Now that we’re back from the honeymoon, I am excited to share some of the awesome adventures with you. We were able to get out and about a bit more in England because we could take the train quite often, and we didn’t have to deal with as many staircases. It was also the first stop on the tour so I thought I’d start there. During our time there I had only one major request and that was that we must see the blue door! Notting Hill was one of my favorite rom-coms of all time. It also introduced me to Ronan Keating, and I am forever grateful. Enough about what I had planned for the trip and onto the pictures!
We got up early and took the train to the tube and started our exploration. This was on our walk to Notting Hill. We got off at Notting Hill Gate only to realize there were at least a couple of tube stops closer to our destination than this one, but it was nice to be out and about in the brisk morning. It was definitely colder than my wardrobe was ready for, but we would fix that later.
My suggestions here were probably a bit crass, but we had a good laugh. The garden boxes were absolutely gorgeous though so I had to stop for a photo. The bright colors always make me happy.
Finally, we made it! The blue door I had anxiously awaited to see was in front of me! I could almost see Spike coming out of it in his gross underwear! Instead we had a bunch of Brit’s looking at us as if they were so tired of the tourist obsession with the door. It’s okay though. It made me happy. I’m not so happy with how I look, but you’d be massively swollen too after the flight we had! There were so many great doors in Notting Hill though. They were almost all so colorful that you couldn’t help but be happy just walking by them.
The other awesome thing about Notting Hill was the abundance of flower shops. They were on almost every corner! I loved it. I am the kind of person who enjoys fresh flowers in the house. I love to change them out often. If I had a garden, I’d probably just harvest from there, but we do not have that kind of garden here yet. We get our fresh blooms on Saturday from the Farmer’s Market, and I’m happy when they make it through the week. Notting Hill though could be heaven or it could bankrupt me!
Then it was time to visit Platform 9 3/4. I’ll admit that I haven’t read the books. I have always struggled as a reader, because I have dyslexia. I read about 40-50wpm. This made books with a lot of pages intimidating. I knew that it would take me forever to finish them. I’ve gotten better over the last few years, and I know that I will read them eventually. This year I’m really attempting to read more and they do say that practice makes perfect!
Afterward we went to Harrod’s for lunch! It was amazing. They have everything that you could ever imagine under one roof. They were all decked out for Christmas, and I felt even happier. Christmas can’t eclipse Thanksgiving in England since they don’t celebrate! The truth is that Christmas is my favorite time of the year. I love the decorations, the music, and of course I love picking out the perfect gifts for family and friends. I like to take great care in making sure we get just the right thing for each person! I truly love giving so much, because I love knowing that I made someone’s day a little bit brighter.
My hubs decided to photobomb one of the shots. I couldn’t resist adding it to the trip though. I mean look at that face! Seriously though you can get EVERYTHING at Harrod’s. There are people waiting in line for cheese, bread, and other grocery items. I loved looking at all the specialty items! We did make a purchase, but you’ll see that in later posts! Tomorrow we’ll make the trip to Greece together!