Saturday, 30 August 2014

travel dreams

There's a travel shop in London that I really love, nestled in Covent Garden and full of delightful things.  Stanford's is a great place to go to research trips, be enticed by travel-themed stationary, dream of exotic places and pretend that you can jump into the maps that cover the floors.

The new academic year is upon us, and while there are lots of things to plan and prepare, anticipate and look forward to about going back to school, it's also a good time to make a few travel plans.  And given that I have ideas for three big, long-haul adventures in the coming year, it's also a good time to think about saving up the pennies too.

If all goes to plan, places as far flung as Singapore, the Caribbean and maybe even South America will feature in my travels.  I hope so as I get incredibly excited about the possibility of travel!  Have you got any plans for the upcoming year?

They also have travel-themed gifts.  My shower curtain came from Stanfords, and while it wasn't the most economical purchase I've ever made, it's definitely a talking point.  Without wishing to seem indelicate, barely anyone seems to visit the loo without coming to back to comment on the map, and the conversation will turn to topics such as "Is that really where Hawii is?".  Endlessly entertaining!

Kisses xxx

P.S. That's 9 more photos for #500snapsofsummer which brings the total to 351 and leaves 149 still to take.

P.P.S. Exercise24: 3 hours


  1. Oh, I wish I had known of this shop when we went to London this summer... and that was my big travel destination for this year ;)

  2. Wonderful photographs as always....really must remember to visit this shop when I'm next in Covent Garden. Love the shower curtain too. x

  3. Sounds like a shop I could spend hours in *lol*
    Unfortunately we don'thave any big travelling plans for the near future :( We're building our future house, so all the money goes there... ) But there's probably going to be a short trip to London which I've never seen before and I'm REALLY excited about!! Finally seeing Baker Street!! And hopefully the Potter Studios!! And Big Ben!! And go shopping for antique finds!! And so much more :) Can't wait really... :D

  4. I'm another who likes Sandford's ~ I name places and then get The Boy Child to find them on the floor maps.

  5. Great post I'm going next month for work and will be adding this to my list to visit while I'm down.

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