Saturday, 13 October 2012

Last Stop

We're in England now, and it is our very last day in Europe before we make the long and tiring trek home. We've had such a fabulous time, and like all holidays we feel that we really could do with a few more days here!

England, as always is simply amazing! We've been busy little bees since we got here a few days ago. Lots of shopping, high tea at the Ritz for my birthday, drinks and dinner with Matt's brother Scott, who is living in London now and this afternoon we'll stop by to see my Uncle George before heading to the airport.


Can't wait to see everyone at home, much love xx

Halfway through the best high tea ever







The Ritz

Where high tea was served

Beautiful piano music that was played during our high tea

I can't go past a Tiffany's without going in!

Drinks with Scott











Scotland

Some photos from our time in Scotland...

Our cute little room at the Old Waverly Hotel

Mel and her friend Lucy in our room

Mel and Lucy

We had dinner at Jaime Oliver's twice




The alarm clock each morning

Edinburgh Castle

The view of the city from Edinburgh Castle






Cocktails at Jaime Oliver's

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Sweden

Sweden has been amazing. It's beautiful and quaint, with great pubs and restaurants. We've visited the palace, and it's treasury, which was stunning. The palace was really ornate, with beautiful rooms, all of them different. We also went to the Vasa museum yesterday. The Vasa was a ship built about 350 years ago, which had been commissioned by the King. It was huge and big enough for a crew of 200. On its maiden voyage, the Vasa sank before even making it out of the harbour, there it sat for 333 years, and was finally raised to the surface and put in a museum a few decades ago. It is amazing to see, with such detail in it and considering it spent over 3 centuries in the ocean, it still is in very good condition.

Swedish people are mad for pick and mix lolly bags. They are in every store and I've become rather addicted to them. Its a good thing we're leaving tomorrow because otherwise I would be coming home much fatter than when I left!

Tomorrow we're off to Scotland. We'll be staying in Edinburgh but will be driving up to Aberdeen to see the Northern Lights.

Sending lots of love to everyone at home!

xx Alisa

One of the chandeliers in the palace

Beautiful doors

Amazing decor


Amazing dinner setting

The fantastic library room that we ate dinner in at a pub

Drinks with dinner

The Library room we ate in

The Vasa

What the Vasa originally looked like before it spent such a long time under water

The back of the Vasa





One of my pick-n-mix lolly bags

Walking down the main street towards the palace

The only rainy day we've really had

Inside the entrance to the palace

The buildings here are very cute





Back to having a lovely sunny day










The park across the road from our hotel