Sunday, December 27, 2009
Christmas decorations outside of Selfridge's
Lucky me got to spend five wonderful, cold and snowy days in a Christmas spirited London last week! I and best friend A, who flew in from Singapore and stayed the night here in Dubai before we flew off to London the day after. London greeted us with cold weather, from its absolutely best side. Clear blue sky, crisp air, Christmas decorations everywhere and people in their best Christmas mood! We walked up and down Portobello Road, admired the jewellery and the funky fashion in Camden, had a lovely Chinese meal next to the radiator to defrost our poor frozen bodies. We spent hours in Ealing road, buying the latest Bollywood movies and music and had a touristy pizza meal at Covent Garden in the afternoon. Oxford street took two days since I had to literally visit every shop. Same shops as in Dubai, but the fashion is different. Came home with bags from Primark (bless that shop) and Dorothy Perkins, Christmas gifts from Portobello Road and a cardigan from Camden.
We took buses and enjoyed the tube, had a coffee at Harrod's and a nice meal at an Italian restaurant not far away from Kensington High Street, where the waiter topped up my wine glass not only once but three times, for free!!!
My last purchase was a black "Miami" handbag from Harrod's at the airport and the latest novel by Marian Keyes. Amazing days, lots of shopping, laughter, nice meals and a Bollywood movie at home one night when we were simply too tired to go out again!
Thanks A, for a wonderful time!