Yesterday the first day of Eid after seeing a couple of cousins there really wasn't much for us to do so we decided to go and visit London's newest shopping centre, Westfield Shopping Centre, we got there early afternoon after getting stuck in heavy traffic due to road repairs, the place was impressive and very massive, it is supposed to be the biggest city shopping centre in Europe but straight away I noticed that there wasn't many people around even though it is nearly Christmas and people are shopping every where, of course the credit crunch must have had an affect but I think the main reason is because this mall houses mainly designer expensive stores, there are few high street shops in there but overall most shops were expensive for most people I think and that is why they stayed away, who can blame them at these times!
Most people in there were Muslim families just like us, no where else to go on a cold winter day.
The car from Batman's new movie, The Dark Knight, was there and they were taking photos for anyone that wanted it for free, so we got a nice family photo and the best thing was that they looked very bored so no one tried to flog the DVD to us or anyone else :o)
Amir sitting inside the "O" in Nando's!
We all had a good time, it was different but sort of enjoyable, a lot of eye shopping is good for the pocket, hope everyone had a nice memorable Eid.