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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.

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The Magic of St Girons

Rachel Carr

Three years ago, my fellow foodie and travel companion, Miss H, the casting director kindly took me to her family home just outside St Girons - a town about an hour south west of Toulouse. I now rush back as many times as I can manage, every time I am asked. To me, St Girons has just the right mix of climate, people, food and breathtaking landscape that adds up to something quite magical. In this week's Limited Edition Prints, I have tried to capture the romance of the place whilst not over stylising images that then become too twee. I wanted to keep the area's rustic feel, ever pervading French charm and overall warmth that the area inspires in me.

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