Wednesday, June 17, 2009

The Booty, The Spoils, The Loot (the crap I bought)

We're back from London! I don't know about Jenny B but I had a really good time:) My mouth and stomach still hurt from laughing!
***blogger spell check is still not working!! And I really don't want to read through my post to find errors.
I LOVE tea towels. They are LtoR: Westminster Abbey, The Tube, the Kings and Queens of England and Sweeny Todd.
I accidently brought back too much stuff.....
I am obssesed with the English monarchy. Little known fact about me? Especially Henry the 8th and Queen Elizabeth the 1st. I have 8 DVDs (movies and documentries) on England's Kings and Queens. So when I saw this Henry the 8th and his 6 wives stacking doll....got a little excited.. and these ornaments were there the last time I went but Jon vetoed them. Well Jon wasn't here this time:) I only got 3 though instead of all Henry's wives and all the other ornaments they had. The picture above of the stacking dolls is incomplete because EMily has already hidden the other pieces throughout the house.
This is what I got Ava. These are "london in a bag" blocks. Very cute! Emily got a lift-the-flap book on the history of London which is adorable and funny.

I also got her this paper thingy for her and Jon to put together. It's a moving model paper thingy. You assemble it and then turn the crank to watch the executioner chop off the traitors head.

I got this lunch box from a cool store called Monsoon (same place I got the two tops for Emily below). This Starbucks cup is the coolest! It's actually a very hard plastic and reusable. It looks just like their throw away cups you get cold drinks in. We got Strabucks twice a day and once we ate Crispy Creme! We don't have those here either and I've been craving donuts. In the States I only had donuts maybe once or twice a year at the most. It was heaven:)
Emily loves Charlie and Lola so I had to get her these band-aids. They go nicely with the Charlie and Lola underwear she has:)

There was a Gap right near our hotel! A Gap! I haven't stepped foot in a Gap in 3 years!! We don't have them in Germany anymore (they pulled them all out the 1st year we moved here). I do shop there a lot on line but to go in and try stuff on. Well that actually wasn't fun because Uk sizing is different. A good different but not when you don't know that. I had to keep coming back out of the dressing room to get smaller sizes:) I only got shorts for myself. I got Emily and Ava some cute shirts though and I had to run back there the night before we left to get a huge canvas bag becasue I had exceeded the weight limit on my suitcase and needed a huge bag to carry on all the extra stuff I got:)

In fact I got way more than pictured here but I won't bore you..I did get a birthday present for someone, some capri's for myself and some stocking stuffers.
Next post will be pictures from our trip:)
Someone needs to get some laundry done..

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Somebody needs to wash her stinky knickers ;)

Nadine said...

Heh, you "vacation" like I do--at the nearest shopping district or mall! :) I LOVE Monsoon! I get so irritated that they won't ship outside the UK, because they have the coolest stuff ever. (or did, last time I was in London, in, um, 2000 maybe?)

Very cool loot! Undoubtedly much cooler than whatever it was I brought back, which I can no longer remember what it was even...I'm a sad case, I guess. ;)

Mary H. said...

Cute stuff!! The picture reminds me of Emily's dream when she said a Monster was chasing her family in their car, and it ate the car. haha- she's funny when she tries to explain stuff. The shirts are very cute- what I saw today and from these pictures, Ava's pink shirt and this red and white one are my Favs! You're making me want to go back to London again and spend some more time on my own just to shop and look around...which I think I need to do anyway since I didn't get very much time to do much of that on my last trip. My cousin and I were on a mission to find souvenier shops(which were hard to find!) so we could meet back up w/ the tour in time. Might be something to think about for when my family gets here even. We'll see!
Btw- I hope you like your hair! Lemme know if you want to make any changes w/ it, I don't mind.
See ya tomorrow!

Adie said...

Awesome! I'm so glad you had a good time, and found such great plunder. :) We missed you Sunday!

sasha said...

Oh my, where to start? It's all fabulous! I think I like the stacking dolls the best, or maybe the London in a bag. Hmm, tough decision! HOLY COW do I even more regret not going to London! :( I'm glad you had such a great time!! :) Thanks for the birthday email, I think I can forgive the lateness, with you being in London and all. But even if you weren't it's ok! Thanks for thinking of me! Loves to you and the fam.

sasha said...

nope, I lied. I love the executioner thing the best!!! AWESOME!! :)

Heidi said...

I love Monsoon - I bought Sienna and Annabel matching dresses from there when I was home - so cute! Can't wait to see your photos!

pearlswirl said...

Did you know Monsoon is the sister store to Accessorize, which we now have downtown?! (I'm sure you do since it's next to Petit Bateau with which you have an obsession!) Anyways when I lived in England my mom and I were OBSESSED with those two stores. They are pure heaven. You should have heard us shreak when we discovered the one downtown.

WOW i am so glad you had a fab time!!!! You can always tell the trip was good by how many beautiful things came home with you! That's my philosophy anyway. Glad you had a relaxing weekend away.

TheBlackForrist said...

Love the towels, and pretty much everything else pictures... although I don't know Charlie and Lola, but I think I'm about to =] the tops are WAY cute!

sasha said...

You know what is crazy? They have Monsoon and Accessorize in Kuwait? But not here in America. How crappy is that? I remember that store from just about EVERY mall in Kuwait. It's a good one! ;)

Sonja said...

that little lunch box is soooo adorable.

I have been living in the States for 10 years now and miss everything you are talking about in Europe.

Funny, you always miss what you don't have!

Kelly's Korner said...

Everything is great! I love the stacking dolls with Henry and his wives!

lizy said...

You came back with your hands full girly.... Love the blocks and the beautiful tops you bought for the girls. Glad you had an amazing time with your friend. :)

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