Today is Sunday time to look back in the rearview mirror and talk about my week . I am linking up to the Sunday Post hosted for years by Kimberly@caffeinatedreviewer . 

In my private life

Happy Sunday!

I am back from my London (and Cambridge) trip with my daughter!

We had a lot of fun!

And for those who followed and read my comment about our host asking for my passport photo, I didn’t send it but was still welcomed and the place was just perfect! We’ll go back in November for YALC!

Let’s have a short vlog for a change!

Day 1 (after our arrival)

We went for a long walk in Richmond Park among the deers and birds. It was so hot that I used my umbrella to stay in the shade!

In the evening, we went to watch Les Misérables at Sondheim theater. It cost me 400 EUR for two places (but the best places) and it was worth every penny!

The performance of these artists was incredible! Also congrats to the light engineers and the people who made the decorations!

Oh and we also visited Foyles, first bookshop in our stay where we of course had to buy books!

Day 2 : Cambridge

On the second day, we took the train to Cambridge to visit some college (Queen’s college). Many were closed for graduation so we ended up punting in the river! We had a guide telling us historical facts about the town and the colleges.

Day 3: Regent’s Canal

On our third day, we went for a long walk alongside Regent’s Canal starting from Little Venice and going to Regent’s Park and Primrose Hill. A favorite walk for us! With people living in boats, very boho chic!

Day 4: shopping and British Museum

We decided to go for some shopping therapy at a mall we knew from past years, to my daughter’s great pleasure!

In the afternoon, it was visit to the British Museum and we ended up at… Forbidden Planet , second bookshop of our stay where we bought books…again!

Day 5: last day before leaving, the Embankment

We went for a very long walk alongside the Embankment. What arrested me was the National COVID Memorial Wall! It was hundreds of meters of walls covered in hearts and name of COVID victims. It was so sobbering! We ended up at Waterstones Piccadilly (third bookshop and other book purchases) and Fortnum and Mason!

In five days (six with the trip but we were on the train), we walked 101 km! And we had an amazing time!

And as usual with so many books bought we could barely lift our suitcases to board the train 🙂

On the blog (click on the graphic to read the post)

I had planned some posts these last two weeks. But I know I have a lot to catch up with (comments, like, blog hop) and that’s what I’ll do today and in the coming days!

Thanks for reading!


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  1. The Sondheim theatre looks dazzling! I love going going to a play or opera while on vacation because it’s usually in such a gorgeous theatre. I went to the British Museum and the London Tower when we visited but didn’t go to Cambridge or Foyles. I went to Waterstone’s Bookstore instead, but I’d love to visit Foyles. We were going to go to the war museum but it was so cold and windy. Next time! Glad to hear you had a wonderful time and thank you for sharing all those photos! Makes me want to visit all over again!

  2. Thanks for sharing! Spending time on river in Cambridge sounds awesome! Forbidden Planet would be a must stop for me, I imagine. 🙂

  3. I’m so glad you had a nice time in England! Your pictures are great. I don’t remember how much we walked in distance, but I know when we were there it was a LOT of walking.

  4. What a fantastic trip! And that it a LOT of walking you did in just a few short days. So glad you had such a wonderful time. And hooray for all the new books! 🙂