– 2018/2 – postcard from Maldives

Really good 2nd day of the year… We chartered the hotel boat ‘Horizon’ for a day around the Atoll and the weather was good today too. (Can’t say it was brilliant all the time…) (And you can tell from the boys’ body language how happy they are to pose for a photo… ‘eye roll’… do…

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– 2018/1 – postcards from the Maldives

HAPPY NEW YEAR!! This is us last night.  ‘White party’  on the island (yes,  you can roll your eyes… I did), they gave the boys white hats and I got a feather boa (… I was secretly very pleased… shhh) Today we snorkelled and hang out in the pool… and then No 3 had his…

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– 186 – postcards from the Maldives

Where to begin… chronologically?  bit boring but it’s the simpler way…  I’m currently sitting in bed drinking coffee and facing the door to the outside of our villa.  It’s open to the most luscious equatorial rain I’ve ever seen.  It looks beautiful if you ignore the fact that … well… it’s a bit annoying to…

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– 166 – Louise Bourgeois

… One more post about my trip and then I’ll stop, I promise! I didn’t know much about the sculptor Louise Bourgeois aside from her giant spider sculptures and her later life visceral prints… as a matter of fact one of her spiders was on show at the MoMA and boy, that thing was HUGE.…

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– 165 – postcards from New York

Last day.Horrid weather.  Drenching.  Grey.  Dark. (New York has always got a certain charm but I didn’t have the right shoes that’s for sure…) So after packing up our suitcases we decided to go to a museum;  and what a remarkably unoriginal idea it turned out to be. The Moma was the closest so armed…

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– 164 – postcards from New York

… delicious brunch at The Cupping Room Cafe in Soho… blueberry pancakes drenched in maple syrup… so so good… (I was going to say drizzled, but it would have been a lie, I drowned them in the stuff!). Why Soho?  Because I had booked a punch needle workshop at Purl Soho ran by the lovely…

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– 163 – postcards from New York

Today, just for a change, we walked.  New York is so diverse that walking down a couple of streets can make you feel you’re in a different city altogether.  I love that.  You can’t get bored here. Chinatown… … downtown… and across the Brooklyn bridge… (look I’m here too… do you always find that you’re…

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– 162 – postcards from New York –

… So… up early for a long subway ride and a short ferry journey to Ellis Island (we visited the ‘big lady’ on our previous visit so this time we just waved as we sailed past) On Ellis Island we took a ‘hard hat’ tour  and went ‘behind the scene’ into all the abandoned buildings…

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– 161 – postcards from New York

Just pictures because I’m sooooo tired I could fall asleep mid sentence if I tried writing anything… Walking, Central Park, walking, The Met, walking walking walking, food and walking, 5th Avenue, walking… We had a fantastic first day.  We walked for miles.  We love this place. SaveSave

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