I count myself very lucky that when I moved to London a year ago from my home of New Zealand, I already had a friend who had also recently moved. Jaimee (aka @sodafontaine) and I had known eachother for a while but most time spent together up to that point had been with a larger group of friends. But in the last we have done so much fun stuff together and it’s been wonderful to not only have a fellow pinup friend, but to have someone who’s in the same position as I am – wanting to explore and see as much of London and Europe as possible!
Our partners have also got along really well which is always wonderful- we have had many fun double dates and even spent New Years Eve together in Dublin!
Sadly, Jaimee’s visa is coming to a end and so she’s heading back to New Zealand in September with 2 months of travelling around Europe first. Ever since I landed in London we had talked about doing a girls weekend away and with September fast approaching, we settled on a weekend in Bruges at the start of August.
Bruges appealed for it’s quaint medieval aesthetic and the fact that it was accessible on the Eurostar which is a far easier and stress-free way to travel.
So on a Friday afternoon we met up at St Pancras, left the overcast and greyness of London behind and a few hours later we were in the adorable city of Bruges with a beautiful blue sky to greet us. We had until Sunday afternoon to explore the city and spent Saturday and Sunday walking around the canals, eating a lot of great food (OMG THE WAFFLES) and just having that perfect balance of doing stuff and relaxation. Jaimee even patiently waited for me to have a little afternoon siesta – that’s true friendship!
Take a look at my video from our weekend which shows highlights of what we got up to and some of our favourite spots. It really was like something out of a fairytale! I’m so glad we got a chance to do our girls weekend, we had such a great time together and I’m really REALLY going to miss Jaimee when she leaves!