On the first weekend of December, I had the most magical experience I’ve ever had.
Regular readers may be aware of my friend Liam who I’ve spoken about a few times on my blog. Well, as a treat away from all of the stress of uni (ONLY TWO WEEKS TO GO), he treated me by taking me to London for Winter Wonderland. I had never been to London, let alone to Winter Wonderland so I was so excited.
Before, going to Hyde Park. Liam gave me a whistle stop tour of London. I saw The Shard, London Bridge, St Paul’s Cathedral and went in Tate Modern. It was so much fun! I sat on a huge swing in Tate Modern and anyone who knows me, knows I’m obsessed with swings. I’m just a big kid.
Anyway, after a lovely dinner date at Nando’s we went to Hyde Park. We stood in the queue for a VERY long time and my legs were aching so I did complain a bit but it was worth it.
The whole place was magical. It was huge and filled with rides and funfair games. There were bars everywhere playing Christmas music, market stalls, Santa statues and an ice rink just to name a few things. But, we went straight to the churros stand then sat and sang Fairytale of New York together.
If anyone read my Bonfire Night post, you’ll know just how much Liam loves showing off to try and win prizes for me. Well, just to embarrass him, I’m going to tell you he tried multiple shooting games to win me a prize… and he won nothing! They were definitely fixed. But that didn’t dampen the mood.
I drank mulled wine.
I went up high on a ride to see the whole of the park in the dark. The lights were beautiful.
I went on a very fast ride which made me feel very dizzy.
I laughed a lot.
There was even fake snow. Everything just felt so festive and everyone I saw was just so happy. It was a truly magical day. I’m so so grateful for Liam taking me there and I’d love to go back again. I’d also love to go back and spend more time in London exploring.
The only downside is that I didn’t get to see Santa, but I’m sure I’ll see him before Blogmas is over.
Now, I’m back up North ready to work my socks off and ace my assignments ready for the Christmas break.