Londonien stroll
 London Tower Bridge

London Tower Bridge

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#throwback to some months ago when I was in London enjoying evening walks with Paula. Bright sunshine and partially drenched in sweat during those walks compared to the current rain and gloomy skies that I have these days. I have to say that I’m wearing this embroidered summer dress to death during hot weathers.

Anyway, the main point of strolling along the bridge was because of this. It seems like a lot of TV shows are filming around the area recently. So we decided to have a taste of the celebrity-breeze (ಡ艸ಡ)

(σ`・∀・´)σ Notice the little change? It’s a little “lifting” after I’ve disappeared for a while… Been around too many places over the past month. I’m finally settled back to my desk for some serious work and updates! So stay tune!

Beauty & the Beast

Would you believe it if I told you that my trip to London in July was mainly just to eat? (≧y≦*)

At the same time, it was also Paula’s birthday. We quickly gave excuses telling ourselves that it’s a celebration. Before the trip was planned, Paula was already excited about the Beauty and the Beast Afternoon Tea by The Kensington Hotel. So I practically flew to London just for this, and then it spread out into a series of afternoon teas and snackings.

 
 
 
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You’ll have to book a table in advance if you don’t want to be disappointed. We booked a table for a friday afternoon. There wasn’t a lot of people in the beginning, but after we settled down, more people started arriving. I feel like it’s a very English thing to sip a glass of champagne on a friday afternoon. I don’t take alcohol well these days so we just went for the classical teas. (^ω^)

 
 
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Be our guests
— beauty and the beast
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As you can see, all the food are themed around Beauty and the Beast. It’s funny how the waiters sometimes borrow Mrs Potts or Cogsworth from our table for other guests. In regards to that, I do feel a little cheated つ´Д`)つ Because it was all about the experience right? Where’s the experience if I lose Mrs Potts or Lumiere from my table. Then again, it’s not like they’re edible anyway. In that sense, I was a little disappointed because I expected the whole experience to be a little more magical. Or maybe I was expecting too much ☆*ヾ(-∀・*)*+☆

On another hand, the waiters were super friendly and motivated to help us take photos.

Overall the food was great! Paula recently had some allergies to salmon, so she had her sandwich replaced by a chicken one. The sandwiches were tasty. With a lot of carbs, the afternoon set was very filling. We could hardly finish everything from our plates. The Afternoon tea basically occupied all our stomach space for dinner. However the Afternoon tea wasn’t cheap either, the bill came up to 94,50£ because there’s an additional service charge.

I guess it’s a worthy once a while experience. But the Afternoon tea is only available till 20th November 2018, so hurry up if you’re a Disney fan!

 
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I have found that most troubles seems less troubling after bracing a cup of tea
— Mrs Potts
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Above Bassin D'Arcachon

my home town

This sun-kissed country-side by the name of Bassin d'Arcachon (or Arcachon Bay) is where I spent my childhood and where I'm currently residing. Located somewhat 65km away from the south west of Bordeaux, it is consisted of a few port towns, mainly producing Oysters. 

Locals often split into two sides, côté Arcachon or côté Cap Ferret. If you're in Arcachon, the town directly opposite would be Cap Ferret. Except to get there, you'd have to take a ferry or drive an hour. So I hardly go over to the opposite Cap.
If you look a the map, Cap Ferret is the tip "protecting" Arcachon bay from the huge Altantic ocean. 

 
 
 Villemarie parachutisme arcachon

Villemarie parachutisme arcachon

L'Aérodrome
de Villemarie

My brother got his Flying License (≧∀≦ゞ

I've tried flying with my brother when he was still learning. His instructor is a cool old man. When I flew with them, he made my brother do a 60º turn that left me partially floating in mid-air. In a way, it was rather scary for my first-time in such a small plane. But now that my brother can fly whenever he wants, it makes me eggcited to try new stuns! 

However, this was the first time we brought our mom along. She was originally freaking out about how scary the flight would be Ψ(`∀´#)ノ but we both managed to convince her and tryout a flight with her new private pilot.

彡゚◉ω◉ )つー☆*

We booked a flight on a Sunday morning... but there were a lot of people getting onto another plane for parachuting ヾ(≧∇≦)ゞ While my mind would love to experience that 10000 feet jump, unfortunately my body isn't ready yet!

 
 
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Villemarie parachutisme arcachon

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Villemarie parachutisme arcachon

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Villemarie parachutisme arcachon

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Villemarie parachutisme arcachon

 

busy sunday

Almost all the planes were booked, it was a tight schedule so we had to wait for our turn.  When it was our turn, dad was busy being the paparazzi, recording every moment of us settling down in our tiny plane. While I was pretty much busy trying to get Instagram Live working ヽ(ヅ)ノ #priorities

Besides, it was the first time that I got the front row seat! Eggcited was an understatement. 

 
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L'Aérodrome de Villemarie, robin DR400-120

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L'Aérodrome de Villemarie, robin DR400-120

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L'Aérodrome de Villemarie, robin DR400-120

 
 

Getting Ready

 
 
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#gramming

(ノ^o^)ノ

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#ready-set-go

(★^O^★)

 
 
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runway view

 
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L'Aérodrome de Villemarie, Bassin d'arcachon

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bassin d'arcachon dune de pyla, la coorniche

 la coorniche view from the top

la coorniche view from the top

 

view from the top

If you haven't notice, one of my favourite place to chill around would be at La Coorniche. It's a bit of an expensive poser hotel club, however you get the perfect views of the sunset and great ambiance when the sky turns into a different hue. Forget Cote d'Azur, I'd gladly live there forever if I can!

P/S All the tiny black dots you see on top of the Dune de Pyla, are humans (*´∀`)

 
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L'Aérodrome de Villemarie, bassin d'arcachon

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L'Aérodrome de Villemarie, bassin d'arcachon

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L'Aérodrome de Villemarie, bassin d'arcachon

 
This isn’t flying, this is falling with style
— toy story
 

Book A RIDE

While I have my brother flying me around Bassin d'Arcachon, if ever you're interested, you can book your own tour too. The ride around Bassin d'Arcachon lasts around 30mins for you to see the best views from the top. 

 

standard Pricing

You can call them up at +33 (0)5 56 54 72 88 to book!

  • Pilot + Passenger : 90€ per passenger

  • Pilot + 2 Passengers: 80€ per passenger

  • Pilot + 3 Passengers: 90€ per passenger

However, if you are to fly with my brother prices will be friendlier (★^O^★)

  • Pilot + passenger: 70€
  • Pilot + 2 passengers: 35€ per passenger
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    L'Aérodrome de Villemarie, bassin d'arcachon

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    L'Aérodrome de Villemarie, bassin d'arcachon

     

    Cruising in my pjs*

    It's a Sunday morning ride. Knowing myself, getting up early on a Sunday morning is probably a difficult feat. *I looked like I was in my pjs but that's just the suit pants from one of my latest Zara loots (ᗒᗨᗕ)

    The 30mins' gone in a giffty. You could see that mom enjoyed her ride and she finally understood why my brother enjoy flying so much. And before the next pilot comes to get our plane, we took the chance to snap photos next to the mini jet. If ever I have the money, I'd definitely love to fly one of those myself, but looking at the theories of navigation... I guess, that will be for another life... (๑•́ ₃ •̀๑)

     

     

    Check out
    my brother's
    vlogs!

    I'm definitely envious of his morning sunrise flights (ღ˘⌣˘ღ)

     
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