Now that this beautiful weather has finally come to my part of the world all I can think about is camping. I long to unplug from technology, even if its just for the weekend. To explore the many wonders the mountains have to offer. Although my definition and Jason's definition of camping vary slightly I am sure we will come to a compromise and everything will work out. Do you have any plans to go camping this summer?
Does anyone else have spring fever? Today I managed to get so much stuff done. I opened up every window and the balcony door to air out our place. Completely cleaned every surface with vinegar, bubble bath and water. It smells so clean and fresh in here now. I'm currently working on some projects that I can't wait to share with everyone.
I'm happy that the month of April is now behind us. It was a bit brutal to me so I am totally ready for May. Patio weather, sangria and sunshine. Below are a few links that I stumbled upon this month.
Can you have a life crisis at the age of 22? Well at the time for me it sure felt that way. I had graduated college, had a full time job, a nice apartment and a boyfriend. To everyone that knew me, I had a great life. To me, I felt like the walls were slowly closing in. I looked around at my life and realized I wanted absolutely nothing to do with it. My original dreams of seeing the world and owning nothing more then what fit into a backpack, had been pushed aside for a 9 to 5 office job. I felt like I had sold my soul for a good paycheque.
Realizing that I was far to young to give up on my dreams, I decided to do something extreme. I quit my job, sold everything I owned and booked a one way ticket to England. I spent most of my childhood living in England so I had friends and family there. It seemed like a good place to start, a soft landing so to speak. I know a lot of people thought I was completely nuts for doing this. For me, I felt like a giant weight had lifted off of my shoulders the minute I stepped on that plane.
My travels started out in England and would take me to all sorts of wonderful and exciting places including, Wales, Amsterdam, Germany, Prague, Greece and Italy. Six years later I look back on those memories and know that those experiences helped shape who I am today.
Its that time of year again. April showers bring May flowers, right. There is something wonderful about spring storms. The rain cleans away all the dirt and debris that built up over the winter months, leaving that wonderful fresh spring smell.
While I was watching that really weird interview, where Sarah Jessica Parker answers 73 questions for Vogue I was obsessed with finding pictures of her beautifully decorated home. I have been thinking a lot about my design taste and what I would like in my home. SJP had so many cool elements to her home. Light up globes, come on that is fantastic.
It looks like she has an incredible library as well. A must for me in my dream home. What are some things that you want in your perfect home?
I have travelled a fair bit in my twenties including Spending over a year living and exploring Australia as well as backpacking through Europe for 15 months. Over the next few months I will be sharing my experience back packing through Europe by myself at the age of 22. Today I have chosen to talk about the magical city of Prague.
Picture from John Lennon wall
Prague is a very affordable destination, I think I spent half of my planned budget and that was with eating out for most of my meals. I visited in late September which normally should be a great time but it just so happened that they were experiencing an unusually cold fall. Prague is a mystical city with endless possibilities. This popular travel destination is filled with cobbled streets, churches, architecture, great food and entertainment. I was totally drawn to the gothic beauty that surrounded me and the foggy days made it even more magical. My first day there I wandered around for hours in awe of the old world beauty.
The best way to see any city and learn a little bit of the history is to take a walking tour, even better is a free walking tour where you tip depending on your experience and opinion of your guide. Our guide was fantastic, not only did she seem to know absolutely everything about Prague but she also told us funny ghost stories from her childhood and also exactly what not to miss and what to avoid. Did you know they have a teeny tiny alley where there is actually a traffic light at each end because only one person can fit through at a time. I often wandered on my own and instead of sticking to the touristy places decided to branch out and explore less popular areas, these where the places that I found little boutique shops, bookstores and mom and pop cafes.
Church in the main square
The main square is where a lot of the action happened, filled everyday with tourists and locals alike. Walking up the many steps in the tower lead you out to an unbeatable view. The city stretches out for miles on every side. Something you just can't miss while here is the castle and surrounding area. The view on the way up is amazing, once your there check out the gardens and the beautiful stain glass in the cathedral. The walk across Charles bridge also offers plenty of scenic views as well as local artists selling their wares.
The Astronomical clock is a huge attraction in Prague. People gather around for 20 - 30 minutes waiting for the little sculptures to come and dance around on the hour. The four sculptures represent vanity, greed, death and pleasure, the biggest concerns back in 1410. Instead of rewarding the artist who made this beautiful piece of art they gouged his eyes out so that he would never be able to recreate the clock for anyone else, ouch. Its amazing not only that this clock is still around but the fact that it still functions perfectly.
There is plenty to see in this great city and I promise you will not regret the visit. Have you been to Prague? What was your favourite part?
With elegant style and those bright red lips which are becoming her signature, who doest love Taylor Swift. I love seeing what she wears, especially on the red carpet. I would love to make many of the dresses that she has worn, anyone else?
Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend. I'm off to enjoy the fantastic weather we have been getting lately.
Tucked away in the beautiful Surrey countryside is the Pride of the Valley Sculpture Park. Filled with more then 500 sculptures the park is set over ten acres. We went on a perfect sunny day and were the only ones there, taking out time we spend probably four hours here, taking a break in-between to go across the street and have a drink at the pub before we continued the rest of the tour.
Walking around the only sound to be heard were the birds singing away in the trees. The light shone just the right way to make everything twinkle, the statues seem to come alive. I enjoyed this magical wonderland and all it had to offer.
The park is open year round, allowing you to enjoy the beauty in every season. Most of the pieces are for sale and as a result they are forever changing. Every time you come you are guaranteed to see something new.
Today I am taking over Mimi's blog, Love and Life to talk about my experience travelling around Australia. Its been all most a year since we left Australia, which I can't believe. I love looking through our pictures and re-living all the fantastic memories.
Head on over to Love and Life to read more about my adventures and while your there read a bit more about Mimi and her life as an expat in Cyprus.
Have you seen that tv series being advertised about living in Alaska? It shows so gorgeous views and its all about why more and more people are choosing to live there. Well this picture is just one reason that Alaska is on my bucket list. I love the blue of these caves.