Two days in London. 

Last week me and my fiancé took the train down to London to go see a concert. We went early and stopped the night so we could do some sight seeing. Here’s what we got up to! 

The Natural History Museum


Believe it or not I had never been here before.  We arrived at the doors at around 11 and spent pretty much the whole day there it’s so huge! It’s gorgeous and as it was freezing outside the perfect place to wander around! I especially loved the Geology and Darwin Sections.  We left around 3 and grabbed lunch at Bills before heading to the hotel as doors for the concert opened at 6.

The Cure 



Grabbed multiple tubes and finally made it to Wembley. The Cure have been one of my favorite bands ever since I can remember. I grew up listening to them as a child with many thanks to my Auntie. And though she is no longer here I felt that she was at that gig with me. It was one of the longest gigs I’ve ever been to, they played a huge 31 songs and I danced so much I could barely feel my legs at the end. We were really close to the front and right in front of Robert Smith! He has been an idol to me for so many years, up there with David Bowie, people who make it awesome to just be yourself and write lyrics like gods. They played every song I wanted to hear live and made my year. A dream come true and a tick on my bucket list! 

The view from the hotel was pretty cool too! 


The next day…

Oxford Street, Leister Square and Covent Garden


Friday was the day of the Underground we decided to be tourists and visit our favorite shopping spots. We went to the new Lego shop in Leister Square (too busy to even breath) fiancé brought way too much big child haha! We went to Oxford Street so I could visit the biggest lush store ever. Also incredibly busy but I picked up a few things! 


Especially excited about the Bamboozled Lip Stain! 

After Covent Garden we were tired cranky and hungry. Having around and hour to kill before the train home we had a quick wander round Hyde Park. Which would have been lovely if I wasn’t so hangry.

We then dashed madly to Euston ate a unspectacular lunch and boarded the train home ready for work on Saturday! I was lovely but I now have a 9 day week to get through before my next rest! Ahh I’m tired! 

Speak soon

Terri

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Three days in Brighton.


My post this week is a little later than usual. Me, my fiancé and best friend took a short break to one of my favourite places. Brighton! This is what we got up to…

Day 1:

Its quite a journey from where we live to Brighton so by the time we arrived it was already 2pm. We checked into our hotel and decided that beings as it was a lovely day we would take a trip down to the beach first which was super super packed. We took a walk down the pier and had our first ice cream of the trip. By then it was time for food so we searched the town, did a bit of shopping and settled on Zizzi’s – an Italian restaurant for dinner. Grabbed a couple of drinks from a corner shop and headed back down to the hotel to watch the greatest show on earth right now – The Great British Bake Off! 


Day 2: 

Was a busy one! Started off by grabbing brunch at Bills, one of my favourite places for breakfast! Their buttermilk pancakes are like no other and the water melon juice smoothie thing is the greatest! I cannot remember what it is actually called for the life of me! 


We then took a trip down the Lanes for shopping and visited my all time favourite antique/jumble sale shop – Snoopers Paradise. It sells all things strange and old, creepy and retro. We spent a good hour or so mooching around that place. 

My best friend and fiancé are massive comic book fans so we discovered a store called Daves Comics. Again we spent ages in this shop. Selling everything from manga to funko’s, DC to Marvel and a whole lot of lesser known indie comic labels. Pretty sure that we all spent a fair bit of money there. 


We also nipped into this awesome little clothing shop called The Family Store. It sold awesome tshirts one of which my fiancé had and loads of patches and pins. I picked up a patch and two new pins from this shop (the cat and relativity stable ones) The guys there were lovely and they were playing some rad music that day!


Next stop was The Brighton Toy Museum. This was tiny and quite expensive to visit considering it is only one room at £6.50 each, but it was still cute and a little creepy.


Some of the toys were frightening i.e that dog thing with the creepy eyes!


 It consisted mostly of model trains and cars. Hey it killed some time! 

By this time it was about 3 and we were feeling hungry. We grabbed a bag of chips to share and headed to the beach again – we had really great weather! The then resided to the bars on the sea front to chill and a couple of drinks and wait for dinner time! We went to Wagamamas on the way back to the hotel much later on and all chilled and watched the new Killing Joke animated movie. 


Day 3:

Last day! After grabbing breakfast at Costa we walked down to the new British Airways i360 viewing tower on the sea front. I say new as it wasn’t there last year when we went. It costs £15 each and takes you 450ft into the air so you can see the whole of Brighton and hove. You get pretty high up haha! The ride lasts around 20 minutes and you do wish you could stay up there longer.


When you exit it leads you into the beach right in front of the old pier which burnt down. It’s a skeleton now and it’s beautiful. It looks like a dance hall for ghosts and I took a ton of photos it’s just so lovely. I’m glad they feuded to let it stand. It’s like a piece of art now.


As we had a long journey back we had to leave fairly early so we grabbed some sandwiches and took then to the Pavillion gardens to eat. There was a busker playing an acoustic guitar and the sun was shining which made is such a lovely end to the trip. None of us were ready to leave.


The car journey home we were stuck in bank holiday delays and it took a total of 7 hours around 4 of which we were stood virtually still in traffic. Needless to say we were very glad to get out of the car the other end!  But we really had a lovely time   I can’t wait to go back. 
Terri

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