Tuesday, December 23, 2014

11 - I've always found Harrods quite wonderful


Decoration 11 - Harrods 2013

I apologise for the blurry photo.  I don't know that I could ever go to London without a visit to Harrods.  The last time I went, I had a little adventure to get there, but it was definitely worth it.

If it's not wonderful enough by itself, Harrods goes and has a special Christmas section which I believe is all year round (although I have only ever been in Sept/Oct funny enough). I'm so pleased that I have this decoration along with other Harrods decorations I have from previous years.

Two sleeps to go!!


Monday, December 22, 2014

10 - If I went to Hogwarts I know I'd be in Gryffindor


Decoration 10 - Harry Potter Studios London

I'm sure I've already previously said this on here - if you like the HP books and films, and even if by some freakish chance you have never even heard of Harry, Ron, Hermione or JK Rowling... you could still have loads of fun and get tons of enjoyment out of going to the studios just outside of London.

Just like everything to do with the books, it is so very British, very well set out, quite educational and gives you a real insight into the making of the films in which the cast literally grew up in front of our eyes.

Three more sleeps!


Sunday, December 21, 2014

9 - Nadolig Llawen


Decoration 9 - Welsh Red Dragon

I didn't get to spend too much time in Wales when I was in the UK, but what I saw of it was stunning. I absolutely love that they have their own language.

Nadolig Llawen! (Merry Christmas!)

Four sleeps to go!


Saturday, December 20, 2014

8 - Irish Love


Decoration 8 - Irish love angel

My absolute favourite part of Ireland was Belfast, Northern Ireland and seeing my cousin and his wife.  It was definitely one of the top highlights of my last trip.

Five sleeps till Christmas!


Friday, December 19, 2014

7 - Irish Hope


Decoration 7 - Irish hope angel

I will always remember visiting Blarney Castle and kissing the stone, yes, a pretty cool highlight, but probably my favourite part of that experience was exploring the gardens - because I somehow felt a connection to my family back home. 

Six more sleeps until the big day!