I am a Londoner born and bred. I find London is so unique and a great place to be and most people come to London with the intention of making it a 5 month- 1 year MAXIMUM experience. Then before you know it… BOOM its been 5 years or more and you too are now an adopted Londoner. So I know you will get where I’m coming from.
Seville was a place that unexpectedly blew me away. From the food that was amazing to the history and architecture. I hired an apartment from Airbnb which was the most adorable place ever! Oh did I mention that I visited in June where temperatures were 40 degrees! I have never felt that kind of heat before in my LIFE and I can tell you that 40 degrees is HOT! lol
I walked absolutely everywhere and everything was just stunning however the things that come to mind that literally blew me away was The Alcazar which was STUNNING and Plaza de Espagna! I remember just walking around the corner and BAM getting the full view of it was just mind blowing! I have not enough good things to say about Seville. It was literally so beautiful that it is hands down the most beautiful place I have been to in Europe.
It was a dream come true when I finally got to shoot a wedding in Siena Tuscany!
Obviously I added a few extra days to really make the most of my time there and I stayed at Borgo Sicelle which is located in Castellina in Chianti. Franco who runs the place with his family was super nice and really helpful! Man has patience especially with all my emails and questions. Oh and I have to mention right outside our door step was a beautiful restaurant called Uscio E Bottega Sicelle. They didnt have a menu as everything is fresh so they tell you what they have for the day and at night they switch on the fairy lights which makes it look so magical….I WILL be back! I still dream about that meat. Oh and for all you gluten free dairy free eaters. It was great to see how much they had to offer in the supermarket.
The state of our mental health is everything.
Mental health issues includes Bi Polar, Schizophrenia, Depression, Anxiety, Panic Attacks and lots more.
What is depression and anxiety?
To me, depression and anxiety is a battle with your emotions and primarily your mind. Depression is the dark voice inside your head and it makes you believe many, many things. Maybe that your not good enough or even that life is not worth living in really extreme cases and it can effect anyone! Just recently the lead singer of Linkin Park committed suicide and he was also so open about his battle with depression.
For the last 4 years or so I have wanted to go to Marrakesh, The Red City so badly but for one reason or another it just never seemed to manifest into reality.
When it worked out that mine and my friend Sonja’s days off crossed over at the same time it just seemed too good of a chance to miss and not take this chance to go away together. So, off I went on Expedia and found a bargain of a deal, £250 for flights AND accommodation for 3 nights at a really beautiful Riad Palais Calipau. I was finally going to Marrakesh so I had to make sure that we got to see absolutely everything so it was my goal to try and maximise our time while we were there.
This was a picture I took of my dad on the last time we visited Sicily together which was in 2016. We went to Porto Palo and he climbed up on the rocks by the port and had a silent moment to himself. I remember hearing him cry from a distance… and I also remember my heart breaking knowing there was nothing I could do.
This is a poem I wrote a while back while my dad was still alive.
Monte Carlo was soo pretty but I must say it has to be the most expensive place I have been so far. The pebbled beach was not a highlight as my feet are way too soft for them. It literally feels like each pebble is spearing through the soles of my feet. I have to say that unless there is sand I never really consider it a real beach lol. Continue reading “A PEEK INTO MONTE CARLO”…
Living in London I find I need to get away even for a few days just to escape the hustle and bustle and gain a bit of mental clarity.
This would be the very first time I would have visited my island in the spring and beautiful it certainly was. Weather wise….Grey and cloudy. So not exactly the spring sunshine I was hoping for but a sense of quiet and calmness of the island is beautiful. Quiet streets which made driving enjoyable even for a fear of driving freak like me. Taking in the beauty of all the lush greenness surrounding me I had to remind myself to keep my eyes on the road!! lol
For those who know me Sicily is my must go to destination. Every year without fail I go to Sicily to spend time with my family and my friends. I visited a few new places but what took my breath away was the little town of Erice.
LADIES. Are you unsure what to pack? Need some ideas?? Find exactly what I packed below.
My aim was to try and travel as light as possible and I found a mantra that really kept me on track. My mantra was “FRAN, remember you have to carry this!!”. Keep saying this and you wont believe the amount of stuff you start taking out. LOL