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Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Up to Town

I can't believe its been a year since i went up to London - to Country Living Fair to be exact - where i had a lovely bloggy meet up. I was hoping to do the same this year but what with one thing and another it didn't quite happen! Em and I had decided, a bit belatedly, that we could combine our day in London - morning at the fair and afternoon shopping elsewhere. But, typical me, i left getting tickets too late and they had sold out! So we decided we'd go to Covent Garden in the morning and then hit Oxford, Regent Street, etc., in the afternoon. So we caught an early train, managed to to upgrade our tickets to first class and sat happily chatting (or in my case knitting and chatting), drinking tea and hot chocolate!

We went to Covent Garden first - i do so love it there, all the lovely shops and craft markets
When the taxi dropped us off, the first thing we saw was this mahoosive rheindeer, it was covered with twinkly lights, which you obviously can't see in the daytime!

Then there were these people pretending to be statues -this poor lady nearly got blown over by a sudden gust of wind - and the one below was the invisible man!
The markets and stalls were looking very festive!
After buying a few bits and pieces we decided to go to Liberty's - i had never been and was dying to have a look around
It is the most beautiful store and the above pic was sneakily taken of the christmas room - the whole ceiling was covered in these gorgeous lights!

Next - Carnaby Street - Em had never been and wanted to hear all about it Em has a shoe passion and was over the moon when she saw this shop - her favourite shoes - usually found only in the Shuh shops - and here was a shop full of them - thats me by the way having a browse!

We decided to go on up to Oxford Street - oh my god, it was jammed packed as you can imagine - we were starving and decided to look for somewhere to eat - finally found a lovely little italian restaurant down one of the side streets and had the most gorgeous lunch - and gave my poor feet a rest!

Finally we decided to have a look round Selfridges and test out our favourite perfumes and then head off to the train station!
It was such a lovely day out but sooo exhausting, and although i love going to visit London i know i'm a country girl at heart!



Working Mom Knits said...

What a fantastic day! Wish you were my mom...

Gina said...

What a fabulous day out. I love going to Liberty's too!

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

It sounds like you both had a fabulous time! But I'm surprised we didn't bump into each other as I'm sure our paths must have crossed!

Lucy xxx

trashalou said...

Oh I know what you mean about being a country girl. Glad you both had a good day though :-)

Joy said...

Sounds and looks like a fabulous day!! I remember going to Carnaby St back in '78!!! That was the last time I was in London ;o)!!
Joy :o)

maria said...

Glad you had a good time. I quite fancy a London trip but think I'll wait until the spring.

Jane Moxey said...

Thanks for the lovely day out in London that you shared. Great pictures! I think London has changed quite a bit since I was there! Liberty's is a gorgeous store. I used to love their cotton lawn fabrics -- but they got awfully pricey!

Indigo Blue said...

Your trip to London looks great, especially the lights. We quickly popped to Covent Garden before we went to Mamma Mia but it was not long enough. i would love to visit Carnaby Street too.
Hope you are well and there will be another block sent on Saturday for you. I have been a bit solw to get this done, been busy at work.

noelle said...

Lovely pics of your grand day out! Liberty's is just great isn't it? Thanks for your comment on my cats they should be in my Folksy shop by the weekend hopefully x x x

Janean said...

so lovely! thank you for sharing photos of your outing. how long did those "statues" have to stand there??

silverpebble said...

It looks as though you both had a truly wonderful day Maria. It's so exciting to see the twinkly lights and glamorous shops isn't it? I'm with you though - I'm such a country mouse nowadays - I had such a lovely day out but was also glad to get home last Saturday too