Friday, November 29, 2013

Hyde Park Winterwonderland

The day after Thanksgiving we jumped out of bed and threw on some clothes and hit the road. We followed our friends the Rivards to the tube station and took our first tube ride into London. It was crazy awesome. I think it might be what New York subway feels like. It would get so crowded and everyone would be rushing. I loved it. The people were amazingly friendly and helped me every time William would drop something!  We got off at Hyde Park and headed to the Winterwonderland. We had purchased tickets to the Magical Ice Kingdom. It was –4 degrees Celsius in this room filled with HUGE ice sculptures.

First ride on the tube.

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A cheesy pretzel from the Winterwonderland Christmas market. YUMMY!


William loved the fries!


Nick and Madeline on a crazy ride. Nick even said it was scary!



We even had a chat with Santa in the Santaland. A doll house is the only thing on Madeline’s list. I sure hope she is a good girl!

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We walked to a Hamley’s a HUGE 5 story toy store in London. It was amazing. They had toy demonstrators everywhere doing magic, markers, fingernails… It did not impress this worn out guy!


They had a whole floor of Hello Kitty!


Madeline’s treat. She bought it with the money that GG sent.


Then we walked on down the street and checked out the Niketown. They had a live DJ and it was HUGE!  The streets were packed with shoppers and it was a Friday. We had a great time and London is gorgeous at Christmastime. The store windows are decorated beautifully. We are now in the Christmas spirit!


Sunday, November 24, 2013