UK Trip : Day 8
finally went to Newcastle to visit my brother on Day 8 ! took a one-hour flight from Heathrow airport , but not before we went through all the customs and they took my contact lens solution + super expensive hair serum >:'(((
arrived in Newcastle and my verdict was that Newcastle is pretty small compared to London :o
hello Newcastle ! walked a short distance to get from the train station (Grey’s Monument station) to our hotel , which was Grey Street Hotel . we were pretty hungry at that moment so we decided to stop for brunch first !
picked this cosy little cafe since they were having a promotion ! the people in Newcastle are more laidback and relaxed compared to the busy grumpy people in London ! :D
one does not come to England without eating an all-English breakfast :p comes along with a drink for 6 pounds ! (aka around RM30 :S)
i’m a happy girl !! needless to say , i loved the toast the most HAHAH
checked into our hotel after that ! it was a small room but we had a pretty big hallway which made up for it :p much MUCH MUCH more comfortable than the Travelodge we stayed in (refer here)
went out again after checking in to explore the area !
hello Newcastle !! this is Grey Street (where our hotel was located) and it was pretty much the city centre of Newcastle so lucky us !! we also picked this place because it was near to my brother’s uni , Newcastle University .
had nothing to do while waiting for my brother to finish his classes of the day so … we went shopping (for like the 378925th time in this trip LOLOL)
went to Fenwick’s and i saw these !!!!!! OMG HOW HARD ISIT TO FIND A COMPLETE COLLECTION IN MALAYSIA !!!! ok technically this isn’t a complete collection because they missed out my fave one , pastel pink :( but still OMG THIS IS MY DREAM STAND MIXER : THE KITCHENAID ARTISAN COLLECTION T____T no pink one here but i wouldn’t mind the pastel Tiffany blue one too :(((( so pretty !
hauls of the day :
rose gold sequined dress from H&M : £10
black bodycon skirt from H&M : £4 (been searching for a good-quality black bodycon skirt for so long !!)
contact lens solution TRAVEL SIZED from Boots (because as you remember the airport security took mine grr ) : £who-cares
tin of piping tips from Fenwick : £5+
super happy when i found these piping tips !!!! 14 tips for only £5+ … soooo cheap !!!! one piping tip in Malaysia is already like RM3-5 but buying this tin of piping tips gives me an almost complete collection !!! :DDD not sure whether i’ll end up using all of it though HAHA
le bro came over after his classes ended and we went for dinner at Zizzi’s Restoriante , which was located a few shops away from our hotel ! we ordered 2 set meals to share between us and my brother ordered an extra entrée
my mom and brother just let me picked everything for the set meals because i have good taste HAHA . so here are the appetizers !! tomato soup and breadsticks dipped in cheese . OMG THE CHEESE WAS DA BOMB .
my entrée : chicken with BACON ON TOP , roasted potatoes and beans . i originally ordered something else but they ran out of it so they gave me something which wasn’t on the menu ! :D
with my photocopy !!! see the resemblance ?? hahaha seriously it’s just my face with a weird hairstyle and a guy’s body LOLOL
AND DESSERT !!!! MY ULTIMATE FAVOURITE OF ALL TIME !!! this time it didn’t disappoint too ! tiramisu and chocolate , raspberry sorbet and vanilla gelato !!! the gelato was sooooo good T___T thankfully none of my family members are dessert people , so they willingly let me have most of the dessert HEHEHEHE .
coincidentally it was also the day before chinese new year aka Reunion Dinner Day , so yeah this was our reunion dinner !!! (mom’s face unrevealed as usual)
the food was really good too !!! spot my brother’s pizza and my mom’s grilled salmon :D i had a good reunion dinner , hope you chinese people had too !! will update soon , x
Labels: Family, Vacation