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hello from london

Hello from London! It has been less than 48 hours since Tom & I landed here and I have been so excited ever since. We were lucky to have been flying business class thanks to an out of the blue upgrade by Qatar Airlines, which made the 23 hour journey across the world so much more bearable. The seats in business class could literally be flattened into a bed and meals were served as if you were fine dining in a restaurant! It’s crazy to think this sort of luxury is available when flying! And London? It has been amazing so far. I just love how beautiful and historical the city looks, with its Victorian style architecture, cute cafes, bright red buses and telephone boxes, flower pots on balconies and little lanes – I’m so happy to be back. The shopping is also magnificent and I happened to pick up a couple of things for my trip including an Emma Cook for Topshop jumper I’ve been eyeing since I was in Melbourne, a pair of leather buckle boots and some thermals which I happen to have no use for right now as it is much warmer than I had expected. I also bought the Urban Decay Naked palette, which is sadly not available in Australia. Everything about London is lovely. Except there is one thing that I completely did not expect and is totally unacceptable.. It gets dark at 4PM in Winter here. And when I say dark, I literally mean a pitch black sort of dark. See the photo above of Oxford St in darkness? That was probably taken around 4:30PM.. Thankfully the streets were still glittering with Christmas lights making it somewhat bearable to wander around, but not really. Crazy right?

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    Huyen
    January 4, 2013 at 8:55 PM

    glad you arrived safely in beautiful london! enjoy your time there, I love the city’s vibe!

    xx

    http://impressthepress.blogspot.com

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    rhodawong
    January 4, 2013 at 9:12 PM

    your airplane food looks so good!

    http://www.styleandshades.blogspot.com

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    Tanya Ruan
    January 4, 2013 at 9:25 PM

    It seems as though you’re having a great time! I hope you continue having a wonderful trip. x

    http://catsandclothing.blogspot.com

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    Andi
    January 4, 2013 at 10:02 PM

    Such beautiful photos! Hope you have an amazing time!

    http://andini-ria.blogspot.com

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    Janice
    January 4, 2013 at 11:31 PM

    Wowowow that sure is dark for 4:30PM… Have the loveliest time! :)

    whimxy.blogspot.com

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    Brodie Turner
    January 5, 2013 at 1:03 AM

    Welcome to London! Have a great trip, I hope the weather stays good for you – it’s been quite rainy recently but fingers crossed you’ve bought a little bit of Australia with you. Love the Emma Cook jumper, so cute and the Naked palette is brilliant, one of my absolute faves!

    http://www.brodietea.blogspot.com

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    Annabelle
    January 5, 2013 at 2:20 AM

    That’s the best aeroplane food I’ve ever seen!

    And I hope you have fun in London :D

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    Nyan
    January 5, 2013 at 3:21 AM

    londoooonnnn!!!! lovely pictures! have fun kani! happy new year, hope you’ll have an amazing 2013! :* <333

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    PityPartyForLessPopular
    January 5, 2013 at 4:00 AM

    These pictures make me want to go to London again ASAP!
    Have fun!

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    Meelena L
    January 5, 2013 at 4:56 AM

    wonderful! have fun girl!

    xx
    Meelena

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    TheresaTran
    January 5, 2013 at 8:44 AM

    I’m so jealous. I want to be in London right now. haha Hope you have a wonderful time! (:

    -theresa
    collaredblouse.blogspot.com

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    miyaka
    January 5, 2013 at 10:18 AM

    I haven’t had the chance to visit the UK yet (or Europe at all for that matter) and I’m DYING to go. These photos make me want to go even more now~ > <
    Might I add, you have the cutest travel outfits! ^ ^

    http://quirkyaesthetics.blogspot.com/

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    Steffi
    January 5, 2013 at 11:00 AM

    Wonderful pictures and I love the London vibe <3 Have fun there!!

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    Steffi
    January 5, 2013 at 11:01 AM

    Gorgeous pictures and what a wonderful London vibe. Enjoy your vacation <3

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    Melissa
    January 5, 2013 at 12:04 PM

    I hope you’re having so much fun! London sounds amazing.

    <3 Melissa
    wildflwrchild.blogspot.com

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    Angelina Ballerina
    January 5, 2013 at 12:26 PM

    These photos are so cuuute! I’m glad you’re having an awesome time in the UK – welcome to London!! 

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    Gemnikka Alcantara
    January 5, 2013 at 1:05 PM

    Ahhhh beautiful photographs! <3 <3 <3 And I love your haul! :)

    Gem
    gemnikkaonthego.blogspot.com

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    Katja Reise
    January 5, 2013 at 6:48 PM

    Your hair is so adorable!
    -Kati
    http://almoststylish.blogspot.de/

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    Marsha
    January 5, 2013 at 7:20 PM

    i’m green with envy now… the photos are to die for!!! beautiful! great to hear you’re having an amazing time in London. can’t wait for more pictures! have fun! ♥

    love, 
    Marsha of Marsha-Go-Round

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    Sharon Lee
    January 5, 2013 at 8:47 PM

    London looks amazing with your pictures (: !

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    Sharon Lee
    January 5, 2013 at 8:48 PM

    London looks amazing in your pictures (: !

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    brenda evans
    January 6, 2013 at 12:33 AM

    i wish to go there too some day! have fun! :)

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    Anastasia
    January 6, 2013 at 3:06 AM

    hahaha welcome to England love! Where the sun shines only 3 hours per day!
    I hope you have an amazing time and please do drop me a line if you want me to be your guide for a day.
    xo
    Anastasia
    http://natbeesfashion.blogspot.co.uk

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    Stylishclindoeil
    January 6, 2013 at 3:31 AM

    Such lovely picts miss!! ;)
    & happy new year 2013 ^^

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    Zoe B
    January 6, 2013 at 4:34 AM

    beautiful photos kani, i’ve always wanted to go to london! i especially love the ‘le misérables’ bus! (: 

    fashionlei styled

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    Phoebe Robinson
    January 6, 2013 at 11:29 AM

    hahahahaaaa! Yes it does get really dark really early here in England:) Very jealous you’re in London! xxx
    http://athousandseasons.blogspot.co.uk/

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    lae
    January 6, 2013 at 11:38 AM

    The London photos look amazing – I’m in awe of all the details on the buildings.

    Very jealous of the upgrade too – must have been your lucky day! The aeroplane food looks amazing

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    Leanne
    January 6, 2013 at 10:38 PM

    Oh my gosh! How did you get to fly business class?!!! Did they make a mistake with the bookings! That is so amazing especially for a long flight!

    Looks like you’re having a fab time!

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    Tenyanla
    January 7, 2013 at 2:36 AM

    Your pictures are so clear. The only word that I can think of that properly describes them might be crisp, but that still doesn’t do it justice. Have a lovely time in London!

    tisaparade.blogspot.com

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    novarinna
    January 7, 2013 at 1:44 PM

    you are super cute and i love the view of London <3

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    JJ
    January 8, 2013 at 3:31 AM

    You are so cute, and your way of describing things always makes them look adorable^^ It’s fun to hear how “strange” it is from your point of view that darkness come so early in winter… isn’t it like that in Australia too? I do really have to google it ^^’

    meandmyunusuallife.blogspot.com

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    kerker
    January 10, 2013 at 9:38 PM

    Pretty photos! How lucky getting upgraded to business class. Ohhh! You bought the naked palette, it’s so awesome I use it everyday.

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    Nena Fisher
    January 13, 2013 at 3:27 PM

    I just realized you traveled some place cold while it’s summer where you’re from. To funny. I’m totally jealous btw. Can’t wait until my wee one is bigger to go on some adventures.

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    Thelittleworldoffashion
    January 18, 2013 at 1:42 AM

    Your Sessùn coat is so cool! :) 

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