Blooming El

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VENICE | OUR ITALIAN ADVENTURE

Venice was the final stop on our Italian adventure and the destination that had originally sparked the idea of the trip. I'd always wanted to visit Venice, a city of canals and gondolas. They say save the best till last, well I think we did.
We spent our first night in Mestre and even though I…

WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY #74

It's been another one of ~those~ weeks so far, a bit of an emotional roller-coaster shall we say?
However, surprisingly, I've found it quite easy to note down little moments that have made things easier and put a smile on my face.
Shall we?

My first street party What better way to kick …

WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY #73

How bizarre is it that this week is my 73rd instalment of Wonderful Wednesday and yesterday we celebrated my Grandad's 73rd birthday?! I guess it's also kind of sweet though!
Let's get to it...

80's soul jams I saw an advert for a new Ministry of Sound CD '80's Soul Jams&…

FIERY FLORENCE | OUR ITALIAN ADVENTURE

I've mentioned quite a few times that I wasn't blown away by Rome. G took me there for my birthday back in 2016 and whilst I enjoyed exploring the capital city, I had expected a totally different Italy. G wanted to make sure I experienced the Italy I had dreamt of and booked us a trip to P…

WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY #72

I'm having one of those mornings where I'm struggling to open my eyes. I'm not sure why, maybe I'm playing catch up. I did stay up quite late watching Misfits on Sunday, woops.
Or perhaps its this gorgeous weather we're having that's making me a sleepy mess, who knows?! I …

PISA | OUR ITALIAN ADVENTURE

Clouds smother the bare city walls, a misshapen tower leans at its core. Tourists hold empty ice cream cones and contort their bodies for the perfect shot. Shaking heads and 'no thank you''s greet the abundance of street vendors. Restaurant hosts stand proud with a menu in hand, inviting passers-by to seek shelter from the rain. 

leaning tower behind tree pisa

WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY #71

Hip hip hooray, it's the first #WonderfulWednesday of May! Yep, that's right. IT'S MAY GUYS. THIS IS NO JOKE. WE'RE NEARLY HALF WAY THROUGH 2018 ALREADY, EEK. 
It'll be the big C soon! Quick, let's get through the list...


Phone calls One of my best pals Christine phoned me …
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