The One In Which Lexi Learns To Use An SLR…


So it’s 12 (nearly 13) months since I bought my first SLR camera and took a course in how to use it (I really recommend the Intro to DSLR course with Keith Barnes in Oxford) So I thought I would share here so of what I consider to be my best photos from my first […]

Throwback Thursday – Angkor Wat 2012


In March 2012, towards the very end of a nine month round the world trip, I travelled to Cambodia and spent four days in the beautiful city of Siem Riep. There, along with new-found friends, I visited the temples of Angkor Wat. Here a few snaps from my time exploring the temples. I had such […]

Visiting Woodstock, Oxfordshire


My sister has just bough a small cottage in Woodstock, Oxfordshire as her first home so I’ve spent the weekend exploring the small town. Located ten miles north west of Oxford, Woodstock is a chocolate box village with plenty of fine places to eat, drink and explore. Home to Blenheim Palace, one of the largest […]

Throwback Thursday – South Island, New Zealand 2011

Wearing my natural fibre baselayer in New Zealand

I hold such fond memories of being in New Zealand’s south island in 2011. While the weather in the North Island had been rainy and cloudy and the ferry trip over the Cook Strait has been vomit-inducing, as soon as I set foot on the south island, the weather turned sunny and was filled with […]

Choosing A Country Cottage In England For A Christmas Break

The Hyde

As you may recall, I blogged a few months ago about spending new year at a lovely big cottage in Devon with 22 friends. We all decided that it had been the most fun and relaxing New Year we had spent in a long time. With this is mind, we’re currently planning another big get […]

Throwback Thursday – Brazil 2007


Fond memories of traveling with a great friends from university, Sophie, through Brazil in June 2007. We travelled from Sao Paulo, up the coast to Parati and Ilha Grande, then to Rio de Janeiro and then to Iguazu Falls. Then we crossed the border into Argentina, but that’s a whole other story!

Sevillian Oranges and Spanish Strolls


Here are some snaps from my recent trip to Seville. The city was lines with trees brimming with lovely Sevillian oranges (not so popular among the locals, they are usually made into marmalade for British palettes). I really recommend visiting Seville at this time of year as it’s lovely and sunny without the hundreds of […]

Crazy Secret Cargo!


I’ve travelled on a lot of planes with a lot of different airlines over the years but I’ve never stopped to think about what the plane my be transporting apart from the passengers. Schumacher Cargo Logistics¬†(no relation to the racing driver)¬†have produced an infographic that reveals the secrets of air cargo and will make you […]

Introducing…Tiny Spaces


Here’s a heads up about another blog of mine, Tiny Spaces. As you may have guessed its about the miniature things in life and is inspired by my love of small and clever architecture and great use of difficult spaces. From yurts to tiny bookshops to clever caravans, you’ll find it all at  

Review: Parador De Carmona, Andalucia

Carmona map

Last week, I was travelling on a short trip with my family through Andalucia and we decided to stay one night in the small hill-top town of Carmona, just 20 kms from the city of Seville (see map.) Carmona is home to one of the most beautiful parador hotels. If you aren’t familiar with the […]

A Room With A View In Andalucia


I’ve just returned from a lovely trip to Andalucia and wanted to share this picture of my hotel room with a view from Carmona. More details of the trip to follow…  

New Years in Bampton, Devon


At the end of December, along with 22 friends from Oxford and beyond, I went to stay in a cottage in the lovely village of Bampton in Devon for 3 nights to ring in the New Year in a relaxed and fun way. Well it certainly didn’t disappoint! We soon discovered not only that the […]

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