Friday, July 26, 2013

Mucha Love

What's this? Another post?!

This week I was in Prague (and Edinburgh, and Iceland...) and I decided to investigate the Alphonse Mucha museum.

I am the first to admit that I know little to nothing about art.
We all know what we like though, right? I'm definitely a new fan of his art nouveau style (for the record, I really like Erté and Monet too).

His advertising posters were remarkable for the time, and sold everything from upcoming theatre performances and cigarette papers to champagne and biscuits.

What I like the most in his works however, aside from the beautiful use of colour, clean lines and floral elements, is the intensity of the (mostly) female gaze. Really draws you in.

If you're a fan of this work, the Mucha museum in Prague is definitely worth a brief stop, with an excellent collection of posters, photographs and sketches, amongst some of his paintings. Beautiful, inspiring work.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Daily Outfit: That time in Japan

Can you believe it's almost the end of July?! Just where has this year gone? (Answer: in a lot of travel.)

Astute readers will have noticed that I took a cheeky two week trip to Japan way back in May.

(Since then has been a cerrazy whirlwind of travel zig-zagging, but that's for another post. Maybe.)

Time to see some photos of my Japan looks? I think so too.

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Perfect end to a great two week trip.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Handy things to have in your pocket and or handbag

  • tissues
  • corkscrew
  • chili powder

Brought to you by: a boozy weekend in Paris!

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Daily Outfit: A Disney Fan

Before I popped over to Japan in May, I felt the need to pop in to one of my favourite places: Disneyland Paris!

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Those mouse ears were a wise investment.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Daily Outfit: Keep Swimming

Why hello! It's been quite a while between outfit shots, we must acknowledge.

Don't worry, I'm still having all the fun.

This outfit made me feel like a mermaid. I hope this skirt made it back to Australia okay (I don't think it went via sea mail....)

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I wore this outfit back in Bordeaux, on one of my last days. I miss the people, just not the rain...

Monday, July 1, 2013

Who Am I?

Meeting people from all over the world in hostels, trains and through couch-surfing, the topics of travel and projects often come up.

I've introduced and tried to explain what I'm doing so many times, I thought it might be helpful to new readers of the blog to get a bit of an idea about what my current plans are.

Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos
Photo taken in sunny Berlin last Tuesday! Or was it the Tuesday before??...

I was:

    A full time physics teacher working in a secondary school in Adelaide, Australia.
    Then,  a part time English assistant at a French senior school in Bordeaux.

I am:

    Currently travelling around Europe (and further?) after finishing my contract in France.
    Not really sure what the future holds, to be honest.
    Trying not to be worried about this.

I will be:

    Travelling for at least the next three months, unless job opportunities lure me homewards.