Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Let's Review - 1 month in London

I hope to be blogging on a more regular and more interesting basis very soon. In the meantime I just brainstorm future features while Drew drones on about battles, and pokemon, legos, and canIhave...

So here's a photo dump with very little narrative-- I hope my few remaining readers enjoy :

We took a double-decker to Portobello Road. It let us off here


 The market looked like this. I was overwhelmed and unable to process anything

After leaving Portobello Rd. we ventured elsewhere. It took a little longer because we're not great map-readers. But I discovered that they've got everything over here that we have in the US


 sometimes they just they change the name a little


  Whole Foods is Matt's Mecca, so I'm so happy he has his happy place here.
I bought a sofa in a "high summer sale" frenzy. 
As you may know, I love black and white and when I saw this at the Designers Guild I went crazy. 
The purchase and delivery of this one are a story all their own. 
(btw/ it's not working)

We've walked up to the zoo several times. Can you tell how hot it is by Drew's hair

 There is an abundance of meerkats exhibits. This one, you crawl through a dark tunnel to pop up in a bubble in the middle of their habitat. So cute!


The zoo does have an amazing butterfly exhibit too
 Every stage of the life cycle is represented.


Drew turned 8 years old
 This is him as we were headed out to meet Matt for a celebratory dinner 

He got his first store-bought birthday cake.
It's all about blowing out the candles anyway.

We saw this random guy on Oxford street while out doing errands. 
 He was slowly popping his balloons and posing for pictures. Still don't know what it was all about.
Found another fantastic playground. 
Explored some fantastic museums. 


Enjoyed blue skies and amazing monuments
I've been reading up on Victoria and Albert since seeing these -- Can't wait to learn more.

 Prince Albert Hall. 

There's so much more to share, but I'm tired of uploading photos on this slow machine. If you enjoy this kind of detail you might want to subscribe so you know when I do a random post (you'll get an e-mail). Or, follow me on Instagram to see the riveting photo-log as it happens. 



9 comments:

the gardener's cottage said...

julie isn't designers guild to die for? loving all your photos and you guys sound like you are adjusting and loving it there. drew looks so happy.

onnery said...

Julie it looks like every day is an adventure! This is going to be a wonderful time in your lives to look back on. Meanwhile, keep letting it all soak in and enjoy.
BTW if you want to venture out of the city, take in Kew Garden - it's an easy trip on the tube and is located in a charming village with little shops ( even a Starbuck's). The Kew Gardens is lovely and you'll enjoy seeing the beautiful and interesting homes lining the street on the short walk to the Gardens. This little trip would be a great family excursion.
Thanks for sharing your new adventures!

Coulda shoulda woulda said...

Glad to see you are already seeing so much of the city! Portobello is better on Friday by the way...Dont forget borough market as well and Marylebone high street is one of the best out there!

Bonnie said...

Happy Birthday Drew! Oh I love all the pictures. It seems you are becoming very nicely acquainted with your area. Such fun! I look forward to your future posts. Hugs, Bonnie

The Johnsons said...

Keep the adventures coming!! Looks like you are all having a great time - and BTW, doesn't look much like store bought cakes we find in Falls Church!

pve design said...

Julie,
Oh how wonderful to know that you are "keeping calm and thriving on" in London. Happy 8th to your son and I love his cake. How did it taste?
Love hearing all about your travels.
pve

Nancy {at} powellbrower at home said...

so happy for you that you are finding things consumer friendly ( except for the flea markets!) It looks like such a beautiful place. I hope you have a wonderful time in London and that everyone is happy!
xo Nancy

Nancy {at} powellbrower at home said...

so happy for you that you are finding things consumer friendly ( except for the flea markets!) It looks like such a beautiful place. I hope you have a wonderful time in London and that everyone is happy!
xo Nancy

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

I see that you are starting a new blog? I love it...that will be so fun. Happy belated Bday to your adorable son!