Category Archives: Holidays

Istanbul days 1 & 2

I have no words for the beauty of this city.

Je n’ai pas de mots pour expliquer la beauté de cette ville

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Day 3 in Berlin

Berlin is so sleepy under the snow. After going out the front door the only sounds I heard were the distant tugging noises of the sledges sliding through the snow and the crunch of newly fallen snow under the slowly driving cars.

Snow in Berlin

Snow in Berlin

Graffiti in Berlin

Graffiti in Berlin

Grüne Woche Food Festival, Berlin

Grüne Woche Food Festival, Berlin

Snow in Berlin

Snow in Berlin

Berlin in the snow

Berlin in the snow

Berlin in the snow

Berlin in the snow

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Day 2 in Berlin

Coffee. Snow. Sledges.

Brogues in Berlin

Brogues in Berlin

Latté and late croissant (was so good I practically inhaled it!)

Latté and late croissant (was so good I practically inhaled it!)

Papa und Sohn

Papa und Sohn

Beer

Beer

German cheese

German cheese

Berlin

Berlin

Children on sledges

Children on sledges

Snow in Berlin

Snow in Berlin

Snow in Berlin

Snow in Berlin

paw in snow

paw in snow

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Day 1 in Berlin

When I was 16 I lived in Berlin for a year. I was lucky to be given this chance and I now speak German and know the culture well. Berlin is such a diverse place where lots of things are going on. What really attracts me to Berlin the most is the organic movement. Compared to the French, they are very very advanced in all that is organic and it’s still affordable. What’s more, their coffee is similar to Melbourne coffee. Wonderful lattés, and they know how to do the milk (heat it and froth it for the perfect latté! om nom nom). I was thrilled to get back.

If you want a great coffee in Berlin try The Barn.

Here are some photos of my first day in Berlin. Enjoy!

Berlin Oh la la livia

Berlin Oh la la livia

Berlin Oh la la livia

Berlin Oh la la livia

Berlin Oh la la livia

Berlin Oh la la livia

Berlin Oh la la livia

Berlin Oh la la livia

Berlin Oh la la livia

Berlin Oh la la livia

Berlin Oh la la livia

Berlin Oh la la livia

Berlin Oh la la livia

Berlin Oh la la livia

Berlin Oh la la livia

Berlin Oh la la livia

Berlin Oh la la livia

Berlin Oh la la livia

Berlin Oh la la livia

Berlin Oh la la livia

Berlin Oh la la livia

Berlin Oh la la livia

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Have you seen these photos of Meg and her love Louis by Jean Laurent Gaudy?

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A bit of nostalgia for India

I feel very at home in India, and I am charmed by the hustle and bustle, bright colours and warm faces.
Here are a few photos of my first trip in India, just because I am feeling a little nostalgic.

Can you keep a secret? I’ve already been looking at flights back to India, and I have only been back two weeks…. shhhhhh

Pondicherry

Pondicherry

India

India

Varkala, India

Varkala, India

India

India

under the water

under the water

Blessed by an elephant

Blessed by an elephant

bare foot in India

bare foot in India

a charming face

a charming face

at a temple in India

at a temple in India

Ganesh

Ganesh

India

India

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Day 10 in Pondicherry

Day 10 in Pondicherry J bought me a beautiful beautiful antique box. It has so many little compartments inside for my special jewelry. We bought it off the side of a road from a lovely man. You can see below the stall and the man that sold it to us. He was just so happy and it made me think about all the people that earn so much more than him but are less grateful. This man sent out rays of sunshine to all that spoke with him.

The second highlight of this particular day was the dog family we came across in the street. I wanted to take them home with me. Just look at those faces.

The man you can see below is a milkman. They ride around Pondicherry with little tanks of milk attached to their bikes. It’s so charming.

Milk man in Pondicherry

Milk man in Pondicherry

vintage stall in Pondicherry

vintage stall in Pondicherry

the happiest man of Pondicherry

the happiest man of Pondicherry

puppy in Pondicherry

puppy in Pondicherry

puppy in Pondicherry

puppy in Pondicherry

Dad dog

Dad dog

Mum dog

Mum dog

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Day 9 in Pondicherry

My mother and I did a cooking class at the Sita centre in Pondicherry. It consisted of a class of three hours and then eating what we had cooked. Before actually cooking the teacher takes you to the Big Market on Gandhi Road and then the fun begins! As I was so busy cooking I didn’t get to take many good photos but I at least got the photos of the market, which is really interesting, and of the final results of the food. The market is broken down into “sections”. There is the meat section, the flower section, the fish section, the spice section, the fabric section (where I bought a magnificent hand woven bead throw), the vegetable and fruit section. I really loved this market with its high energy and playful atmosphere.

I will re-make these recipes soon and post them for you so you can get a taste of the south of India. I miss that place so much already.

Grand Bazaar Fish Market, Pondicherry

Grand Bazaar Fish Market, Pondicherry

Grand Bazaar Fish Market, Pondicherry

Grand Bazaar Fish Market, Pondicherry

Grand Bazaar Fish Market, Pondicherry

Grand Bazaar Fish Market, Pondicherry

Grand Bazaar Fish Market, Pondicherry

Grand Bazaar Fish Market, Pondicherry

Grand Bazaar Market, Pondicherry

Grand Bazaar Market, Pondicherry

Grand Bazaar, Pondicherry

Grand Bazaar, Pondicherry

Big Market Grand Bazaar, Pondicherry

Big Market Grand Bazaar, Pondicherry

Grand Bazaar Big Market, Pondicherry

Grand Bazaar Big Market, Pondicherry

Cooking Class in Pondicherry, Sita Centre

Cooking Class in Pondicherry, Sita Centre

Cooking Class in Pondicherry, Sita Centre

Cooking Class in Pondicherry, Sita Centre

Cooking Class in Pondicherry, Sita Centre

Cooking Class in Pondicherry, Sita Centre

Cooking Class in Pondicherry, Sita Centre

Cooking Class in Pondicherry, Sita Centre

Cooking Class in Pondicherry, Sita Centre

Cooking Class in Pondicherry, Sita Centre

Cooking Class in Pondicherry, Sita Centre

Cooking Class in Pondicherry, Sita Centre

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Vintage glasses from Pondicherry, India.

I bought a lot of wonderful things to wear, cook with and for our home in Pondicherry. These glasses are just some of them. Aren’t they wonderful? My favourite is the one with the lady in the bathing suit. I got them from the shops next to La Maison Rose in Rue Romain Rolland in Pondicherry.

vintage glasses from Pondicherry

vintage glasses from Pondicherry

Vintage glasses from Pondicherry

Vintage glasses from Pondicherry

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Day 8 in Pondicherry

The sweet life. This café, La Maison Rose is one of our favourite places to chill out and have a good coffee. They serve great meals too.

I’m taking lots of polaroid photos to add to my polaroid photo album.

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

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Christmas in Pondicherry

We had our Christmas dinner at the Villa Shanti. Not only was the atmosphere special, but the food was fresh and clean. I just adore the stars, they were what made it so special in my eyes.

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

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