2018 in Review

As I often do at this time of year, I take some time to go back through all the photos I have taken and assess everything I’ve done and achieved. On a daily basis it can feel like I haven’t done much, or I’m just treading water. But the overview shows my just how full my life really is. Some of these pictures you may have seen before, I ask for your patience!

January – was full of making. I got back into my love affair with miniatures by putting together a tiny library that James bought me, and then played with water colours using the new paints I’d received for Christmas. There was a trip with a friend to the Rijksmuseum, and on a separate trip to the Maritime Museum. We also went to our first concert of the year; Depeche Mode!

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Continuing on our way …

Of course when you’re n the museum, the very next place that you (well, I) head is across the park to the Art Gallery.

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Though in January this does mean through the Sydney Festival! Would you like to know more?

Some of my favourite places

We’ll start with the Sydney Fish Markets. We’ve been here before. I’ve brought you here a couple of times in the past. It’s one of my many Happy Places, and I love sharing it with other people. On this trip, I shared it with my family, and now I’m sharing it with you.

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If you’re a seafood eater you’ll understand just how enveloping and drool-worthy this place is. Would you like to know more?

Brussels, Belgium – Part 3

Inside half of that massive building I showed you at the end of my previous post is the Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History, Brussels – Belgium.

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Like so much of Western Europe, Belgium has a long and colourful history of battles it has fought. The Museum is set up with a timeline in the opening hall. Would you like to know more?

Museum Van Loon

Goodmorning Gentle Readers! How are you all? I hope your outlook for the week is exciting and adventurous! I have been exploring again, and have gone to a new museum, which I want to share with you all today; the Museum Van Loon.

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In the heart of Amsterdam’s Grachten Gordel (canal ring) you can find the house of the Van Loon family. In 1602 Willem van Loon co-founded the Dutch East India company. Would you like to know more?