Thursday, 4 June 2009

Portobello Road Take Me Home!

I've haven't been looking for anything new lately for my etsy shops because we might be moving soon--moving to London! I know, you're thinking, what?! I haven't said a peep. Sorry! It's just that we're going for Andrew's job, and things change often and fast when it comes to these things, so I wanted to wait until we were sure. We're about 100% sure now. Initially the move was going to be to Zurich, but London was a possibility. We like both cities, and as one friend put it, it's like choosing between gelato and ice cream--you can't really go wrong either way. Andrew feels like London will be better for him work-wise, and since that's the whole reason for us going, that's really the most important thing. I've been looking at apartments and like the one pictured above on gumtree (thanks to MLN for telling me about the site). Our apartment now just has one window in a large, rectangle shaped living room, so I'm looking forward to finding a place with more light. I love those shutters and the large mirror too. That apartment is a one bedroom, though, and we'd really like two. We need room for guests, after all! And Lois, of course.

Nobody has to twist my arm to go to London for a while. Just reading about all the markets alone makes me excited! Have you seen any of SFgirlbybay's posts from her London trip? So exciting. When we were in London a few years ago for a long weekend we went to the Spitalfields and Portobello Road markets. Both were great but Portobello Road was more my speed than Spitalfields--part farmer's market, part antique market. I'm looking forward to re-visiting it and also finding some other great markets. Maybe the Camden Market is a good one. The street where it's held, pictured above, certainly looks nice. More to come on the move. We have so much to do! We're hoping to go sometime in August, which will be here before I know it. Feel free to share any London insights and tips.

7 comments:

Helen said...

This is crazy-exciting!

Michelle said...

Oh wow, that is really exciting! I'd take that opportunity in a heartbeat! I can't wait to see your posts!!! (can I use a million exclamation marks?) Congratulations!

min it said...

Hello!
I started my blog one month ago, just when arrived to London to live there...but last year I have been going there each month and it´s exciting...I fell alive there more than any other place...well I love my country, my family...but London it´s GREAT! I will update my blog...but now you can see something...ENJOY LONDON!!
AND PLEASE TELL ME..

min it said...

http://minitsteer.blogspot.com/

This months I´ll be travelling (France, Spain, Canada...) then my post are not of London...but July will be ONLY LONDON!!

:))

easytravel said...

Nice place to visit. I'll go there someday. thanks for share. see you on my blog.

littlebyrd said...

WHOA! That is so cool! How very very exciting. I have never been to London past Heathrow and have always wanted to go. I hope you keep this blog going and share little bits of London :)

Helen Cuthbert said...

Hi London is fab!!! Check out my blog for a list of all my favourite shops ;0)