• Hometown Tourist #2 – Feeding Squirrels at Hyde Park || Travel

    June 9, 2017 FrannyMac

    When I wrote my first “Hometown Tourist” post back in February I had the intention of making them a semi regular thing. Since then however, a lot has changed. Namely, Sunday’s in central have become rarer and shorter, more afternoons than days as they were. That and with two of my best friends who regularly used to visit having new jobs, houses and so on trips to do touristy bits with someone who won’t judge me for taking too many photos…

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  • Hometown Tourist - #1 - London Eye & Camden || Travel

    Hometown Tourist – #1 – London Eye & Camden || Travel

    February 8, 2017 FrannyMac

    While spending the day acting like a tourist around London not this weekend but last weekend, it occurred to me that I go on so many day long adventures around the city and, unless I go out with the intention of creating content, I seeming get snap happy without any purpose. I also love reading peoples “24 hours in” travel posts. So I thought why not combine them and do a series of blog posts about when I decide to spend a day…

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  • Five Happy Things – #4 – December || Life Lately

    Five Happy Things – #4 – December || Life Lately

    December 26, 2016 FrannyMac

    I’ve been meaning to write this post, and my five happy things in general, more often. I mean This post was intended to go live when I was on the train pulling back into London after two nights in Sheffield. However, as I was just so tired when I got back, I just got home, went for a nap and then went for a Wagamamas. Whoops! Since then, I’ve had it sitting in my drafts waiting to add a few more…

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  • Saturday Mornings at Portobello Road, Chelsea || London

    Saturday Mornings at Portobello Road Market, Chelsea || London

    December 5, 2016 FrannyMac

    I make no secret about the fact I love exploring different places around London. So with this in mind, if I’m up bright and early on a Saturday morning you’ll often find me at Portobello Road’s world-famous antiques market. Now okay, I know you’re probably reading this like Fran? Antiques? Behave. Unlike what you might have seen if you’d spied it on Bargain Hunt though (don’t judge me, but as a student I watched a lot of day time TV.) it’s…

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  • Chiswick House & Gardens || Photo Diary

    August 15, 2016 FrannyMac

    You know how a few weeks ago, I mentioned going on a rather lovely but detoured walk along The Thames? Well, turns out the original route was intended to take a trip through Chiswick House & Gardens, a neo-Palladian villa set in gorgeous historic gardens. So, while the sun was shining and I was at a loose end this Sunday, I decided to pay a visit. Obviously, I took my camera along and got a little snap happy.. As I was pretty happy…

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  • Hammersmith To Chiswick Thames Walk || Photo Diary

    July 27, 2016 FrannyMac

    As I mentioned a few days ago on my 5 happy things post, last Sunday I spent the day making a nine mile walk from Hammersmith to Chiswick taking the scenic route along the Thames. To be fair, it wasn’t intended to be that long. I took a wrong turning following the river and added three miles to the journey. I took along my camera and ended up getting a lot more snaps than intended. So, I thought I’d share…

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