A Japanese living in London writes anything about everyday life in UK – cafe, restaurant, design, stores, politics, news, events, art/museums, films, food, fashion, travel etc. イギリス暮らしもかれこれ10年。カフェ、レストラン、デザイン、お店、政治、ニュース、イベント、アート／美術館、映画、食、ファッション、旅行等々、ロンドンでの日常生活や、英国に関する情報を思いつくままに綴ります。
Currently visitlondon.com has been hosting6 themed weekly competitions for 6 weeks (now in 3rd week). Each week, a participant could win a trips to London with different theme, by finding Rufus down on the map with the clues to track him down. It is quite difficult like “Where is Wally?”, and I couldn’t spot him on this week competition unfortunately…
London’s official guide website Visit London is running a virtual advent calendar from 1 – 25 December, with a daily prize such as theatre tickets, overnight hotel stays and shopping experiences. I am the person who can’t miss prizes and competitions, and everyday I check the site and click & apply a prize I fancy. The illustration for the advent calendar is designed by Tina Mansuwan, a graduate of St Martin’s College who grew up in Bangkok, Brunei, Stockholm and London. Now back in Bangkok, she is inspired by Central Asian and Russian folk art and Japanese graphics – I thought this cute & pop illustration is typical of what Japanese girls like.
Unfortunately the competitions is open to UK residents only, but why not to enjoy a little bit of London’s Christmas atmosphere by visiting the site?
The Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton is only two days to go. London is in a festival mood, Union Jack flying all over the town and the wedding memorabilia cover shops and media spreads. The Royal Wedding gifts are mostly favourable (Telegraph article: click the right edge of the photo to see more / Visit London official shop / Etsy / John Lewis), but some are a bit mean (Royal Wedding Sick Bag). Contrary to the trend, traders at Covent Garden are outraged at “ludicrous” new regulations banning them from selling items displaying the Union Jack (Evening Standard article).
We will be on a trip from tomorrow, so we won’t be able to experience the Royal Wedding and any of street parties expected to be held in London, fortunately or unfortunately – but we won’t miss a lot as the wedding will be aired all over the world for sure. I will be off from the blog for a while and will resume probably from May 9th – so please come back later!
ウィリアム王子の代わりにハリー王子をあしらった、ジョーク系マグカップ / A mug with Prince Harry, instead of Prince William
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