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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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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.

I Love Lamp

Rachel Carr

During my 6th viewing if Anchorman last week, I came to the conclusion that I do, actually, love lamps. The street lamp kind. I realised that over the past 12 months or so, I had come back from every trip I had taken with at least one image of a street light. If not, more.

I can't really ascribe the reasons why this fascination has occurred within me, but I think it must have something to do with the inherently strong architectural shapes that all street lamps by their very nature need to have, as well as being an insight into that place's culture and personality. One of my favourite shots is of a cast iron set of lights in Barcelona, and I will always remember the time that I saw a 12 strong multi headed lamp in Berlin. (One of the few things I do remember from my trip there if regular readers read that blog). More recently, on a trip to the South of Spain, I was forced to realise just how important street lamps are too. I know that may sound ludicrously dense, but to this (bottle) blonde I had genuinely taken them for granted up until I had to meander down a street with absolutely no lighting, and a number of man hole covers that had seen better days. I almost broke my neck three times, and not always to do with totally inappropriate shoes. 

Let us know if any tickle your fancy to adorn your walls. We offer discounts for multi purchases though perhaps my apparent lamp bias means that I will always want more than one. Either way, our price list is here. And please do get in contact with any of your own favourite shots. I would love to see them or talk to anyone about lamp loving.

Rachel x

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