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40 Nelson Road
New Malden

My name is Rachel Carr and I started This Is Carrt in 2014 when my husband's job moved to Germany and I decided to give up my day job in the city and go with him on the adventure! I had always loved to travel and write, and was also passionate about photography so one day I sat down and mingled all three of them on this website and my Etsy page. I write about a wide range of things like how to cope with airline hand luggage allowances to what to wear to any destination wedding. However, when I write up a holiday destination, there are more often than not a few common themes linking what are otherwise very different places:

1) Food. I love to eat. It structures my day to day life as well as any trip that I go on. I think food is a great way to start to experience a new culture as well as meeting new people.

2) Value. I don't get swayed by places to be seen and clothing to be seen in for the sake of it. I hate being ripped off. Be that by a fiver or by hundreds of pounds. If an activity or an excursion I go on is expensive but an amazing experience, I will still highly recommend it, but won't recommend it simply because it is deemed luxury.

3) Beauty. I love looking at pretty things. They don't have to have a purpose!

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Flower Power

Our Blog - Dedicated to Travel, Food, Lifestyle and Fashion

With a love of travel and writing as well as a passion for photography, this blogsite and my Etsy page mingles all three.

Flower Power

Rachel Carr

In this week's blog post, I have focused my limited edition prints on all things floral. I took many of these snaps on various trips around the globe - hence the wide assortment of  flowers. I have included a mixture of stark black and white stills, alongside far more colourful shots - both of which would look great hung on any wall!

My love affair with flowers started at school. I have always loved drawing them, painting them, and now photographing them. I think, at first, I found it appealing that if I drew badly, (which was often) my picture could still have some resemblance to my subject. From there, however, I started to appreciate their varying forms and broad spectrum of colour and, as such, how they could make for interesting compositions. Years later, names of most species still escape me, but I love the vibrancy and structure that something natural can have.

Enjoy!,

Rachel x

PS No flowers were harmed in the making of this blog.

Flower Must Dos:

  1. Kew Gardens
  2. Singapore Botanical Gardens
  3. Your back garden
  4. Covent Garden Flower Market
  5. Monty Don

Favourite Flowers:

  1. Birds of Paradise
  2. Peonies
  3. Sweetpeas
  4. Hanging Lobster Claw (!)
  5. Orchids (of any sort)

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