London Part 3

Here’s what I’ve been up to since I last posted.

I braved the crowds and went to the flagship Primark on Oxford street – here are some of the items I bought:

Mulberry blouse (£9), Pink and brown thermal camisole(£6?), black leather gloves (£6) and stripey socks (5 pairs for £2)

I ended up keeping the hot pink leather gloves from my last post – and also picked up a more sensible pair of classic black gloves.

I bought a taupe bucket bag (£9) for my sister (since I love my black one so much) and a pink over sized evening clutch for me (£6). Unlike the bucket bag, I think the clutch looks a little cheap in person – but it’s a great size and has been useful for this trip. Below are modelling pics with my two Primark bags:

Hubby took me out on a date to Nobu at Park Lane – where I had the most divine meal ever! Pictured below are the Rock Shrimp Tempura with dipping sauces (all three sauces were AMAZING) and the Chocolate Bento Box dessert (molten chocolate cake with green tea ice cream). We also had Yellowtail Sashimi with Jalapeno (I could eat this every day for the rest of my life!), Seared Salmon and Tuna salad, and Spicy Salmon and Tuna rolls.


I took my kiddies to the London Museum this week. I’ve always loved this museum – I love seeing how people used to live in different time periods – and this museum does a fantastic job recreating the sights AND sounds of different eras. I was enthralled by the Blackett Baby House – a doll house from the 18th century. Look at how detailed the bedroom is (I will admit – the doll itself is a little scary!)

We also took this kids to the English countryside over the weekend – we went to Rye, a medieval town in East Sussex. The bed and breakfast we stayed at was beautiful – and the fresh country air made us so sleepy – we got lots of rest!

View from our bedroom window

We had hoped to take the children to ride on the restored Kent & Essex Steam trains – but EVERYTHING is shut in November. Luckily, we read about Drusillas Park in a tourist brochure – not only was it OPEN – but it had a Thomas the Tank Engine ride! My kids love Thomas – so they were very happy!

Driving on beautiful cobbled streets

We have one more week left in London – I hope to meet up with some more friends, and then start the monumental task of packing to go back to Canada!



  1. Ashley
    November 22, 2010 / 2:32 am

    This trip looks so amazing Ella! Love the bucket bag in taupe- your sister will be so thankful!

  2. greta
    November 22, 2010 / 9:04 am

    Great Haul:) love the bags and your outfits look Great!. Enjoy your last week in London. If you get chance the science museum is great for kids (and adults too:)) my kids love to go there when we visit London. Safe trip Home.

  3. Ella Pretty
    November 22, 2010 / 9:24 am

    Ashley – thanks – I love the taupe one a lot too – was very tempted to get an extra for myself – but then I thought – do I need two bucket bags LOL?Greta – thanks for the tip – I will definitely try to fit in a trip to the Science Museum with the kiddies – was also thinking of taking them on a hop-on, hop-off tour bus (but just stay on…it's too exhausting to hop-off!)

  4. Anonymous
    November 22, 2010 / 1:30 pm

    I love seeing your outfits! Another great haul!So funny, my husband's absolute favorite is the Rock Shrimp at Nobu!!

  5. Ella Pretty
    November 22, 2010 / 2:14 pm

    Your husband has great taste…I wanted to dip EVERYTHING into the amazing sauces they serve it with – yum!

  6. greta
    November 23, 2010 / 8:44 am

    I know that feeling 🙂 with Kiddies in London so maybe a good idea to stay on the bus for the Tour! I hope you enjoy the rest of the stay and can't wait to read your next update. Thank you again for Sharing 🙂

  7. Lilly
    November 24, 2010 / 1:40 am

    Looks like you're having a great time! I LOVE the clutch, it is fab! The blouse in the first outfit photo is really cute. And yes, down jackets can be/are stylish 🙂

  8. Ella Pretty
    November 24, 2010 / 2:25 am

    Thanks Greta – I'm going to miss London, but I can't wait to get back home (best type of feeling ever!)Lilly – I think our down jackets are the same shade of brown! I got mine in ESPIRIT 2 years ago – it had a fur collar too, but it's detachable.

  9. Tali
    November 24, 2010 / 10:44 pm

    Wow you did a lot of shopping so far.. you may need a new suitcase! Great bags.. you got some really versatile ones.The nobu cake and ice cream.. I had that once a few years back and I still remember thinking I was in heaven!! :)) Looks like your having a great time. ENjoy your last week! xox

  10. Ella Pretty
    November 24, 2010 / 10:49 pm

    You're right – we are taking an extra suitcase back! But I blame it on hubby – he's stocking up on massively heavy tubs of E45 – it's the only thing he can use on his face – and he refuses to find a Canadian alternative LOL!

  11. Catanya
    November 29, 2010 / 9:32 pm

    Gorgeous purchases, sweety!!Enjoy those remaining days in beautiful London. Love from your newest follower, Catanya

  12. Ella Pretty
    November 29, 2010 / 10:03 pm

    Thanks for following my blog Catanya! You're number 60 – that's special :-)We loved our last days in London – flew back over the weekend – and hope to have a new post once I get over the jet lag and unpacking!

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