Good morning/afternoon/evening, depending on where you are in the world. Long time no see! I apologise for my lack of posting over the past month. I’ve been really struggling with my depression, and my lack of motivation was prominent throughout November. However, we are now in December, also known as Christmas month (by me) meaning that I am as happy as I could possibly be.
The month started big for me, and I confess I didn’t even remember to eat my first advent chocolate on Saturday 1st. This is because I rose early to travel into London for Blogosphere Festival 2018, held in the incredible Landmark Hotel. If you follow me on instagram you’ll know how enchanted I am by the hotel’s Winter Gardens. I’ll be writing a post solely on my experience at the festival, so keep your eyes peeled.
When the festival was over I met my dad and we traveled to the hotel we would be staying in that night. My dad travels a lot for work, so he has lots of points saved up for various hotels. He surprised me by using these points to spoil me for the weekend, and booked us into the stunning London EDITION Hotel. The hotel is really atmospheric, or as my dad described: ‘moody’. It felt perfect for a December city break.
After a brief rest in the hotel, we headed out into the city to Coventry Street (between China Town & Leicester Square) to see The Book of Mormon. I have never seen my dad laugh so ferociously before. The show is not for the faint hearted – it features explicit language, crude connotations and dirt humour throughout. It is however, really clever and genuinely hilarious, plus the music is so catchy I’ve had the songs in my head for a week.
The next morning we had breakfast at a Bangkok cafe, The Greyhound Cafe, which is just two minutes from the hotel. Dad and I both had the croissant with exotic jams, which if I’m honest is the only thing I felt brave enough to try!
Afterwards we set off into London to have a look at the shops. We spent ages in Liberty, which was as crowded as you would expect on a December weekend. Next we walked along Bond Street and took in the festive window displays. Dad persuaded me to go into Dolce & Gabbana and Tiffany’s, which were both so beautiful. Finally we went shopping in Selfridges, which was incredibly festive and had a choir carolling across the store.
By that point we had to check-out of the hotel and made our way back home. I had a great time and am eagerly trying to find an excuse to go back to London before the end of the year.
Below are some more photo’s I managed to take on the Sunday, I hope you like them. There are also photos of my trip up on Instagram, and quite a few stories which you can find in the London highlight.
Let me know where I should go next time I head into the city in the comments below, or reach out on any of my social channels.
I hope you all have a wonderful week.