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Autumn at Dyrham Park

As I mentioned in my last post, I was in Bath last weekend with my boyfriend. Sometimes it feels like we’ve done everything there is to do in Bath, so this time I took my car and we ventured 20 minutes outside of the city to Dyrham Park.
I’d never been before, and it was a nice (although slightly misty) day so we wanted to get some fresh air and go for a walk.

Dyrham house, South Gloucestershire

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Tuscan Adventures: Florence

So last month I spent a week in tuscany with my boyfriend. It was wonderful to get away and for a bit and just relax but we also spent a few days checking out the sights nearby (namely Pisa and Florence). If you haven’t seen my last post about Pisa then you can find it here, and today is the turn of beautiful Firenze.

We did our research and had a list of things that we absolutely had to see, which  included the Uffizi Gallery, the Galleria dell’Accademia, the Basilica de Santa Maria del Fiore (the duomo), the Ponte Vecchio and the Pitti Palace. Which when you consider we only had a day was quite a big ask and that was before I considered the crowds and queues everywhere.

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Tuscan Adventures: Pisa

As I come to write this post I can’t help but think of everyone in Italy affected by Wednesday’s earthquake. We spent a lovely week there last month and my thoughts are with all those affected.
I felt I had to do something and so have contributed to the Italian Red Cross’ efforts to help survivors. If you would like to contribute too you can do so here.

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Iceland Adventures

Hi Everyone,
I’ve been meaning to post about this for a while now. Back in January the boy and I took a mini break to Iceland. (First holiday together – relationship milestone!)
It was a few days of stunning scenery, sparkling snow, freezing temperatures and cold noses. We had a wonderful time and Iceland in winter is insanely beautiful. Just look at those colours!

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This post is very picture heavy (sorry about that) but grab a cuppa and see what else I have to show you.

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Longleat Festival of Lights

Hello everyone and Happy New Year!
I’ve been pretty quiet over the festive period but there’s been a lot going on, including a trip to Iceland last week with my boyfriend.
Today’s post is a bit of a throwback though to December, which was J’s birthday. I saw they were hosting a festival of lights at Longleat Safari Park and as neither of us had ever been, we decided to go check it out.

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Through the Mountains Atlas(t)

For our final full day we wanted to pack in as much as possible. We were told of a trip to the mountains that was less hiking than the others to leave time for a visit to a Berber house and camel riding. As none of us had packed very sensible shoes and some of us were very keen for a camel experience this seemed perfect and we happily signed ourselves up.

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Souking around the city

Our second full day in Marrakech was spent touring the city. We visited the Jardin Majorelle, which belonged to Yves Saint Laurent and wandered the souks. Then we headed back to the hotel to spend the afternoon by the pool and take advantage of the higher than average temperatures.

La Jardin Majorelle

The souks of Marrakech

Hello pool day and hello 28 degrees! ☀️ #Marrakech #Marrakesh #holiday #sunshine #girlsontour

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Unfortunately the pool was so cold you would turn numb after about a minute in the water so we didn’t spend much time swimming. But we certainly enjoyed instagramming the view with a note about the temperature for all our friends at home!

We also planned our next trip out into the mountains. Blog post (featuring camels) up soon!