Olympic Cinema in Barnes, London.

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Fragonard Perfume and visiting Grasse, France.

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Pub lunch with one of the best views in London


Today I had lunch in the kind of pub you see in detective series, the ones with assorted light and chairs, low ceiling, furniture all in dark old wood and I liked it!
On top of it being a very cosy and old fashioned pub, with a great atmosphere, this pub must have one of London’s best views, located on the top of Richmond Hill in Richmond and overlooking the Themes.
Now today wasn’t the best of days for pictures, as grey skies just makes everything look miserable, but you can just imagine how beautiful it will look on a sunny spring day. 
Also a perfect place to rest you feet after a visit to Richmond Park, located about 300 yard from the park, like we did today.


So besides the interior, location and view, the food was excellent as well, actually one of the best chicken burger I have ever had. One of my favourite dishes are a grilled chicken breast burger, but quite often the chicken is dry and sometimes burnt, the bun is stale or there is no green stuff in sight. But this burger had done all tree things perfect, moist chicken, soft and warm bun and lots of lettuce and tomatoes. Plus lets not forget about the chips, I am normally not a big chip person, but these were crisp on the outside and fluffy on the inside and I ate them ALL!
And last, this pub gets big points on the little things, like the staff wishing you a good day as you leave. 

I can’t wait to come back to this place to try the Sunday roast or on a sunny day to have a drink and enjoy the view.

For more information visit http://www.taylor-walker.co.uk/pub/roebuck-richmond/s5628/ 

Mia
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Walk around Copenhagen – Video


This Christmas we went to Copenhagen to spent Christmas with our families. So I thought that I would take the opportunity to film some of my favourite shops and places in Copenhagen, and write a little about why they are the ones I always visit when back in Copenhagen.


Most of these places have a sentimental side to why they are my favourites, but they are also great places to get something a bit different when visiting Copenhagen.


Søsterne Grenes – www.grenes.dk

Probably the best nick nack shop I have ever been in, maybe because they are really good quality as far as nick nack shops goes. 
I can remember shopping at Søsterne Grenes ever since I was very young, and being excited about spending my pocket money in there. Today I go just to see what wonderful things they are selling now, and to pick up far to many things I never knew I needed and now can’t live without.

 

PB Chokolade – www.peterbeierchokolade.dk
This place just makes the best handmade chocolates, especially their champagne truffles are what dreams are made off. 
But they are also quite famous for their chocolate drinks, that come in the shape of a chocolate pyramid on a stick, that you stir our into hot milk or coffee.

 

La Glace – www.laglace.dk
This is Denmark’s oldest confectionary shop, dating back to 1870, and it is the place to go if you like cake or/and hot chocolate. 
I remember coming here with my mum on special occasions, to get a hot chocolate and a white buttered bun. The hot chocolate being so rich and creamy and the white bun being light as air, and just taking in the surroundings of a place that haven’t changed with time, but value old traditions.
Today it has become so sought after, that you have to plan you visit in advance and be prepared to stand in queue to get in. 

 

Matas – www.matas.dk
Now there isn’t anything really special about this place, this is really just the danish answer to Boots, but if you are interested in beauty, this is a good place to get you fingers in some danish beauty products like Raunsborg, Rudolph and Tromborg.

 

Notre Dame – www.notredame.dk
This is where I go if I want to buy someone a present or want to find something different for my home. Despite not being the worlds biggest shop, they just seem to have everything you could ever thing off. Everything from cups, tea towels, hand blown glasses, to fancy paper, lamps and jewellery, and the list could go on and on and on.
I especially love going there at christmas time, as they just seem to have the best christmas ornaments, some very unique as well.

 

Sødmod’s Bolcher – www.soemods-bolcher.dk
This place is really special, especially if you are a hard boiled sweets fan. There are two shops on the same street, but the one to go to, is the old factory shop that is located in a back alley, so be careful not to miss it. If you come doing production hours, you can watch how they use old fashion methods to make the sweets, and not a lot has changed in the shop or factory during the years, so it is like stepping back in time when entering the shop.
My personal favourites are the liquorice without added colour and the rhubarb flavours.

 

Tivoli – www.tivoli.dk
Tivoli Gardens and amusement park is special to everyone from Copenhagen and most of Denmark for that matter. Most people growing up in Copenhagen will have fund memories of this place growing up and being a special place to visit during the summer, as it only use to be open during the summer. It had its first christmas market in 1994 and is now open pretty much all year round.
Unfortunately it has gone a bit commercial in some places, but I think it is mostly something you notice when you have been visiting your whole life. It does however still have a lot of its old charm, and it is even said that Walt Disney got the inspiration for Disney land after a visit to Tivoli, which you understand why once you see some of that old charm.
Unfortunately we did’t have time to go in doing this visit, so I don’t have any video from inside Tivoli, but it is even more beautiful on the inside if you can imagine.

 

Hope you enjoyed walking around my favourites shops and places in Copenhagen with me.
Mia
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USA trip/honeymoon 2013

We had actually arranged this holiday before deciding to get married, but since it was only 3 weeks after, we decided to call it our holiday/honeymoon.

We hadn’t even planned on going anywhere this year, because as anyone who has renovated a house would know, is that it swallows up all the money you have. But as luck would have it, my husband got some return flight tickets through work, to pretty much anywhere in the world. So we chose to go to the states.


We were away for 3 weeks and in that time we visited New York, San Francisco, Las Vegas, L.A. and San Diego. And just thought I would share a few pictures from the trip in a in a post.


Highlight from the trip was defiantly Central Park and the view from Rockefeller centre in New York. Renting bicycles in San Francisco. Lazy River in MGM Grand Hotel and Gordon Ramsay Burgr in Las Vegas. Hike to the Hollywood sign in Los Angeles. And San Diego zoo in San Diego.


Greenwich Park

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Had a wonderful day out at Greenwich Park the other day.

It is a place where you can easily use a whole day, it has everything you could need for a good day out, museums, beautiful places for picnics, a wildlife area, a flower garden and a children’s boating pond.

We started off at the marine part of the museum, next too the queens house, but I didn’t find it as interesting as my boyfriend did. But next was The Queens House, and I could have stayed for hours and hours looking at the paintings in there, but wasn’t that interesting for the boyfriend.

We then walked up to see the Maritime museum and the royal observatory, which it turned out was really interesting for both of us.
Quite a funny thing to have you feet on each side of the meridian line, and the view from those museums where one of the most amazing views in London.

Not only is this a great day out, but it is also free to visit all of the museums, so also a great for a budget experience.
Defiantly a recommended day out in London.

For more information on the museums visit www.rmg.co.uk

Parrots in London

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I remembered the first time I saw parrots in our nearby park, I was sure that it was a pet parrot that had escaped, but then I saw more and more of them, and realised that they must be living here.

So I went home and looked it up on the internet, and sure enough, there are wild parrots (or actually Ring-Necked Parakeets) in London.
But I have now read so many different stories about how they came to live here, that I don’t know which one to believe. But the thread in all the stories is, that way way back, a large bunch of them escaped from somewhere, and decided that the climate was good enough for them, so they stayed.