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Abandoned Cottage

Yesterday my friend and I went for a walk and decided to go see an abandoned cottage on the river which I live near.  I had been five years before.  It is currently incredibly overgrown and has deteriorated significantly since I was last there.  We didn’t go inside as it doesn’t look safe.  Apart from evident vandalism, the harsh weather in Ontario has caused much of the structural integrity to be compromised.  I would not take the risk to wander inside.  I did snap a picture of it through the window. The lot itself is stunning.  The cottage is built…

Desert Road Trip

On my second day in Abu Dhabi my cousin and I took a road trip out into the desert to stay at a beautiful resort she had booked us.  Having never been to a desert before, the drive out was a unique experience.  Being a desert there isn’t much to see, other than sand dunes, camels and rows of date palms, which have all been manually planted and require an alarming amount of irrigation for the entire stretch of highway. One thing I was not prepared for was the driving conditions, luckily I wasn’t required to do any driving, but even as a passenger I was…

Saadiyat Island & High Tea

Last February I made it out to the United Arab Emirates to visit my cousin, currently teaching English in Abu Dhabi.  I flew Turkish Airlines with a stop over in Ataturk in Istanbul.  I had a really wonderful flight and was treated well by Turkish Airlines, thankfully as it was a fourteen hour flight.  The stop over on the way there was about four hours.  Not made easy by the fact that there isn’t much to do in Ataturk.  The airport was undergoing renovations at the time and other than private lounges and restaurants there are few places to sit…

A Taste of Boston

Our final day was spent primarily in the car, as it’s approximately a ten hour drive from Rockport, home.  Although it took a bit longer as we caught bad traffic nearly every day unfortunately, likely due to Columbus Day & Thanksgiving.  It took over an hour just to cross the Niagra-Buffalo border. I wanted to get a few more shots of the Rockport harbour at dawn before we left, so I rose early enough to catch the sunrise.  The experience was made all the more authentic as I bore witness to a few fisherman preparing for their day out to…

Cape Ann

What I Wore: Scarf: Sahalandy Jacket: Talula Bag & Dress: Vintage Tights: Penney’s Shoes:Converse Today was a very relaxed day.  We rose around 8:30 am and took a while discussing what we wanted to do.  We decided to head one town over to Gloucester (pr. Gloster).  It’s a very quick, ten minute drive from Rockport.  Just outside of the downtown is a welcoming centre with a large parking lot, free on the off season. We walked along the boardwalk where we saw the famous fisherman’s memorial, erected in memory of the fisherman who perished at sea.  They have quite a…