London Bound

If you have been following my Instagram lately, you’ll know that last weekend I spent a night in London – along with my Brother, Nathan and of course, my Dad. We rose at 6am on Saturday morning to catch the 7:17am train from Chester straight through to London Euston. I am not one for mornings to say the least, I don’t think I’ve seen that time of the morning since I left my old job around 5/6 months ago. Lots of coffee was needed.

We arrived at London Euston at around 9:30am and started our little tourist-y section of the weekend. My brother has never been to London before and has wanted to go for a while. He absolutely loves trains and was excited to spend 2+ hours on the train up there. He was also excited to see what the London Underground was like, it’s safe to say he wasn’t a huge fan, but is glad that he has had the experience now. Anyway, first we headed to Madame Tussauds, as it made more sense to do this early as it would get busier in as the day went on. I booked our tickets online to save queuing when we arrived. They give you the option to collect your tickets on arrival or have them emailed to you so that you can just show the email containing the barcodes for entry. We walked from London Euston to Madame Tussauds as it was only a 20 minute walk and it probably would have took that long to actually get on the tube because it was so busy!

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I thoroughly enjoyed it, and so did my Brother and Nathan. My Dad found it a little boring, because he’s not really in to celebrities and things like that. But he plodded along, as he does. We then spent the rest of the day travelling to different sights in London, such as Big Ben, the London Eye, the Tower of London etc. We actually managed to get around a lot which we thought we may not have managed. But we did! All before 5pm, but we we’re absolutely knackered. We ended up heading back to our room and picking up a Chinese takeaway on the way. Where we pretty much all fell asleep by 9pm, I wish I’d have stayed awake and gone for a wander but I was obviously too tired.

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On the Sunday we headed down to Harrods, and Oxford Street before venturing to Camden. We got to Harrods around 10am, but it was shut until 11:30pm (with it being a Sunday). We ended up having a little nose around the street it was on, and then headed to Oxford St. I didn’t go into many shops in Oxford Street because I didn’t plan on spending any money, I mooched around Primark (and got lost) and we had a look around Selfridges but that was it really.

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We got the tube from Oxford Street straight to Camden which was absolutely packed. It was 10 times busier than when Nathan and I went last February. You literally couldn’t move, my brother was very anxious with everyone around him so my Dad chose not to take him into the market because it was even worse in their. They chose to have a wonder by the lock whilst Nathan and I went into the market. We ended up getting some food from one of the Thai food stalls and we really wanted to pig out and get pancakes too but got too distracted wandering around the stalls and forgot.

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By the time we came out of the market it was around 3pm and we decided to head back to Euston. But we decided to walk because it is only a 20 minute walk, instead of struggling with the tube.

On the train we got, pumpkin spiced latte in hand and we we’re home before we knew it. Overall we all had a really good time, the only downside was how busy it was. But what do you expect in the capital city?

 

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Sunday Thoughts #19

Happy Sunday! I can’t believe its October already, this year is going to fast. Autumn is my favourite season for fashion and beauty because of the colours. You can get away with getting dark colours, all day, everyday. Autumnal colours are beautiful, the colours of the leaves changing on the tree’s and the dark nights drawing in. There’s Halloween and Bonfire night to look forward too and layering is a thing again. I can dig out my big comfy jumpers and its an excuse to go and buy more! Pumpkin carving, and hot chocolates with all of the marshmallows.

I just love autumn, I love going for walks in the evening when the sun is setting and wearing scarfs and cute chunky ankle boots, dark lips are back in fashion – which are my favourite might I add. Although I can never pull it off, I still love a dark lippy.

I’ve been for 2 walks this week – both with my dad and little brother in the village that I grew up in. It’s lovely to get lost in the fields by the river and reminisce about childhood, talk about the future. I’d love to move back down their, and bring my own family up in the village my family has lived in for years. I grew up there, my dad grew up there, my grandparents – it would be lovely to be near my family again. Although it’s just a 20 minute drive from where I live now, there’s something about that village that I love.

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I haven’t really done much else this week, Saturday night Nathan and I ordered Chinese and watched copious amounts of Prison Break which is our new obsession. We’re on series 2, episode 7 in just over a week and I can’t believe we haven’t watched it sooner!

Today, I paid a visit to Primark and picked up a few bits for work – I only spent £44 and I picked up a dress, 2 tops, a skirt and some new flats before heading down to my dads for the afternoon. We’re planning a little trip to London which is going to be fun – my brother has never been past Liverpool on a train and he loves trains. We’re going purely to take my brother to see Big Ben and all of the sights. We’ve book an apartment to stay in because there’s going to be 5 of us all together, and now we just need to book train tickets.

That’s really all for this week, until the next… 

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Disclaimer – the featured image for this post is not my own. You can find the direct link to it here.