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UK Holiday Trip ( vi )

the final long-distance trip...
a day before our departure back to Malaysia...

STONEHENGE!!
one of the 7 Wonders of the Medieval World ^__^
i don't know why it looks so tiny in this picture.. but it's really not that big either compared to other wonders like the pyramids, great wall of china, petra, etc..



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Zaid, Kak Manihah & Harith at Bath
it's a very popular place, they say.. coz there's this 'ancient' public bath.. we didn't go in to see though =P


...22nd Nov, Sun...
depart from LCCT, KL
arrive at Stansted Airport, London
home-sweet-home @ Villiers Road (credits to Zaid & K.Manihah)
...23rd Nov, Mon...
London Tour: Oxford Street, Green Park, Buckingham Palace
...24th Nov, Tue...
London Tour: Hyde Park, Bayswater, London Tower Bridge Exhibition, Big Ben
...25th Nov, Wed...
London Tour: Trafalgar Square, Holborn (My Old Dutch Pancake!)
Southampton (illegal sleep-over @ SU student quarters
...26th Nov, Thu...
Southampton Tour: City Centre. forgot the names of the places! we bought our own winter jacket at Primark~ had yummy milkshake although the weather was cold! and so on..
...27th Nov, Fri...
Eidul-Adha prayers @ Southampton University
London: delicious lunch & dessert at Zaid's place
Nottingham (sleep-over @ Bro Amir Rashid & Kak Nida's place)
...28th Nov, Sat...
Sheffield - attended some Eid open house, shopping at Asda :)
stayed at Yusuf's apartment ^__^
...29th Nov, Sun...
Barnsley carboot sale! lots of 2nd-hand and brand-new baby-stuff with great prices~
...30th Nov, Mon...
Durham - Ust Maszlee's place
...1st Dec, Tue...
Durham Town Centre & University Tour, Durham Cathedral
Sheffield
...2nd Dec, Wed...
Sheffield City Centre Tour - Mujahid & Yusuf only :(
...3rd Dec, Thu...
London: more window shopping at Oxford Street
...4th Dec, Fri...
Stonehenge & Bath ^__^
...5th Dec, Sat...
late lunch + early dinner : roasted duck at a Chinese Muslim restaurant, Bayswater
depart from Stansted Airport, London
...6th Dec, Sun...
arrive at LCCT, KL

alhamdulillah it was a great and memorable trip indeed! and the farthest i've been from home :)
there were, of course, happy as well as difficult times, and so many things to learn from and ponder upon... time management & being punctual, financial management, ukhuwwah & respect, and just so many more important values in life that many of us take for granted...

pic at Durham Cathedral entrance/exit

UK Holiday Trip ( v )

Durham Town Centre

Ust Maszlee welcomed us and showed us around Durham town centre..
it was freezing cold there, waaay much colder than London, Southampton, Nottingham or Sheffield! and Christmas decorations were everywhere!

nice decoration!


woke up the next day with ice frosts everywhere - rooftops, cars, window panes, trees and grasses, and even the road was slippery! it was -2 degrees celcius!


despite the coldness, we went out. Also went to the Cathedral where Harry Potter was filmed~


Mujaddid - Ust Maszlee & Ustzh Hamidah's boy~ macam budak besar walaupun 3 bulan je masa tu!


Sheffield's City Centre!
Mujahid went with Yusuf while I stayed at home coz I felt really tired n exhausted!


east midland train from Sheffield to London
our UK holiday trip was coming to its end..


to be continued...

UK Holiday Trip ( iv )

On 27th of November 2009, we prayed Eidul-Adha prayers at Southampton University ^__^ my first time spending Eid away from home~ it's really an awesome experience indeed!
then we rushed back to London..

had some nice lunch + dessert in Zaid's house before departing for Nottingham

spent a comfortable night at Bro Amir Rashid & Kak Nida's place and served with very nice meals~
then my bro Yusuf came to pick us up and off we go to Sheffield ^__^

car-boot sale at Barnsley, just outside Sheffield


outside Yusuf's house, before departing for Durham~

to be continued...

UK Holiday Trip ( iii )

on Day 3, Wednesday, we departed for Southampton. went out few hours earlier than the scheduled coach departure time.

fountain at Trafalgar Square. it was a sunny day, and so the beautiful rainbow appears

My Old Dutch pancake restaurant - a must-go for pancake lovers!
isn't it huuuuge and mouth-watering!! with those scoops of ice cream, fruit salad and chocolate dip!

Day 4 at Southampton.

somehow the weather was pretty much colder compared to London.
had a morning walk at a park, along a beautiful river. i forgot its name though..

Hidayah & Ammar~

feeding swans, but precaution taken so as not to get bitten again :P


to be continued...

UK Holiday Trip ( ii )

the next day, Zaid, Kak Manihah & Harith bawak kitorang jalan-jalan around Central London~

the lovely couple & their cute baby in the stroller

ta'aruf session with the birds at Hyde Park ^__^

and as we fed them with some crackers, the swan bit - yes, BITE - my hand a couple of times until it turned red..

autumn breeze! ^__^

had always wanted to take a pic inside the unique phone stand since i was a kid :P

London Tower Bridge Exhibition.
too bad it was under maintanence or the picture would have been nicer.. it's the one that can open/split up if a huge ship wants to pass through

London's Eye
the one we had for two years at Taman Tasik Titiwangsa. when facing this side, behind us was the infamous Big Ben.


to be continued...

UK Holiday Trip ( i )

Subhanallah walhamdulillah wallahuakbar!

My beloved hubby & I got the chance to experience our 2nd honeymoon ^__^
21st Nov - 4th Dec (Autumn-Winter) 2009, United Kingdom

tempat persinggahan pertama~
rumah Zaid, Kak Manihah & Harith chumeyl~

we arrived late at night n caused Zaid some hassle to pick us up at Stansted Airport... we had a good rest that night. i especially love the air bed! i finally got a break from backpain since my pregnancy days started.. nak beli satu bawak balik tapi at last dah banyak sangat barang pulak..

after getting ourselves an Oyster Card the next morning and 'studying' the Tube Map, we went off to Oxford Street for some window shopping. it wasn't easy for us to find lunch for the first day. finally found a small arab stall and grabbed a slice of pizza + kebab + water and guess what! it costs us about £9! we immediately learnt not to convert the currency to RM anymore =P then we passed Green Park to visit Buckingham Palace, but to us nature lovers, Green Park was much more interesting!

friendly pigeons at Green Park ^__^

"i want some yummy chocolate!!" says the squirrel.

sunset at Buckingham Palace was beautiful :) it was getting colder at night and a whole day of walking was quite tiring, so we went 'home' ^__^

to be continued...