Wednesday, April 20, 2011

London Pictures Part 1 - Bruno's debut

'You find no man, at all intellectual, who is willing to leave London. No sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford'
Samuel Johnson

Hi all,

I know, I know, I have been very bad. And I am so sorry, but I was having such a great time catching up with my friend and exploring London. I am now back in Stockholm and waiting for my friend to come here. I will show her a bit of Stockholm in return for a great London trip.

First things first. You are probably asking yourself ....who is Bruno? See, after Nico, I had Rocco, but then my mom got herself another camera after giving Rocco to me. But she prefers Rocco, and gave me another new one. Which I have named Bruno, its all very simple. Bruno was a gem. I love him. He is just perfect he did so good on his first trip, I am so proud of my little guy. Note to self- do a post on all three at some point - Nico, Rocco and Bruno. There is a female camera also - Casey. But she belongs to my sister. Onto London!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh my gosh, London is fabulous, people!!!!!!!! So much to see, hear, eat, smell. I just loved it. Even though I was there for only a short time, it was certainly an amazing trip!!!!!!!!!! I saw Buckingham palace, Downing street - which was closed off to the public, London Bridge, St James Park, Harrods - didn't go in though - That was not in the Financial Year budget believe me. I saw the changing of the guards - timed my outing very well indeed to catch that. What else, Oxford street etc I ate, steak and kidney pies (I had tooooooo), I had hummus (I can get that here too), sushi (ditto for the sushi as well) and more Fish and chips - not so much, not really into fish, but the best bit- I found a South African store so I goit me some Hunter's gold, Savannah's, Nik naks, Fizzers and Ouma rusks. Even you dont know what I am on about check this post.

All in all, my trip was a success. My friend was happy, it was a surprise birthday present visit that her sister and I planned for weeks. And it was great catching up with her.

Onto pictures.
Believe it or not........ Love it.

these are floating balls in a pool of water, they looked so cool. 10 years ago, I would have been in that.......ok 3 years ago
Statue in the round about in front of Buckingham palace - I think that's Queen Victoria - but I could be wrong.
War memorial at St James Park
Its suppose to be a soccer player with balls - I don't see it.
Buckingham Palace at the back and statue in the front.
O2 arena - where most concerts are held.
I didn't want to stand any closer to the big horse.
This is my favourite one - honestly cant tell you more about it. But I know its on the way to Downing street behind the houses of Parliament.
I had to get a shot of one.

So more pictures, more London posts including hair products I bought, hair stories, St James Park - that deserves a post by its self. My London shopping haul and my first pair of high heels. Yes, I bought me some heels in London!!!!!!!!! Ohhhhh and a blog post about a farm in London........ohhhhh so much to blog about ;-)

Peace, Love and Travel


  1. Well you had loads of fun! Nice to see you back and sharing. Was it your first time in London?
    And, of course, cannot resist are the Indigo'ed tresses?
    Share! Share!

  2. Hiya, yes it was my first time in London. I loved it!!!!!!!!! (going back later in the year though) Omg, I couldn't get enough of natural sista's. I would look and stare at every single one. But alas I was toooo scared to go up and ask --- how you get your hair to do that?!!!!!! But wow, London town is doing right with the natural hair as well as locs. Everytime I saw a loc'd sista, I would just smile and say one day that may be me.

    As for my own hair, I wore wash n go's for most days and then would alternate with head wraps. I bought some products but I first need to finish what I have here. But the hair did very well under the London weather conditions - warm, sunny, cloudy and very humid.

  3. It must have been so exciting being your first time. Seems like you had a lot of fun and bruno to! lol

  4. In comparison to being in Stockholm I can imagine how your head must be have been turning around all the time! Sista's with hairdos to get the imagination and DIY-juice going!

    On your return visit, hope you will get to see much more of London and England, by extension. I studied there and I had a grand time. I love London, Love it! I lived in Stoke, full countryside.

  5. Ohhhhhh I am so planning on seeing more my next time round. I am thinking I may do Edinburgh and Dublin as well. But overall I love First times for everything - such a joy, eyes wide open, mouth wide whilst making an 0 shape, feet painful but so worth it, the rush of everything, exhaustion after a long day but up and early the next morning....... the little things about traveling.


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