Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Dorset wanderings

Well what can I say? We had beautiful weather last weekend and so as I predicted in my last post we had walks, including a stroll along the promenade in Bournemouth and a long walk around Poole harbour.

It was perfect for recharging our batteries and putting the madness of our Monday to Friday lives on the shelf for a couple of days.  

Not bad for a ten minute stroll from my parents house!

Monday, 27 February 2012

Geffrye Museum

As the train pulled into Hoxton on a recent visit to London we noticed a big period building with people walking through and so by the power of Google Maps I had a look and saw it was a museum.  The museum goes by the name of Geffrye and as it says on the website it depicts the quintessential style of English middle-class living rooms.  

As I've said before I'm not really into museums I get very bored easily, what keeps me going is the architecture to admire.  As I'm a big fan of home interiors, this museum totally did it for me as it was basically a building full of rooms set up as they would have been over different periods through the last 100 years.  

If anyone is in the area over the summer I'm sure it's even better than when we went as the garden will be open and the tea room is a huge sun trap.

Friday, 24 February 2012

A throwback to the Autumn

And breath....

The last couple of weeks have been quite mad! I love it but also love the chance to relax before it all kicks off again.  We're thinking of moving house just to throw some more crazy times into the mix but it's all good.

This weekend we're off to my parents which is always nice, a walk around Poole Quay is no doubt on our list of things to do.  It certainly is a break away from the city life we've been living the last few weekends.

So what better way to welcome the weekend than reminisce when things were calmer in October.  (I promise these are the last photos from Cornwall!)

Who'd have thought we were heading west!

Monday, 20 February 2012

New York, New York #4

Currently I'm sat in a hotel in Utrecht, NL.  I have a work trip here but just spent the last two days with my husband in Amsterdam which was very cool, should definitely combine business with pleasure more often though but perhaps in that order not pleasure than business as I just want to go home now!

So I've just grabbed a drink from the bar and thought I'll make the most of some free wi-fi and upload the last of our New York pictures. Last but not least we have the black and white film that we used on the last day.  We woke up to snow and had plans to see central park covered in a white blanket but alas it didn't settle.  The photos taken are from our walk around the lower end of Manhattan looking for some of the flea markets, a long walk around central park and then finishing the film around our hotel near Times Square.


This is taken outside our hotel - handy spot for seeing a Broadway show!