Christmas in London

Strolling around London, before Christmas, was a feast in my eyes. Despite the recession, London’s central roads and department stores are  decorated as ever !Do not forget, after the cold war and during the years of prosperity and the credit hype, London has attracted   the richest people in the planet as residents (Russians tycoons, Indians, Arabs etc.).With the exception of the rock stars, who prefer to stay away because of the taxes. This time, the main theme of the decoration has really  awakened the child within: Peter Pan , toy stories, Sylvanian families, Narnia, little bears  etc..

Sloane square: an artistic Christmas tree next to Saatchi Gallery

Selfridges : main entrance, Oxford street

Selfridges:  inside decoration

Ho Ho Ho!  a human size Santa Claus to fit  a hug and a snap

Hamleys, Regent Street  : a toy shop deserves  little bears theme window

Regent street : the Christmas lights  with ‘The chronicles of Narnia’  theme

Harrods window :  a detail from Peter Pan  theme

Harrods: Christmas shop

Quite pricey  Christmas decoration!One piece costs from  3 pounds and above

And… my own little window theme : Tea for Two   😉

A glimpse of The Queen in Abu Dhabi

The Queen with the Duke of Edinburgh and the Seikh Al MaKtoom ruler of Dubai

William Hague, Prince Andrew ….

 

 

Nicholas Witchell : the current royal and diplomatic correspondent for BBC News. 

The Abu Dhabi film festival story 2 ( with Uma Therman…) was pending as my next post,  but  The Queen has arrived  and everything else became history 😉