Merry Christmas from London

Merry Christmas everyone! I hope that you had an amazing time with family and friends wherever you are in the world.

We spent Christmas in London this year with our London family – our good friends Lilian and Andrew. We enjoyed a hearty Christmas feast, good conversation, followed by a 2 hour episode of Downton Abbey! Love it! I really wish I could have lived in that century for just a little while. Continue reading “Merry Christmas from London”

I’d like to share some news with you!

Hello! I have postponed this post for awhile but then I realised that my current situation will be reflected in the stories about my travel experiences. You’ll also start noticing that my shape and size will change and this is because

“We are expecting a baby!”

That’s right! Hubby and I have managed to travel on weekends with minimal disturbance. Well… besides the food cravings and the constant need for afternoon naps that is! Continue reading “I’d like to share some news with you!”

Exploring Europe with my parents series: Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace is the official residence of the British royal family so it is no surprise that the Queen only opens up her royal residence during the summer months.

When my parents visited me in September, I wanted to take them on a tour through Buckingham Palace. I loved how excited my mum was to buy an official ‘Buckingham Palace Book’ just as she was about to enter the Palace doors. Continue reading “Exploring Europe with my parents series: Buckingham Palace”

The Ritz London – a special birthday celebration for my parents

Ever since I was a child, I’ve always wanted to take my parents somewhere special. Sending them to London and taking them around Europe was my way to thank them for all their hard work during my child hood and beyond. They always did everything that they could to make our lives comfortable and to support our goals. Continue reading “The Ritz London – a special birthday celebration for my parents”

Top things to do in London when you are just about to leave for good and only have 3 hours!

There is so much to do in London. They say that if you get tired of London, you get tired of life! You can spend weeks in London and never get bored.

Just to set things straight, I’m not leaving London. My good friend, Andrea, was leaving London and another good friend, Nirlep, was arriving in London. We had spent hours catching up over lunch and realized that we only had about 3 hours left of sight-seeing, hence the inspiration for this post. Continue reading “Top things to do in London when you are just about to leave for good and only have 3 hours!”

Bobs Lobster rocks Borough Markets (London)

I love lobster. If I could eat lobster every day, I would. In fact, every time I visit a different city, I look out for a good lobster meal.

Living in London, we have been spoilt for choice and there is massive competition. That is why I like to eat at places recommended by my foodie friends. They have already tried the not-so-good stuff and have their favourites for a reason. Continue reading “Bobs Lobster rocks Borough Markets (London)”

Being a tourist in my ‘home’ town: Tower Bridge (London)

The London Bridge was once the only way to cross the river Thames, until the City of London decided to build another bridge. They called it the Tower Bridge.

The Tower Bridge  was once powered by steam and is now powered by oil and electricity to lift the bascules when a large ship must past. Continue reading “Being a tourist in my ‘home’ town: Tower Bridge (London)”

Where to eat good Indian food in London?

Have you ever just wanted to eat good Indian food?

I haven’t.

Well, that is until I moved to London and realised what good Indian food actually tastes like! Yummmm!

My friends and I have a few favourite restaurants in Brick Lane, the kind of restaurant that you can eat at for a casual dinner before going out to a club but we haven’t quite found a good Indian restaurant that had the funky atmosphere of a bar yet the tasty traditional meals served by Indian restaurants in Brick Lane. Continue reading “Where to eat good Indian food in London?”

Being a tourist in my “home town”: St Paul’s Cathedral and The Millennium Bridge

On the 27th July, St Paul’s Cathedral bells will ring to mark the royal birth of the Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge who was born to Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge and Catherine (aka Kate), the Duchess of Cambridge. As I mentioned in my previous post, this royal baby has had England and the rest of the world in a flurry. People even put money on the name, weight and sex of the baby while others made the journey to London just to get a glimpse of Kate and Will as they exited the hospital with the baby. Continue reading “Being a tourist in my “home town”: St Paul’s Cathedral and The Millennium Bridge”

Where were you when the future King of England was born?

Hello everyone! My Santorini blog series has been interrupted by a very important announcement! The Duchess of Cambridge has had a royal baby boy (yesterday)! Mum and baby are reported to be in good health and doing well. It is all very exciting! Continue reading “Where were you when the future King of England was born?”