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New Happy Colour App Update with Travelgirl

Hi Everyone,

Two days ago I shared a new app I’m using constantly these two days called Happy Colour. It is an app that allows you to colour various pictures by choosing the given numbers. It is brainless work as it is a great tool to help you de-stress and make you feel like you have accomplished something. I’ve had a stressful few weeks due to work so this app came in handy. I normally while waiting for the bus or on the bus and these two nights while watching tv.

Let me show you some of the finished products below since my last post. There are actually a lot more but decided just to show you a few. Depending on the complexity, each picture will take 15 minutes on average with the longest one taking 30 minutes (lots of details). There are different themes and genres. Each day they provide you with at least 10 new pictures to colour and a special one for each day.

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If you have accomplished some milestones, you will get additional pictures to colour just like shown below.

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When you start a new picture, you can zoom in to see the numbers associated with the colours below. Just tap the colours and then the number, the section will be coloured. Highly recommend those who want to relax and certainly a task that doesn’t require any thinking and makes you feel like you are a professional artist after each picture is done.

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Travelgirl

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Explore Happy Color App with Travelgirl

Hi Everyone,

I have been really addicted to this new app introduced by a colleague at work. Work hasn’t been the smoothest these few weeks and with the usual home stuff, lots of pressure. So a colleague told me her way to relax in the last few weeks and introduced me to the app Happy Color. I have shared previously I love colouring therefore this app is just right for me, just on the phone.

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Unlike colouring books, the app will give you the colours to choose from. As you can see below, this is a blank page. You just pick the numbers for each section and tap that on the screen. It will then colour that part out with the nominated colour.

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These games get so addictive. You just want to colour more and more and achieve more complete pieces. Here are some of the pieces I have completed and those waiting to be completed. There are also daily pictures to colour, special occasion ones and some bonus ones if you reach certain achievements. There are literally hundreds of them so this will keep me busy for some time.

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Travelgirl

 

 

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Museum of Islamic Art @ Doha, Qatar (P2)

Hi Everyone,

Let’s continue visiting the Museum of Islamic Art at Doha. As mentioned yesterday, there are many rooms with various themes in the museum. There are different collections from around the world with various themes and most importantly, they are from different eras which makes it very interesting.

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I was amazed at all the patterns and colours used on these tiles and wall displays. Designs back in the days are actually more creative than modern art in my opinion. At the same time, it feels like the current designs we have are just inspirations from what was developed hundreds of years ago.

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The below are ones that are made from wood. The workmanship is of high quality and is all done without machines. Remember now we have technology that could make everything perfect through machinery but these ones are all done by the worker’s skills.

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Another piece I like was this document holder. Look at that design. It makes me scared to actually use it as it looks too delicate to be one. Or even the compass, look how each item has been made with thought and with good use of material.

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There are just too many things to see and explore. They all represent something significant in their country and era which is why they are bring displayed here. They could be something we can obtain now in 2019 but back in the days, things are difficult and maybe considered important or valuable tools/objects. Below are some of the displays I really liked and would like to share them with you.

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Travelgirl

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Museum of Islamic Art @ Doha, Qatar

Hi Everyone,

Many people stay indoors during the day in Doha as the heat is just a bit too hot for some people. As tourists, w would try to also find things to do during the day but of course, would be indoors. We took the opportunity to visit the Museum of Islamic Art. We ordered an Uber and arrived around 15 minutes after leaving our hotel.

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The heat hit us immediately once we got out of the Uber. The museum is built on a man made area with water surrounding the area. As you can see below, there are lots of open space but nobody was out due to the sun and heat right in the middle of the day. This museum houses many different treasures from around the world. After some quick snaps, we quickly made our way inside.

Before you go to the museum, make sure you wear appropriate clothing. This includes no singles for both men and women, no mini shorts and skirts for females or any revealing clothings. There is no entry fee either which was great for those visiting and want to visit numerous times as there is so much to see. If you check the website, there are many floors and rooms to explore so be prepared for a full day visit.

We explored many rooms and some of them had some really interesting collection. Below are some of the things from the first few rooms I loved. I love details on these bowls and jug. It just seems so precious to use and is best to have them displayed so other people can appreciate them as well. As the museum has lots to offer, I will share with you the different collections I enjoyed in the coming blogs.

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Travelgirl

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Baroque Gardens of Bratislava @ Bratislava, Slovakia

Hi Everyone,

After our visit at the Bratislava Castle, we went to check out Baroque Gardens which is right behind the castle. It is one the must see attractions when you visit Bratislava as it is very close to the castle therefore most people will pay a visit.

It is free entry so you can enjoy your time in the garden. It is not very big like some of the parks around the city but it is sure a special one. When you walk in, you can see that the garden has been designed carefully like a special art work. While we were researching, we can see that depending on the season, there would be various flowers planted around to make it a picturesque for visits to take photos and enjoy. If you stand on top of the stairs, it’s like a beautiful art work.

As we visited during winter, there weren’t any flowers unfortunately so we just see green and simple garden. I can imagine summer months this garden will be so colourful!

Along the side of the garden, we see rows of plants and statue like on the tall walls. It matches the castle which is next door. As it was getting cold in the afternoon, we decided not to stay too long and headed back to the car. Just a reminder that the garden is not pram friendly due to the stones on the floor. Be prepared to take your little ones out of the pram and walk around the garden.

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Travelgirl

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A Visit to “Something There Is” Art Exhibition with Travelgirl

Hi Everyone,

A week ago, I quickly dropped by to a local exhibition called “Something There Is”. Honestly I had no idea what to expect as this venue runs different displays every month with free entry (I’ve never been to one that had an entry fee).

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I’m not an art person so it didn’t interest me when I walked in but the thing that got my attention were the display right in the middle of the venue. They seem to look like they were made from newspaper all braided to a bowl like shape and they were all around the room. It was very diy to me and that really got me interested and I stood there for 5 minutes trying to work out how its made. They were all the same shape just in different sizes as they were all handmade. It was an interesting display and I hope the next one at the venue would be a more exciting one.

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Travelgirl

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Visiting Bled Castle Museum @ Bled, Slovenia with Travelgirl

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In my last blog, I took you to Bled Castle and today I’m going to take you to the museum in the castle. Entry to the museum is included in the ticket price for the castle visit. It has 2 levels and are split in different themed rooms. Every room tells a story and gives visitors an insight of the history and culture in Slovenia. The smaller items are all in boxes whereas the bigger items are displayed freely.

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The museum was very kids friendly as long as you leave the pram outside as we didn’t want to carry the pram to level 2. The kids loved to explore and see something different to what they normally are exposed to at home. We even saw an old bathtub in one of the rooms. Of course it was covered but it was something a bit different.

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After touring the museum, you can visit the gift store next door and buy something local for friends and family. We found that prices were a little bit more expensive than town but if you are short of time, it is not a bad choice to buy it all here.

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Travelgirl

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Let’s Colour with Travelgirl

Hi Everyone,

If you are a follower of mine, you would of know that I love colouring books. I’ve even streamed a few sessions of my colouring projects and it was great fun. So I’m pretty much done with the Secret Garden colour book by Johanna Basford so I found a smaller book this time at Daiso.

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I have a Daiso near work so it’s really convenient when I need to get something quickly. They had two to choose from – One a flower theme the other fairy tail theme. Since I just finished the Secret Garden, I decided to get the fairy tail book. Let’s have a look at the pages. First, they show you the different tools you can use to make your pages look pretty. All in Japanese but you can get the point from it.

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Let’s have a look at some of the pages. They look super cute!

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Lastly, even the back page is a colour page. The book is made in Japan and is in a convenient size. Best of all, it’s $2.80AUD and in Japan it would be 100yen. Do you like adult colouring books?

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Travelgirl