Travel | #UK – Rye & Camber Sands Beach

  • Eat & Drink:

Fig

What a lovely brunch we grabbed here! Food prep in a tiny space behind the bar by three lovely Ladies. Glorious poached egg and cakes! // No.2 High Street – Rye TN31 7JE

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Travel | #UK – Stratford Upon Avon

“The more pity that fools may not speak wisely what wise men do foolishly.”

— W. Shakespeare, As You Like It

  • See Shakespeare’s Birthplace, Hall’s Croft, New Place and Anne Hathaways Cottage
  • Listen to some Shakespeare at the Royal Shakespeare Company
  • Eat & Drink:

The Pantry

We stopped here for a sweet touch after our lunch. It was a little bit too cold for ice-cream but almost gave in! // Bridgefoot – Stratford Upon Avon CV37 6YY

The Opposition – Bistro

Lovely staff and super enjoyable Coronation chicken in there! Should I also mention the Banoffee pie? // 13 Sheep Street – Stratford Upon Avon CV37 6EF

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Travel | #UK – Margate, Botany Bay, Broadstairs & Ramsgate

I guess this weekend was just one of these perfect walks. Beautiful landscapes, neither hot or cold, grey at the beginning and sunny at the end. And for the first time of my life, I saw a seal. There is no age to discover nature and to love it a bit more! I really felt like a child… Anyway, I already covered this walk – which is part of the Viking Costal Trail – in a previous post except this time I had no bike! And I can only recommend it, you can’t possibly get tired of these wonderful seafronts.
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Tate Modern – Switch House

Last week I finally visited the Switch House, the latest building in the Tate family. My guess is that the concret brown bloc may not please everyone in terms of aesthetic, but to be fair it offers tremendous space inside and a free 360 degree view of London at level 10. So you definitively need to pay a visit too!

La semaine dernière, j’ai enfin visité la Switch House, dernière arrivée dans la famille Tate. Je suppose que l’énorme bloc de béton marron n’est pas du goût de tous. Cependant, à l’intérieur le bâtiment offre un espace assez incroyable et une vue à 360 de tout Londres… gratuitement! De quoi vous convaincre d’une petite visite… 

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Travel | #UK – Cotswolds: Bibury

Oh you really thought I would only put two pictures of Bibury in my previous post and vaguely mention it? Oh no, no, no… Sorry, but you will have to endure a little bit more of Cotswolds today!

Ah ! Mais vous n’avez tout de même pas cru que j’allais poster deux photos seulement de Bibury avec une vague mention dans mon article précèdent? Non, non, non, cela serait bien mal me connaître ! Il vous faudra donc supporter encore un peu de Cotswolds aujourd’hui !

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Travel | #UK – Cotswolds

This weekend we’ve decided to spend some time in the Costwolds, these little hills in the Regions of Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Somerset, Warwickshire, Wiltshire and Worcestershire. There are endless ways you can visit all the wonderful villages and heritage sites in these regions: walks, trails, car, bike… You can spend a weekend, an afternoon, a week… choose one, two, three, ten villages… it’s really up to you and you won’t be disappointed. As usual we made up our minds last minute, so we chose to stay at Stow on the Wold, we visited Chastleton House before our arrival ; Lower and Upper Slaughters and Bourton on the Water (in a two hours walk) and then Blockley. Next day we went to Bibury and Cirencester before heading back to London. But there is an incredible amount of small and lovely villages there set in a beautiful countryside, so possibilities are infinite. You can’t possibly be wrong, no matter your budget or time. However, be aware that most of the heritage houses and gardens in the area are closed during weekend in July. Why? Well ask all the brides and grooms we met during our stay…. But let’s keep it positive it just means we will be back!

Ce weekend, c’est les Costwolds que nous avons choisi pour nous échapper de la capitale, c’est petites collines situées dans les régions de Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Somerset, Warwickshire, Wiltshire and Worcestershire.

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Travel | #UK – Colchester

Si tu ne viens pas à Colchester, Colchester viendra à toi. Bon ok, ce n’est pas vraiment ce que racontent les armoiries de la ville et c’est toujours la phrase de notre Lagardère préféré (celui du Bossu, pas Arnaud non). Mais quand il pleut partout en Angleterre le weekend, c’est le bastion épargné qui vous choisit. C’est ainsi.

If it rains almost everywhere and you want to escape all this water, you just check BBC weather to know where you should go. And this time, Colchester chose us.

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Travel | #UK – Whitstable

Weekend. Soleil. L’équation la plus simple du monde, qui se résout en prenant le train le matin direction la mer. On ne va pas chouiner non plus, on a eu de belles journées à Londres. Actuellement, si vous êtes plus blanc qu’un paracétamol prescrit par votre GP (sinon quoi d’autre?), c’est que vous ne faites pas d’efforts.

Weekend. Sun. It’s easy as ABC and to solve it you only have to jump in a train towards the sea. Though we cannot complain either, since we had lovely days in London recently. If you are whiter than a Paracetamol prescribed by your GP (what else?), it means you’re just not trying enough!

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Saatchi Gallery

Je voulais y aller depuis des lustres et vous savez quoi? La Saatchi gallery est une bien plaisante surprise! A défaut de connaître cet endroit, si vous étiez déjà installé en Angleterre en 2014 et adepte du Metro news ou de l’Evening Standard (personnellement j’y jette seulement un coup d’œil par dessus l’épaule de mes compatriotes), le nom Saatchi n’a pas pu vous échapper! Siii, rappelez-vous! Nigella… Saatchi… Saatchi… Nigella… le divorce atroce vu sous tous les angles! Does it ring a bell? Oui? Eh bien heureusement pour nous, la Galerie de Charles Saatchi est bien plus intéressante que les dessous de son divorce!

I’ve been planning to go there for years and you know what? The Saatchi Gallery is a pleasant surprise. If you don’t know the place and were already here in 2014 (and Evening Standard or Metro enthusiast, which I am certainly not) the name Saatchi can be familiar though. Doesn’t ring a bell? Nigella… Saatchi… Saatchi… Nigella? Divorce of the Century cover in every detail? Well, fortunately, Charles Saatchi Gallery is far more interesting that his divorce!

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Open House London – Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO)

Oui, cela fait une éternité que je n’ai pas écrit quelques lignes ici ou posté quelques photographies. Non je ne me blâme pas vraiment, car au fond il n’y a rien de pire que de se forcer lorsque l’on manque d’inspiration, de temps et de sorties non ? Passons. Il y a quelques temps de cela (20 et 21 septembre derniers précisément), les portes des plus beaux bâtiments londoniens s’ouvraient exceptionnellement au petit peuple que nous sommes pour l’annuel Open House London, l’équivalent  anglais des Journées du patrimoine.

I know it’s been a very ‘long time no see’ around here. I don’t really blame myself though because I guess there is nothing worst than trying to post without inspiration, no? Anyway, not so long ago doors of great buildings London were exceptionally open to public for the annual Open House London.

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