Life in Death – Kew Gardens

Rebecca Louise Law

I’ve been meaning to go to Kew Gardens for the longest time. Back when I used to work part time at Sony, I spent the other hours of the day driving around Richmond and Ealing Broadway teaching English to Japanese families (they all live there because there’s a Japanese school there).

I’d drive past Kew every week, and wish I had the time to stop by. I love a good garden; they’re good for bee spotting, walking is great for mental health, and they’re fantastic for photography.

With my week off this week, I decided to make the trip over and finally go – especially when I saw that there’s an art instillation called Life in Death. [Read more…]

Issho Leeds

Japanese food Leeds

It’s very hard to get good Japanese food in the UK, without at least giving away at least three of your limbs. While I was preparing for my Leeds trip, I saw a number of bloggers visit Issho, a new Japanese restaurant up on a rooftop on a very swanky shopping arcade.

I knew I had to go, no matter what. [Read more…]

24 Hours in Leeds

At the end of September, I went up to Leeds to attend the Bloggers Blogging Awards, organised by the fantastic Hayley of Tea Party Beauty. I’d never been to Leeds before, so I was keen to have a good look around while I was there – for just 24 hours!

I stayed as a guest of Ibis Styles, a gorgeous hotel with perfect location in the city. The whole hotel is styled perfectly, with a big helping of humour to go along with it (much like the people of Leeds, I found). [Read more…]

Things to do in Gdansk

Back in April I had a wonderful trip to Gdansk in Poland with my sister India. I had chosen it as a destination as I know a lot of people who either live there or are from there, and they told me it was a very “up and coming”, hipstery place.

The lure of quaint cafes and gourmet food was too strong, but we did manage to do some pretty cool things outside eating as well – I want to share a few with you.

The area is part of a tri-state partnership, with Gdansk joining Gdynia and Sopot for a trio of awesome places.

Gdansk itself was the busiest, with the old town the busiest place of all. It’s great to walk around and take in the architecture and the shops selling amber. If your aim is to fill your phone with photos of doorways, this is the place for you.  [Read more…]

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