Lisboa 5 Days | Photo Diary

Saturday, 28 July 2018
I visited Portugal for the first time back in May, I loved it. Here are some of the shots from the 5 days I spent in Lisboa.

Rossio Square | Rua Augusta Arch 

Castelo São Jorge

Castelo São Jorge | Lisboa Views | Belém Tower

Castelo São Jorge | Views from

Belém Tower | Lisboa Views

Carmo Convent | Lisboa Cathedral | Santa Justa Lift stairs | Pena Palace tickets / trees | Train to Sintra

Pena Palace

Spring Things

Tuesday, 3 April 2018
Here's a pastel toned moodboard - just a few pieces that feel like spring things.

1. Cherry Blossom Candle, Arnotts | 2. Cherry Blossom Eau de Toilette, L'occitane | 3. Nails Inc. in 'Dovehouse Garden', Debhenams | 4. Bunny Pens, Etsy | 5. Rose Makeup Brushes, Light in the Box
| 6. Lace Bralette, & Other Stories | 7. Circle Crossbody Bag, Asos | 8. Pointed Slingbacks, Zara

Hamburg - The Coffee Shops

Monday, 2 April 2018

In the five months I spent studying abroad in Hamburg, I drank a lot of coffee! Because of my Instagram addiction, I had a lot of coffee pics on my phone when I landed back in Dublin. Here is a compilation of some of the coffee shops I visited.

This bakery was a Godsend on route to horribly early lectures - their latte's and mohnschnecke's kept me going. Also possibly one of the best smelling bakeries I have ever been in.

Café Alex, Jungfernstieg
Café Alex
Very fancy with a beautiful view of the Alster and really nice cake this place is a winner. Very classy atmosphere, and I really enjoyed their backed cheesecake.

This place was one of the cutest cafes I found in Hamburg, as the name suggests, it's fully of cute pinkness think Cat Kidson style décor and lovely cupcakes that don't just look good, but deliver taste wise too.

Fat Unicorn Sweets
Sadly I thought the cupcakes at this place were a little overrated but the cute interior makes it worth a visit. The staff were really friendly & welcoming.

Café May  - Hein-Hoyer-Straße 14 

Café May
The Hein-Hoyer-Str branch of this café-bar I went to was in the Reeperbahn, this is the place to go if you want coffee at midnight.. which me & my friends did! It was a shabby chic place with a very cosy living-room like atmosphere, there was a bookshelf and lots of lamps which gave it a very homey vibe.

Elbgold, Lagerstraße 34c
I loved the very polished coffee connoisseur vibe to this café, they do a mean chocolate brownie and I liked the giant coffee roast containers lining the walls!

This is kinda like the Costa of Hamburg I guess. I really liked the coffee I got there in the branch at Hamburg Hafen, the view of the Harbour from there was great.

This place I just happened to go a few times as it was right at the entrance of the mall near my campus.. they do really nice giant mugs of tea & there's cute booths and floral wallpaper.

31.01.18 | Café Sul - Ditmar-Koel-Str. 10

This café is located in the Portuguese quarter, it has a really warm homey vibe and cute little custard tarts. 

Brozeit  (no link) - Hagenbeckstraße 31, 22527 Hamburg, Germany
This place couldn't not be mentioned as it was right down the street from my dorm. The staff were probably the friendliest I came across in Hamburg, and they did nice pastries and coffee. Very chilled friendly atmosphere.

3 Years of Blogging

Monday, 15 January 2018

I thought today to check when I had published my first post on this blog and it's three years ago this January! It wasn't something I had really been keeping track of, but since I noticed, I thought why not talk a bit about what I've learned from three years of sporadic blogging.

Creative Space

Having a space to create and share my own media content is really cool, no matter how many platforms I can do this with, there is something more intentional about creating content here. I put a lot of thought and effort into what I produce and I don't have to pay so much attention to silly social media fads here, I just write whatever I want.

Lovely People

I have connected with people from all over the world through this blog and it's great to feel a part of something much bigger.

Cool Opportunities

As a result of producing my own content here I have be gifted with some amazing opportunities that have helped me and my blog to grow.

Jack Of All Trades

Blogging actively means you're constantly trying to improve your skills in a wide range of areas, this means you learn a lot! You're a photographer, writer, researcher, editor, sometimes coder/tech, geek and social media manager. Blogging consistently good content is a very demanding job!

What are some things you have learned from your time blogging?

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Free Printable 2018 Calendars

Monday, 8 January 2018
Here are a collection of pretty printable calendars to help you stay organised in 2018.

Bold and minimal from Camilla Rumph

Download a free printable 2018 calendar that was lettered by hand! Put it in a clipboard and display it on your desk or give away as a gift. Click here to download.

Simple but colourful from Clementine Creative

This super simple one from A Piece of Rainbow

Elegant font from Paper Trail Design

2018 floral flower calendars

Pretty florals from FTD by Design

Free Printable 2018 Minimal Calendar - Modern Calendar - Minimalist Calendar - Clean White Calendar 2018 - #2018Calendar #FreePrintable #Calendar #minimalist #modern #simple

Clean digits from Dear Crissy

2018 calendars

Flowing font from Paper Scribbles Co.

I hope you have a wonderful year!

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