Saturday, March 24, 2012

I spy Friday

Another seven days have flown by and it's time to post my random sightings from the week. 
Sorry I'm a day late.  I was being held hostage at The Prince Edward Pub by a large Pinot Grigio.  

We celebrated Mother's Day on Sunday.  It is usually called Mothering Sunday in the UK and is celebrated on the fourth Sunday of Lent.  We spent the day in Folkestone with Matt's parents. 
Sunday roast is one of my favorite British traditions. 

 I've already posted about our trip to Camden Market, but I didn't post that if you want to have a fish pedicure, here's your place.

 The water temp was 82 degrees and it only costs about 13 quid.   But curiously, there were no takers.  Who doesn't want to stick their tootsies in foot soup and have little fish chew on them?

I apologize for the poor quality of the picture.  The bus window was dirty. 
But I just have to show you this London fashion trend. 

Short shorts and tights are quite the rage here.  
Every once in a while someone gets it right and it looks great.  
But often, they get it wrong.  
Such as when they wear control top pantyhose and the control top is longer than their shorts. 

Apparently, even the guys are getting in on the shorts and tights rage.  

 And don't even get me started on the trend of wearing tights or leggings as pants.  
If I can see your knickers through your clothing, then something is missing. 

I was needing a taste of home, so I stopped at McDonalds.  

Nope, that's not coffee.  That's my diet coke.  I forgot that ice is only upon request.  Seriously?

Oh, I don't have a picture of it, but I had my first European kiss kiss!  We met up with one of Matt's old friends for drinks and I was greeted by a kiss to both cheeks.  It's a usual greeting here, but I'm always afraid that I'm going to get it wrong and end up kissing someone's nose or something.  

I saw this one day at the entrance to a local residence.  

One buzzer for guests and another for servants.  Very Downton Abbey, isn't it?  

I've also decided that I want a scooter.

All the cool kids have them. 

Oh, and I want one of these, too. 

A Butterfly Mobile. Too cute, huh?

And last, but not least...

The Krispy Kreme Quest was a success!!

 So, there you have it... my random sightings for the week.

I've finished my first week of the Couch to 5K and was successful! 
And by successful, I mean that there were no medics required. 
We are still in the temporary lease in Notting Hill for a few more weeks
and still waiting patiently for the magic phone call.

Spring has arrived in London and it's lovely!


Here are my Instagram Photo A Day pictures for the week...



Corner of my home



Delicious (Jaffa Cakes!)


  1. the control top / shorts thing really gets me, too!

  2. The tights with shorts or better yet tights as pants...a look I will never understand! Thanks for all your fun observations!

  3. Think I'll pass on the fish pedicure....I think Jess might be down though

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