Me, freezing in bed, blogging. I am wearing long johns, possum-merino socks, thermals, shirt and two sweaters.
After a very stressful and harrowing travel experience involving a narrowly missed flight (we literally were at the gate at the flight departure time, and I’m pretty sure we delayed the flight 15 minutes), our bus not reaching it’s intended final destination due to ‘demonstrations’ in the city, the three underground train-lines we needed not operating this weekend, and an incident where I got stuck in the train station between two doors and couldn’t get out (long story), we have finally arrived in London. Finally. And boy is it cold. We were looking forward to the forecasted sunny day, but it turns out it can still be fecking-freezing-cold when the sun is out.
But, despite the rough day, it’s nice to be in a country where everyone speaks your language.
Tally ho friends!
Continue reading ‘Isaac & Katherine's Great Adventure: Fifth stop – London.’
Me and my vanilla and chocolate millefeuille at Jacques Genin.
Au revoir Paris, it’s been lovely. Cold, but lovely. Your food was fantastic – especially the cheese and baguettes, your drinks were also (best fresh juice binge I’ve had in a long time). Your buildings were beautiful, your shops plentiful, and your Metro – despite smelling a bit dirty, is so efficient! (Why does Auckland not have one of these?!)
I will not miss your copious amounts of dog sh*t on the street or your freezing cold temperatures, but I cannot wait to visit again.
Yellow fromagerie in a sea of grey.
I have often wondered whether I should turn this into a food blog, because it’s all I seem to care about.
Continue reading ‘Today in food.’
PS: I do not advocate stealing.
(In pictures, starting from leaving our accommodation:)
The 110 stairs we must lug ourselves up and down to get to and from our apartment every day.
Continue reading ‘A trip to the Louvre.’
Today Isaac and I walked past this cool-looking Levi’s store. It looked to be like a normal Levi’s store, but upon further inspection, we discovered it was actually a store of re-issued Levi’s clothing. Basically, a store full of newly-made-based-on-vintage-styles-from-the-archives clothes. The designers travel around the world finding old Levi’s products and remake new things to look like them, including these incredible leather and canvas rucksacks. Super, super cool.
I bought a t-shirt and the shop assistant was kind enough to give it to me in this amazing packaging that a different t-shirt came in, because I loved it so much. Check out the pics below.
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