Thursday, January 1, 2015

Merry UK Christmas

Just wanted to share a few snaps from our Christmas in London. It's honestly so weird to be away from our family during this time, because we absolutely adore Christmas at home where things are warm and evenings are spent outdoors by the ocean. In London you have to walk to the supermarket in coats and beanies but you can carry a real Christmas tree back with your groceries. 

In London, there's not enough seats to sit on in your flat so you eat your Christmas dinner on your couch with your friends, who have also decided to leave home for a while and test out living abroad. 
There's not a selection of roast meats and seafoods, but you can still manage to celebrate the holiday season with Skype sessions to family members back in Australia and a humble roast chicken. 

After lunch we played a few fun rounds of 'Heads Up' and went for a walk to show the new girl around Leyton. Christmas in London was cool, we got to spend it with Emma, reconnect old friends and make new ones. I hope you had a wonderful meal with loved ones or new friends. I did, and it's all apart of this living in London experience, but I also look forward to my next Christmas with my family back home. 

Super Sundays in London + Christmas Jumpers

Primark Christmas Jumper & Beanie / City Chic Striped Blouse
Primark Christmas Jumper / Thrifted Denim Button Up from Camden Markets

Amongst the grind of teaching full time in London (I'm telling you the load is ridiculous) we found a that weekends were over as soon as Friday night was over. So in order to make the most of our weekends, we decided to get up early on Sundays and get all over the town. London is quiet on Sundays so you are able to take photos without another million other people in your pictures.

Never having experienced a Christmas during winter before, we were ridiculously excited to purchase and wear some festive Christmas jumpers. I was surprised at how cool all of the jumpers were and how reasonably priced they were. All jumpers were purchased from Primark and even though we didn't plan it, we managed to visit Big Ben, The National Gallery, The Tate Modern and St. Paul's Cathedral all in one Super Sunday.