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Footprints in the sand

By Clare Albans / 09 May 2013

I’m really pleased with these photos of footprints in the sand on Tiree. The wonderful thing about them is that I’d never be able to take them again – once the waves come in the footprints are gone.

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A wonderful week on Tiree (part 3)

By Clare Albans / 08 May 2013

I’ve just realised that I still have a few more photos from Tiree to share with you! So much has happened over the past few weeks and I’ve had so many blog post ideas that I just forgot about these lovely photos.

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Possibly the best fabric shop in the world…

By Clare Albans / 02 May 2013

Whilst shopping in Madrid, we found the best fabric shop ever! Situated on Gran Via is the Julian Lopez shop, and I think that Beth and I could have spent about a week in there. They had the most amazing selection of fabrics and then a home section upstairs too! It was simply beautiful –…

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A weekend in Madrid: El Rastro

By Clare Albans / 30 Apr 2013

On Sunday morning, Beth took me to El Rastro – the most popular market in Spain. The atmosphere there is amazing, an if you’re planning a trip to Madrid then it’s a must see! Be careful with your bag though, as pickpockets are everywhere. I bought a few things at the market – a couple…

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A weekend in Madrid: Retiro Park, the Crystal Palace and some tapas

By Clare Albans / 30 Apr 2013

Last weekend I visited my gorgeous friend (and bridesmaid) Beth, who has recently moved out to Madrid. We needed to go bridesmaid dress shopping and Madrid seemed like a good place to go to do that! The dress is all sorted but I can’t show you just yet – but I thought I’d share some…

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Tirii Pottery

By Clare Albans / 21 Apr 2013

Whilst on Tiree, we visited the little pottery there and it was a really inspiring place. It must be an amazing place to work – making gorgeous pottery and chatting to people who come to visit. The pottery has a very distinctive style and takes inspiration from the island.

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Beachcombing on Crossapol beach

By Clare Albans / 17 Apr 2013

Beachcombing is one of those things that I could actually do for the whole day. Every beach is different, and every day is different, and that is the beauty of it. Sometimes you end up with loads of finds, sometimes the haul is not so good – but our walk along Crossapol beach was rather…

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A wonderful week on Tiree (part 1)

By Clare Albans / 09 Apr 2013

We’ve spent the last week on the small Scottish island of Tiree, as we had the pleasure of travelling up there to celebrate a wedding (this explains my lack of posts over the past week or so as there was no signal and very limited WIFI access!). But to make up for it, I’m planning…

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A sunny day on the Quayside

By Clare Albans / 02 Mar 2013

Today was such a beautiful day! We had a day catching up with friends and also had a bit of time to have a potter around the Quayside. Despite the fact that we work in the town centre, we don’t actually get down to the Quayside too often – although every time we do I…

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A weekend in Edinburgh: Camera Obscura

By Clare Albans / 02 Feb 2013

One of our friends suggested to us that we visit the Camera Obscura during our visit to Edinburgh last month, and it was an excellent suggestion. When she told us about it, she said that it is quite difficult to describe, but we would know what she meant when we visited. And she was right!…

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A weekend in Edinburgh: Edinburgh Castle

By Clare Albans / 31 Jan 2013

It was my birthday a few weekends ago and we decided that we would spend it in Edinburgh. I’ve never been before, despite it being quite close – except for the time when I changed trains in Edinburgh in order to travel to Perth! Over the few days running up to the weekend, the UK…

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Wandering around Maryport

By Clare Albans / 08 Jan 2013

We spent the run up to New Year and the first few days of 2013 in Maryport in Cumbria. Maryport is a quiet little fishing port and is a little off the tourist trail, but that’s exactly why I love it! You can access the Lake District very easily from Maryport and it’s easy to…

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