It’s flashback Friday. Flashback to 2018. I took a trip to Notting Hill.
“I’m also just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her.”Notting Hill, 1999
No, not that Notting Hill. Although I love cheesy romantic one-liners (sometimes), I’m actually talking about Notting Hill in West London. My son and I went to London back in 2018 to visit my daughter, who was living there at the time. We took a day trip to Notting Hill.
I saw this charming picture of my daughter at Notting Hill over the summer and I asked her to pretty please take me there!
It was November by the time we made it to Notting Hill so we had to bundle up but that made it all the more fun. Lots of brisk walking in cold weather while taking in the sights. It’s a great feeling.
First order of business was food. We decided on an Italian restaurant called Portobello Garden Arcade for lunch. I was in the mood for coffee, so I ordered a cappuccino. The perfect hot drink after a walk on a cold day. For food, we ordered a charcuterie board and pizza. The meats and cheese were delicious. The olives were so good. They tasted great with the hot bread and olive oil to dip it in. I loved the ambience and whimsical decor. It felt like we were eating lunch in a kitchen of an Italian house and the owners of the house had just finished making fresh bread. You could actually smell the bread throughout the whole restaurant. What a great feeling on a cold day.
After our delicious and fulfilling lunch, we took another brisk walk to visit the colorful houses. It was fun taking pictures with my children. So pretty!
We finished our day with some window shopping on Portobello Road. Lots of quirky antique, second-hand and vintage shops. More colorful houses. And ice cream.
A fun, flashback Friday!
I am grateful for reminiscing about fun day trips, cheesy romantic one-liners, whimsical restaurants, delicious charcuterie boards, colorful houses, window shopping and ice cream on a cold day.