England

England| Liverpool Photo Essay

Liverpool is a city that is proud of its industrial heritage.  This can be seen down by the Albert Docks.  Liverpudlians are some of the nicest people you will ever meet and I have a soft spot for the Liverpool accent.  Of course, when you visit Liverpool you can't escape the fab four aka The… Continue reading England| Liverpool Photo Essay

Art & Literature

Irish Artists | Mainie Jellett

I fell in love with Mainie Jellett and her work when I was given an assignment in college as part of a Modernism module.  The brief was to give a ten minute presentation on an Irish modern artist and tie in what makes them a modern artist.  I can't remember exactly how I came across… Continue reading Irish Artists | Mainie Jellett

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The Netherlands | Amsterdam Photo Essay

B and I went on our first trip abroad as a couple last August.  We basically picked the city that had the cheapest flights and voila we were flying to Amsterdam.  I had never been to Amsterdam before so I was really excited to explore the city.  It's really one of those cities that lends itself well… Continue reading The Netherlands | Amsterdam Photo Essay

Ireland

From Ireland With Love | Belfast Photo Essay

I'm back! Yes, it has been months since I last wrote a post but I won't bore you with reasons and excuses as to why I haven't.  I have another photo essay I want to share with you.  Last summer B and I took a day trip from Dublin to Belfast with Extreme Ireland.  Our… Continue reading From Ireland With Love | Belfast Photo Essay

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Christmas Around The World

Welcome to part two of Christmas Around The World series. If you missed part one, check it out here. It's been another fun week learning about the different traditions and customs from around the world associated with this time of year. England - Julianna from The Discoveries Of Follow Julianna on Facebook | Twitter |… Continue reading Christmas Around The World

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Christmas Around The World

Tis the season to be jolly falalalalalalalala...I love Christmas, it's my favourite time of year. I find the origins of this holiday fascinating, and I love learning about each country's traditions and customs and how Christmas has developed. I thought it would be fun to do a series on Christmas around the world and share… Continue reading Christmas Around The World

Canada

Canada | The Butchart Gardens Photo Essay

The Butchart Gardens began life as a quarry. In 1904 Robert Pim Butchart developed a quarry and built a cement plant near Tod Inlet. Robert and his wife Jennie established their home near the quarry. As Robert exhausted the limestone deposits, Jennie thought something beautiful could be made from the pit and so the pit… Continue reading Canada | The Butchart Gardens Photo Essay

Canada

Canada | Craigdarroch Castle

Craigdarroch Castle is a Designated National Historic Site and coined 'Canada's Castle'. Being from Ireland and with all the castles that we have in the country, I just knew I had to visit this place. Craigdarroch Castle was built for Robert Dunsmuir, a Scottish immigrant coal baron. The castle was finally completed in 1890. Robert and… Continue reading Canada | Craigdarroch Castle

Canada

Canada | Victoria Gallery Walk

While I'm not an expert, I love art in all its forms and mediums. I admire the time and work an artist puts into their pieces, and how open and curious they are of the world around them. I love how it sparks something in me, not necessarily to paint or to draw or to… Continue reading Canada | Victoria Gallery Walk

Ireland

Ireland | Ireland’s Most Beautiful Drives eBook

If you love to drive and love going on road trips, Ireland has some stunning drives, from The Wild Atlantic Way to the Military Road.  Now this won't be a post about my favourite drives but about a wonderful eBook by Chill Insurance called Ireland's Most Beautiful Drives.  The book features Ireland's Top 3 Favourite Drives, as… Continue reading Ireland | Ireland’s Most Beautiful Drives eBook