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Sunday, 14 April 2019

Navigating Amsterdam's Neighbourhoods

Navigating Amsterdam's Neighbourhoods

Assuming most people have a vague sightseeing plan in mind when they book a trip away, I wanted to share my recent trip to Amsterdam and talk about what I did alongside the tourist sights. 

Keep reading for the places I visited to eat, drink, shop or simply wander around some of Amsterdam’s wonderful neighbourhoods - before/after the nearby tourist attractions! Click here to check out my similar guide to Prague.

Sunday, 10 February 2019

Letting it be

Letting it be

Do you ever worry that we spend too much time wishing away time?

January-February has its challenges sure, there’s the post-Christmas blues, wintery weather and lack of daylight to contend with. It can be quite the testing start to the year so it's no shocker that people are constantly talking about how fed up they are with the weather and how they can't wait for Spring/Summer to arrive.

Looking forward to things isn’t a bad thing, I am the first to welcome spring blossom, sandals and iced lattes but by wishing the present away, however dark and dull it may see, are we once again failing to live in the moment?

Sunday, 13 January 2019

Whose Top 9 Is It Anyway?

We're almost two weeks into the new year and those sluggish days between Christmas and New Year are sadly a distant memory. As well as allowing us to repeatedly reach for the Quality Street guilt-free, that end of year in-between time was perfect for a bit of reflection. It's no surprise then that various Top 9 posts popped into our Instagram feeds during those days.  

In case you haven't heard of it, Top 9 generates a collage of your nine most liked posts shared on Instagram. Almost a year old, I was curious to see how my 'blogger' Instagram account fared and what my top 9 would look like. Before generating, I went through my feed selecting my own favourites - either where I liked the finished image or remembered the story behind the post, also wondering how many, if any, featured in the collated Top 9. Any guesses on how many made the cut?