15 March 2010

Woollie Wanderings

March is a busy month......but a fun one! First weekend I was in London for a flying visit with friends I met on my trip to Japan last year. We had 2 days and packed in a lot of cake!



Cupcakes from the Hummingbird Bakery - the red velvet cupcakes were delicious, meringues from Borough Market, lemon cake from Books for Cooks, apple tart and cinnamon custard from the Christopher Hotel in Eton....yum! It's amazing I didn't come home 2kgs heavier. But I guess all the walking that we did balanced out the cake eating!

We wandered the South Bank alongside the River Thames from The London Eye to Tower Bridge, via the Tate Modern, the Globe Theatre, the Oxo Tower and Borough Market.....so many fabulous tourist attractions in such a small area!




On Sunday we went to Windsor Castle and took a tour through history.......it was a beautiful day and visiting the castle was fun....we saw the state apartments where the Queen entertains and laughed at the thought of all those dignatories, dining with a view of Slough and Heathrow Airport.......the apartments were destroyed by a fire in the 1990s and the restoration work has been carried out to the highest of standards. It is great to see that the skills required to create such beauty still exist.



It was nice to catch up but I must return soon as there are other friends with new babies that I must visit.

10 comments:

Thimbleanna said...

Sounds like a fabulous weekend Di! And Yummy cakes -- thanks for sharing your great pictures!

life in yonder said...

Ohh, how I long for a vacation with strolling around in a big city. I think a grown up vacation is due. For now I will travel together with you here.

lykkefanten said...

What a runthrough of a wonderful visit... thanks for the links! They will be helpful when I'm visiting London later this week! ;)

montague said...

i miss london. so much...

Arctic Mum: said...

Sounds great. I love Tate Modern, and I once visited Windsor Castle. I absolutely love castles, and I always buy a cup there (is that a very elderly thing to do..?) I might have been a queen in some previous life - or maybe just a maiden.

Bethany Hissong said...

Beautiful photos Di!!!

Angie Muresan said...

Those cakes are divine! There's such a special feeling when sharing deliciousness with friends, isn't there?

Fei An said...

What a good life!!! I miss London as well:) Delicious cakes, I admire that you have so many friends! Have a nice day!!! Di:)

Fei An said...

What a good life!!! I miss London as well:) Delicious cakes, I admire that you have so many friends! Have a nice day!!! Di:)

likeschocolate said...

So glad you had such a nice trip. Yummy Heaven!