Monday, 23 July 2012

London with Instagram...

I miss London.

London Holiday Part 2...


We went to the Lyceum Theatre to watch the Lion King and it really was amazing! The puppets/colours/music/acting/costumes were just so so good! I wish I could of taken some photographs. I cried quite a bit at the part just before Mufasa died, then when he died too. After the musical we went to the Tate Modern for the Damien Hirst exhibition. My favourite pieces are the dead animals in formaldehyde. I only realised whilst walking between the dead cow that she had a baby in her! Aw. Sad! The butterflies scared me. We also saw some people running about and singing on the ground floor...eerie! We couldn't take pictures inside so I recreated a picture I wanted to take: me infront of the shark!


It was our last day! Boo! But we met up with the wonderful Viv Schwarz and had a lovely coffee at Pret A Manger (and I got to look at her dummy books which are just fantastic! Even in rough form!), we had a nice chat about London/camera/food/children's books etc, then we went to Brick Lane and had a delicious salted beef bagel (I had a pickle on mine...SO GOOD), we then had a nosy about and went to Atlantic- an amazing art shop that if I had lots of money would spend it all there. I got some ink that I needed and Viv was kind enough to buy me and exciting green ink! YEY!IT'S SOOOOOOOOOO GOOD! After the art shop we went to Bethnal Green to the Museum of Childhood! I wish I could play with all the toys! After the museum we took some photos together and said our goodbyes.

(Me with Viv! yey! She's such a lovely, happy person! Was so awesome to meet her!)

London Holiday part 1.

We arrived in rainy London on Thursday. A nice lady pointed us in the direction of our hotel. Once there we unpacked and made plans for our fun weekend...


We got up early and went to the Diner in Camden for breakfast. I had blueberry pancakes and a peanut butter milkshake. We then bought some vinyls and finger puppets and souvenirs. Then we headed over to the Natural History museum and looked at all the beautiful dead animals! We had cupcakes from the Hummingbird Bakery for supper and a slice of carrot cake. Amazing!!!


We got up bright and early and headed over to the Borough Market. We ate lots of samples of cheese and meat and had a delicious wild boar sausage bun and then an amazing salted beef sandwich followed by the biggest and tastiest raspberry meringue which had proper raspberries in! We then headed over to Hyde Park for Hard Rock Calling. We got there very early but got to enjoy a mixture of spit/sun...then we watched Tom Morello, John Fogerty and then the main act: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street band! They opened with "Thunder Road" and played "Because the Night" which was awesome!We had to leave early to ensure we caught our train back, but I skipped through Hyde Park as "Dancing in the Dark" played.