Friday, May 8, 2015

Hiya from London!

Little over a fortnight since our Big Move to a new country, new city and soon a  new home, I have missed blogging and connecting with all of you. The thing about writing is, if you don't do it regularly, the words start treating you as a stranger and as much as you want to pen down your thoughts they stubbornly stay put in your head. So yeah I've been struggling a bit, but here I am now...Hiya from London!!

I haven't unpacked yet as we are moving from our temporary office accommodation to our cosy home in about two weeks, so living out of suitcases literally, we are still in the holiday mood. The diverse London street food with chilled beer cans, sure are finding place on my hip, but livin' it I am and my exercise regime can wait.

Last week, the May holiday offered a nice long extended weekend and though the tricky London weather which we had heard so much about kept to its name, we stepped out with bright smiles.

A walk along the Thames river, from Tower Bridge to Westminster was very romantic. The below lines from Wendy Cope's poem 'After the Lunch' fits in quite perfectly; the weather conditions did bring tears to our eyes and our hands were numb.

On Waterloo Bridge, where we said our goodbyes, 
The weather conditions bring tears to my eyes. 
I wipe them away with a black woolly glove, 
And try not to notice I've fallen in love.

The Tower of London - Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress

Tower Bridge which is often mistaken for London Bridge

Someone was really enjoying their play
Since we were on the side of Tower of London, we had to cross the Tower bridge to the other side to start our Thames path walk.
The Shard in the background. Standing 1,004 ft high, it is currently the tallest building in the European Union

All across the path, you have benches around to relax and soak in the view. We did too, while enjoying a hot plate of fish n chips.


The most admirable and loveliest things about London is, how well they have preserved their ancient buildings. You can find a grand looking architectural treasure squeezed between a tiny lane or merged along with modern office spaces.


Southwark Cathedral, just as we turned around a corner

St Paul's Cathedral, London
We crossed the OXO wharf tower to be met by a sweet surprise; The #streetofspain festival was in full swing at the South bank centre.


We had just found a place on one of the terraced steps but the unpredictable rains brought us to our feet in no time. We briskly walked to complete our walk, the best sights left for the last.

London Eye
Big Ben
Until my next London adventure, which I hope is soon, makeitbeaYOUtiful!

28 comments:

  1. Awesome pictures. Moving to a new country has to be an adventure.

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    1. It is Patricia! I am enjoying the new sights, sounds & smells! :)

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  2. I love London.. missing it.

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    1. Plan a visit!! Will do some exploring together! :)

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  3. Hi Adi! So glad that you are back on your blog! I am sure you will have lots of beautiful experiences to share. Loved the post and the awesome clicks!

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    1. Thanks Ma...waiting for you! :-*

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  4. Amazing pictures, hope i could be in London one day.

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    1. Thanks Alok, hope it is soon for you!

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  5. Lovely pictures! I might come to London this year and then I am going to give you a buzz :D

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  6. Lovely pictures! Have a great time at London, Aditi and looking forward to your adventures from this new place! Cheers :)

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  7. Wow! You gave us a quick glimpse of London with its landmarks,old and modern.Best wishes for happy settling down.

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  8. Thanks for sharing such lovely photos Aditi as I have not been to London as of yet. ;) I hope you enjoy your stay and best to always be prepared for the weather, i.e., rain unfortunately. I would love to hear what made you move there if you wish to share (or not!). ;) <3

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    1. The weather is really tricky here Elly but I'm enjoying all the same!
      Shifted to London courtesy to husband's job transfer here! In fact BAR members were the first to know! ;)

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  9. Those are some great pictures there, Aditi! Good to see that you are getting the time to enjoy the sights and all the street food. All the best for your new beginnings there.

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  10. LOVELY POST
    NICE BLOG DEAR
    i followed your blog, please follow back
    http://melodyjacob1.blogspot.com/ #MELODY JACOBS
    thank you

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    1. Thanks Melody! Happy to follow! :)

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  11. Nice to see you back on your blog. Lovely pictures. Waiting for more on this blog as your pen warms up to the London weather .All the best

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  12. Loved seeing your pictures! Of all the places in the world, I would love to go to London. Lucky you! Thanks for taking me there through your words and pictures. ♥

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    1. Thank you Kathy and you are most welcome here! :)

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  13. Welcome to the land of most unpredictable weather! Loved the pictures, looking forward to more such posts. Hope to see you soon :)

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    1. Thank you Piyush...and will plan a meet soon! :)

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  14. wow! congratulations to you on your move! i do hope you can get settled soon!

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