Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Photo of the Week - Bright, Colourful Door

This door is so bright and colourful it makes you want to live there! It is in Istanbul and I spotted it when we were trying to find a restaurant for dinner. There are so many amazing doors around everywhere and on instagram many people take lots of photos of doors. I just love instragram and recently have been going rather crazy on there.

Monday, 20 October 2014

Istanbul Postcards!

Near to the Blue Mosque


Anyone for tea!

Door through to Süleymaniye mosque

Happy Couple!



Topkapi Palace

Guarding the Palace!

These are just random photos of the whole trip to Istanbul and are in the order of each day. We saw all the major sites and even encountered a demonstration on the 3rd day. It is hard to say what was the best part as everything was new and awe inspiring! The cruise on the Bosphorus was great, the Blue Mosque and the Haghia Sophia were amazing. But sometimes it is the best when you see everyday life and the people of the city you are visiting.

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Glasgow Tower

View from Riverside Museum

Three bridges!
North Rotunda

outside of the cinema in the science complex
Squinty Bridge
View from car park

During our Scotland visit we went to Glasgow, the main focus of the trip was to see the Riverside Museum (which we did) which is situated next to the river Clyde. One of the views of the surrounding area was of the Glasgow Tower. At that point I did not know what this tower was and there happened to be a leaflet which give us the information.

So as it was very near to our location we drove over there, it is part of the Glasgow Science Centre which also looked very interesting to visit. One of the bridges that we crossed over is called the Glasgow Arc which was renamed Squinty bridge by Glasgwegians!

The Glasgow Tower is 127m and holds the record for the tallest tower which can rotate 360 degrees in the world and is also the tallest tower in Scotland It was designed by Richard Horden and has reopened after being closed for the last 4 years due to some problems.

The ride to the top took 2.5 mins and we were rewarded with some great views of Glasgow and the surrounding hills. As we had no idea of the tower and how close it was to the museum is was a welcome surprise to the day.

Friday, 17 October 2014

Photo of the Week - Big Wheel

I have been away in Scotland for the last week so I have been quiet on the blogging scene! So a photo of the week post to get back in swing of things. This was taken from the roof terrace of my friend Arlene, I took many and this is the only one that turned out!!

Happy Weekend!

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Photo of the week - Panda time

Photo of the week comes from the amazing city of Istanbul which I visited at the end of May. While at the top of the Galata tower I saw this grumpy panda! By the way there were also other pretty magnificent views too!!

Monday, 29 September 2014

Quaint English Places in the Cotswolds


Chipping Camden

Market Place

River Eye

Lower Slaughter


During the summer holiday Alessio and I visited the Cotswold district along with my parents for one week. It was a glorious week weather wise as there was a heatwave, making it unbelievably too hot for us!!

We visited and saw many places, since we hired a car it made it easier to visit small villages and towns, which would have proved to difficult with public transport.

There are lots of lovely villages and towns in the Cotswolds and we saw some of them, the first one was only a quick stop and walkaround. The small pretty village of Stanton which had delightful houses to ponder and a lovely small church.

We then continued our trip to visit Hidcote Manor House which I will post about another time, then afterwards we stopped in Chipping Camden. This was also a lovely small market town and we had a delicious lunch. There are plenty of shops to browse around, I managed to buy a bracelet.

Another day we stopped off at Lower Slaughter which has the river Eye running through it, this small village was certainly very beautiful and we had lunch at The Slaughter Inn. We visited the church and walked along the river banks and came across a watermill. Alessio feeling rather hot decided to paddle in the river, he then convinced my father also. They were joined by a four legged friend who also thought it was too dam hot and need cooling down.

Friday, 26 September 2014

Photo of the Week - Looking Good!

This week the photo is from Stein am Rhein, we were there at the end of August with my parents. We had been to the Napoleon museum and decided to drive and visit Stein am Rhein. It was a rainy day so we did not stay long, this is a tourist town and therefore lots of shops were open. This is not normally the case in Switzerland, only in train stations are there any types of shops open. On our way back to the car I noticed this model and thought she looked cool!!

Happy weekend!