Tigerlilly Quinn: our weekend in pictures

Saturday, 22 March 2014

our weekend in pictures


We arrived into London on Friday afternoon and headed to the Natural History Museum for an hour or so before checking into our Hotel. I think we may have chosen 'school trip day' as it was rammed with little 'explorers' and 'dino scientists' running here and there so we couldn't really move around parts of the museum very well. We soon discovered though that going to see the less popular rooms (bug world) was our best bet and so beat claustrophobia by strolling around the quieter exhibitions before heading off. We did get to see a skeleton of a Panda though which Wilf was very taken with.

Incase you are wondering, dress is from yumi* cardigan is from Fever* and hat is knitted by my SIL

 On Saturday we decided to be touristy and headed to the South Bank. We walked along the river as Wilf dozed in his chair after a rough night of earache. Grabbing a coffee and just taking in the view. Whenever I've been to the South Bank before it's always to visit somewhere like a show in the South Bank Centre when I visited with my mum or a collage trip to experience the London Eye. It was nice to just stroll along and not feel any urgency to do anything other than that.

(I'm trying this jump thing as these posts tend to get a little image heavy) Read more after the jump for more pics including falafel!





We crossed the bridge in search of food (as is usually the main focus point of our wanderings) and discovered not one but two beautiful little parks. I've only been to London lately for business and it was a real eye opener to me to see this quieter side of it. It's certainly encouraged me to go back more with a toddler as we were able to stop and run around on the grass without confining him to the pushchair or wondering if we will actually be quick enough to grab him before he runs out onto the road.

One of our main goals when visiting London over the weekend was to pop into Moaz. We had first discovered them in Barcelona a few years ago and had no idea they had them in other cities. I would actually go as far as to say that I think they are better than Falafal King (yep I said it) it's those little fried cauliflowers that do it!


London, I liked you very much this weekend! We'll be back! 

19 comments:

Eleanor (TheBristolParent) said...

Oh these did make me miss London! I can't wait to take Tibbs back there in April and show her where she came from. Ps - love your hair colour at the mo

Honey said...

Lovely pictures! It looks like a really fun day out! x

Polly Davies said...

Can't wait to get a trip to london soon! It's been too long :)

Steph (I'm Counting UFOs) said...

OOoh that looks amazing! Especially the falafel. I may go to London for that alone.

Nell@PigeonPairandMe said...

There are LOADS of quiet little parks in London! It really is a great place to go with kids. And you don't need to be a tourist to enjoy the South Bank - we go there fairly regularly and it's lovely for a stroll.

laura redburn said...

i haven't been to london for what feels like forever! i miss it. love the second photo!

AngW said...

We were in London last weekend, too! It was glorious weather for wandering around, wasn't it? I'll have to remember about Moaz for Blogtacular; I do love falafels and I am rather keen on the idea of fried cauliflower!

Adele Jarrett-Kerr said...

I wouldn't have put that cardigan with either of those dresses but it totally works! We'll have to check out Moaz. Falafel is one of the few meals Laurence can have when we're out (sans the bread).

Sara @hellothmushroom said...

Looks like you had a good time! London is great, always so much to do!!!

Katherine said...

We rent so are limited in what we can do but have done a few things. Last winter we were freezing, all very well having huge windows with sea views but they were only single glazed (the landlady very kindly replaced them last summer so this winter has been much better) and let out a lot of heat. We bought film to use as secondary glazing, a chimney balloon and foil panels to go behind the radiators, as well as a special fan to go on top of the radiator to boost heat. They helped a bit. We would love to live in an eco house (I would love to visit CAT one day), there is an earth ship at an eco centre near us but we haven't been yet. I love these images you have used, wood is gorgeous.

Nayna Kanabar said...

I think things like lagging the loft and making sure windows and doors do not have gaps will keep in the heat.

Twinsplustwo said...

I love visiting London - but only if it doesn't involve the (pretty regular) hospital visits to GOSH!!!

Laura Rocksteady said...

Oooh I love Moaz - best falafel chain every, it was only bettered by a falafel street stall in Portobello Rd market a few years back. It sounds like you had a lovely time in London and it's such a wonderful place no matter where you turn there is something to do (although this can be overwhelming) Great to hear you found some parks to play in :_


Laura x

Life With The Crew said...

Food looks great - we need to eat more falafel! And we're always up for some Mexican! Food tends to be the highlight of trips for us also!
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Michelle Ashmore said...

I've never been to London but I'd love to go and do the whole tourist thing. Maybe I should mention it to the husband and see what he thinks!
You look gorgeous by the way :)

fritha strickland said...

yes! We were so sad that the fires were closed off when we bought our home! x

Scribble said...

My tip would be to add as much insulation as you can. We built our own house a few years ago & made sure we had plenty of insulation - it's in the roof, the walls & the floor. Everywhere! We have a woodburner & use 'waste' wood from local sources (such as a local roofing company) so it's free & stops the wood ending up in the landfill. We have underfloor heating however the house is so well insulated that we hardly have the heating on. We also fitted special glass in the windows which lets the sun's warmth through & keeps it there. This all saves money & burns less fuel.

Polly Davies said...

I love that we have an open fire... saves on gas bills for sure!

Wild & Grizzly said...

Ooh I love these pics, I can't wait to get our own house and to start making changes to make it beautiful. x

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