Saturday in photos

November 22, 2014

Hamleys window displays at Christmas

Last Saturday was the momentous occasion of Florence’s first trip to central London. Taking a newborn to the busiest part of the country, a few Saturdays before Christmas…what were we thinking, I hear you ask?

Well, we’d been invited to a blogger event I thought Eliza would love, at the Build-a-Bear shop in Hamleys on Regent Street, for 3 Mobile.

I’d been loaned the Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone to test out ahead of and at the event, and all photos in this post were taken using it. So here’s a few pictures from our journey:

Baby in pram, Bugaboo Bee

London bus

Oxford Street at Christmas

After picking her bear (Olaf the snowman, of course – there’s a couple of Frozen options at Build-a-Bear, and he’s the best) Eliza’s usual toddler attention span saw us going for a wonder around the rest of the floor while everyone else had musical chips put in the bears, which in hindsight was a good move as Eliza hasn’t put Olaf down and singing might have been ever-so-slightly annoying.

Peppa Pig at Hamleys

Buil-a-bear workshop

After having Olaf stuffed – possibly her favourite part of the process – we ducked out to take Eliza to lunch with just the four of us.

What did I think of the Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone? I was really impressed by the camera, both by the quality of the images and the amount of different functions. My favourite was the ‘selective focus’, which gives you the blurry background / depth of field look (you can see this in the photo of Eliza looking out of the window). The phone also had a larger screen, which is great for browsing.

I am one of those people who’s pretty attached to my iPhone though – even if the camera isn’t as good – but I’d recommend the S5 to consider if you’re not, especially for the camera. More info here.

And how did we get on with a newborn in central London? Luckily, she was asleep the whole time. I’d forgotten what it’s like to take the proper pram and all the baby things on public transport (the change bag in the bus photo is the super-lovely Pacapod Sydney we’re currently reviewing). Eliza had great fun though. Although she was slightly overwhelmed by the amount of people in Hamleys, she’s in love with her Olaf, got to have pizza for lunch and several bus rides and babyccinos. And put herself to bed before 7pm, result.

What’s everyone’s plans for this Saturday? x

Thanks 3 – we were invited along to the event and given E’s bear.

3 Comments

  • laura redburn

    November 23, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    that peppa pig thing is so cute! my phone is on its way out, and i’d love to get one with a better camera. this looks quite good on that part!

  • Jess @ Along Came Cherry

    November 24, 2014 at 4:46 pm

    I reviewed the Samsung Galaxy K Zoom a few months ago and was amazed at how great the camera was, I wish I wasn’t so addicted to my iPhone as the camera isn’t that good really but I just can’t imagine trading it in for anything else x

  • fritha

    November 28, 2014 at 8:16 pm

    I’m so impressed with Samsung, Tom has one and the quality is so much better than my iPhone! x

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