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Thursday, 13 December 2012

it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

The other week my school were kind enough to give us an inset day (not so lucky for our poor teachers!) and myself, Lucy and Hannah decided this would be an excellent time to venture into London and get into the Christmas feel a little. I have always loved the run-up to Christmas; opening a new door of your advent calender every day, Christmas films, presents and quality time with my family. Being the child of divorced parents, for most of my life this has meant Christmas Eve with my Mum and Gran and Christmas Day with Dad, my sister and other members of his side of the family. I've always loved it that way though, and for the past few years we've gone to my sister's for Christmas, which means I get to spend it with my niece and nephews as well, whom are always wonderfully excited to see what Father Christmas has brought them!

Anyway, back to this day. We decided to first go to Flat Planet and have some lunch, priorities right as always ;) I cannot describe how much I love eating there. Their flat bread and toppings are fabulous and best of all, very healthy! It's just near Liberty if any of you are wondering, I highly recommend going there, it has such a great vibe. Downstairs is definitely my favourite part, so many incredible posters, books and sofas, umm yes please, if you get a chance, definitely go :)

We then wandered around the corner to Oxford Street and went into Topshop in the foolish hope there would be something we could afford. Sadly, nothing for me, although I found lots of beautiful clothes, which I shall be putting on my Christmas list very soon. So, having tried on beautiful dresses, we got the tube to Hyde Park Corner, where of course at this time of year is the location of the beautiful Winter Wonderland. However, we didn't go inside this time. Instead we decided to be good old Londoners and go Boris Biking around Hyde Park. At £1 for the bike for 24 hours, I was sold. It turned out to be great fun and they have an excellent cycle path, which came in handy, as I hadn't cycled for a while so I was a little wobbly at first! It doesn't get much better than cycling with two of my best friends with a view of Winter Wonderland's pretty lights in the background.

I apologise for the awful quality of these photos, but until I get an iphone in February, these are the best I can do! Believe it or not, after all that we were rather exhausted but decided it was imperative that we trailed down to Covent Garden to not only see the Christmas lights (I'm an absolute sucker for Christmas lights if you haven't already realised) but also to visit our much-loved Creme de la Crepe. We have been going there for quite a while now, and they make the most delicious pancakes. I am sorry but how can anyone not love a crepe with melted milkyway bar and strawberries inside - it is heaven. 

We decided that was enough for one day and got the train home, but it was a really wonderful day. Now if that hasn't got you in the Christmas mood or convinced you to go searching for Christmas lights I suggest you whip out Michael Buble's Christmas album, that'll do the trick for sure!

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