All pictures capture memories and have a story behind them. Here are a few from my collection of disposables taken last year in Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Barcelona, Geneva, Croatia, Paris and London – phew! I don’t know what I would do if Boots stopped their one hour, CD for an extra pound service.
A pigeon in Amsterdam. Why wouldn’t I take a snap of him? He looks so content with life. We should all look up to this creature when feeling down.
My friend Tijana, in Copenhagen. I visited her there during Halloween, hence the costumes. I had a 4am flight the next morning so I took my suitcase with me to the bar. I felt as efficient as the Danes that night.
Another Dane, Mathilde, in Barcelona. With Italian pesto. Taken by a wannabe Dane, English girl. I think this photo proves pesto can be modelled well in the right circumstances.
Sawsan, this talented Moroccan actress who currently also lives in, you guessed – Denmark. However, this photo was taken in Geneva where we lived last summer. This was captured during Fete de la Musique.
When my sister visited me in Geneva, we went to one of my favourite bars – it is troubling me I can’t even remember the name of it now, but it was behind Gare de Cornivan (the station). Ahh – La Petit Rein. It means small bike and you get a free cup when you buy a drink. I have far too many with me that I took back home to England with me. Sister is to my right, Kyra (au pair friend from Germany) is to my left.
London. A night out in our Surrey suburb, that made us feel like the Made in Chelsea gang on a TOWIE night out.
Amsterdam. With my friend Maya, who currently lives in Rome and whom I will be visiting this time next week. Yay. We went on a night out in Amsterdam, unaware it was a holy day and most places were shut. This resulted in us finding our own entertainment in the hands of a sticker I found on a wall in the bar (one of the few that was open). Unfortunately, however many times we posed with it, we left never having seen Sporty Spice.
My friend Emma, a graphic designer taking full advantage of this random water feature at a rooftop bar in Peckham. After this photo was taken, we met a guy who asked me for my email address (?) only to email me to apologise for not talking to us that much, as it was cold. Always me.
Recognise that background? Yes, we are now back in Geneva at La Petit Rein. This time, I am with my friend Josh, a fashion illustrator, who came visiting Geneva ‘on business’ – and to see me, of course! A clearer photo of the cups too. P.s I don’t know why I thought it was cool to have a straw with beer, it wasn’t even a Swiss thing.
Josh will kill me if he knew I had put this photo up, but I think its cool. Still in Geneva.
Now back in Copenhagen, at an Irish bar with Tijana, who has since lived in Ireland – YES TIJANA! This was two years ago, when scrunchies weren’t as common – just to put it out there, I can be quite on trend before my time..!
Heather, one of my kindest and most successful friends, in Amsterdam (same trip as other photos). Not only is she an editor at the age of 23, but she can dooplegang any poster to a T.
In Croatia, in a hostel run by a man known as Big Daddy. I made sure to keep a diary while there, and make my friend take a photo of proof.
Christine and Emma, Canadian and English. Two of my favourite people whom I met while living in France as an au pair. Here they are (with me behind the camera) at Fete de la Musique in Geneva. Free music all day and cheep and cheerful beer all night. It was a blast.
To bring in 2014, I went to Paris with my sister and friend Heidi. Both are currently studying, one in Newcastle, the other in Helsinki. I took a photo of this pretty cool cinema to remind myself to find it and go and see a movie in it next time I go there.
Montreux Jazz Festival, one of the funnest and magical events ever to be witnessed, good enough for Deep Purple to sing about. I love this photo so much, even though you can’t really tell where it was taken!
I lived on the French border of Switzerland, meaning it was no big deal to get a boat from one country to the other. This photo shows the Chateaux in Nyon, Switzerland in the distance as I am coming back from Yvoire, France on the ferry. I put this photo out a lot on this blog, but I love it for the still blue water and bright sky.
Finally, another Halloween themed photo in February. I just love it, because. I do.
As I have mentioned previously on my blog – on several posts in fact, I am a little obsessed with disposable cameras. There is just something about them that capture the moment as it happens, without having to delete 100 attempts of the same pose so that everyone looks like a model. I even had a debate with a guy about them last week. He said ‘they aren’t original, they are from the past’. When I pointed out nothing was original, including his leather jacket that was worn by John Travolta in Greece, he agreed with my point. Disposable cameras are just great, end of!