Monday, 29 May 2017

Postcards from Dubrovnik Part 1

Hope you all had a lovely long holiday weekend! Alessio and I had a super time in Paris, but more about that another time!

During the spring holidays we went to Dubrovnik, Croatia along with my parents for just under one week. Dubrovnik is a lovely old city and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are many churches, museums, fortresses to visit and there are many steps around the city so be prepared to climb! The city is surrounded by walls which you can walk along, it is 2km. We did this and you get awesome views of roof tops, the coast and of Lokrum island. There are some cafe/bars to stop for refreshments if you are feeling a bit puffed out!

There are many possibilities for day trips, there are many islands to visit, but because the sea was a bit choppy we never managed to go on any. You can visit Bosnia, Montenegro and other cities in Croatia which are all worth doing.

Dubrovnik is a very popular place and even in April it was quite busy, so if you visit in the summer months be prepared for loads of visitors.

It is another long weekend coming up and I am going to Helsinki with two friends Hannah and Riikka!

Monday, 22 May 2017

365 Photo Challenge Days 188 to 198

Day 188: Saturday 15th April - View from the Ferris wheel

Day 189: Sunday 16th April - Horgen train station

Day 190: Monday 17th April - Lake Zurich

Day 191: Tuesday 18th April - Nature!

Day 192: Wednesday 19th April - Started to get a sore throat

Day 193: Thursday 20th April - Poster at home

Day 194: Friday 21st April - Warm day in Zurich

Day 195: Saturday 22nd April - Colourful trainers

Day 196: Sunday 23rd April - Walking around Zurich saw this

Day 197: Monday 24th April - Dubrovnik, Croatia

Day 198: Tuesday 25th April - Dubrovnik again

Time to catch up on the photo challenge, it certainly is a challenge having to make sure you have taken a photo each day.

Hope you all had a great weekend! I went to the birthday party of a work colleague on Saturday evening and we all had good fun. On Sunday I went to see the film King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, I thought it was quite good!

It is a short week as Thursday is a day off for most people as it is Ascension and since I don`t work Fridays that means a long weekend. Alessio and I are going to Paris, I love this city!

Have a great week!

Friday, 19 May 2017

Fun at the Fair!

Picking a prize!

It probably was a bit boring for him!

During Easter I took Alessio to the small fun fair at Bürliplatz, we intended to go on Good Friday but it was closed. So we went Saturday evening instead, there was not too much to do but we stayed for a while. First we went on the Ferris wheel and got great views of Lake Zurich! Alessio tried his luck and won a blue and yellow ball, at these stalls where you need to knock down tins by throwing small balls. He did not fancy any of the other rides, but went on the trampoline about 7 times though!

Have a lovely weekend!

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Vertical Forest in Milan!

I really love this amazing looking building in Milan dubbed the vertical forest due to the amount of trees everywhere. They are a pair of residential towers, designed by Boeri Studio, with input from horticulturalists and botanists. Lucky for me they were near to our hotel so I could gaze at them whenever we took the metro into the city. I would have loved to have gone much nearer and seen the grounds and not to mention see what each flat looked like inside!

Friday, 12 May 2017

365 Photo Challenge Days 178 to 187

Day 178: Wed 5th April - I really enjoyed this book

Day 179: Thursday 6th April - Chocolate factory

Day 180: Friday 7th April - Breakfast in Manor

Day 181: Saturday 8th April - Drinks with friends

Day 182: Sunday 9th April - Dinnertime!

Day 183: Monday 10th April - Farm in Au

Day 184: Tuesday 11th April - Made by Alessio

Day 185: Wednesday 12th April - Beautiful afternoon

Day 186: Thursday 13th April - My new obsession

Day 187: Friday 14th April - Easter window deco in Zurich

This weekend Alessio and I are going to Milan, it has been 5 years since I last visited Italy and God only knows how long since I was in Milan.

I am quite excited about it, we hope to visit the canal area and the Fondation Prada. I guess we will go the centre and see the famous Cathedral too!

Anyway have a great weekend, whatever you all do!