New girl crush – Rosamund Pike’s perfection

Rosamund Pike - Gone Girl


She looks impeccable. She acts impeccably. She dresses impeccably. We watched the film last night. No spoilers here, I promise.

1. I would recommend watching the film BEFORE reading the book purely because David Fincher has created a masterful piece of filmery and knowing the answers to the story take away from that. Fincher makes me drool at screens.

2. Rosamund Pike’s entire wardrobe from the movie is on my Christmas wishlist. The best parts, obviously.

Thing to do here: go watch Gone Girl. Soon.

The Wizards, diners and DC at night

I’ve become a massive fan of Washington D.C.’s basketball team, The Wizards so wolf and I bought ourselves some tickets to one of their games (they won).

We dined at diners and breakfasted at iHop nearly every morning. I have a usual, wolf likes to try EVERYthing on the menu.

We walked through D.C. at night ad it’s almost more alive than it is during the day. We stumbled onto an outdoor ice rink and skated around on terrible skates in the heart of one of the picturesque parks.

We saw a movie at one of the most luxurious cinemas (push one button and your seat adjust to a horizontal position – how future!?)

Washington D.C. is very very cold in December. We got a white Christmas.

Silver-haired man at The Silver Diner

Watching The Wizards in D.C.

Watching The Wizards in D.C.

Discovered a hideaway ice rink in one of the parks

Christmas in Washington DC

Wolf's favourite place to have breakfast - iHop

Inception selfie?


The Smithsonian Zoo

Wolf and I went to the Smithsonian’s National Zoo.

It is free to enter and quite a beautiful facility. I’m still not 100% sure how I feel about animal parks and zoos (some have their place), but if you’re in Washington DC, this is a definite on the list of things to see and experience.

You can find it at 3001 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washingto DC, 20008, and is easily reached via the metro’s red line at Woodley Park Station.

The Smithsonian's National Zoo.

The Smithsonian's National Zoo.

The Smithsonian's National Zoo.

The Smithsonian's National Zoo.

The Smithsonian's National Zoo.

The Smithsonian's National Zoo.

The Smithsonian's National Zoo.

The Smithsonian's National Zoo.

The Smithsonian's National Zoo.


And we went exploring

Despite the rain and cold, DC was a wonderful land to explore with wolf. We spent some days leading up to Christmas walking the city streets.

Washington DC is an easy, walkable place with access via the colourful lines of the metro. The Smithsonian Museums are all worth some hours and are free. We visited the info centre (on Jefferson Drive), bought a popout map (these are truly great, do recommend) and set out.

The Smithsonian Air and Space Museum is a must-visit, but it may take you more than a day to truly digest all the information and exhibits.

The city centre itself is littered with incredible monuments, buildings and statues. You can’t walk far without spying a number of these along the way.

It was fun.

The National Monument, Washington DC

British flag at the Smithsonian Information Centre

Carousel on Jefferson Drive

Hirshhorn Museum, Washington DC

Holiday snaps don't need to be perfect, right?

Smithsonian Air and Space Museum

Smithsonian Air and Space Museum

Walking around Washington DC

Got my wolf back for a small while

Christmas in the US

Best Christmas present from wolf

Wolf and I trying to keep cosy and warm