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IT’S LONDON BABY! This time: Spitalfields Market & Tower of London

My hubbie is making me really happy as he lets me decide what we’re doing while we are here in London. Well, there’s not much planning involved when you ask me, I know where I want to go. So we headed to east London and went to Spitalfields Market where an antique market took place. Mari’s place to be- things are falling into place šŸ˜‰ It didn’t take long to find real treasures – old boxes, shiny chandeliers, beautiful chairs, there was no end to it and my heart kinda skipped a beat when I thought about my one piece hand baggage allowance and not much space for really anything. So I didn’t buy what I would have if I was in Germany, my husband did, target sheets which he will turn into a piece of art and put into his new office. That’s gonna look rad! Well, sheets are not heavy so there was at least one buy. It’s not always about buying though (Hear, hear)- it’s about the things you see and inspire you

in the last row of stalls we found something where not much thinking was required:

Really mouth-watering. That last piece of pecan honey tart btw had my name on it! It was so rich that I couldn’t eat it up, that almost never happens. While I was savouring the magic of caramel my husband demanded real food, so we went upstairs to Wagamama– japanese, healthy, slow-food kinda vibe and always worth a visit.

Batteries charged up, we went to the Tower of London where an incredible sea of red handmade ceramic poppies can be seen. They make a total of exactly 888246 – each and every single one represent a fallen British soldier during WWI- which broke out 100 years ago. It makes you think, it’s moving and important to be reminded of. I don’t know for how long they will be on display, but you should stop by if you happen to be in London.

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Just as you pass the Tower you get a brillant look at the Tower Bridge. Time for a Selfie or two.

IT’S LONDON BABY! This time: Covent Garden

My first stop in London is and always will be Covent Garden. It has a special feel to it. I can’t really describe it- it’s intimate, a bit quirky, creative and above all really charming.Ā  There are so many small and unique shops that you’d find only there. The area is nestled between beautiful architecture and you can spend a lovely day there. That’s just exactly what we did. This time we decided to do a treasure trail or rather a Murder Mystery Trail through Covent Garden. You guys, I have to say, it’s so much fun! It’s like being a kid again, trying to solve mysteries and pretend to be a detective. Looking for the clues wasn’t always easy but we ended up having the best time, although we didn’t make it to the end. Either we were too slow in finding the clues or we stopped at too many shops along the way. Who can tell ?! šŸ˜‰ Promise me to do that the next time you’ll be in London – you won’t regret it, I promise!

My partner in crimeĀ  šŸ˜‰

And along the way we stumbled upon some nice shops which you should know. So there’s Super Super Ficial – a very cool place for some really cool Shirts. That cool, that we’re going back there tomorrow. IMG_8275

In the same street there’s the Magma Covent Garden Product Shop. It showcases innovative and unusual products and gifts from artists and designers from all around the world. I particularly liked the animal prints by Katie Viggers.

We had the impression that it was going to rain, so we quickly decided to step into Hotel Chocolat, which is not a place to sleep in but rather to indulge in – in chocolaty things, so we decided to have a hot choc: one with salted caramel flavour, the other with milk, as I don’t like it if it’s too chocolatey – I know, I’m weird that way šŸ˜‰ Anyway, it didn’t rain, but who cares?! IMG_8290The rest speaks for itself; I guess. If not and if you have any questions please feel free to ask or just do as I did, go to London!

British Treats

Ever since I’ve gotten here, there’s one thing I’ve been craving for: clotted cream and scones! That’s technically two things but the one doesn’t, cannot, shouldn’t go without the other! So yesterday we finally made it to Tesco and I got it all. And guess what I’m doing right now while I’m writing? I’m eating those delicious scones with rich lemon curd and heavenly clotted cream, snuggled up in a Union Jack blanket on the couch, drinking the most intense peppermint tea I’ve ever had and enjoying some home magazines- so, so GOOD!

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Breakfast how it always should be