The Pitch After working the summer of 2007 as an ice-cream girl at Hamleys toy shop, I needed a holiday. Karl and I had a week booked off but hadn’t decided where we should go. We sat on my bed on the Friday afternoon and worked our way through the last minute deals on all the… Continue reading An Apple A Day – New York, New Travel Buddy and New Horizons
Two years running, my parents were generous enough to let me go to New York with my Performing Arts course. It was my birthday and Christmas present for both years, a great deal I reckon. I appear to have lost most of my photos from these two years and so my memories have now merged… Continue reading New York, New York – So Good We Went There Twice.
My second trip to Italy, to the town of Viareggio, started less than fortuitously. The Flight We checked in at Stansted airport, which I’d never heard of, onto a Ryanair plane, a small Irish airline that I’d never heard of; so far, so strange. We’d only ever flown out of Gatwick but this time, we were not… Continue reading La Dolce Viareggio
(My frustration with having no photographs from this trip continues….) Not content with a week in New York, my parents and I headed North West to Niagara, to see the mighty Niagra Falls. The Train There Descending into the dark underbelly of Penn Station and boarding the train for the long journey wasn’t quite the novelty… Continue reading A Day Trip To Canada
In 2001, events in New York City shocked the world. Arriving home from school, it took me a strangely long time for it to sink in. I couldn’t believe the pictures I was seeing on the TV were not just film scenes. My Step-Dad Jonathan’s best friend Colin was living and working in New York at the… Continue reading New York, USA – The First Bite
First a quick disclaimer: Sorry that I have either no photos or poor quality ones for the next few posts. It was the olden days. The Tour At the age of twelve, and with a couple of family holidays to Spain under our belts, my family (minus one brother) headed off to Italy. The Parratts (my… Continue reading Sorrento, Italy – Views, Volcanoes and Very Bad Sunburn