In this series, I like to post the things I have enjoyed the most this week. It could be an item, a song, a playlist, could be anything. I try to publish one every Monday.
1. Oxford Street Christmas Lights
Lets start with a nice festive treat. Like I said in an earlier blog, this time of year is my favourite. Autumn is my favourite season (closely followed by Winter), Christmas is my favourite holiday. September to January is just a massive treat for me :p. On Tuesday last week, it was the start of some of my favourite Christmas activities, the Oxford Street Christmas Light turn on. I went along and annoyingly just missed the actual turn on!! Noooo!! But I was on a side street so saw some of them flicker on :). We wandered all the way up to Bond Street admiring the NSPCC lights and the shop fronts that had made the effort. My favourite has to be House of Fraser with its draped lights and many christmas trees! Expect many more Christmassy posts from now until probably new year! 😛
2. Museum of London
This one has a bit of a backstory. Most mornings, I browse Reddit to see what is going on in the world and also have a little laugh. I follow one sub-reddit called r/London which, as you can imagine, is all about London! One particular morning, I logged on, started browsing and came across this post. Now, I have had a
massive little obsession with London since moving here and have a map of interesting and unusual things to do (based on a former reddit post) that I am working my way through. So when I came across this old map, I found it an all day task to go through and learn the history of London. So after this day, annoying my co-workers with random facts about London (Did you know, the City of London is separate from London?), I decided I wanted to go to the Museum of London and find out everything there is to know. It blew my mind. If you get a chance, I would highly recommend going. London is such an amazing place filled with so much history that we walk past every day. The Museum of London is free entry and an awesome day out.
3. The Lord Mayors Show
Going on from my sneaky fact about the City of London being separate from the rest of London in the above paragraph, it has its own Mayor! Every year, this mayor has to change and there is a big parade through the city of London and a large fireworks display at the end. I had no idea this existed until last year. It so much fun. A massive day time carnival flowing through the streets of London, followed by a spectacular fireworks display from the River Thames (between Waterloo and Blackfriars Bridges). It happens every year on the 2nd Saturday in November and there is even an app to explain the history and the floats that are going past. Put it in your diary and go!
4. The Swan, Shakespeare’s Globe
A few weeks ago, I went to watch a play at Shakespeare’s Globe, but arrived a little too late to eat at the ‘famous’ Swan restaurant. I have been looking for an excuse to go back for weeks, and the Lord Mayors Parade gave me that chance. It was on the way to see the Show and I hadn’t eaten breakfast. A classic for me on a Saturday morning seems to be Avocado on Toast and Poached Eggs. Nom! So I sat and had that and my partner had Pancakes and Bacon. Very yummy and fairly well priced. The orange juice tasted so fresh too!
5. Murder on the Orient Express
Finally on this weeks very busy post, Sunday took me to the cinema to see the new Agatha Christie film. I haven’t really taken an interest in Agatha Christie before (I know, don’t!) but after this, I think I will pick up a few books! This film keeps you intrigued from the moment you start watching. Introducing the characters with their worst traits first. If, like me, you have no idea of the story, it is thrilling wondering who will be killed then constantly guessing who did it, changing your mind one scene to the next. Very good film.
And that’s it for this week. 🙂