27th December, Cornwall, UK

27th December, Cornwall, UK

I’ve already written a whole blog about Tregardock beach. It’s probably totally unnecessary to write another one, and yet, I don’t care. Too beautiful to not share the amazing afternoon we spent on this beach today. In a year that took me from the UK to Australia to the south of France to the Seychelles, this beach is without a doubt my favourite spot of 2018. Technically, I first visited Tregardock during the summer of 2017, but I feel that…

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A Christmas Prince 2: WHY?!

A Christmas Prince 2: WHY?!

Watching brilliantly awful Netflix films is a treasured hobby of mine. 2017’s A Christmas Prince was a solid addition to the terrible Christmas film canon, containing all of the classic elements: at least one, if not more, dead parents, as this is apparently the only way to add emotional depth to a character, a non-white best friend who receives almost no screen time or lines and writing that makes you want to start lauding 50 Shades of Grey as a…

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Six foods you need to eat in Poland

Six foods you need to eat in Poland

Nutritional wisdom tells us that colour is important when it comes to food. If in doubt, make sure there’s a rainbow on your plate. Polish food ignores this advice to the highest degree. But, as I can confirm from my trip there last week, there are a lot of people alive and well in at least two major Polish cities. So, uh, screw science and pass me some dough. (Not money. Like, actual dough. You can’t eat money, duh). Almost…

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What happened in Kraków

What happened in Kraków

After Wrocław we took the train to Kraków. Kraków was cold. That did mean, however, that the clouds cleared and snow started to fall.   I don’t always like snow. I like snow when you can ski on it, or have the time to make a snowman and have a snowball fight, followed by an indoor hot chocolate to warm up. Snow when you have to go to work is a whole different snowball game (I’m so lame, I’m sorry). Especially in…

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Family and photography in Wrocław

Family and photography in Wrocław

Wrocław is pronounced “Vrots-swav.” This is one of the first things I learned as we started to piece together this trip to Poland, after Jake’s mum, Krysia, mentioned flying into “Vrots-swav.” “Is there an airport there?” I asked, having never heard of this city. She looked confused. “Yes, it’s a really big place.” I then realised that Wrocław is not pronounced “Roe-claw,” as my feeble English brain suspected, but “Vrots-swav.” Maybe you already knew this. I am currently learning Polish…

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Sydney: big waves and petty arguments

Sydney: big waves and petty arguments

After hanging out in Perth and Canberra, Jake and I spent our final weekend in Australia in Sydney. My mum stayed in Canberra to spend more time with her parents (she was meeting clients in Sydney the following week and flying home after us). After two weeks of staying in busy houses full of small children, dogs and fake cockroaches used to scare us at any opportunity, it was nice to have two days just the two of us. Well,…

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South Durras, Australia

South Durras, Australia

It’s often hard to put into words why you love a particular place. It might be a specific sight or smell or meal you had. It might be that you had an especially good time there, because you were with people you love and something hilarious happened. You might not even know why you love a particular spot the way you do; you went there, maybe once, maybe many times, and something about that place wormed its way into your…

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Birthdays, free glitter and a lot of things I’m bad at

Birthdays, free glitter and a lot of things I’m bad at

There’s a lot of pressure, when you live with someone, to make their birthday special. You are the person they wake up to on the one day of the year they can reasonably refuse to do any washing up and you have to begrudgingly say fine. Jake turned twenty-three last week and I was ready to create birthday fun times. The real fun of Jake’s birthday had been planned for the weekend, when a group of our friends descended upon…

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Narrowly avoiding concussion on Australia’s West Coast

Narrowly avoiding concussion on Australia’s West Coast

I read a lot of travel blogs. For me, there is no better procrastination than reading about places and moments that I’d want to experience. Or liking shark pictures on Instagram. But I am always interested in shark encounters (just… don’t, okay? Everyone has their weird interests) so I guess this does loosely fall into the same category. This being said, I don’t just read other blogs to procrastinate. I also read them for inspiration. By reading a variety of…

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Rottnest Island, Perth

Rottnest Island, Perth

I am tired as I write this blog. It might be the eight Lebküchen I just ate flooding sugar into my brain or the fact that the sunrise now being at 7.45am makes me feel like I need three extra hours of shut-eye to make it through the day. I should probably just give up and go to bed, because the likelihood that someone is sitting out there eagerly awaiting the next installment of Jellie Down Under is as small…

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