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Hola from Lima I am dreaming no longer and its wonderful…………..

After all of the usual countdowns that I put myself through every year I am finally enjoying the annual trip to Peru. I arrived a week ago and it is already a wonderful adventure.

I was lucky enough to fly with my favourite airline KLM and in business (the perks of flying between xmas and new year when its empty!!) so it was champagne all of the way. As always the crew were fantastic and I certainly cannot complain about the food it was yummy.

A small view of the day champagne and my travelling companions, Isabel Marant and Victoria Beckham!

klm

My first day in Lima was New Years Eve which meant a long weekend in the city, everybody heads to the beach for new year here  so we DONT

Our first meal out is usually at La Tiendecita Blanca a Swiss restaurant in Miraflores, its always been one of my favourites as I know I am safe in their hands! They also make the best Lomo Saltado which I love!!

The Whistles tee says it all Tres Bon a Cuba Libre and a Pisco Sour before the food.

tres bon

Lomo Saltado

lomo

Being in the city has meant a lot of walks around the coast line of Miraflores and Barranco it is so beautiful looking at ocean in the sunshine, the distance flies by. On Sunday we found ourselves in Barranco a very bohemian neighbourhood. Hotel B is our favourite place for cocktails as you can see below.

Hotel B: the King Of Peru enjoying a Negroni

hotel b

king negronoi

A beautiful sunset on the walk home

sunset miraflores

On Monday we headed out to our piece of heaven at the beach and boy was it worth the wait. Just smelling the ocean is enough to bring tears to my eyes, and the flowers on the balcony are so pretty too.

flowers

 

I will keep you all up to date with our beach life!!

 

 

Canadian Adventure -Vancouver Island British Columbia|North American Travel|

I have been in Canada for 10  days now and it is passing so quickly. Why am I in Canada? well I have to say the reason behind it is pretty amazing, I am here to meet two very special identical twin boys Sebastian and Nathaniel who were born on the 24th June.  (thank you Charlie & Phil)

Whilst they live in Victoria, today we took them to see some of their surroundings in Sidney, a rather genteel little town a few miles away.

Everything there is to see is on the sea front and it is so pretty. It reminds me of an English seaside town but in a time gone by. There are no amusement arcades only people fishing off the pontoon and quaint looking shops. There are lots of restaurants serving rather delicious sea food, straight out of the ocean.

Its very strange to think that British Columbia is on the Pacific coast, the same as my beautiful Peru, so I am very happy that we are all sharing an ocean!

Pretty flowers everywhere

red flowers

 

lilac flower

Lots & Lots of Driftwood

driftwood

Gorgeous beach

beach

Lots and Lots of Pontoons for Fishing

pontoon

Birds chilling out on the pontoon

birds on pontoon

Memorial to a fisherman (love the flowers)

man on bench

Charlie, Phil, Sebastian & Nathaniel

charlie & phil

Whale watching (not sure about the guide!!)

whale sign

Pretty Bistro

bistro

Fishmarket

fishmarket

Whales are everywhere

whale

Spectacular sea views. I am told you can see both the Rockies and Olympus mountains! but there was too much cloud cover.

sea view

 

seaview