Thursday, 19 November 2015

Trip to Paris and London 2015 - Day 14 - London (finale! T_T)

24 September 2015 (Thursday)

So our trip has finally come to an end sobs. Our flight back was at 10pm but we had to check out from the apartment by 2pm. Its Hari Raya Aidil Adha day so we did give a thought of going to the Malaysian High Commission coz a friend who's staying there in London informed me that there'll be a celebration there. Tapiiii didn't think we will be able to make it coz we were rushing against time. So we decided to give it a miss.
The announcement on Hari Raya Aidil Adha celebration at the Malaysian High Comm.
Remember that all of us came to Europe separately? So going back also we were on different flights, different timing. MiL and SiLs made move early in the morning because their flight was, well, I can't remember at what time but pagi2 lagi la diorang dah kena gerak. And then, BiL and wife pulak gerak around 11am if I'm not mistaken. And then there were back to just the 5 of us - our little family and my mom.

Mama decided nak relaks2 je at the apartment whereas my 3Ks and I, we decided to take a stroll around for the very last time *heart-broken*. 
In the spirit of Hari Raya Haji, we had rendang too that morning for breakfast :)
Packed nutella and peanut butter sandwiches for kudap2an later. This was how I did every time we were out especially masa kat Disneyland. Letak the spread on the bread, cut into 4 bite-size portion and put back into the bread plastic packaging. Really helped masa tengah lapar sejuk2 especially when we had kids with us :)
Sunny cooling weather that day - just nice for a walk around the neighbourhood area.
The supermarket we frequent to for our food supply :) Located nearby the Queensway tube station, opposite Starbucks.
Taza kebab! Sedap pleaseeee.

The must-take-picture with: Red telephone booth and the Underground sign.. :D

Whiteleys - the mall so near to where we stayed at.
Common sight - bicycles for self-service rental. Pay-to-park based on the rate stated.

The Kensington Gardens was just nearby as well - so we headed there.

Squirrels and birds everywhereeee. Kids went cray cray. Hehehe.

At the lake neighboring the Hyde Park. So scenic! And there were so many swans, ducks, and birds around.
Nice chap gave 2Ks some bread to feed them animals.
The Mama-I-want-to-dip-myself-in-there-pleaaaase look haha.
Our pic taken by Khayr, photobombed by Kazim -____-"
Somebody just didn't want to let mama and abah took picture together without him in it ya? Heh.
Yup, no chance of taking picture just the 2 of us -___-"
The behind-the-scene of 2Ks mandatory pose can be seen in this picture hehehe.
Nasib baik Khayr dah pandai tolong snap kan some photos. We get to do a version of our pre-wedding photos :)
Right: Taman Metropolitan, Kepong. Circa 2009 
Left: Taman Kensington, 2015.
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Lepas dah penat jalan2, we went back home and ready to do our final packing, and eventually, left the apartment! Sobs. The host came to do the final inspection with us to ensure everything was in order and then came our ride to bring us to the airport. We purposely arranged for an early ride (3pm despite having a 10pm flight) because we didn't want to be in a hurry later at the airport. Plus, it's not like we got ample time to go anywhere within such a period of time.
Killing off time by posing while waiting for me to settle the VAT refund procedure. Ramaiiiii gila umat manusia! So we did the right thing to be at the airport early.

Lepas dah settle check in luggage and all, we had our very last picnic di bumi London. Haihhh sedih pulak bila type nih (haha poyo, I know :P). But syiok laa picnic kat sana. Weather was cooling so takde rasa rimas berpeluh ke apa.
While waiting for mama abah shopping at the duty free stores. Hihi.
Masa security clearance, omg strict gila kotttt. Khayr siap kena tahan and had to go another level of checking just because dalam poket dia ada 1 hotwheel car -____-". Mama siap kena bukak kasut bukak belt bukak jam. We took a while there before finally, boarding!

Suka sangat cerita Inside Out tu tauuu.. :D
Enjoying his nasi lemak.
Sempat snap a picture that reminded me of Khayr and my mom in 2013 when we were in flight to Melbourne :)
Alhamdulillah we reached safe and sound in one piece :) Welcome to Malaysia and welcome... jetlag!
Our ride home from airport was free! :) 1 for us and 1 for mama.
So okie dokie. That marks the end of my Europe travelogue. I'm happy I took the effort to write all this coz I'm sure yearsssss down the road, I'll get to look back and reminisce the memory all over again ♥  Never in my wildest dream I'd ever thought that I'll be able to travel to London and Paris, even more so with my loved ones! So I'm really thankful for the opportunity and rezeki granted by the Almighty.

Yeay done! I can move on to writing on other things happening in my life! Till next! :)

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