I spent a lovely few days with Kate and we had the opportunity to do lot's of fun things together. We visited a trade show, enjoyed a fair amount of shopping and managed to fit in some leisurely lunch breaks along the way. We were very fortunate with the weather and took the opportunity to eat alfresco as much as possible.
My journey to London on the Sunday wasn't quite as straight forward as usual due to a few tube closures but all in all it was a good journey and I managed a bit of crochet on the way. Sunday evening was spent watching the World Cup Final, and Jake won our family sweep stake with Zachy coming second.
On Monday morning we started out from Parsons Green enjoying the lovely sunshine and then tube hopped over to Angel in Islington where we visited a Children's trade show " Bubble" which was fun.
After looking around the show we had a quick coffee break and then went to find "Loop" a yarn store I have wanted to visit for ages but alas it was closed on a Monday. Undeterred we then set out to find Raystitch a wonderful haberdashery, only small but full of amazing treasures. I fell in love with the beautiful fabrics, such interesting and unusual patterns. I would love to join one of the sewing classes they offer but unfortunately a little far from home. After visiting Raystitch it was time for lunch and we sat outside in the sunshine at Planet Organic and enjoyed a very healthy lunch.
After we had eaten and replenished our energy levels it was time for another tube ride and we went to visit a lovely store called West Elm which is on Tottenham Court Rd. The shop was bursting with beautiful furniture, cookware, household goods, gifts, in fact lots of lovely things. We treated ourselves to a few bits and pieces and then called into the store next door, an amazing Paperchase with exciting goodies on three different floors - the biggest Paperchase I have ever seen with such a tempting array of brightly coloured things that you just must have!
Then it was time to pick up Jake, my lovely grandson, we had a quick play in the park and then home for his supper, bath time, story book and bed.
A lovely first day - more to tell you soon x