Fairytale Fantasy

Monday, 15 September 2014


So our trip to Cornwall ended up not so great this year. For this reason I've decided not to do a write up of it. I did however get a few nice photos so imma put them here. <3

London posts soon x



Tintagel Caves

Friday, 12 September 2014

Paris Days Three & Four: Versailles and Flying Home

Day Three

Versailles <3

Marie Antoinette's Bedroom.

Not-so-secret door in Marie's room

Exquisite painting

Versailles Palace

Excuse my person, but what were they thinking with that arch?!!

One of the cottages in Marie's village

Op, there I am again

Day Four
Eiffel barely visible through the rain

The little bottle of Gin they gave my dad

Houses of Parliament and the London Eye, both of which I have been in/on now :)

Buckingham Palace, which I have now been INSIDE OF

After a little consideration I have decided to pop the last two days together in one post as a large portion of day four was preparing to/ and flying.

Day three started fairly well with the exception of me ripping my tights and then having to go on a mini mission to find a new pair. We then got on a train to Versailles which took about 25/30 minutes. We arrived at Versailles Palace about twenty minutes after it opened to the public and were appalled to see a HUGE queue circling round the forecourt despite already having our tickets. I should also mention that the weather was beautiful but very hot sunshine. After two and a half hours of queuing we finally made it inside.

If you want to see decadence to the extreme then this is a must see! The palace was beautiful but insanely crowded making it hard to see everything. If you want to visit Versailles I would say its important to not go in tourist season. We had lunch in the palace café before heading out and exploring the grounds. We then ventured out to Marie Antoinette's little village and farm which I completely fell in love with.

That night after dinner we wandered up to the hotel lounge which had a better view of the Eiffel Tower than our window to watch it twinkle for the last time. (If you listen carefully you can hear me sobbing into my pillow).

The next morning the weather was atrocious so we decided to have a look around the shops again, ending up outside Galeries Lafayette. We had enough time to grab lunch before heading back to the hotel to pick up our luggage so we went into this café on the side of Lafayette. We had a baguette with various spreads including a dark chocolate spread which changed my world slightly. We had a little pastry each and then headed back to the hotel. From there we walked to the bus stop which was slightly dismal as it had begun to rain again. Our journey home was rather uneventful except for when we flew over London city centre and we spotted lots of landmarks :)

Thanks for reading these posts, if you're interested in seeing what I got up to with my mum in London then stay tuned as I will be posting those posts in the next few days.

Paris Vlog:

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Paris: Day Two

My breakfast. Dad sad it looked pretty...

Eiffel Tower

View of Sacré-Cœur Basilica on the hillside

I quite liked how everything in Paris seems to line up. See the classic buildings in the foreground and the new shiny buildings in the business district.

Another view from the Eiffel Tower, look at all those tour buses hehe!

Eiffel Tower and fountains

Hello me.

Arc de Triumph

Looking up in Galeries Lafayette

View of the Opera and Eiffel Tower from Galeries Lafayette's rooftop

Inside Galeries Lafayette

Day two of our Parisian adventure did not get off to the best of starts. Okay, it was pretty much a disaster. Firstly, my phone and iPad had adapted to the time difference and I, not using my head, forgot that they adapted because they were connected to the internet. Henceforth when I set my alarm on my iPod it woke us up an hour later than our plans had allowed. After a rushed getting ready/breakfast session we hurried to the metro and made our way towards the Eiffel Tower.

When we got off the train and tried to exit the station we noticed a little girl panicking and trying to get back on the train. After a moment of looking around we realised that her family was still on the tube. As the tube rode off the little girl started to cry (understandably, she can't have been older than eight) and started looking around for another train. We stopped her and sat her down, thinking if we kept her in one place her family would make their way back to her. We then tried to comfort her, but as we couldn't work out which country she was from this became rather problematic. After about twenty minutes the girls parents and little brother flew off a train and came to collect the girl. There were a LOT of tears and hugs and hand shakes.

By this point my dad was a bit miffed as he did not want to queue for hours at the Eiffel tower, but we needn't have worried as the queue only lasted about 25 minutes. This was a very exciting moment for me and I had a lot of fun and took a LOT of photos as we took in the views. We then took a leisurely stroll (well, a slow stroll, because my feet were killing again by this point) towards the arc de triumph. After a quick look around we walked down the Champ-Élysées and popped in and out of a few shops. We walked back past Concord and looked around a few more shops (including Decathlon- boring me to tears) before heading back to the hotel for a rest and some snacks. 

That evening we headed out to Galeries Lafayette and looked around the beautiful store. We also went up to the roof where there is a little garden and you can take in breath-taking views of Paris. Afterwards we headed back down Boulevard Haussmann and had dinner at the Hard Rock Café. On a side note, this was my first time going to the restaurant chain and I just didn't get it? It was very loud and the food was just okay. Am I missing something? After dinner we popped into an Häagen Dazs ice cream emporium and I nibbled on a chocolate cone on the way back to the hotel.
That's it for day two, day three will be up soon and provides a look at our trip to Versailles!

If you want to watch the little vlog I made of our time in Paris you can do so here:
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