10 Oct 2010

Sunday In London: Workout, Tour and Cook

Hubby and I had an active Sunday.

We left home around 11 am.

First stop was a bathroom shop - we want to refurbish our bathroom because we are going to rent out our flat when we move to Canada in February (yuppie, I am coming to the other side of the world :D)

After booking an appointment to talk about prices with the bathroom designer, we went to our gym in South Kensington. I swum for about thirty minutes, meanwhile Hubby went for the Sunday London Skate Stroll.

I am a lucky girl when it comes to sightseeing and moving between places round in London...

Well, South Kensington is one of the affluent districts in London, which is part of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

It is in this area that you can find Hyde Park, Natural History Museum, the Science Museum, the Royal Albert Hall, Imperial College London, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Royal Geographical Society, the Royal College of Art, the Royal College of Music and Baden-Powell House.

South Kensington is also few minutes walk from Knightsbridge, Chelsea, and Kensington proper, which are equally-serious affluent areas in London. Here you can find some of the most exclusive real estate in the world. This area is home to large numbers of French expatriates, but also Spanish, Italian, and Middle-Eastern citizens. But French presence is more evident thanks to the location of the consulate, the Lycée Français Charles de Gaulle - a large French secondary school opposite the Natural History Museum - and the French Institute, home to a French cinema. I hope to show you more of the other listed place in future posts.

The Royal Albert Hall was opened by Queen Victoria in 1871. This building, each year, hosts more than 350 performances including classical concerts, rock and pop, ballet and opera, tennis, award ceremonies, school and community events, charity performances and lavish banquets. World's leading artists from every kind of performance have appeared on its stage. Some years ago I went to watch Bryan Adams in concert :). It is also where the summer Proms concert is staged (this year Beyonce was on the show).

I have some photos which I will share with you.


... and the Royal College of Music
Great and impressive buildings right?

Once back home, around 17.30 pm, I figuratively put on my
housewife apron and cooked a quick-cheap but delicious Ghanaian meal: corned beef and egg stew with rice, yummmm!
What did you do this Sunday? Would you like to know how to cook corned beef and egg stew?

Just leave a comment and have a great Sunday :)!
Unknown Mami


10 comments:

  1. I love London and I love those photos!

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  2. London is such a fabulous place to be for sure. I've been once and can't stop thinking about it. I need to go back for longer than the 2 days I was there..not nearly enough time to see everything!

    Beautiful photos and your meal looked yummie : )

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  3. Lovely photos! I love London too!

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  4. It's good to enjoy the city in which you live because when you move, you'll have nothing but amazing memories:-) meal looks yum!

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  5. Sounds like a fun busy day! I will be going to London this winter to visit my brother.
    We just went to kaffee und kuchen and went grocery shopping (while hungry). Spent too much money and ate too much cake.

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  6. We fell in love with London during a European vacation back in 2008. We even tried to move there, hubs put in for a job transfer with his company, but someone else got the promotion. I still hope we will get to live there one day. The history, buildings, multi-culturalism all appeal to us. Good luck with your move.

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  7. The buildings are very impressive. Someday soon, you will be sharing pictures of Canada.

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  8. Yes Unknown Mami, sometime soon I will be showing pictures of Canada. I can't contain myself until that moment :)!

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  9. gorgeous pictures!

    sounds like a great weekend!

    i remember my mom making that meal growing up ... made me just miss it! i guess, i know what i need to cook soon!

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  10. Wow!! I would love to go to London some day. *dreaming*

    Thanks for stopping by!

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