For my Birthday Do-over I decided to do something special (read about it here), and wanted to check something off of my ever growing Bucket List.
Of course, It had to be a day in London, and Portabello Road Market seemed perfect. After an obligatory browse around the Lego store and the making of a ‘mini-me’ (courtesy of Westfields), I made my way to Portabello Road.
I had seen Portabello Road Market on the Disney movie ‘Bedknobs and Broomsticks” when I was young, and as well as feeding my ever growing love for our capital city, I knew I just had to visit it one day, and i’m glad I did – it is a truly remarkable place.
I’m not sure what it is about antiques and all things vintage. I love the idea that everything there has a story to be told, a memory, a reason for being. It is all so wonderfully romantic in the most classic of ways. There are so many corners and crevices, with magical things to be found at every turn.
The day finished with a ‘sit’ in Hyde Park, a place that I have so often wanted to go to yet never been (perhaps an additional entry ticked off on the Bucket List even, but it seems silly adding a separate post). It couldn’t have been a more beautiful day. Watching the world go by, basking in the sun, and not to mention the sunset. The sunset was stunning (as you can see from the pictures) and was the perfect end to a perfect day.
I guess as faux-birthday’s go, I didn’t do much, some would even say ‘nothing’, but to me, that ‘nothing’ meant so much more to me than so many ‘somethings’, and suffice to say, I felt like the luckiest lady in the whole world.