15 November 2013

London stuff

We have been to-ing and fro-ing to London quite a bit since moving to Isle of Wight, usually just for dispatching ring orders and checking items to be sent to Japan. The rest of the day we try to do some Londony things so that our little'un doesn't get too bored. It's great to be a tourist in London and visit all those kiddy places.

We popped into the Science Museum. I think it is better for older kids as it was very educational. Our nipper hates being in a buggy and screamed so much we had to leave!

but we did see a few interesting things, I loved this bicycle display, 

and we spotted Moulton bikes (Nao has the same one as this and I have the little version)

The shop was pretty good.

and we also spotted a Fiat 500! (EDIT: I think thats actually a Fiat 600!)

I might get my driving licence if we add one of these bubble cars to our collection! (don't think I could do much damage in this ; )

After that we had a look in Liberty's to see the lights.

we purchased a moose bauble and a sparkly gold Pear.

and then dinner, ...blanket for starters anyone?

as we walked outside, we heard a massive bang, and then saw an amazing firework display, which must have been on Oxford Street.

Our Little'un loved the lights on Regent Street.

We have been going around London in our Fiat which always sends her straight to sleep. Thats Aircooled engine for you!

At the workshop we have been filling up lots of little boxes with sparklers and getting them ready for the courier.

whilst kiddo is meant to be taking a nap!

We have also been to London Zoo...

Not many animals want to come out to play on such a cold November day in Ol'Blighty! We eventually spotted a penguin.

the Squirrel Monkeys were great fun...

amazing porcupines...

It was really hard to control her as she just runs off in different directions, but she LOVED it.

 I loved the posing camel, he/she obviously loves a bit of attention.

It's so easy to get to London from where we live, although a little pricey even with discount, but as the house prices on the Island are 1/3 (yes, thats ONE THIRD) of the prices in London, then it still works out cheaper to live in the countryside and travel to London. So far Pehr sleeps the entire journey on the train. Win win!


  1. Lovely. I left the big city for the same reason, life in the country cost much less here as well. Have a two bedroom with garden, something I could only dream of renting in Milan. I so want to come to London. one of my best friends recently relocated there, so this could be a nice chance to visit her and visit the city! Pehr is cute as always.

  2. My little one looooved the science museum, especially the crawling space! I must take her to the zoo!

  3. My Charlie learnt to walk around Bristol Zoo, such a safe and friendly environment for them to wander and watch the animals. I was in Liberty only last week... the Christmas store was amazing. I spent ages trying to perfect Bokeh, failed miserably! x

  4. Through your lens, London just looks lile so much fun and a lot of pretty too. I have never been there but it is on my list!

  5. I love travelling to London too from our seaside home. I love visiting like a tourist after years living on the outskirts but now when I return home to our East Sussex seaside home the smell of sea as I step off the train reminds me that we made the best decision - ever. And for us too, we have a house that there is NO WAY we could ever have afforded in London. x beachhutcook x

  6. Your obvious joy at your new home is just a delight. Thanks for sharing.

  7. I have never been to London but after looking at your pictures, I am tempted to now! haaaaa Thanks for sharing. Must be fun moving around the city and with Christmas near, lots of excitement going on! Waaaa. :D

  8. I could just imagine the amazement in little Pehr's eyes.. what wondrous adventure! Thanks for sharing it with us.

  9. Anonymous16.11.13

    Lovely pics as always. And as for little Miss Pehr....she just gets prettier by the day and you dress her in the most cute clothes. I'm sure it will be a first Christmas to remember in your new home. All the best, Ruth in Dublin.

  10. Hey Artemis - really sweet to see how you guys have adapted to London life as tourists - certainly looks like you now have the best of both worlds! Your new house looks absolutely perfect. A bit of an off-piste question but I'm actually doing some research at the moment into sheds as home offices/craft rooms for a book I'm writing about renters (I spoke to you about it briefly at your Summer sale!) I'm just wondering how you kept your lovely sheds dry and damp-free - did you line/insulate them, or add extra ventilation somehow, or were they just OK without? Google is confusing me! Any insights appreciated! Jo x

    1. Hi There. I didn't keep my shed dry and damp-free, it was just a very expensive shed! There are all different standards of shed, and if you want it for working in, you need to buy the highest quality. all the best!

  11. Anonymous17.11.13

    you both look so pretty and well :-) your new home seems to give a lot of joy and power. and your litte one is growing so fast! thanks for sharing :-) eve

  12. My dad used to service a bubble car just like that red one! We used to play in it in the driveway and we have pictures taken in it. The whole front opens up, it was so cool.



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