ARE WE OUT OF THE WOODS YET?

HAPPY EASTER! 

Since I am currently in Scotland and cannot be with my family this Easter holiday, I decided to write a post about a family tradition we share. 

During the Summer months, one of my top memories in California has been our yearly camping trips. When my brother and I were younger, we used to head up to Eel River with multiple families annually. The older we got, the busier our schedules became {as they do}. We now keep it local and drive out to Hendy Woods to sit around the campfire and roast marshmallows. 

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THE GIRL WHO WILL GROW UP

Sarah and I recently visited the statute of Peter Pan one foggy afternoon in London. Peter Pan represents so much more than every little boys first Walt Disney movie and my favorite ride at Disneyland. There is so much depth that can be found within the story of this little boy. I decided to reflect and attempt to find the similarities between myself and the boy who chose to never grow up.

Unfortunately, I don’t have much in common with Peter. 

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MANCHESTER

This past weekend I took the train up to Manchester to visit some friends and do some exploring. The last time I had been in the city of Manchester was about 10 years ago and I only remember snap shots of my visit. I stayed with our family friends of many years, all thanks to my mother’s love of England and her extended time living abroad {I wonder where I get it from}. 

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LOST IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION

This past weekend I took a trip to Windsor to visit the famous Windsor Castle. I’m actually quite surprised it’s taken me this long to see my first castle in the United Kingdom, but it happened nonetheless. It was another gorgeous afternoon. The sun was shining and the contrast of the bright castle walls against the sparkling blue sky was enough to make me want to purchase the full entrance into the castle with audio tour included. So that is just what I did. 

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PICCADILLY CIRCUS

Today I took a quick ride into town to exchange {and purchase more} clothing items for Bali next month. The countdown is on, three weeks to go! 

A couple of wonderful things happened today.

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SUNDAY MARKETS

Firstly,

HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY! 

I am proud of the opportunities I have seized in my life and the outcomes to which they have lead. I encourage all women to take advantage of every opportunity they come across and venture through every open door to find where it leads. Even if it isn’t what you had expected.  

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COFFEE DATES

Never underestimate the power of a decent coffee date. There is a reason why popular searches on google include, “Top 10 cafes you must visit in {insert any and every city in the world}”. On every street corner is an opportunity to enter the world of cappuccinos and lattes and discover a new local meeting place. Each cafe brings it’s own charm and uniqueness that makes you want to sit and sip all afternoon.

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BYE BYE WINTER, BUT FIRST

Let me wear my camels and dark browns one last time. 

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Happy first day of March! As February comes to an end and Spring is quickly approaching, or so I hope, it means bye-bye to all things Winter. I mean, it’s March now. Not that I am anxiously awaiting a warm spell to come over the entirety of England or anything, but at least someone should start thinking about it. 

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