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Sunday, 15 December 2013

Burgers...museums...santa...museums

Christmas came early for me last week when the OH and me headed off down South for a couple of days aways for Christmas! I mentioned a couple of posts ago, that rather than buy presents that we don't actually need, we decided to go away for a couple of days, just the two of us!

We had a bloody good time but we were absolutely shattered by the end of the week! We arrived on Wednesday night and left on Saturday morning and boy, did we do a LOT of walking - my feet were on fire by the end of it all!

Anyway, thought I'd share with you a few pictures from my travels - hope you life!

Day 1: 
First stop was Selfridges - cue Christmas present buying time (for me of course) | Standard Blogger Burger stop - Sarah very kindly gave me some recommendations and I'd heard so much about P&B that I just couldn't resist (and being on a Wednesday mid afternoon there was no wait at all) | A beautiful Chritsmassy Oxford Street - so so pretty! 

 We took flight on the London Eye for the very first time - on a side note, if you're ever visiting London by train, I'd highly recommend picking up the Network Rail 2for1 leaflets that you see at most stations-we got 2for1 on most of the bits we got up to and obviously it made the whole trip much cheaper i.e. more money to spend on all the yummy places I wanted to eat! | Meeting real life Santa - I couldn't get over how good this guy was. Still LOVE this photo! 

Day 2: 
 We spent the morning at the London Transport Museum - it was a little overshadowed by the fact that there was floods happening back at home & my parents were being evacuated so we actually spent most of the morning on our phones checking for updates and following it all on twitter - thankfully, all was ok in the end and they nor us were flooded but it was a pretty scary morning! 
Standard Covent Garden Reindeer shot and of course, we couldn't visit CG without stopping at Shake Shack - yum yum! 

Day 3: 
Breakfast pit stop at The Diner (obviously)-these were THE most delicious pancakes I have ever eaten! We couldn't visit London without stopping at Liberty of course - there was a sign warning of filming for the Channel 4 programme so I may have spent some time searching for the cameras - I will be watching out just in case I managed it! 
And our final visit for the trip was the Natural History Museum - what a place! We spent our time wandering the Dinosours & Mamals and then headed to see the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition which was just stunning - I would highly recommend (even though the museum is free, there is a charge for the exhibition but there are 2for1 with the national rail offers)!

We spent the rest of the weekend with my Uni friends celebrating Christmas early with lots of Christmas bubbles (far too much for me as Sunday showed) and yummy Christmas Dinner! 

I had such a fantastic weekend and can't wait for our next jaunt down South (I'm already planning our spring visit)! 

What's your favourite thing to do in London - I think the Zoo will be our next adventure! 

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