48 Hours in LA
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48 Hours in LA

A couple of weeks ago Mr Ship-Shape and I decided to have an impromptu weekend in LA, after we found out he needed to attend a conference there. Despite the distance, a flight down the coast was quicker than it…

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LA’s Griffith Observatory at Sunset
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LA’s Griffith Observatory at Sunset

Happy Tuesday! I’m back from LA now and even though it’s warm and sunny here in San Francisco, I’m relieved to be somewhere 10 degrees cooler – LA was amazing but too hot for this English rose to handle! We…

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Santa Cruz (You’re Not That Far)
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Santa Cruz (You’re Not That Far)

Over the Christmas break we hired a car in a bid to explore beyond San Francisco. It probably sounds strange, but sometimes I forget that we’re in California as we’ve only been outside of the city a few times. As…

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A Berlin City Guide: Five (Almost) Free Things to See and Do
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A Berlin City Guide: Five (Almost) Free Things to See …

One of the things that worried me the most about moving to the United States was how much we’d be able to travel and explore new places, as it’s not like living in the UK, where the delights of Europe…

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San Francisco: Insta-Update
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San Francisco: Insta-Update

Posing in front of one of San Francisco’s many colourful houses / My in-flight reading material / The keys to our new apartment / So much peanut butter, so little time / This so-bad-it’s-good vintage paisley shirt may have come home with me after…

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