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Travel Bucket List

Now that I work in the travel industry, it’s fair to say that my head’s being turned by other people’s anecdotes of their adventures on a bigger scale than ever. Regardless of my job, I was hardly immune to the cult of the traveller, being surrounded by twentysomething peers who have just returned from their … Continue reading

Polly Travels: Dickens World, the weirdest celebration of Dickens yet

[All images my own]. With all of this Charles Dickens hype at the moment (February 7th will be the bicentenary of his birth), I’ve been thinking about the great man and felt the need to blog about my visit to his very own mini theme park in Chatham, Kent. The area is well suited to … Continue reading

Parisian Street Art

On a recent trip to Paris as part of my PR and Sales internship, I was struck by the variety of street art on display and how nice it is to see dull buildings and pavements brightened up. Obviously there’s a line that’s crossed if graffiti is scrawled on a historical building, but if it’s … Continue reading

So long, academia

This September will be the first where I have not been enrolled in an academic course of some sort, since I was five years old. At the ripe old age of 22, I am finally facing the scholarly start of the year with no agenda regarding essays, no need to remember a complicated student username, … Continue reading

Tourism and Typography

[Images my own. Please ask before reproducing]. I’ve just returned from a week away in Norfolk with my parents and realised that a fair proportion of my photographs featured typography. It’s not really about the shape of the letters as such – there weren’t exactly many font varieties on show – but the words and … Continue reading

Amnesty International: unforgettable poster art

As an active member of Amnesty International, I was pleased to see that the charity’s Facebook page has recently begun to look back over years of tireless campaigns to promote human rights and changes in the law, each accompanied by graphic art to inspire the public. Although some of these posters were not as successful … Continue reading

Pantone addicts of the world, unite

[Click to enlarge and enjoy a spectrum of colours, including the Pantone tips for Autumn 2011 trends]. In recent years I have developed a very niche addiction: I am in love with the Pantone colour system used by designers and graphics workers worldwide. For the uninitiated, this company gives every single hue of every single … Continue reading

Stop the casual sexism, please

Apologies for the lack of blogging – I’ve been preparing for a trip to Bristol this weekend. Rest assured, I will be back to normal soon. In the mean time, I wanted to leave you with this thought, from Jeff Stelling on Countdown (Channel 4, 21st July). Whilst discussing university and degrees with Rachael Riley, … Continue reading

Glamour Magazine France (Aout/August 2011) – more than a holiday read

[Images taken as photographs of the August issue. Please click to enlarge]. Returning from a French wedding last week, I was desperate for something to read on the Channel Tunnel journey home – it may only be half an hour, but you can’t exactly look out the window and marvel at the view. Seeing this … Continue reading

Montacute House – A trip to visit my ancestors’ workplace

Here are some photos from my recent visit to Montacute House in Somerset, where my ancestors and their siblings were tailoresses, boxmakers, kitchen maids and serving maids. It was fascinating to see where they spent their day-to-day lives. Obviously there was a sense of strangeness as I was able to walk around the master’s quarters … Continue reading

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