Cornwall, England

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Flushing, Corwall – the town we stayed in

Three months ago it was August, which meant time for a summer vacation to Cornwall. My memory of Cornwall is a whirl of cutesy candy coloured cottages, bunting everywhere, salty sea air, hanging out with Bear the dog and cold ciders. I read a lot (I recommend the Manifesto of How to be Interesting) and explored a few lovely corners of the Cornish country. Favourite corners include the Tate in St. Ives, the Lost Gardens of Heligan and St. Ives itself.

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New beginnings

It was about time for a revamp, as much of a shame it was too see the shoebox house go. I intend to be a much more active blogger – I have a few posts in the works but I won’t mention them here… just yet. Along with tidying up this space, I am also moving my portfolio over to its own site. That should be up either by the end of this week or the start of next.

Berlin, Germany

A few weeks ago I, along with my family, went on a long weekend to Berlin. It is a veritable mixing pot of old and new. Historical sites such as the Brandenburg Gate living alongside much younger architecture, like the Berlin TV tower.

I wouldn’t necessarily call it a walkable city, not in the same vein as other cities I’ve visited, such as Helsinki, Vancouver or Portland. It is very pedestrian friendly, but you have to plan ahead if you’ve only got a short space of time to explore. Luckily we were able to go to several tourist attractions, eat at some lovely food, do a little bit of shopping and appreciate just a bit of the public art.

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