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Get Snappy 7: Bansko & Sofia, Bulgaria

Get Snappy 7: Bansko & Sofia, Bulgaria

I’ve sort of screwed myself this week, because I’ve shared so many of my photos from Bansko already. Only yesterday I posted a photo post stuffed full of all my best mountain pictures from this past week, because even though I knew I should probably just share them in this post, I was a) impatient and b) wanted to carve out a space just for those images. So yes, there are a few repeats in this Get Snappy. I had…

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Magic mountains

Magic mountains

Mountains are just extremely majestic. I feel like that’s as close to a fact as an opinion can ever be. When you’re just a tiny human and you stand next to a colossal hunk of rock that makes you an ant at its feet, it’s hard not to be wowed. Snow-covered mountains are even more magical, because they possess all the awesome qualities of your average mountain except instead of being dull grey and covered in dirt they are bright…

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Bansko, Bulgaria: an underrated location for hurtling down a mountain on two sticks

Bansko, Bulgaria: an underrated location for hurtling down a mountain on two sticks

This will come as no surprise to anyone who knows me: I always have a lot of plans. I’m constantly dreaming up trips I want to take, goals I wanted to set and projects I want to start. Every week I come home bouncing, saying, “I’ve had an idea.” My head is so busy with potential plans that I have to remember that there are other people whose visions I care about too and that their plans also have to…

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Get Snappy 6: Bansko, Bulgaria

Get Snappy 6: Bansko, Bulgaria

Today, I’m writing to you from Bansko, Bulgaria! I’m spending this week up in the mountains, skiing and snowboarding and eating copious amounts of chocolate biscuits, before spending next weekend in Sofia (Bulgaria’s capital) and then heading back to London. Today was our first day skiing up on the mountain and it was a BLAST. I haven’t skied in over four years and was pleasantly surprised by my residual skiing abilities. Bansko is gloriously crowd-free – we didn’t queue for…

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Get Snappy 5: London landmarks, in monochrome

Get Snappy 5: London landmarks, in monochrome

Hi, I’ve been a wet wipe this week. No really. I have been so tired, still taking antibiotics for this wisdom tooth, ending each day with a sore throat and feeling a bit lethargic. Mild illness or just January? You decide. On Thursday, I did what everyone says you should do but never actually does: I took a preventative day off. I didn’t want to get any sicker and my jaw hurt and I’d finished a long project on Tuesday….

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Get Snappy 4: Lapland, London, the lunar eclipse & a Labradoodle

Get Snappy 4: Lapland, London, the lunar eclipse & a Labradoodle

This week has been an almost perfect example of why I started this weekly blog feature. We returned from Finland on Monday evening, where I took almost a thousand photos across only a smattering of days, and, back in London, it took me until today, Sunday, to turn on my camera again. Oops. I have carried it with me everywhere, I promise. I have dutifully carted my big DSLR and its charger to work and back every day, but somehow…

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Get Snappy 3: Finnish Lapland

Get Snappy 3: Finnish Lapland

Greetings from Lapland! After two weeks of London photos, we’re changing it up with some pictures from extremely northern Finland. There’ll be plenty of blogs coming in the next few weeks with pictures, information and exclamation points galore in order to try and communicate the magic of the Arctic Circle, so this will be a quick introduction rather than an in-depth post. In terms of photography, photographing somewhere as cold and snowy as Lapland has its challenges. Firstly, the extremely…

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13th January, Brockwell Park, London

13th January, Brockwell Park, London

You can do almost anything in London. There’s a 24-hour bagel shop, a different West End show for every day of the week and numerous restaurants serving the kind of freakshakes that might stop your heart. When people talk about why they love London, they talk about the food, the theatre, the mass of people to meet and the never-ending list of things to do. There are art galleries and flower markets and even a museum filled with body parts…

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Get Snappy 2: London

Get Snappy 2: London

Another week in London. I decided to bring my camera everywhere with me, and the one day I chose not to – because I was just going to work and then home and it was a cloudy day – we were treated to the most glorious, delicate, pink sunset. I went up to the sixth floor of my office building to get a better look and kicked myself. Fortunately, I hadn’t made this mistake all week. After missing a beautiful…

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Christmas in Cornwall: walking, swimming, cake and more walking

Christmas in Cornwall: walking, swimming, cake and more walking

Weekend city breaks suit me because 2-3 days of hardcore tourism is probably my ideal amount of city exploration to do in one stretch. For longer trips, I definitely prefer getting out into nature and doing something active. I – and probably many others – don’t have the stamina for weeks of walking around for hours every day, visiting multiple museums and churches and often spending money all the time. Even though travelling is fun and exciting, it can also…

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