Travel Places: Paradise in Porthtowan, Cornwall

For anyone coming from Cape Town (or a town with a beach), you’ll know that we are very blessed with a large selection of crazy beautiful beaches surrounding our crazy beautiful city. After moving to London in  we craved a weekend beach break. Finally, we found a little bit of paradise known as Porthtowan in Cornwall. […]

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Pic of the week: St-Dunstan-in-the-East, London

What: St Dunstan-in-the-East old church ruins. Where: Dunstan’s Hill, London EC3R 5DD. Halfway between London Bridge and Tower of London. When: 15 September 2017 Why: The beautiful bombed ruins of St Dunstan-in-the-East used to be a medieval church destroyed in WWII. It was also severely damaged many years earlier in The Great Fire of London in 1666. […]

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Travel Places: Visit Wonderful Wapping in East London

Wapping, London, UK

Wapping, in East London, is simply wonderful! I can’t thank our dear friends Jana and Ger enough for introducing us to our favourite part of London. If you are looking at renting, buying or just spending a day in the area here is why you need to: What makes Wapping great: Community pride This small […]

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Travel Places: Celebrations in Copenhagen

Things to do in Copenhagen

Copenhagen was everything we hoped it would be and more. It was one of those cities that within an hour of being there we agreed we can both move there (but probably never will). An opinion that all our friends who have been to this lovely city have shared. The style (from decor, clothes and […]

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Pic of the week: Christianshavn, Copenhagen

What: Christianshavn Canal Where: Christianshavn is a beautiful neighbourhood in Copenhagen, Denmark. The canals run through this neighbourhood lined by the most gorgeous Danish houses. When: 13 August 2016 Why: I was lucky enough to visit the beautiful city of Copenhagen for my 31st birthday and to attend a music festival, Haven. Our decision to stay […]

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Travel Places: A visit to picture perfect Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings

This post will be more pictures than words, but you’ll soon see why. Bourne & Hollingsworth has been on my wishlist of places to visit in London for ages. I’ve screengrabbed their Instagram account too many times to count. So when a special guest (Jana H’s mother, Lounette) was here from South Africa it was […]

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Travel Places: Visit Maltby Street Market for great food

Maltby Street Market

There is always something to discover in London, and this weekend was no exception. After being told about the amazing Maltby Street Market in December 2016 (thanks, Ilse!), we finally made our way to this gem in Bermondsey. If you like food and don’t like crowds (including hordes of tourists) then this market will become your new […]

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Pic of the week: Porthtowan Beach, Cornwall

What: Sunset at Porthtowan Beach, Cornwall Where: The small village of Porthtowan can be found on the North Cornish Coast nestled between popular holiday towns St Agnes and St Ives. When: 28 August 2016 Why: Visiting the beautiful village of Porthtowan in Cornwall with our UK ‘family’ was one of our highlights while being in […]

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Travel Accessories: Love a good travel notebook

Travel Accessories

Journal, notebook, diary, sketch book…call it what you like but it’s required for a good a holiday! I’m a sucker for a pretty travel accessory, specifically a notebook. These days our trips are mostly short 3 day trips, but few things are as handy to have with you on longer trips than a good notebook. […]

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Travel Places: Hampstead Heath Mixed Pond, London

Hampstead Heath

Since moving to London I’ve hoped there would be the perfect day to visit the Hampstead Heath mixed pond. Being able to swim in natural water sources is something that, as a South African, I am very privileged to view as part of my life. Summer simply can’t be ending without a dip. Most of […]

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