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Hampstead Heath

I’ve remarked previously how since moving to London I’ve missed the sunshine and beach like crazy. And whilst that’s still very true,  upon further reflection I think what this urge really stems from is a desire for escape: escape from the inherent claustrophobia of the city. Upon visiting Hampstead Heath this past weekend, I’m now…

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London Life Lessons

It’s cold, grey and absolutely bucketing down with rain as I write this. Way to be cliché, London. I’ve spent the day (and now evening) at home, forcing myself to do absolutely nothing. I’ve done the washing, a trip to the supermarket, gone for a run, run some errands , baked a batch of cookies (free to…

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A Day Sketching at the V&A

The Victoria & Albert Museum, aka the V&A (#local), is one of my favourites in London. Aside from being one of the most simultaneously majestic and beautiful buildings in the city, it’s also full  to the brim of absolutely beautiful, awe-inspiring things: everything from architecture models to fine china, Rodin sculptures, paintings and tapestries. And, it’s…

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