Bonfire night

This weekend we spent mostly celebrating bonfire night (aka Guy Fawkes).  These are the fireworks at Battersea Park.

Best. Fireworks. Ever.

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I feel like all my posts recently are holiday related! Trust me, I’m not on holiday ALL the time.

We finally had our “summer” beach holiday (in Autumn) and thankfully the sun was still shining, the sea was still warm and the prosecco chilled perfectly.

It was just what we needed to celebrate the NEWEST architect in town (after years of hard work – it’s finally all come together) – well down Mr!!

An early (budget 6am flight!) start to Naples.

Then the ferry to Capri…

Great views.

Crystal clear waters.

Stunning sunsets.

Then on to Sorrento.

Delicious fresh seafood.

The best restaurant in town by far.


Of course there was lots of pasta!

And a firework finale – obviously.

Bye Italia – we will be back!


Our annual work trip to the south of france is always a nice time to relax by the pool and eat and drink and eat some more  – and this year was no exception.

Set amongst the olive trees and vineyards.


Always love eating outside.

Time to digest – and take in the surroundings. Pretty tough.

An evening meal at the local vineyard (my most favourite restaurant – ever, EVER ).

How amazing is this light fitting!!

oh, and the food!

Good weekend all round.

A Long Weekend

We spent the weekend camping in Dorset.

The weather (for the most part) was glorious.

We spent most of our time chatting, eating, singing and prodding the fire.

My essential supplies for the train journey.

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The south west countryside.

View from the campsite.

Beach time.

When the light started to fade, we lit the campfire and got dinner started.

Garlic shitake mushrooms to start.

Dinner was eaten so fast I didn’t get a chance to take a pic,

but we had Indian spiced marinated lamb and chicken pieces, sweet potatos and corn on the cob.

We chatted and sang (thanks to the talented Ad for his guitar playing) around the embers.

Lit our lanterns,

and made a wish.

2.5 days in Berlin


Walking shoes (the before shot).

Red carpet time.

Relaxing by the lake.

Urban art.

Bier Garten’s are all over and the best place for some down time…

…before the evening begins.

Underground art.

We went to Berghain and this is the only picture we have to prove it

(and that we were allowed to take).

This place has the scariest door policy (bouncer) you’ve ever seen.

All you have to do is act really disinterested and don’t say a word in the queue – but it’s worth the hype and probably the most interesting social psychology experiment I’ve ever experienced.

Leopard print U-bahn.

Fernsehturm – Berlin’s Needle.

The best way to get around the city (apart from by bicycle).

Stadtschloss, Charlottenburg.