Shopping, Feeding Reindeers and a Santa photo disaster


WOW what a very busy two weeks we have had.  I almost don’t know where to start. Mummy has been so busy and apologises for not having time to help me on my blog.

So lets start from the very beginning since I last blogged.  That week mummy and I weren’t really feeling the best, we had the beginnings of a cold, runny noses and we were sneezing a little bit more often, so we keep it quiet for the first part of the week,  we spent most of our time chilling out at home, playing with my toys and reading books.  On Thursday we were ready to face the world and mummy’s friend Robyn came over to visit.  Mummy and Robyn had planned to go shopping and off we went.  We spent most part of the day at Westfields and only stopped for lunch.  The funny thing was we spent a lot of time at those shops but they barely bought anything.  Before I was born mummy and Robyn could shop like no tomorrow, but not today they were very well behaved.  We also went for lunch but I wasn’t really feeling it, so I made a mess and mummy and Robyn had a yummy but short lunch at Nandos.  Robyn was going to see Rhianna in the evening so we all decided after shopping to get some lovely cheeses and wine and went home to hang out.

Friday Robyn came to get her things and have a yummy fry up in Chiswick.  Obviously I didn’t get to try anything, I had toast, but it sure did look shiny and smelt delicious. Sadly Robyn had to go home in the morning so Mummy and I didn’t do much the rest of the day.  She promised me however that we had something fun planned for Saturday.

Robyn and I playing on my new Number mat

Out and about in my pram

Mummy used to enjoy meeting up with her friend Sinead after a days work when she worked in Victoria for Manpower, Sinead worked in the building on the corner at TFL (Transport for London).  They loved catching up over a few bottles of wine.  Mummy hasn’t see Sinead for a long time so Kristy had organised a brunch at a nice Australian place called Kopapa.  They had some very nice breakfast type meals, whilst I enjoyed some Bang bang chicken fingers and grapes and had a nap.  Later in the day we walked to Covent garden as we had read about a little Reindeer farm.  We went to check it out, and it wasn’t so much a farm as it was two Reindeer in the middle of Covent Garden with some hay.  It was nice though, mummy never realised that the Reindeer’s antlers were so furry.  We got a picture with the Reindeer and the three of us in a sleigh. It was starting to get very cold but it was a really nice day.

Rudolf the red nosed Reindeer

Sinead, Kristy, me and mummy in Santa's Sleigh

Sunday was in theory a really fun day planned, however in reality was a nightmare.  Mummy had wanted to get a Santa photo to send to all our friends and family in Australia, and because we are in London and I crawled for the first time here, she wanted to get the pic in Hyde park at Winter Wonderland.  To be fair it is a really nice place and you can’t help but feel all chrismassy and jolly. But why on earth she thought a Sunday would be a good idea is beyond me.  But we all caught the bus to Hyde Park and when we left we didn’t at all look at the weather and worry, however when we got there it was another story.  It looked a bit shady with a high possibility of rain when we first arrived and by the time we finally found Santa in Santaland, and hear about the 2 hour wait, it decided that the high possibility of rain was actually a guarantee.  I was ok because knowing the weather in London can be unpredictable, mummy never leaves the house without my raincover in the pram bag.  So they covered me up and I was snug as a bug.  Hang on I forgot to mention that mummy had dressed me up as an elf especially for this picture.  Any way, standing in the cold rain and knowing that Santa was 2 hours away, mummy and daddy decided to line up for a shorter and tastier line, the german sausage and gluwein line.  Kristy and Julien were going to meet us there however mummy prewarned them about the weather and crowds and they chose the much warmer option of staying home, if I could talk I would have voiced the same idea.  We didn’t last much longer either, once the last of the sausage was eaten we were straight back on the Piccadilly line home to Turnham Green.

Winter Wonderland

Daddy and Mummy enjoying a big German Sausage

Mummy promises to help me blog tomorrow about last week, so stay tuned, it was BUSY.  Our Virgin guy came over today, it was like a birthday miracle for mummy and our internet is finally working….touch wood.  So we can skype and blog more often, no excuses mummy!!!

Chat to you tomorrow. xH

Playing on daddy and mummy's bed


About Harlow London Stanley

With a lot of help from my mummy, I am writing this blog to help my friends and family stay in touch with me when we move to London in a few weeks. I am going to miss everyone and I am not very good at writing emails and I can't talk yet, so skype can be difficult. So we thought this would be the most fun way for everyone to see what I am up to. At the moment I am almost 6 months old so there are few big milestones ahead of me, teeth, crawling, walking and talking are just a few that I hope to master this year. All of my family will be home in Australia and will miss these amazing moments, so I promise to post them with pictures, videos and little diary entries as soon as they happen.

2 responses »

  1. Hello my little princess, I really love the pic of you with mummy and her friends in the sleigh, you looked so cute all rugged up, gee a 2 hour wait for a pic with Santa was way too long, I bet some of the little children waiting got so bored and impatient that by the time it was their turn might have been a bit tired and cranky, I hope you get to have one this year.. why didnt mummy and daddy give you some sausage too it looked so yummy.. Nanny would have given you some of hers.. never mind darling.. you should be getting some chrissy pressie from me soon, I hope you enjoy them, they look fun.. where are you going to spend Xmas Day at home or with mummy and daddy’s friends, anywaz sweetie I hope you have a lovely and Xmas day, just imagine all the yummy treats you can eat, you may be like me and put on a little weight lol.. Missing you so much my precious girl, lotsa love and kisses Nanny Mindy xoxoxox

  2. Hello Sweetness
    It was great to hear from you again,the weather must be getting a lot cooler now, I wish I could brag and say you are missing all the sunshine here,but we have not had the best weather either ,so we are hoping for lots of sunshine and warm weather for chrismas and while Poppy is on holidays so we can do lots of sailing.
    Did you get your Santa photo done ? were you scared? he looks a bit funny but he’s quite friendly so I’m sure you will be OK when you get to see him ,and I know you are a brave little girl.
    Hope you had fun on Mummy’s birthday ,did you get her a nice pressie?
    love you lots be good and keep warm.
    Love Omi and Poppy xxooxx

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