Sunday, April 28, 2013

columbia rd. markets:

Before I was due to fly out to Lisbon, Portugal, I met up with a friend of mine living in London at the Columbia Road flower markets. The sun was shining, contrasting the drizzly day before, and making for a perfect finish to short but very sweet London visit. The only tiny problem was, I couldn't buy any flowers! Next time.

next: Lisbon, Portugal.

And a little side note... right now we are in Tasmania, so once I've finished withe Europe posts, there'll be some Tassie goodness coming your way.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013


tower bridge

London was my next port of call and where I managed to gain some time to see more of the city than I normally would. I decided to make the most of it and headed to the Tate Modern where I spent a drizzly afternoon surrounded by some of my favourite artworks, before wandering along the Thames. Sadly, this is when the camera broke and no more shots could be taken. Luckily, however, I had packed my other camera and was able to resume  snapping away on the remainder of the trip. It's interesting looking at those photos in comparison to these shot on film. I've really fallen back in love with analogue photography and hope to feature a bit more of it on the blog.

next: the loveliest London morning at the Columbia Road flower markets.



inside the tate modern

Sunday, April 21, 2013

along the seine:

So I just back from a super quick business trip to Europe for work. We visited Paris, London, Lisbon, Frankfurt and made a very quick stop to visit our Shanghai office in China on the way home. 
While I cannot take as many photos while away for work, I still try and try and get a couple of hours to myself to walk the streets and take some snaps.

You may recall from my previous post, I took an old analogue camera for some fun. It's been a while since I have used a completely manual camera, but it was great to get back to the basics. While the camera was a little temperamental with a few double exposures, and then refusing to work full stop in London (eek! good thing I packed the digital at the last minute, just incase!), it was fun waiting to receive the negatives back and see how the shots turned out.
  First stop was Paris, where we stayed near the Seine, which made for a beautiful walk one morning. While grey, cool and a little wet, it still was wonderful to wander and take in such a beautiful part of Paris.

next: London.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

carry on:

Today I leave for a whirlwind work trip to Europe. Thought I'd take the opportunity to share some of my must-haves on the long-haul plane trip to help make it that little bit more pleasant.

1. my Georgie Cummings purse full of important stuff like money and credit cards.
2. a good book. This trip I'll be reading The Great Gatsby as I have never read it before (!).
3. a pen for arrival cards and customs declarations.
4. some inspirational reading, in this case Wayfare magazine.
5. sunglasses.
6. my favourite perfume (Stella McCarteny's Stella) in a cute handbag size for a quick freshen up.
7. probably the most important - my passport. This one is brand new and ready to be filled up.
8. Chanel lipstick, again for a quick freshen up.
9. a quality set of Bowers & Wilkins headphones that block that pesky airplane noise out.
10. my trustie iPhone, 'cause everything is on it.
11. a Chanel compact mirror, so I can apply the above lipstick.
12. another trustie Apple product - the iPad.
13. a camera. For this trip I'll be taking an old analogue film camera. It's been a while, so I will be interested to see how my photos turn out.
14. finally, moisturiser for my hands and skin and some Suvana paw paw lip-balm so I look and feel semi-descent at my final destination.
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