Instead of a civilized chat and a coffee, my friend and I decided we would go for a quick ride of the Blizzard and a shout.
It gets bigger every year and now it has a designated entrance which puts me off a bit because I like to glide in and out at will. Especially with heightened security in the city I wonder why they would encircle people in this manner. I really must attend those council meetings.
I always appreciate the bright lights and decor around the city
as it gets so dark early even if it is bright like this.
It's not a vintage year in terms of the holiday decor around town.
This is the Fortnum and Mason decor.
Nice but a bit sparse.
It seemed as if they were on some sort of budget when the only reason I fight the crowds is to have a look at them so I want them to be worthwhile.
The Christmas tree at Claridges which is highly anticipated every year was a let down of a bunch of umbrellas done by Burberry. I could see where they were going with it but I thought it was depressing.
My favorite tree was at the Beaumont Hotel.
Simple yet seemingly achievable with its cinnamon sticks wrapped in ribbon.
Oxford Street has a simple light decor on the street which is a wasted opportunity considering it is Europe's biggest shopping street so it is a bit weak considering.