So today, is a rainy and stormy day in Malta so what better day to pass the time then to write up a blog post.
I was still going to do it anyways but in this atmosphere it makes it ten times better. I even have my pumpkin spice candle on, so I am all set to type away.
So two weeks ago mum and I went for a holiday in London specifically in Shepherd’s Bush. We chose that place because it was only ten minutes away from the most amazing shopping centre I have ever visited – Westfield.
Here’s a Travel Vlog I put together – I just took clips of places we went to and also of the outfits I wore each day except for my last day. I do not speak in any of the clips because I simply wanted to enjoy myself there and even enjoy the time with my mum. It was a lovely experience as I never had the opportunity to travel on my own with my mum.
The first day was so tiring. We arrived in London, Gatwick and there was some sort of train strike, so we had to go by bus and went on the National Express. It took so long to arrive to London, Victoria where we then caught a bus to somewhere – I forgot the exact name. But whichever bus we took we arrived at Shepherd’s Bush.
We arrived in England at 10 but we got to the hotel at 5pm !! So yes, we were exhausted especially with the luggages having to roll them around with us.
Anyways, we then rested for about an hour or so; and then our cousin who lives there, picked us up and took us to Turtle Bay which is the number one restaurant I went to in London. I had chicken with sweet potatoe fries – which I fell in love with while I was there – together with Pino Colada – as it was happy hour.
The next morning, we were set to go to Westfield. And when we arrived I was amazed by the building. Its structure, its roof top, it was simply eye watering! I loved it! The shops were the size of a Lidl here.
We don’t have anything like Westfield in Malta. Granted, we have the Point which is our smaller scale shopping centre but nothing like what I saw there.
There wasn’t Primark or H&M to my disappointment but everything else was there.
There was New Look, Forever 21, Bershka, Sports Direct, Debenhams, Mac, Kiko, Inglot and so many others. There were also those elegant shops like Tom Ford, Louis Vuitton and Chanel. I just enjoyed adoring them from outside. The place that I loved the most was Debenhams because inside all you see were different makeup outlets from different brands like Urban Decay, Benefit, Makeup Forever, bare Minerals and many more! Heaven!
To my amazement, I spent most of my money at New Look. This is surprising because I rarely buy from New Look here in Malta mostly because I rarely find size 6 things. They instantly are gone when new stock comes in!
I also enjoyed going to the Pound Shop and bought some Halloween Decor!
I bought new makeup like Benefit Porefessional !! I have been wanting this ever since it first came out. But we don’t have any benefit outlets here in Malta !! I also bought the Makeup Forever HD foundation! Super happy about that!!
We ate at the food court which had so many choices ! I got chinese which was delicious ! Then we also went to Costa for a hot chocolate.
The next day our plan was to go to Oxford Street. We arrived there I would say half nine/ten and the first shop we go to is Primark. Of course I made sure that we would take the Central line and stop at Marble Arch cos I knew that if I where to stop there we would rightly so end up right in front of Primark!
Primark amazes me, all the people there will be, all the stock that they have. They have everything, everything you would need they would have !! I bought so much that I filled one of those trolleys. It’s funny how my mum was buying mostly for others and here I am with a trolley all for myself.
But see, I never buy any clothes from Malta. Or if I do it’s on rare occasions so I knew that once I would go there, Kezia shall be shopping until she dropping – I know that doesn’t make sense so don’t judge me!!
Anywho’s by the time we came out of Primark it was like 2pm. So yeah we spent so much time in there! We then headed on to find Sports Direct which was so far away from Primark!! We needed to find a Sports Direct because we had to buy something for my dad.
We found that and after we came out we were STARVING! And to our luck we found Marks and Spencer’s food hall right across the street! Once we ate we walked back to the underground station and caught the tube home.
I loved watching British TV at the hotel room with mum. It was a Saturday and they were airing X Factor so we enjoyed both our Saturday and then Sunday evening watching it.
On Sunday was mostly a tourist-y kind of day.
First we took so many photos at the park that was right next to our hotel! The park was all grass and trees and I love that kind of environment!
We were supposed to go to Buckingham Palace and the London Dungeon but we didn’t manage. We spent most of our morning going round Petticoat Lane Market! That market stocks up with great priced clothes!
And it is super long, it seemed to never end!! I got a dress for £5 and then I got a pantsuit and another dress for £2 each! But once we had gotten back home I realised that the pantsuit was torn from the side and the dress’s zip was broken of the £2 one. But have no fear as my grandmother already fixed them and cannot wait to wear them. Although they aren’t autumn clothes!
Anyways, after the market we found ourselves going to Covent Gardens and we went to Nandos for lunch. I stopped at Urban Decay and got myself the all nighter foundation the concealer!! I was in love!
Then we went to Harrods cos mum wanted to see the shrine that was dedicated to Princess Diana. Whilst we were there I also discovered that there was a HUDA outlet so I bought a liquid lipstick and lip liner!! I had seen so much hype about them I couldn’t resist!
We then set on our way home and we only had one day left!
On Monday we packed and our cousin came for us and took us to her place. We left our luggages at hers and went to High Street which is right behind her house! The street is full of shops. I made my last purchases then had Starbucks cos whilst we were there we never been except for this one time !!
We then headed back to hers and she drove us to the airport – Heathrow. And that was it, soon after we were back home 😦
Anyways hope you enjoyed reading this, hope it wasn’t too long and boring!