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Has anyone been to Paris recently? We are going in October without Milo and are not sure what area to stay in. We don’t mind being a bit further out as won’t be doing the typical sights. Somewhere that’s nice to walk around in, windowshop and have coffee/drink/food.

We went in 2010, from then I remember the area around the start of Canal st Martin being really nice, but that was in the summer, not sure how it’ll be in the autumn cold. I also wish I could remember what area we stayed in back then! Our favourite bar/resto from last time is in Bastille, which I don’t really remember as an area.

I know everyone will say Montmartre, but we actually want to avoid that! It was one of our least favourite parts last time, It’s obviously pretty but so touristy, and we couldn’t find anywhere interesting to eat. I’m happy to be persuaded otherwise this time round, but I don’t want to stay there in case I’m not.

Oh and while we’re here, any recommendations for stuff to do gratefully received!
my personal list so far includes that new cite de la mode museum, and a yarn shop. Dave wants to go back to that massive fleamarket by the peripherique. And that’s pretty much it, so we’re open to suggestions!


What I wore: Handmade orange maxi dress

July 23, 2014
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This is the dress I made in the red thread sewing class! Nice, intit? I’m not really a maxi person, mainly cos I’m a shortarse and they’re always too long. But obviously when you make it yourself you can pick the length! I actually love the feeling of it, especially in the unusually balmy weather […]

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Family portrait!

July 21, 2014
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We commissioned a family portrait! I’ve been meaning to tell you all about Victorija for ages. She’s a super talented illustrator who I found through instagram. She sells mainly shrinkplastic jewellery based on her painting, but also original paintings, prints and cards in her shop andsmile studio. All at really accessible prices! This portrait is […]

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Project 52: 29/52

July 20, 2014
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My parents are here and on Monday we went to the beach here in Edinburgh, Portobello. Milo had actually never been to a beach before! He really enjoyed it, especially cos the sand (which was all nice and warm even though the sun had gone by the time we arrived) makes an excellent cushion for […]

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Copenhagen: Nyhavn and Christiania

July 18, 2014

I know I got kind of sidetracked with newer stuff, but there’s still some Copenhagen pictures left! This was from the day we went to Nyhavn, harbour bit with all the colourful houses that’s probably the most stereotypical part of the city. Not nearly as touristy as we expected though! We also went to Christiania, […]

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What I wore to see the queen

July 16, 2014
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Well, not really! But we did go to the queen’s garden party at holyrood palace. No exciting and meaningful reason (my colleague’s dad got knighted for services to brewing, how cool is that?), they just reserve a number of tickets for the Scottish Government and you can put your name down for it. You can […]

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Red Thread Studio sewing classes

July 14, 2014
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Project 2: 27 and 28/52

July 13, 2014
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Didn’t post one last week as we were away, so two today to catch up: This one was from when we were down south, in Kew Gardens. This is another new thing (there’s lots of those at the mo), wanting to push his buggy around. It’s pretty funny as obviously he can’t see anything! Eating […]

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What I wore: summer colours

July 11, 2014
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I was sent this dress by Gracey! She just got in touch to say she had a dress she thought would work for me. How lovely is that? I originally thought I was going to want to shorten it, as obviously Gracey is tall and I am very much not, but actually I quite like […]

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