Cutty Sark Adventures – Greenwich

Cutty Sark, the worlds sole surviving tea clipper and fastest ship of her time built in 1869. Set in Greenwich and facing the river Thames, this attraction is an award-winning place to visit.
The purpose of her was to carry tea back and from China, visiting every major port in the world. The is how she gained her fame for her record-breaking passages and now an amazing magnetism of history placed in London.

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Wednesday 20th July after 6pm, myself and my partner in crime set out to visit the Cutty Sark in Greenwich not knowing what to expect. The heat hugged our bodies as we followed the herd towards the sunset into large gates. As we looked around we noticed Greenwich University situated next to us with an incredible view over-looking London and the River Thames.

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Im sure that is sand!?

Im sure that is sand!?

Every avenue we approached and every passage we walked down looked like its own little showroom. Finally, after a short zigzagged walked, we stopped off for a lovely dinner at our favourite restaurant, Pizza Express!

Pollo Ad Astra - Classic

Pollo Ad Astra – Classic

Along our walk back around the ship, we found a magical carousel just made for me! Sadly it wasn’t on so I didn’t to ride it but I don’t think it will be our last time visiting here…

Now you see me..

Now you see me..

The sun set looked peaceful and couples, groups lay around us and sitting on benches observing it. The ripples laid on the river were highlighted by the scorching sunlight painted on rims of the still waves.

Beautiful

Beautiful

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I look like I have a stomach ache, but this was the best picture of the bunch taken here!

I look like I have a stomach ache, but this was the best picture of the bunch taken here!

…and now for the best and most favourite picture of the day! …

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I am everywhere

It took us 4 attempts to get this picture right! It would have taken us 3 if the bike rider didn’t speed passed us but alas, here it is! ❤ ❤

The buildings were beautiful, with small fountains placed on the people’s roundabout…

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On the way home we found cute lil shops

~ CLICK TO ENLARGE ~

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We loved it here and give it a 5/5* rating!

Road Trip: Portsmouth

A road trip with my younger brother was long overdue. Considering we have never been out with each other, he planned a weekend away to Portsmouth. Hotel and all other expenses were sorted a week before and the day had finally come!

Road Trip to Portsmouth had finally arrived Wooooo!

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Selfie

My brother, decided to drive down in his whip alongside 2 of his good friends (bugsy front seat!). It was a funny ass journey with plenty of terrible car singing! Our plan was to explore the harbor, the outlets (£££) a few clubs (it was the boys’ idea, I promise) & of course, visit their good buddy who attends the university out there 🙂

 

Did I mention the weather was banging?

… OMG the shops!

The variety, and number of outlets were amazing! – it literally ranged from high street brands to fancy designer wear such as Micheal Kors and Ralph Laurent.

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The Outlets – Photography by X

If you’re like me however, the first place I just had to go into was obviously footwear based – and no, not heels (sorry fashionistas!)

I managed to grab a pair of high top Vans Eley Kishimoto SK8 Hi-tops (Vans x Eley Kishimoto collaboration) for a mere £20! (RRP £40-£70)

 

..& some semi-rimmed, black cat-eye sunglasses for a bloomin fiver! (RRP £15-£30)

Lets not forget my little Timberland booties from the Black Forest Collection for only £40! (RRP £160 – let that just sink in).

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Although I didn’t buy any items of clothing, jewellry or bags (lol) .. I did buy a nifty little vaporizer pen –  completely free of nicotine too! 😀

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But of course, the weekend wouldn’t have been complete without a cheeky Nando’s with the lads!

Just check out the interior tho!

Photography by X will be captioned as so.

-X-

 

 

 

Road Trip: Amsterdam

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In February 2016 – during the half term break,  I decided to take a 3 night flight out to Amsterdam – a beautiful city bursting with history, nature, art and fun!

…So who wouldn’t want to visit??

My brain is a bit of a sponge – learning and absorbing information everywhere, and so there was a list of museums and exhibitions I just HAD to explore! Among them were the infamous Van Gogh museum, The Amsterdam museum and Foam Photography museum alongside well known hot spots such as Dam Square and the surrounding areas of the Rijksmuseum!

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Rijksmuseum- Photography by X

If you ever find yourself booking a ticket to Amsterdam make sure you visit the attractions mentioned to make the most of your trip!  –  However if you find yourself preoccupied with the legal smoke available, or the women, at least take your time to absorb  your surroundings…

…There is creativity everywhere!

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Bike Culture

Bikes. Bikes everywhere!

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Architecture

If you love Renaissance, modern and contemporary inspired architecture then Amsterdam should be in your top 5 places in Europe to see!

 

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(^ That’s me pulling out my wedgie )

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Street Art

If you’re a fan of street art like me then you’ll find loads of inspiring and colorful pieces in every nook and cranny of this city!

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Random Finds

Nutella Shop

(Because everybody loves chocolate)

Giant Table and Chair

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‘Oh wait, I thought it was a bike shed!’

The view: Canals & Rivers

 

breathtaking I know.

“I want to keep learning, keep exploring, keep doing more” – Jessye Norman

-X