Thursday, April 07, 2011

European Escapade - Shopping at Oxford Street!

Continuing from where I left you at Madame Tussauds, it was late afternoon by the time we finally ended our tour and shopping at the gorgeous gift store inside the museum. B and I walked out into the afternoon sun and though it was a little chilly, we felt great and continued shopping for souvenir along the road from where the museum is located.

I can't remember how we got to Oxford Street but I do recall being approached by several travel reps, luring me with cheap flights to Europe complete with Lisbon apartments listings on promotion at that time. Interested? You bet but seeing that we were pressed for time, I just took some brochures with me and stuffed them inside my already-full shopping bag!

We were ravenous and looked around for a nice restaurant to dine in. I felt like having fish and chips so we walked until we came to a cosy-looking restaurant serving fish & chips! It looked inviting and the weather was getting colder so we hurried inside and got a table for two. Smiley

We ordered just one plate because servings are huge and based on experience in other restaurants; we could never finish two separate meals on our own. So we shared a plate of delicious hot prawns & chips, which by the way came with a generous serving of tartare sauce. Don't you just love tartare sauce? I refuse to eat fish and chips (in this case prawns) without this tangy sauce and this one was so yummy! Smiley

Prawn & Chips

Delish Tartare Sauce

It was actually our last day in London and the next day we'd be travelling to Manchester with the rest of the gang. We were both exhausted from a very long day but we didn't want to miss shopping, sightseeing and of course taking photos on our last day in London, along Oxford Street and Regent Street as well.

City View

Shopping @ Oxford St.

Red Double Decker

Remember I mentioned we took 400+ photos at Madame Tussauds using two different cameras? Well that included some video clips as well so by the time we were in Oxford St. shopping and dining, both camera batteries were already weak hence the lack of photos here.

My 'foster family' in London LOL!

My fave AX, love their shades!

One of the things on our agenda was to visit Hamleys, along Regent Street, which was where B got lost when he was a little boy. To relive his childhood memories, we searched for Hamleys, one of the largest toy stores in the world. It was not easy and we must have walked for twenty minutes or more before we finally spotted the huge store sign and the crowd right in front of the area.

Back at Hamleys!

At Hamleys, we witnessed a little accident where a small girl maybe around 8 years old got one foot stuck in the escalator! Fortunately, only her shoe was trapped so she managed to wriggle her foot out of her shoe and hopped over to safety! Quick to respond, the personnel managed to retrieve the girl's shoe within minutes so that was good. I hope she got free toy vouchers or something for the scare she endured! Smiley

Goodbye London!

It was dark by the time we took the tube back to our hotel. I was tired from the museum, the walking and the shopping but was happy to have spent our last day in London shopping with my Darling. Inside the tube, I took out the brochures of Lisbon and the promotional Lisbon accommodation, just for fun. For now it's London but who knows perhaps sometime soon you'll see me blogging from Portugal? Smiley

Next up on our European Escapade - Manchester and the big football match we were scheduled to watch, go Liverpool!

-FC Scoreboard points for my first THREE FCSB commenters-


Monica,  April 07, 2011 11:12 PM

:* :* :*

gagay,  April 07, 2011 11:13 PM

>:o >:o >:o >:o

gagay,  April 07, 2011 11:14 PM

shopping? =-O =-O

LadyJava,  April 07, 2011 11:15 PM

Missed it.. just got home from din din

gagay,  April 07, 2011 11:17 PM

:-D :-D :-D LOL at foster families! :-P :-P :-P

gagay,  April 07, 2011 11:18 PM

wahehehehe..ur museum tour made ur batts week..ahihihi!u should hav brought more than a dozen sets of batts then..LOL! :-D :-D :-D :-D

LadyJava,  April 07, 2011 11:18 PM

Another fantastic post about your EE GP!! love it and love the pictures.. lol @foster family..hahah

gagay,  April 07, 2011 11:19 PM

=-O =-O =-O pity that li'l girl eh! :(

foongpc,  April 07, 2011 11:20 PM

Wah!! Shopping spree again?

gagay,  April 07, 2011 11:20 PM

yay! Portugal it is!!! :-D :-D :-D :-D

foongpc,  April 07, 2011 11:21 PM

The tartare sauce looks yummy! Good idea to share the meal! :)

gagay,  April 07, 2011 11:21 PM

and go for Liverpool! :-D :-D :-D :-D

Monica,  April 07, 2011 11:23 PM

ohh last day in London!? so that's all for EE ah? O:-) O:-)

foongpc,  April 07, 2011 11:23 PM

Oh! B got lost in Hamley when he was small? Haha! Must be good visiting the store again!

Monica,  April 07, 2011 11:23 PM

ur foster family in London? :-D :-D :-D

gagay,  April 07, 2011 11:23 PM

ur not looking tired in ur photos GP.. :-D in fact,it's more like asking for more

Monica,  April 07, 2011 11:25 PM

so nice...i wanna go shopping @ Oxford St. 8-) 8-) 8-)

foongpc,  April 07, 2011 11:26 PM

Yes! Go visit Portugal!!! And blog about it! :-D

Mariuca,  April 08, 2011 1:39 AM

:* :* :* Monica FC1!

Mariuca,  April 08, 2011 1:41 AM

Foong FC2! 8-) 8-)

Mariuca,  April 08, 2011 1:41 AM

>:o >:o >:o And GG FC3!

Mariuca,  April 08, 2011 1:42 AM

Thanks for the chop you guys and enjoy the pics! :* :*

tekkaus,  April 08, 2011 11:18 PM

Wow...just look at the place. Simply beautiful. You took the picture using panoramic view right? :D

tekkaus,  April 08, 2011 11:19 PM

The Fish place remind me of Manhattan fish market, no? Even the food looks similar. :p

tekkaus,  April 08, 2011 11:20 PM really had a great time shopping aye. Holding so many bags of expensive stuff. :p

Mizé,  April 09, 2011 10:40 AM

Ahhh...Marzie...if you ever come to Portugal..let me know, ok?
I would love to meet you in person :)
London is a great city to shop and all but Lisbon is the most beautiful European capital :) We have food like nowhere else in the world plus the best weather and beaches...and I know you´re a foodie too :)
Loved to read all the posts of your London escapade.
Now..a football match like that one...not my type of entertainment but for those who enjoy football it is a great thrill. I´d rather go to a good music live concert :)
Hugs xx

Mariuca,  April 09, 2011 5:39 PM

Of course shopping! :-D :-D

Mariuca,  April 09, 2011 5:41 PM

He he cute right my 'foster fam' GG? hehehehehe.... =-X =-X

Mariuca,  April 09, 2011 5:41 PM

We only have the two batts for the two cams, no extras! 8-) 8-)

Mariuca,  April 09, 2011 5:42 PM

Yeah but she was so brave and she didn't cry or anything lucky it all turned out okay GG! :* :*

Mariuca,  April 09, 2011 5:43 PM

Want to go to Portugal too! All also I want to go GG! =-O =-O

Mariuca,  April 09, 2011 5:43 PM

Ha ha thanks GG, wait fo rmy new football post yeahhhhh Liverpool!! :* :* :*

Mariuca,  April 09, 2011 5:44 PM

Really GG? Yahooooo! But serious damn tired that time, walked all day! :-E :-E

Mariuca,  April 09, 2011 5:45 PM

Hi LJ! :*

Mariuca,  April 09, 2011 5:45 PM

Thanks LJ, glad u enjoyed our pics! 8-) 8-)

Mariuca,  April 09, 2011 5:46 PM

Whenever we could, we shopped... abaden! Once in a blue moon go London apa salahnya shopping all out right Foong? :-D :-D

Mariuca,  April 09, 2011 5:47 PM

Yeah cause every time sure couldn't finish two huge plates so this time we shared! :* :*

Mariuca,  April 09, 2011 5:47 PM

Nope Mon, as written here, stay tuned... *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW*

Mariuca,  April 09, 2011 5:48 PM

Yup, don't they look cool? He he.... :-D :-D

Mariuca,  April 09, 2011 5:48 PM

Hope u get to go to Oxford St one day sweetie, happy shopping then! :* :* :*

Mariuca,  April 09, 2011 5:49 PM

Yeah!! So he still remembers that incident until today and it was good to revisit Hamleys with my darling lol! 8-) 8-) :-D :-D

Mariuca,  April 09, 2011 5:50 PM

I will surely blog abt Portugal if I get there one day, worry not Foong ha ha... ;) ;)

Mariuca,  April 09, 2011 5:50 PM

Thanks for noticing my panoramic pics Tekkaus, love them too! :* :* :*

Mariuca,  April 09, 2011 5:52 PM

Really Tekkaus? Doesn't look like MF to me and the food def doesn't taste the same! :-D :-D

Mariuca,  April 09, 2011 5:52 PM

Mostly souvenir Tekkaus and a little something for me and B ha ha... 8-) 8-)

Mariuca,  April 09, 2011 5:56 PM

Hi Mize!! Oooooh you are in Portugal right? I would love to visit your country and you and Miriam one day sweetie! I've never been to Lisbon and from what you said here, I am more keen than ever to visit! 8-) 8-) 8-)

Oh yeah!!! I am a foodie, very interested to try new exotic food, just for the sake of trying.. I am curious ha ha! :-P :-P

And thanks so much for following and enjoying my EE posts.. yeah next up is hubby's main love... football! See you son Mize, big hugs! :* :* :*

Life Ramblings,  April 09, 2011 11:27 PM

wow, another shopping frenzy in London? i could never bring myself to shop like that. everything's so expensive in london.

Life Ramblings,  April 09, 2011 11:29 PM

poor girl. she must be emotionally terrified. glad she managed to free her foot out of her shoes.

Life Ramblings,  April 09, 2011 11:30 PM

Portugal sounds awesome. i'd love to visit there someday. have a great weekend Marzie. :)

bluedreamer27,  April 10, 2011 5:06 AM

wow shopping galore...

bluedreamer27,  April 10, 2011 5:06 AM

so after Europe what is your next destination Marzie???

bluedreamer27,  April 10, 2011 5:08 AM

thanks for touring us around Marzie...Happy blogging too!,  April 10, 2011 2:17 PM

This looks like SOOO much fun! I would have a hard time leaving that place. Hope you are doing well :)

David Funk,  April 11, 2011 3:14 AM

Hey Mariuca! :* :* :*

Love the pics here as always especially the ones with you and city landscape in the background! It makes me want to visit London even more! As always, you're looking great in them, too!

Definitely looking forward to your football post since, as you well know, I'm a sports fan!

Have a great week my friend! :) :) :)

Shemah,  April 11, 2011 11:25 AM

Hey Marzie!! Wuahh bestnyaaa shopping2.. :) :) Oh yes, i too MUST have my tartare sauce.. I just love it!! Everytime i see Aldo I'm reminded that my pumps are still with my friend. But everytime jugak i go her place, I lupa ambik. Must remember next time..

And yeah, I love AX shades as well.. my last ones patah masa kat kk sbb some relatives came over and nak gi island.. skali tu pinjam my shades, then came home dah terbelah dua. >:o

Shemah,  April 11, 2011 11:27 AM

Anyways, I know you had a blast during your European Escapade and I'm sure to take some notes from your experience so I can share them with my family or for myself if we go to Europe anytime soon. On MY part, I seriously doubt it, though.

But thanks again for sharing.. I love looking at ppl's travel pics. :)

Caroline Ng May Ling,  April 11, 2011 1:52 PM

:* :* :*

Caroline Ng May Ling,  April 11, 2011 1:53 PM

whoa! nice!! shop till drop!! =-O =-O

Caroline Ng May Ling,  April 11, 2011 1:56 PM

the restaurant at there always serves huge serving right?? :-D :-D :-D me likey!! =-X =-X

Caroline Ng May Ling,  April 11, 2011 1:58 PM

i never had any prawn n chips before but i do really love tartare sauce!! yums!! :-D :-D :-D

Caroline Ng May Ling,  April 11, 2011 2:00 PM

hahaha!! foster family! :-P :-P syok nyerr posing there!! :-D :-D

Bingkee,  April 11, 2011 9:32 PM

I so envy you....touring and shopping....when can we have the moolah to do just that? Hehehheeh...I wish you a great week !

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