Thursday, 20 October 2016

Day Trips out of London - Rye & Winchester

I really don't see enough of the UK. Aside from my trips to Devon once a year to visit family I don't get out of London much. I've been trying to change that and if you are too, here are two great places to go on a short trip.


Monday, 10 October 2016

Procida Photo Diary

My family and I weren't sure which island to visit when we were in Naples. Capri seemed like an obvious choice but we were put off by the thought of the summer crowds. Ischia was another option, a less glamorous but interesting island. In the end it was Procida that won our vote; our decision swayed by seeing photos of the multi-coloured harbour Marina Corricella (above).
As we pulled into Procida's harbour, we knew we made a good choice. The ferry arrives at Marina di Procida which is lined with several shops and restaurants, which makes it a great place to hang around while you're waiting for the ferry back.
The walk to Marina Corricella only takes around 10 minutes. Once you get to the Santa Maria delle Grazie church, you'll find the steps down to the Marina. There are a couple of restaurants on the harbour with loads of fresh seafood dishes. My mum was very impressed with what she ordered, and if she's impressed with a place's seafood you know it's good.


Wednesday, 28 September 2016

September Favourites

After some strangely warm days in Britain, autumn finally arrived. My feelings keep alternating between 'YES layers and hot drinks season!' and 'why's it so dark and cold already'. I should probably just enjoy this in-between weather before we take the sharp turn into winter where the only thing I'll be interested in is my duvet.


M&S Skirt
I wore this beauty in last week's outfit post and I'm certain it'll be making another appearance on the blog soon. Hats off to M&S for putting out this gem. It's black velvet so it moves with an understated shimmer, making it an all-occasions kind of piece.


Big Bud Press Pins
I finally decided to join the pin party and picked up a few from Big Bud Press. I got two gems and a planet for good measure. Big Bud Press has a great selection of pins, clothing, and patches and they even gave me two stickers with my purchase. Annoyingly, a customs charge was slapped on the package so I won't be rushing to order anything from the US again anytime soon.

Graphic Novel

Nimona by Noelle Stevenson
I picked up Nimona on a whim since I'd heard of the author and wanted to check it out. I knew it was going to be good but I wasn't prepared for how good. Nimona is a powerful shapeshifter who joins supervillain Ballister Blackheart as his new sidekick. Blackheart isn't a typical supervillain; he's more concerned with exposing the Institution, the 'good guys' in charge of protecting the kingdom. Nimona on the other hand is keen on wreaking havoc and destruction much to Blackheart's dismay. It's got action, magic, and science and a story that will have you hooked.


We Got This
I've been listening to We Got This pretty much exclusively all month. It's a show where actors Hal Lublin and Mark Gagliardi settle arguments about the most important issues in our world, such as Coffee vs. Tea or which day of the week is best. While I love podcasts that tell stories or interview cool people, sometimes you just want to listen to two friends being hilarious and discussing which shape of pasta is best. It also has the best theme song in the world.
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