Sloane Square Christmas Lights Chelsea London

December 2016 Around London

The festive season is my favorite time to be in London. With beautifully displayed lights and decorations throughout the city, imaginative shop displays teeming with gift ideas and the bustling Christmas markets and ice rinks, there’s a lot to enjoy. Since we spend Christmas in Italy, once the festive lights start going up from mid-November,…

South Bank London

November 2016 Around London

The first couple of weeks in November were spent in San Diego catching up with my side of the family, and once we were back in London, the Christmas lights and decorations were just starting to come up around the city. The festive season is my favorite time of year to be in London, and…

Myrtle Avenue Plane Spotting Heathrow Airport

October 2016 Around London

We spent October mostly out and about enjoying the crisp weather and beautiful fall foliage around London, Surrey and Kent. I was determined to visit some National Trust sites I’ve been wanting to see since the beginning of the year, including the picturesque Scotney Castle and Winkworth Arboretum. Also working through my Autumn Bucket List,…

Street Art, Brick Lane, Shoreditch London

September 2016 Around London

September started off with gorgeous sunny weather, perfect for an impromptu day trip to the British seaside, which is exactly what we did with a visit to Camber Sands. September is also Little T’s birthday month and he loved his first visit to Legoland Windsor for his 3rd birthday – he even managed to enjoy…

BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Neasden London

August 2016 Around London

The first half of August was spent visiting my in-laws in Fano, Italy. I traveled solo with Little T and we lucked out with mostly sunny weather and great days at the beach. Back in the UK, we had a few days out including a day trip to the Cotswolds, a couple of stops at…

Mayfield Lavender Fields, Surrey

July 2016 Around London

Once we returned from Bali, the last two weeks of July were mostly about staying local and catching up on things before we were off to Fano at the beginning of August. It took us a few days to fully recover from jetlag, with some very early starts. Little T was typically up at around…

National Maritime Museum

June 2016 Around London

June was a quiet month for us, spent mostly recovering from a cold that dragged on for weeks and planning out our July holiday to Bali. We were out and about whenever cabin fever set in and the dreary weather would allow. We returned to Greenwich for a look at the National Maritime Museum’s family-friendly…