19 September 2017

Arrival in Vancouver, CA

Our 2 month backpacking adventure has officially begun! We arrived in Vancouver 4 days ago, excited to be back in Canada & to explore a city that has long been on our bucket list.
On our first day, we decided to venture out without our cameras, only our vlogging one, as to get our bearings and get a feel of the city. We made our way towards Coal Harbour & the edge of Stanley Park, before returning to the hotel for an early night. These pictures were taken on my phone, luckily we had beautiful weather on our first day. The sky was the perfect summer blue, utterly clear, giving us a picturesque view of the mountains in the distance. We couldn't seem to look away - our eyes were drawn to them, the strong outline against the blue sky, the thousands of giant trees, which seemed so out of this world. You could almost imagine a dragon emerging from deep within the valley, like the great stories in which the world is still full of mystery and magic.


10 September 2017

The next big adventure

12 months later, and we're on the move once more. Over the past couple of years, we have taken every opportunity that has come our way, and (to our great gratitude) we have managed to do quite a bit, and travel quite a lot.

We are officially no longer employed (shout-out to our wonderful colleagues who bought us to tears on our last day!), and all of our possessions are currently sitting in Summer's bedroom back home in France. I am officially 'free', the only limit being my budget (which is astoundingly tight lol). No personal space, no possessions, no work ties. Just my 65L backpack and my Travel Itinerary.

You may have noticed we haven't been posting as much on our beloved blog lately, our calendars have been full to the brim over recent weeks, packed with family activities and evenings with friends. When we're not out and about, it's the HIIT workouts and yoga, and the Netflix binge. I wish I could say I can balance everything out, but with so much to prepare and organise, we just haven't had the time to shoot content, and unless I can give it my full, unwavering attention, I can't do it.

So take this post as an update, a quick insight into what is going on in our lives at the moment. We're off to Vancouver for 10 days on the 15th of September, followed by a jam-packed trip to New Zealand (wait what?!). We're stopping off in San Francisco on our way back to break up the long journey, which in itself seems unbelievable. As you can imagine we're pinching ourselves. We've worked for a year for this trip, and excited is an understatement.

We are hoping to post on here during our trip if free WiFi permits (please), so you will see an interesting shift in the blog content. Outfit pictures in a new big City, travel pictures featuring the great big outdoors, and Lord of the Rings centred posts (I'm going this far so damn right I'm going to as many filming locations as I possibly can and posing with the props on top of Edoras).

So expect to see a whole lot of content over the next couple of months, from pictures to vlogs, we'll be documenting the whole thing.

Holly x


31 August 2017

Flora & Fauna

Hello all! Another post of the Natural History Museum today. I'm currently typing this from the comfort of home, where I've spent the last ten days. It's been a wonderful period of relaxation and  quality family time. I've really missed home, my family have only been all together for a handful of times this year so it felt so good for us all to be reunited under the family home roof again! I did post a lot on my Instagram stories but other than that the blog has been a little quiet, I have tons of blogs to catch up on too.

All of these pictures were taken on my Samsung S8, so far I've been really impressed with the camera quality & the battery life is really good too. I needed a little upgrade before my little adventure in September, and this one seemed to tick all the boxes. 

26 August 2017

The Natural History Museum in 35mm film

On a busy Saturday in August, Summer & I made our way in to London to visit one of our all time favorite places: the Natural History Museum. We grew impatient as we slowly approached the Exhibition Entrance, the queue stretching all the way down the street, full of summer visitors and tourists. When we finally got through, our bags checked and cameras out, we pretty much ran all the way to the main gallery, excited to finally to feast on the sight of Hope. Hope, the skeleton of a gigantic blue whale, now suspended from the beautiful ceiling.

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