Wow, I cannot believe it's less than 2 weeks before school starts again after a very long (9 week) Summer Holiday!!!!!
My husband and I have not had a proper holiday, just the two of us, since our honeymoon 11 years ago, so it was such a treat to be able to travel this year without our 2 children. Not that we needed a break from them, it was just nice to have an adult holiday that didn't revolve totally around nappy changes, meal times and sleep times (not to mention the moaning from being dragged around a new city for hours on end!!)
So, it was with some planning that my mother-in-law planned a trip to the UK via Dubai. On her home-bound leg, she stayed with us for a week, then took our two children with her back to South Africa, and my husband and I left the following morning for a 2 week holiday in London (and surrounding area) and Paris.
Waiting to board the A-380 to LHR
Both of us had been to London before, so we opted out of doing the super touristy things as they had been done :D. We stayed with my oldest and bestest friend in London. She is a bit of a foody, so we did a lot of "eat a little, often" with her in all kinds of amazing eateries, including amazing home based meals. After our first few days in London, I decided to call this part of our vacation "EAT".
Amazing ice-cream made with liquid nitrogen!!!!
And the end result, topped with grilled chocolate and salted caramel sauce....YUMMY!!!
Macaroons, need I say more...
Hogwarts?? What?? We wanted to go to Paris???
As you can imagine, I am itching to get into my scrap room to start scrapping these photo's but alas I will have to wait for school to start and Tuesday Therapy to start up again before I will get a bank of time to sit down and sort out all my photos, ephemera and ideas!!!
Come back soon to see PART 2 - PARIS!