Hi guys. I came home late last night. The journey home was long, 13 hours to be exact. We had to switch plane in Frankfurt. When I got home I got about three hours sleep before I had to go to work. The Lanvin collections at H&M arrived in the stores today, so you see we had a lot to do and I had to step in. It was fun. Not as many people as the Jimmy Choo collection though. We had to wear these funny t-shirt, I’ll probably show it to you later:) But now I want to tell you all about our trip!
We arrived at London around 14:30 on Friday, where we had planed to stay a little while to do some shopping since Selin (my brothers girlfriend) had never been there. So here we have the gang in front of Top Shop in Oxford Street, my brother to the left, his girlfriend and my cousin Magnus.
We didn’t actually have time to shop anything at all, because we had to catch a train to Derby. And since my cousin used so much time at Top Man we had to run all the way from the underground to the platform where the train was. We almost didn’t make. You should have seen us running, I’m sure everyone looked at us like we were mad men. Finally on the train we could breath and relax.
And grab a beer. We where so thirsty after all the running. Have you ever tried running through the underground in the middle of the rush? So hard to get past all the people.
When we came to the hotel we were so tired. We stayed at Ramada Encore, right by the railway. I really liked the rooms. My father and my cousin shared a room, I had one for myself and my brother and his girlfriend shared a room.
Since we were all so tired we just went out for dinner, had a few drinks and went back to the hotel to sleep. The next day was the day of the match. Derby was playing against Scunthorpe. Before the game my father insisted on taking a photo in front of the new statue, unfortunately Selin wasn’t abel to get it in the photo. lol!
Then we bought some scarfs.
And before the game we met up with some other Norwegian Derby supporters and went to the nearest pub to get some beers.
It was fun to see Derby live. I’m not sure but I think this was my second time. They started the match off with a goal after three minutes. Then it got a little more exited when Scunthorpe scored. But we won the game 3-2 in the end. We were so happy, since we came all this way to see them play. Here’s a photo taken when Derby scored on a penalty shot.
We also managed to buy some beers in the break. Here’s Selin and I with our hands full. I asked a random guy to take the photo of us, therefore the bad quality.
That night we went out to celebrate the victory. We ended up at a pub called the Royal Telegraph with some other Norwegians. We played dart and pool and drunk a little bit too much. I have to admit that the rest of the night is kinda blurry for me. I remember loosing the dart game though, and that I really sucked at pool:P
Sunday morning most of us was really hung over. We grabbed a good breakfast at the hotel and went out to do some shopping. I got some really nice stuff, which I’ll show you in a blog post later. The person who got the most stuff was my cousin. He was running around buying everything like a crazy person. Okay not crazy but he spent a whole lot of money. Just look at all his bags.
Here he’s showing off some new shoes. Look at all the bags. It looks like we’ve bought the whole shopping center.
We met up with my dad, who decided to spend the time at a pub instead of shopping, afterwards. We went back to the hotel and just suddenly decided to go to Nottingham to see the A-ha concert. We jumped in a taxi and 30 minutes later we were standing in Nottingham Arena waiting for the concert to begin.
The concert was so amazing. A-ha has so many good songs. My father was ecstatic, he even had tears in his eyes on some of the songs. It was such a perfect ending to our England trip.