I haven’t really bought much since I last posted. Last weekend we spent one day at a shopping complex – but since I had the kiddies with me, I didn’t get much. I went to New Look (bought a handbag for my mom) and Primark – and I definitely want to revisit both stores and try on some clothes next time! I also want to go to Dune, NEXT (for kid’s clothes) and Miss Selfridges.
Here’s what I bought from Primark – a bucket bag (£9), bedroom slippers (£2) and leather gloves (£7). I love the colour of the gloves, but I might exchange them for a pair WITHOUT holes in them…I was carried away by how cute they look – but it’s not practical to have so much of my hand exposed to the cold winter air! I’m LOVING my black bucket bag – bucket bags are very popular this season – and this one is so perfect for walking around London with. It weighs nothing, is very roomy, can be worn cross-body, and fits across stroller handlebars! I may have to pick up a couple more as gifts.
I also picked up some items from Boots and Accessorize. I bought travel-sized versions of Batiste dry shampoo and L’Oreal Elnett. We have Elnett in Canada, but apparently the UK version is better. I also got some batteries for my curling iron (behind the earrings) and some hand cream – the air here is so dry! I picked up another braided hairband – this one is thicker than my Sephora one – and even more comfortable – I’ve had it on all day – and didn’t even notice it. I love the light blue earrings I picked up from Accessorize (£10) – they are such a pretty shade.
|Round Pond at Kensington Gardens|
I had a really lovely day today with my children revisiting all my favourite places in the Kensington neighbourhood. We started off at High Street Kensington with shawarmas at my favourite Lebanese restaurant. We then walked to the Round Pond in Kensington Gardens – there were ducks and swans and pigeons EVERYWHERE! It was quite chilly, so after walking around the pond, we went down Gloucestor Road (and past my old apartment) to my favourite bakery – and had some delicious Cadbury’s Hot Chocolate…it’s the perfect antidote to the chilly weather. Tomorrow I’m off to have lunch with a former colleague – and may spend the afternoon clothes shopping on Oxford Street.