An' you know what they said? Well some of it was true
London calling at the top of the dial
And after all this, won't you give me a smile?
(by my favourite band the Clash)
For five days I finally went to see the City again. It was on rather short notice as my sister and
I both got some time off work and decided to go on a short trip together
So we met for tea & crepes at a cute little shop made of an old coach called the Tram Café
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There we tried to come to an agreement over which city to visit. Of course we had both made lists
Mine contained three citys with cheap places to stay and a cost estimate - hers at least 7 cities and
lots of drawings - typical grafic designer...It was really hard, ugh. She kept telling me to stop looking
at costs and to decide which city I prefered...Amsterdam? too expensive, she´d rather go see
Stockholm anyway. And not too much sight-seeing, thank you very much. Air BnB was a no-go.
So when we finally decided on Paris, we had talked on two meetings for at least a couple of hours.
When I was lying in bed I kept pondering what I really wanted. And deep down I found my
wish - to go back to my mother´s birthplace and the country that held a special place in my
heart - good auld England!
So I called her and convinced her and booked two return tickets with
EasyJet and a small hotel room in Kensington. Finally! Aftet ten long years it felt like coming home.
(And I dicovered I had a hidden passion for flying - it really felt so good going up I whooped )
|awesomeness! (despite tourist invasions)|
|by the river|
Although my sister had said she wanted to keep the sight-seeing to a minimum, I just had to go see
the Tate, I mean come on! When there´s so many cool museums in London!
And when they have paintings of the one and only John William Waterhouse, genius of the pre-raffaelites! swoon
|Tate circular hallway|
|my sis <3|
|really cool hand-smoothed statue|
|me in front of 221b Baker Street (after that we had a beer at a pub)|
Of course I bought some stuff - the coat you can see, a vintage Jaeger from a thrift shop, the stripy cutout dress from Topshop and a pink & gold necklace from Vivienne Westwood. There was a really
gorgeous asian girl working there - probably thai - wearing a midnight blue angled dress. I didnt see
that many clothes that I could imagine looking good on me, but I would have instantly bought all the
shoes, bags and accesoires if I could.
|at Vivienne Westwood, trying on the baby asterisk print cotton dress (looking a bit dorky)|
|next time I`m definately going for the royal orb earrings!|
|The best thing about the whole trip - meeting our childhood friends Laura & Rachel in The Slug & Lettuce! They´re both sisters too. apparently nobody in London wears glasses.|