we got onto a train and went to Borough Market. Onion Bhaji’s! It is such a cute market setting… Oh, there’s the Shard…

Crackington Haven | Cornwall

17th – 20th August – Crackington Haven, Cornwall I know that I said it was in Devon in a previous post, but I had misunderstood the information, I went with my friend to her family gathering in Devon before going onto to Cornwall the next day. Just to clear that up. Crackington Haven turned out…