Friday, October 5, 2012

London 2012



This is going to be a long post, please bare with it! In stead breaking it to more than two posts, I thought just have it done in one and I shall have the rest of my mind to blog about the coming up bakes.










As the name of this pink shop, you could tell it's the cake boutique of Peggy Porschen. Diagonally across the street is her academy, where she conducts her cake decorating classes. It's a pity that I didn't get to attend any of her classes, since I was all the way there. Perhaps I should plan for my next visit. 

 We spent almost half a day at Hyde Park, a place where we really enjoyed and almost everyday we were there, be it just a passing by. Honestly, we would not have the thought of going to the park back in  Singapore, as our weather is way too hot to spend more than an hour under that scorching sun!



                                        A very unusual tree that grows downwards!
                                     Hide and seek, hide and seek, let's take a peep......


 Many were attracted by the tree and it was a great hide out for kids, they ran in and out the tree, what fun!! I have yet to find the name of the tree though.




A big lake filled with graceful swans and other birds. The joy being there for kids had to be the feeding part
!They never seem to be full, despite of all the feedings from visitor after visitors.


                                     What are these kids doing?? Waiting for someone?


They formed a team..... A feeding team for the little fella- Mr. Squirrel! 



Princess Diana Memorial Playground




At a corner of Hyde Park, where Princess Diana's memorial playground is. Crowded with children during the weekends, and it's sure a fun place for the kids and relaxing for the parents. We sat at the bench watching the children at the playground while we had our picnic lunch. Cool and refreshing air was all we needed. Do take note of the opening hours, if you plan to head there.



Drayton Manor Theme Park -Thomas land




Took a train from London to the Drayton Manor theme park (about one and a half hour) for Thomas Land fun. I am hoping this would be our last visit to the park. We shall save a day and money for some other new places.

Buckingham Palace, Changing of Guards 











Sloane Square- Weekend Market

By chance, I was looking for Laura Ashley outlet at Sloane Square area, and we chance upon the weekend market, which was not intended. it was a perfect for us, as it was lunch time, and we enjoyed their local organic produce!






                       These fresh and delicious oysters was so good. I am missing it already!





















 This is the best beef burger I ever tasted. Noting too fancy, just the beef, and a big bunch of rocket leaves( I love most!). Tasty seasoning, juicy meat, full of flavor. I bet, I could never find the same stuff back home. A place sure to visit again. And we are prepared to queue!


 Regent street

Yes, we all know Regent street is a shopping street, but it is also a place with good food, which we just found a nice British French restaurant hidden along the way. 



I love the restaurant's setup. It's that elegance yet modern touch, their staff were friendly and attentive too! No wonder there were still crowd even at 2.30pm. We waited for almost 20 minutes before we got our table, and yet their popular dish was sold out!

                                     
                                         Another good beef burger, after Sloane Square.
                                                  Duck egg with asparagus salad


                                                     Chocolate Gateau

                                                   Coffee with vanilla Macaron



Day trip to Bath, Salisbury and Stonehenge
















 A small cafe selling their famous scones. They were very kind to let me take a picture from their cafe.














 We end the trip with a sweet note, this cup cake galore was taken at Harrods food hall, where everything was about the Queen Jubilee celebrations.



2 comments:

Anonymous said...

hi, i dunoe where to post my comment..

may i know what hotels are good for a trip to japan for a week or so and where are the places good to go there? and how to go to the hotel fromthe airport?

is it difficult to travel around if we dunoe the language and all...

thanks in advance

Honey boy said...

We usually stay at our cooperate hotel atbshinjuku, where we board a from the airport and the bus would stop at many different hotels in tokyo centre. I think the bus service is called airport Limousine . Each trip cost about ¥3000.

As for where to go , it depends on what you are there for. Shopping, eating any particular stuff you wanna get.... The best I would suggest is to buy a travel guide and you can find out more from there. Of course most one thing do not miss is tyo Disney !

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