Monday, August 12, 2013

Weekend Rewind

Another great weekend and it was packed full with new sites. We have been so lucky with great weather on the weekends and it looks like it'll continue.

Yal ready for a bunch of pictures??! Ok, good...

 Friday we went to Yauatcha for dinner. It was my first time trying dim sum and it was delicious. We ordered a pumpkin mushroom dish and it was decorated so adorable.
The Lola drink was so refreshing...lemongrass goodness!
We walked around the Carnaby Street area after dinner and stopped for some amazing carrot cake and blueberry tea.            

The Spirit of Soho Mural

A pedestrian mall with all the stores you could want

As often as you use an umbrella here...guess they might as well be fun

Shakespeare just hanging out 
Saturday we made the trek to Borough Market and I can't wait to go back! It was exactly what I would think a market should be. There were so many booths to see...from homemade jams, to cheese, to bake goods and meats. We definitely got a true German Bratwurst with sweet German mustard and sauerkraut. I was in heaven! We picked up some French cheese, unpasteurized and thought it would be nice to try...lord bless it! It stunk to high heaven and was awful but at least we tried. 

That's the truth

Goat's Milk Ice Cream! Next time I must get the Apple Pie Flavor...the Mr wouldn't swap. 

Can we say carb overload!? 
The market is next to Tower Hill- home of the Crown Jewels. We walked across the London Bridge parallel to the Tower Bridge that is most recognized. We took a tour led by a Beefeater and he was awesome. I don't think I ever laughed so much on a historical tour. There were definitely plenty of American jokes and jabs. We stood in queue (yep, don't line up here) for the Crown Jewels even after a long day. They don't allow pictures inside and truly wish they did. All of the jewels were breathtaking! At Tower Hill there was also the Armour Hall. It was an extremely long day but so worth it all. 

The Shard

Tower Bridge

Bloody Tower...they leave no need for imagination

Our hilarious tour guide and Beefeater

White Tower

Always so serious

Inside here are the Crown Jewels

Armour Hall

Hey boy hey

The Keeper

It's expression makes me giggle

My knight in shining armor...I mean my knight taking a picture of me and shining armor 

Monkey-ing around

I'm not a tourist or anything am I?! 
Made our way back to the flat for a quick nap and freshen up for another night out on the town. We went to Aqua and had tapas. This chick even tried octopus. I was nervous bet after spending time speaking with the Spanish waiter he convinced me to try it...and after he kept pouring us some free rose cava. 
The Mr sneaked a picture of me chilling on the tube
View off the terrace at Aqua

Nervous Nelly about to try octopus

Sunday was a lazy day and a walk through Notting Hill for some dinner. After all the fun we had this weekend...a lazy day was just what I needed. Now I need to go to the grocery store since I didn't do it yesterday...Yal have a magnificent Monday! 

Cheers, Nelly


  1. Great pictures! Love the design of the Shard. Looks like you're getting around to all the sights.

    1. The Shard is a pretty cool looking building. There's so many sites to see...not sure I'll ever be done site seeing.

  2. You'll just have to see everything again when I get there!

  3. Love all of the posts, makes me feel like im there with you getting to do all of the fun, fablous things you are doing... Courtnie

    1. Oh great, Courtnie!! So glad you're enjoying the posts. I'm enjoying being able to have the chance to share too.