Alice and Evie

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When we visited New York recently, Evie’s only real request was to find the Alice In Wonderland statue in Central Park. I think it is obvious from her face that she loved it. Given that we live so near to Lewis Carroll’s birthplace, we decided that we really ought to visit there too. We finally paid a visit this weekend. Lewis Carroll lived in Daresbury, Cheshire from his birth in 1832 until 1843.. Read More

The Flatiron Building!


On our recent visit to New York, I was desperate to see the Flatiron Building. It gets its name due to the fact that it is triangle shaped, like an iron. It didn’t disappoint!   I was concentrating so much on getting a photograph of the building from  a flat perspective, that I didn’t realise that the sun was so beautiful at that moment. The sky was this fabulous shade of blue throughout our.. Read More

At the station!


The World Trade Centre Transportation Hub! This hub replaced the train station that was destroyed during the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Its centrepiece is the Oculus, a glass and steel structure which is designed, when seen from the outside, to look like a dove in flight. I took this photograph of the inside – it was amazing. It is the sort of view that makes you stand and stare. Have a lovely day!

The View from the Hudson!


Manhattan from the Hudson River –  August 2016 My love affair with my new Nikon camera continues. On our way back from visiting the lady in the top picture, I turned and saw this view from the Hudson River. I sat staring for a moment before I remembered to take a picture. This photo is completely unedited, the buildings really were that bright and Battery Park really was that green. I am still.. Read More

A Postcard from New York!


Hello, This week has been about making the most of Ellie being home before she goes back to  university this weekend. It has also been Evie’s first full week back at school, so we are slowly getting back into the swing of things. I wanted to share five of my favourite pictures that I took in New York, before things get so hectic that I forget to do it. After much procrastinating, I.. Read More

15 Years


Hans Christian Anderson – Central Park, New York I took this picture during our recent trip to New York. As soon as I took it, I decided that I would save it to post today. This plaque is beside the statue. During our trip we visited the 9/11 memorial and took part in the Memorial Walk. It was deeply moving! I wish you a peaceful day on this 15th Anniversary xx

The Empire State Building!


We had many special moments in New York, especially the day that Ellie finally appeared at Grand Central Station. However, one of my other favourites was when we went to The Empire State Building. Now, I feel I must explain, I really wasn’t that impressed with building it’s self because I preferred the look of the Chrysler Building. As a consequence, we left this little gem until the end of our stay. As.. Read More

Stuart Little & A Picnic!


We have just returned from New York and are all feeling a little jet lagged! We had a fabulous time, one of our best evenings was going to see Stuart Little in Central Park on Saturday evening. The event was organised by Central Park Conservancy  and they have been showing films that feature the park, throughout the summer. We were particularly pleased to make it to the last event because Stuart Little is.. Read More

The Memories We’ve Made!


As we too prepare for the new academic year, it makes me realise how strange this summer has been. I think everyone knows that our eldest daughter has spent most of it in America. Therefore, we have been one person short for months and it has been weird. There were definitely bumpy times along the way. However, despite the odds we have all survived ha! and live to tell another tale. Indeed, it.. Read More

Dear Ellie


Dear Ellie*, You have never been afraid to travel and have been taking yourself off, all over Europe, for a while now. Therefore, we were not at all surprised when you said you wanted to head for pastures new this summer – good for you lovely! You have been away for four weeks now on your American adventure. We are beginning to really miss you but know that you are making the most of.. Read More