Looking back on 2017

Looking back over 2017, a few things have happened. I moved out of home (and Cardiff) and moved to Penarth. I explored a lot of Somerset, a fair bit of Wales and a little bit of London. I consumed many cappuccinos and devoured brunch after brunch. I took inspiration from quite a few art galleries (Hauser & Wirth, The British Museum and Tate Britain to name a few). And then took that inspiration to be creative myself. Here are a few highlights of the past year in pictures. I’ve not ordered them chronologically, but by place. Enjoy :)



Bristol Market

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Cornwall, England

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Flushing, Corwall – the town we stayed in

Three months ago it was August, which meant time for a summer vacation to Cornwall. My memory of Cornwall is a whirl of cutesy candy coloured cottages, bunting everywhere, salty sea air, hanging out with Bear the dog and cold ciders. I read a lot (I recommend the Manifesto of How to be Interesting) and explored a few lovely corners of the Cornish country. Favourite corners include the Tate in St. Ives, the Lost Gardens of Heligan and St. Ives itself.

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Berlin, Germany

A few weeks ago I, along with my family, went on a long weekend to Berlin. It is a veritable mixing pot of old and new. Historical sites such as the Brandenburg Gate living alongside much younger architecture, like the Berlin TV tower.

I wouldn’t necessarily call it a walkable city, not in the same vein as other cities I’ve visited, such as Helsinki, Vancouver or Portland. It is very pedestrian friendly, but you have to plan ahead if you’ve only got a short space of time to explore. Luckily we were able to go to several tourist attractions, eat at some lovely food, do a little bit of shopping and appreciate just a bit of the public art.

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