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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.

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Things I Love About London

Rachel Carr

Given what happened in London this week, I felt like I couldn't publish my usual blogs without mentioning the terror attack on Westminster on Wednesday. With that in mind, I thought I'd list the things I love about London.

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The One Where I Went To Soho Farmhouse

Rachel Carr

This week, I was lucky enough to go to Soho Farmhouse with one of my oldest friends Miss. T. Luckier still, we were blessed with sunny weather and warm temperatures that made this country outpost of the Soho House chain even more idyllic than it already is. Set within rolling hills near Chipping Norton, on the outskirts of the village of Great Tew, Soho Farmhouse is about an hour and a half from London and a completely decadent slice of heaven. 

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10 Best Online Interior Stores

Rachel Carr

I love looking at the interiors section of any shop. All the better if the shop itself is dedicated to all things beautiful for home living. Over the years, with my moving house every other time the earth goes round the sun, I have learnt to holdback from buying a shop's entire range the moment I get a new abode's keys. I have learnt the hard way that it's better to live in a place first before decking it out in furniture and home furnishings from top to bottom.

So for this week's top 10, I have listed my favourite online interiors stores - suitable for a wide range of budgets.

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Top Ten Lazy Sunday Brunch Recipes

Rachel Carr

Brunch is my favourite meal of the week, without question. By its very nature, it means that I have time to relax with little time pressure to be elsewhere as it is an inherently lazy meal given that it is a morning ritual. If it's on a Sunday morning, more is the better as I find that is when my family is at its most chilled. For this week's top 10 on This Is Carrt, I have chosen the recipes I enjoy making and eating most - beware some are healthier than others! But after a Sunday morning run, all can be a guilt free pleasure. Must remember that in future. 

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V Day Getaways

Rachel Carr

Whilst Valentine's Day has its drawbacks, it does afford a good excuse for a long weekend break with a loved one or friend! Below are my top picks for people who may have left any last minute gifts to the very last minute, or those who may be in need of a grand gesture, or simply those who want to get away to a great city.

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Batt Eat Sea

Rachel Carr

For a great deal of my 20s, I lived in the area Battersea, London. It is great location – a stone’s throw from the Thames, lots of green spaces in Battersea Park, Clapham Common and Wandsworth Common with more restaurants and bars per person than any other London Borough. It is a suburb that is home to two main London types: yummy mummies and yuppies. They, in the main, live in a happy symbiotic relationship. One species frequents the public areas during the day, the other is much more nocturnal by nature!

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