Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Out and about in London

London is perfect for walking as it is relatively flat and I always feel it is the best way to explore a City. You see so much more walking and taking in the sights, smells and atmosphere and you don't get that, when you are driving in a car.

 We stayed at Blakes Hotel and this was in a great location with so many gorgeous old homes and within minutes of unpacking our bags, we  headed off to check out the neighbourhood.
Here are just a few snaps taken when we stayed there, back in September.

 Do hope all is well with you and wishing you a great December.
All good here, just lots going on and I hope to get over to visit you soon.


  1. It looks like a beautiful place. Great photos! London is a place I need to go visit :)

    xo Azu


  2. That is a great neighborhood for walking, I can see from your photos.

  3. My dearest friend Carolyn,
    thank you for those wodnerful pictures!
    Hope you all are well too!
    have a wonderful december and Christmastime,
    Love, hugs and blessings to you, my dear ,
    Claudia xo
    Will email soon ...busy times at the moment....

  4. Hello Carolyn! The same to you!
    - Markka -

  5. Londen is the place to be....and on my list....;-)))... Happy week Darling live Rus x❤️

  6. Ria i Jean i thought i saw Rus ...hihihihihi...iPad grrrrrr❤️❤️❤️

  7. Haven't ever been there to visit but would like to one day. Only had layovers on trips to and from the States. Happy December!

  8. Hi dear Carolyn ,, Londres es una bella cuidad ,, lindas fotos amiga querida

  9. London is a so interesting city, everytime I go there I found something new!
    Beautiful photos!

  10. How wonderful Carolyn - it looks like a lovely area of London to stay in.
    Your gorgeous photos make me want to visit again!
    One of my mahjong friends and her husband are there now visiting their daughter and SIL for Christmas.
    We were there just before Christmas one year before joining our daughter in France for Christmas and I enjoyed seeing the shops and decorations - especially Regent Street.
    Harrods was amazing - I bought a beautiful box of Christmas crackers there - which I thought were quite reasonable until I arrived home and saw the credit card statement!!! Quelle horreur!
    I've sent my first large carton of parcels off to France and I'm preparing the second one now - I love this time of year!

  11. Beautiful scenes of your stay in London! Those cakes look divine! xo K

  12. London is my favourite city. The pictures are wonderful. I love every single corner of this awesome city

  13. Beautiful pics, darling!
    Must visit London again!


  14. I've heard that London is a great place to visit. My niece was there to study abroad, and she didn't want to leave. These are wonderful pictures of the city, Carolyn, and I would love to go inside that sweet shop.

    Enjoy this Christmas season!

    love, ~Sheri

  15. Dearest Carolyn,
    Lovely photos, even though I had to laugh with the very French Deux Chevaux parked in front of the building.
    Such photos keep the fond memories alive for years to come.
    Thank you so much for your prayers in regard to my Dad.
    They got answered as finally, after 7 days, I could call Dad and he did not need surgery. Today he came home; we feel so blessed!

  16. So lovely to see your photo's of London ... you will have many great memories ...

    All the best Jan


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