Travel diary, May-June 2014

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21.05.14 – The colourful houses in Notting Hill, London

At the beginning of last month I returned to my family home in rainy Wales. It’d been the longest I’d ever been away from my immediate family, without visiting. I can’t deny that the significant distance between here and Vancouver factored into my return. But now I’m restless. Being in a place I’m so familiar with, has taken away my curiosity. When I visit new places, I want to walk about everywhere (which is in constant battle with my natural nature of “couch potato”). I’d like to regain that feeling of wonder for my environment, so I’ve decided that starting next month – I will try and get out of the house and explore. I also hope it will rekindle my interest for sharing the daily grind on here, as I’ve been terribly inattentive for a while.

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21.05.14 – Portobello road, London

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21.05.14 – An adorable cafe in Notting Hill, London

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29.05.14 – Giant macaroon from Selfridges, London

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23.05.14 – Louvre, Paris

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23.05.14 – Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel, Paris

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23.05.14 – Trying to draw the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel, Paris

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23.05.14 – Along the Seine, Paris

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24.05.14 – Macarons from Pierre Herme, Paris

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24.05.14 – Shakespeare & Company bookshop, Paris

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24.05.14 – Garden flowers, Paris

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25.05.14 – 38-39ºc by Kangmin Kim at the Motion Factory exhibition, Paris

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25.05.14 – Cake at Ciel patisserie, Paris

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25.05.14 – Montmarte, Paris

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26.05.14 – Eiffel tower, Paris

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01.06.14 – Cute candy house, Bristol

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01.06.14 – Hot air balloons hover over Bristol

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01.06.14 – Graffiti, Bristol

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01.06.14 – Wallace & Gromit exhibition, Bristol

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02.06.14 – English Magic exhibition, Bristol

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02.06.14 – Shop, Bristol

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02.06.14 – A few treasures from Bristol

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08.06.14 – Work by Beth Marriot, Howard Gardens, Cardiff

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08.06.14 – Work by Lucy Dickson, Howard Gardens, Cardiff

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08.06.14 – Cardiff illustrated (can’t remember who did this, sorry), Howard Gardens, Cardiff

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08.06.14 – Things I collected from my garden in Cardiff

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13.06.14 – Caerphilly Mountain, Wales

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13.06.14 – Castell Coch, Wales

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14.06.14 – Tea with my friend at Barker Tea House, Cardiff

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14.06.14 – Cefn Onn, Wales

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14.06.14 – Cefn Onn, Wales

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14.06.14 – A picture my friend took of me in Cefn Onn, Wales

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18.06.14 – Lavender soda from Milgi’s, Cardiff

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26.06.14 – Strawberries from the garden, Cardiff

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