Notting Hill

I recently explored the colourful streets of  Notting Hill. It’s so pretty and Portobello Road Market is well worth a visit.

Streets of Lisbon

Just a few photos from some wanders round Lisbon this year.

Cova do vapor

Yesterday was a national holiday in Portugal (the recently reinstated Corpus Christi). My friend and I decided to take advantage of the sunny weather and take a trip to Cova do Vapor on the other side of the river. It’s not the easiest place to get to from Lisbon to without a car, but it … Continue reading

York Art Gallery

York Art Gallery recently had a complete overhaul, which resulted in it being closed for a long time. When it reopened, it came with a price tag. A historically free museum, it now costs £7.50 to get in. There is a museums deal however, if you’re a regular visitor to this and other museums in … Continue reading

Amsterdam, Day 3

On my third day in Amsterdam, Joseph was working so I was left to my own devices during the day. Despite this, he still managed to put on a great breakfast spread before work. Once in central Amsterdam, he pointed me in the direction of a secret church and I went on my way. Begijnhof … Continue reading

Flea Markets in Amsterdam Noord

Two very exciting flea markets in Amsterdam Noord – Van Dijk & Co and Neef Louis. Well worth getting the ferry over from the city centre (although I stayed at my friend Joseph’s house in Noord so it was super easy to get there). I was sensible and limited my purchases to some vintage French DIY magazines, … Continue reading

2012 in pictures

Well, this is my 100th blog post and it’s the end of the year so I thought I should do some kind of retrospective. It’s been a very different year from 2011, when I lived in Shanghai. Here are some aspects of 2012 that I managed to document in between moments of actually living my … Continue reading

Derelict buildings in Siracusa

There were loads of derelict buildings in Siracusa. They were beautiful, I couldn’t stop taking pictures of them. This is by no means an exhaustive collection.

Palermo

My last few days in Sicily were very fun. On Saturday, Aisling and I went to Licata to see our new friends who are living on a boat there and putting together an anarchist opera. (We met them through a shared admiration of a cherub-encrusted cigar holder at the antique market in Siracusa a few … Continue reading

Vista

Last year I lived on the 25th floor of a skyscraper in Shanghai. This was the view from my flat: Now I live in Siracusa, Sicily. This is the view from my flat: Next year: TBC.