FIELD NOTES: ANDALUSIA /cordoba

25 September 2016

SPAIN // JULY 2016. an average of 35 degree heat, no tarmac on the roads in the mountains, no barriers to stop you driving off the edge, a hire car who couldn't cope and often skidded half way up a steep, narrow, one way street/slope; mosquitoes, insect bites - very much the bad. but the good? the streets, the mountain air [sadly not the food, i never actually tried any authentic spanish food the entire two weeks i was there because they are very much wine/meat fans - it appears in almost every dish - and halal food is a rarity] the sightseeing opportunities, the rich culture and the architecture. cordoba was probably one of my favourite places to visit on the trip, just because of the streets, the atmosphere, and the sheer entity of alleyways covered with flowers and plants; basically: the aesthetic.

This is Wonderland: before Alice. /HEARTLESS [marissa meyer]

22 September 2016


(warning: do not read while hungry, OR: eat while reading.)
BEFORE SHE WAS THE QUEEN OF HEARTS, SHE WAS JUST A GIRL WHO WANTED TO FALL IN LOVE.

catching up | travelling, art foundation, exams, youtube & a blogging slump

06 September 2016


It's been a heck of a long time since I wrote a catch-up post, so brace yourselves for an abnormally personal array of words for this here blog (a lot of you requested them actually so I waved my magic wand and here we are).

TOP FIVE TIPS WHEN TRAVELLING ABROAD

30 August 2016

1. USE PINTEREST TO PLAN:while i wouldn't advise going over the top and planning literally every second of your day [because let's face it, it's unrealistic that you would ever stick to something so rigid when you're in an unknown country and it's more fun to just be fluid and go with the flow], deciding on the main places that are must-see sights is a good idea, especially if you know you won't have any internet when you actually arrive. i was put in charge of deciding where we should visit when i went on holiday to spain with my family in july, and pinterest was a gold mine. all those pretty photos of landscapes and beaches and architecture you pin, well there's probably a link/caption detailing where that place is. and there are hundreds of blog posts [obviously not as cool as this one--] with travel tips, ideas, itineraries and photos all at your disposal. so use it. [and please, don't forget the list you made at home, not a good idea..]

TO BOOK-PUSH OR NOT TO BOOK-PUSH, THAT IS THE QUESTION

24 August 2016


BOOK-PUSHING IS AN ART FORM. if you do it wrong, there are consequences to pay - & to do it 'right' is hard, you have to alter your tactics for each individual case, so should you always risk it?