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Bedruthan’s Steps, Cornwall

Bedruthan’s Steps, Cornwall

Anyone who’s read more than a couple of posts on this blog knows about my love affair with Tregardock beach. I know. I’m sorry for bringing it up again. I’m sure you’re all sick of it. Don’t worry, this post is not about Tregardock. It’s about another one of my favourite beaches in Cornwall: Bedruthan’s Steps. Unlike Tregardock, Bedruthan’s Steps is not unknown. It’s protected by the National Trust. I mean, there’s a car park and a café up on…

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More photos of spring flowers in Cornwall

More photos of spring flowers in Cornwall

Yesterday, I posted a blog full of photos from early March in Cornwall. Today, I want to share some photos from this past weekend. If you read the most recent Get Snappy, you’ll probably have got a sense of how pleased I am with these pictures. I love them! I love taking pictures of flowers and the daisies and wisteria were perfect subjects. I don’t really know what else to say, to be honest! It’s hard sometimes to think of…

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Throwback to magnolia in March

Throwback to magnolia in March

In March, I took a load of photos of beautiful magnolia in Cornwall and posted them alongside a thousand words about my brief foray into plant science at university. It was funny enough, but that same week I had a crisis of confidence about my blog topics and deleted it for being a blah post. Since then, I have found my feet a lot more with the blog. I have interspersed photo-focused posts with political essays and think pieces and…

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Get Snappy 18: London and Cornwall

Get Snappy 18: London and Cornwall

This has been an amazing week for photos! Seriously, Cornwall in the spring is clearly one of the most photogenic places on Earth. The flowers are in bloom and it is absolutely stunning. I love photographing flowers. I spent a long time taking pictures of the wisteria from as many angles as possible. I especially liked getting pictures from underneath with the sun shining through. Often middle of the day sun washes out a photo but the combination of the…

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Beautiful Bruges in thirty-two photos

Beautiful Bruges in thirty-two photos

As per usual, there’s only so far words can get you when telling the story of a place. Especially when those words are my words. As I’ve written more non-travel content, I’ve realised how much harder it is (for me) to tell funny, impactful stories about the things I’ve seen and done. I’m a big non-fiction reader and that shows in my writing; while travel tales are true, they read like a story rather than an essay or an argument,…

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Snapshots from Mount Snowdon

Snapshots from Mount Snowdon

One of my favourite posts on this site is from our trip to Snowdonia last August. Despite it being the height of summer, it rained every day. The UK is terrible. Well, it’s not all terrible. Some parts of the UK are painfully beautiful, like the beaches on the south coast or Snowdonia National Park. I can’t in good faith say that Snowdon is an undervisited location, given that there were approximately one billion people sharing the mountain with us….

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Tregardock beach, 2018

Tregardock beach, 2018

I read a lot of travel blogs, and one thing you come to realise is that every blogger has certain places they love, that they return to over and over and over again. One of those places for me is Tregardock beach. If you’ve read a few posts on this blog, you may have come across some glorious Tregardock photos. This beach is gorgeous. I took a host of photos at Tregardock last year, as I managed to visit five…

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Ninety-seven photos from the Seychelles

Ninety-seven photos from the Seychelles

It’s interesting to look back, months after the fact, and see which images and words I chose to share about a place. I was looking through my Seychelles photos and realised that I’d shared a pitiful number of them, with most of them only there to accompany blogs about the islands we visited or the overall nature of paradise. Don’t get me wrong, words matter too. This is a blog, not an Instagram page (though I do have one of…

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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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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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