Tuesday, 14 June 2011

London







So today is my final post on my holiday, I can’t believe I have already been home now for several weeks ugh! Anyway London was my final stop for a few days before flying back to Australia and at first it seemed a little strange to be back in an English speaking country, I missed being curious and not understanding what people were saying! Not having a lot of time, I saved the Tate Modern and the Victoria and Albert (both very high on my list) for my next trip I just didn’t want to rush through them. Instead I did some more general sightseeing and tried to get my bearings just a little.

The food in London was great, I had pizza at neals yard deli, fish and chips and mushy peas with some really nice organic cider for lunch at Canteen in Baker Street, poached eggs and salmon for breakfast at Fortnum and Mason, and a lemon cupcake at the Primrose Hill Bakery in Covent Garden. That shop is so sweet, I loved the rabbit door stop and the people eating a selection of cakes to decide what they wanted for their wedding, the girls working there were nice and chatty and let me take a few shots inside. I also ended up rather randomly going to the Hummingbird Bakery too, I was walking towards the tube station in Kensington and heard a girl say to another ‘oh hummingbird is just around the corner’. Of the two I confess I liked Primrose the best.

I walked around Notting Hill and just loved wandering - taking a few shots and seeing all the flowers everywhere in bloom. I visited Liberty and thought the rug room was so amazing, spent some pennies in Anthropologie (I was impressed that place deserves the kudos it gets) and at Orla Kiely, loved Selfridges and hated the ten minutes I spent in Harrods : )

I felt so sad having to pack my bags and go back home, it’s nice to feel so free and do and see completely new things everyday. I know a lot of it is about your state of mind and if you try to think of the everyday at home in a different light it can help but sometimes, like now in the depth of winter I just want to plan for another trip!






11 comments:

Sarah B said...

It all looks and sounds perfect. I was in London many years ago, it was winter and therefore freezing but I just loved it. What did you get at Anthro? I'd love to shop there :$
Hope you are keeping warm x

Catherine said...

I think I was so lucky with the weather, it felt so summery. I went a bit crazy at Anthro and got a cardigan, a little dish, some measuring spoons, a necklace, a bracelet and some earrings!! It was good fun : )

Mrs Bok - The Bok Flock said...

ohhhhhh these images are terrific! gives you just a taste of london. in summer it is a pretty awesome city! i'm about to head off on holiday now, cannot wait to escape this cold!!

Martina said...

Haha..as if "on demand", you post about London! Sounds like you really enjoyed it Catherine! Harrods is horrendous, isn't it?? Keep the old chin up...the more I see of Tasmania, the more I think you are a lucky girl to live there!

Jenny said...

I've really enjoyed your trip posts - thank you for sharing.
I agree about that travel feeling - the freedom! Hope you can keep tasting that feeling when you look at your pictures and think about what you saw.
Thought you might like this... I've got a copy of it on my fridge, to remind me, as I'm travelling vicariously at the moment and will be for some time to come, I fear!
http://www.thedonutproject.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/explorer.jpg

Jenny said...

OOps, here's a better link
http://galadarling.com/images/09-07/explorer.jpg

Anthea said...

I agree with you - Harrods is hideous, Selfridges heaven and Primrose my favourite over Hummingbird. Wish I could go back to London tomorrow.....

Ali said...

Seeing and doing new things every day - yes! That's the joy of traveling for me too. Looks like you had some uncommonly wonderful London weather too.

It followed me home said...

Thank you for your holiday round up posts. Truely beautiful photos *sigh* Oh the freedom of travelling..

bianca said...

Your trip sounds like it was so wonderful. Your photos are making me miss london sooo much, especially when I saw the spice shop in one of your photos. I always went there to pick up the yummiest spice blends.

Sweet Harvest Moon said...

London is such a great city! Can't wait to go back!

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