Once upon a time

in a land far far away,
a twinkle-eyed girl and her best friend
were ready to embark on their first adventure together in the big city
of London ♥

It was raining pitter-patter that Saturday morning, making it quite a chilly day
and the fact that they did not bring an umbrella an annoying one.
Despite the gloomy weather, they both ventured out anyway
into this huge market place called the Portobello Market

They arrived on the road sign that says Portobello Market
and started their long journey through it.
There they found tonnes of people who seemed to have come
with the same purpose in mind

Nevertheless, the crowd and the rain did not stopped them
from having the best time of their lives

They browsed through throngs of little shops and stalls,
marvelled at vintage jewelry and antiques,
fresh fruits and greens around them,
and in the midst of it all,
the girl insisted on going in to the hummingbird bakery
though it was packed, filled with people

They made lovely, lovely purchases to their hearts' content
as they regretfully reached the end of the Market

But fear not, their adventure does not end there!

From the market, they headed to another magical place called the Regent's Park.
The girl was truly excited when they first arrived,
so amazed she was at the sight of rows and rows of roses

The heady scent of roses filled the air and a smile was etched permanently in her heart
throughout the whole day.
The boy and the girl took their time to explore the gardens,
stopping to smell the different coloured (so many shades of red, pink, peach, yellow, white, etc),
and special, beautifully named roses along the way

There, they had the sweetest little picnic of their own,
tasting the strawberry rose cupcake (AMAZING!) and
juicy strawberries that they had bought at the market earlier.

As they sat down to admire the view,
they glimpsed a bridal party capturing their beautiful moments at the park
and this brought warmth into their hearts

After the delightful meal, they continued to explore the Japanese gardens
and found little ducks swimming in the lake.
The girl wanted to feed the ducks but alas,
they had eaten up all their food with none to spare

And so it was as the day went by, they walked and walked
until evening came and their feet were too tired to take another step.

Although the girl and the boy were tired,
both their hearts were full with contentment
and they went home with beautiful rose scent
and wonderful, colourful memories of the city to store in their memory vault.
(well, to be honest, they didn't really go home,
in fact their adventure continued to the Royal Opera House
where they watched the hauntingly beautiful Ondine ballet

but that's a story for another day)

The end


Couture Carrie said...

Love this post!
Gorgeous pics and story!
You look so happy :)


un petit lapin said...

Aww, you two are so cute!
Now I *really* want to make a trip down to London.

Amanda Laurel Atkins said...

Those pictures are beautiful, and I love the narrative. :) Thanks for sharing it!

Unknown said...

Great post! all it takes in life is the little things to make us smile.

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Beth Ruby said...

Super cute post!
Love the photos and the little story :)
I really need to go to Portobello Market, it looks like you had a great time!

My Passport to Style said...

What a pretty story!! Love visting your blog its soo romantic! Sharon xx http://mypassporttostyle.blogspot.com

Eva said...

Could you be any cuter? :)

I love that you went to the Royal Opera House. I'm going there in a couple of weeks again to see Carmen.

♥ Marta ♥ said...

very beautiful post :)

Maria Confer said...

You and your boyfriend are so very lovely! You are so gorgeous sitting on that bench in Regents park!!

Such a lovely day filled with wonderful memories.


tonia fashion tour said...

great post..great pics!!!

Anonymous said...

such a cute post ^^!

Anonymous said...

Strawberry rose cupcake? omg i so wanna try tat! i'm a huge cupcake lover ;) how was it? as sweeeet as your feelings @ that moment?? :)

haha trust me my cooking skills still need improving! its great ur mum cooks homecooked food - they're filled with so much love! when i'm back hm in singapore, we eat out everyday! =S

Anonymous said...

n u're rite abt wearing flats 4 shopping! i tried shopping ard in heels (n they werent the high high heels; just teeny-weeny-bit of height) and i was screaming @ the end of the day... ;P

Laia said...

what a pity I can only see a couple of pictures! why is Blogger working that greatly recently? xD

thanks for your comment sweetie!

Rachel Follett said...

What a lovely story and great photos!

Farah said...

wow, that was a beautiful post! but unfortunately I didnt get to do all those things that you did in London. =(
I really wish I could go there again. and maybe stay for a much longer time. *sigh*

A Whimsical Girl Named Debbie said...

What a lovely true life fairy tale. And, such sweet photos too! Loved the story, girl! Just loved it!

koralee said...

Ahhhh...I adore your story ...so romantic and your images are lovely! One day i too will visit that lovely city!

Audrey Allure said...

lovely pictures, looks like you had fun :)

surfy birdy said...

wow what lovely places! i would love to visit london some day. it seems so beautiful! xo
peace & love.

Indy said...

Wow...you guys look great!

That rose garden is beautiful.

Kristin said...

What a lovely post wit beautiful pictures! The food looks so delicious too! :)

AsianCajuns (Lauren) said...

That sounds like a perfect London story. London is my favorite city in the whole world and I love to see your view of it! You and your man look so sweet together amongst the roses!

S said...

Aww your story is adorable! I LOVE the prettiness and loveliness in this post <3

Ingrid. said...

this post is so cute!!

Duchess of Tea said...

Hello darling, please forgive me for not visiting your lovely blog this week… life was very hectic at Rose Tea Cottage!!! Hopefully things will calm down this coming week.

Have a sweet and lovely weekend.

Love & Hugs
Duchess ♥ ♥ ♥

Josephine Tale Peddler said...


Your Blog is so lovely. I didn't know where to post there were so many beautiful posts. I too miss Scotland. Love red lipstick but never could I stand in those heels below. xx

A said...

Nice post and lovely flowers!

daisychain said...

what a lovely post

Anonymous said...

You've truly inspired me to save up to travel! But really, what I want to do is move there and stay there. :)

claradevi said...

oh, how i miss your posts so much! you're a doll. that's a beautiful hat, lovely garden, and welldone depiction of your little trip! <3

La Mimi said...

OH, what a beautiful story! Very well written my love:) You`ve got a talent:)
London is my fave town...I love the people, the atmosphere and the energy of the place:)


Hope Adela Pasztor said...

i love that blue beret, and those pictures of the roses are abosultley stunning! that cupcake is also quite lovely too! =)


Taylor said...

I love it when happy fairy-tales come true! Looks like you had so much fun.

S.Elisabeth said...

Aw so beautiful =) Your story is so romantic!!!

Sophie said...

I love this post, its oh so romantic. It sounds like an amazing day! And your photos as always are perfect. I have left you an award on my blog (because I just adore yours!) xo


Yuka said...

looks fun! i love how the photos turned out.

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

Now that sounds like a lovely day! Can't wait to hear about the opera. :)

Flashes of Style said...

Aww I love that blue beret, so cute :)

Miss Head Over Heels said...

Hi! Lovely pictures and post. You both look so happy together. At this point, you just made me the most jealous person on earth.
Stay happy always.


Natalie Suarez said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog! u are very sweet!

and how fun, ur in london! so cool! these pics are so lovely! great post and have a great rest of ur trip! :)



Mo said...

what a beautiful story !! i lived it too ;-) lovely pictures dear !

Sophie said...

Thank you! I hope you enjoy reading My sisters keeper, I read it a few weeks ago and thought it was very good. I just saw the time travellers wife in the cinema, so I might have to read it now too! Hope you have a nice weekend.xo

Fashion Cappuccino said...

What a beautiful post! Sounds like a perfectly romantic day! And I love your writing! xoxoxo

Dani said...

what a wonderful post! i love the blue beret! so cute.


Rose said...

Hi there, ive just come over from Teacups and Saucers, and she is certainly right about you having gorgeous posts! I love your rose garden photos, especially the one of you on the bench. in Australia the roses are just starting to bloom. I will have to follow you to keep up with your lovely adventures :)


Eliza said...

oh, what lovely, lovely photographs, and the words you put along with them :) wonderful. i really do believe you had a great time.

thank you so much for the sweet comment on my blog too, i'm very glad you think it's inspirational <3

Unknown said...

nice header picture :)


Aya Smith said...

All of these pictures are really adorable and sweet of the two of you! And I love your beret, it looks perfect on you! :)

dy of ghost said...

lovely photos!

Ela said...

Oh what a lovely time! I simply adore the photos in the garden, they're so lovely. xx

natalie said...

Oh, Portobello Market is one of my favourite places in London! Love the story and your pictures!!

Gia said...

What a lovely post, the photos are wonderful!Thank you for sharing these beautiful places and feelings with us:)


Patty Ann said...

omggggg you two are so cute
your little date looks sooooo romantic!!! awwww so cute


Unknown said...

Cute cute cute!! Love love love this post:)


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