Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Love from London
























Dear Marc, we've arrived in London where everythings a little more grand, a little more sophisticated and a little more weird.

For instance, the shower at our place is constructed to spurt water in two directions. Unfortunately, neither way is down. For the first time in history, it's possible to take a shower without getting wet. Why does this seem so British? All food items in our local store is made to be microwaved. All of it.

The first day, we went looking for parks, only to find that the majority are locked up. We saw empty playground after empty playground, with the two kids crying from frustration. Growing up in a socialist country, where everything, including the king's private palace, is open to the public, it all seemed exotic and exclusive in a not so great way.

Finally we found a park. And then a primary school with a small moat and guard dogs. Exotic! Exclusive!


















Here's me and the kids in front of our place. And my fave boots.























And the poppa.


















My brother came over to report for manny duty. He's with the kids as I type.


















Ok, that's it for now. Must write important article covering the life of Bianca Jagger. The fashion years, the decades of working to save humanity from evils and George W Bush.
Do you know Bianca? Have any great input? Thank you!

Love
-e

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

im so glad that u share the start of your new life with us...sorry by the parks, maybe because so many parents issued the state each time their kids had a litle hurt (very regular for small kids, vanja loks great in pink barbie and joel is really growing...looks as a litle man...

keep in touch

Anonymous said...

its denise from brasil in the another quote. i forgot to put my name on it.... happy i was the first one... iupiiiiiiiiiiiii!!!

misshoax said...

that photo with you and your kids is just so great! (and no, it isn't just the boots!)

stringbeanjean said...

ooh yr daughter is like a porcelain dolly. beautiful.

eurobrat said...

Beautiful (and nice boots!)

Good luck in London (despite the "exclusivity":)

Mercy said...

Omg, I can't believe you're living in London, I'm SO jealous I might just turn green with envy. Love the boots, your place looks so posh! Cheers!

nicolette said...

Mmm, Wagamama! How I miss London...

Mi said...

I think English shower head must be patented. They are, if anything, unique in their ability to keep you dry! ;-)
My favourite London park is Greenwich Park. I don't know where in London you live, but it's definitely worth making your way to Greenwich. Such fabulous views of the town!
Good luck finding your feet,
Jasmin

Natasha said...

Buckingham palace is open for visits too you know!

Head up north to Hampstead Heath. Great playgrounds there, though you missed the ice rink for this year. And Highgate Woods, and the Princess Di one in Kensington Gardens.

So looking forward to your dispatches from London. I miss my home.

Anonymous said...

Det här med parker.. det beror ju på var ni bor. Battersea Park är stor och underbar och innehåller allt. Parsons Green är en trevlig barnvänlig park i Fulham, Kensington Park är barnvänligt med lekparker och en härlig japansk trädgård..

Ing said...

I moved to London when my daughter was only a few months old and at that age the private parks are pure evil, forget emergency nappy changes and nursing in peace. Over time we solved the problem by 1.) finding friend with access to private garden; 2.) moving closer to the more egalitarian Hyde Park, and finally; 3) renting apartment with our own private garden. Showed them...

Anyway, London with (older) kids is so much fun! On rainy days I strongly recommend the Science Museum, they have a wonderful hands-on area for kids, they'll love it! And if you long for some swedish company, as swedes abroad tend to do, the swedish church has "öppen förskola" every week. And yes, there are fresh cinnamon buns for sale every week.

Enjoy you stay!

New found fashionista said...

your daughter is absolutely adorable! and your husband, wooohooo :-P by the way i love your boots

Lola is Beauty said...

Welcome to you! I have no keys to any gardens but I'd recommend hyde park! see you soon! x

-e said...

Thanks for all your great advice! I've now found Holland Park and Hyde Park. We'll be fine. But I'd still love to have one of those keys!

daddylikeyblog said...

You are so funny. This is so exciting! If your kids need a babysitter I've got great credentials and I'm willing to relocate...

Anonymous said...

You have the most beautiful family!

~C said...

You look so happy E! I miss London - used to go every year, but its been a good 4 years since Ive been. I guess thats growing up for you -- more work and less play. I love that we can all live vicariously through you and your boots (adore them)!

a. said...

manny = still a funny word. esp when used by foreigners!

i love your boots. i love.

elizabeth said...

you resemble franki rayder - the model. tres belle!