– 2018/147 – postcards from Croatia

I’m back!! The suitcases have been emptied, the first load of washing is in and I’ve put away the grocery delivery (genius move on my behalf, no trips to the supermarket on the first day back home…), so coffee in hand I’m going to show you the wonderfulness that is Croatia, Southern Croatia, the Dalmatian […]

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– 2018/132 – last postcards from Paris

You will be glad to see this is the last post about our stay in Paris… as I’m writing this I’m sitting at my kitchen table at home having just been food shopping, having sorted out a locksmith because our front door won’t let us out, sorted out the gate people because they didn’t show […]

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– 2018/130 – postcards from Paris

Last full day. Fondation Louis Vuitton, designed by Frank Gehry and opened in 2014. Fascinating building. Great exhibition of modern/contemporary art. (Francois Morellet) Yves Klein Alberto Giacometti. And the amazing Japanese artist Takashi Murakami….   SaveSave

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– 2018/129 – postcards from Paris

Breakfast… Tuileries Gardens and amusement park with big the wheel and unforgettable views Le Louvre Musee d’Orsay Tour Eiffel Sacre Coeur After lunch: Pere Lachaise Cemetery (Oscar Wild was also buried there, but his tomb was covered in plexiglass because people kept leaving messages/graffity etc. so hard to take a decent pic) Atelier du Lumières, […]

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– 2018/128 – postcards from Paris

This morning we left history and art and turned our attention to science instead, mainly to appease the ‘tween’ who has ‘no interest in paintings’.  At all. Science museum then. We decided to hop in a taxi to travel overground rather than underground in the metro… it was interesting to realise how big Paris actually […]

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– 2018/127 – postcards from Paris

Day 2. Once Mr M and No 2 finally got out of bed, and after a quick cappuccino and croissant breakfast we headed for the Picasso Museum.  You would have been excused in thinking I was taking them to the guillotine they were so thrilled. Ignoramus. The Museum in its current form only reopened in […]

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– 2018/126 – postcards from Paris

Paris by train… isn’t it great to be able to do this? So quick too.  And one arrives right in the centre of the city… fabulous. This is the view from the flat we’re staying   in this week (on the left bank, near St Germain des Pres): … it’s a pretty bonkers place, the […]

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– 2018/125 – postcards from London

So less than a week into the summer holidays and school seems months ago… how lovely is that? The big boys are on the other side of the world having a blast and playing hockey and having a blast playing hockey so Mr M and I grabbed No 3 and planned a few days in […]

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– 2018/123 – Sunday morning

I love slow, early (not too early), morning walks.  It’s not too hot, the air smells clean and fresh… coffee in one hand and dog lead in the other.  This morning I swapped the coffee for my camera, we’re going to Paris this week and I need to reacquaint myself with it… iPhones cameras are […]

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