But you can never take London out of the girl! Or so the saying goes.
It has been nearly 6 years since leaving London, I was smitten from the very first time I stepped foot in that amazing city. I have from an early age always wanted to go, so I could visit the Queen (as one does) and then in my teens it was to nanny and travel Europe.
Like many things in life it didn't quite go to plan. I arrived in my late twenties with four year old Bell and my then (now ex) husband. We had sold our business and spent the previous couple of months travelling the US and came to Europe via a Trans Atlantic Cruise, stopping off in Portugal and Spain along the way. A quick Easy Jet flight landed us in London, where we played tourist before buying a campervan and travelling around England, Ireland and Wales for 6 months.
Once Visa's were secured we settled in Cambridge, but the call to London was too strong and after 6 months we made our way to South West London where we found a Victorian Terrace to rent and me a great job.
The marriage didn't work out, but my love affair with London did. I met Mr H in London, along with wonderful life long friends. We started planning a family but I wanted to raise them back home in NZ.
We can't wait to go back for a visit. Go back to places we loved to visit when it was just Mr H, Bell and I, visit where I worked, see Mr H's family and our friends. To visit where we first met.
I LOVE London!
Below are some treats that were sent to me by Tracy from Mad about Bags. We took part in Kimberley's Share your Country Swap.
Tracy cottoned on to the fact that I love London and Tea and based my parcel around these themes.
I think she has put together the most wonderful things and I'm in the love with the Buckingham Palace trinket. And the handmade tea bags, look at those!!! I had so much fun unwrapping everything. Tracy you couldn't have picked a better theme if you tried.
Thank you Kimberley for organising such a great swap and to Tracy for being such a wonderful swap partner.
Lots of great swaps going on in blog land at the moment.
So tell me, is there somewhere in the world that you have always wanted to visit?
Have you been to an amazing city or country that you are absolutely smitten with?
Hope you are having a great week!