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Friday, 16 November 2007

~*~ London Trip Day 2..........~*~

After a full English breakfast at the hotel, we caught the 73 bus direct to the Country Living Fair in Islington.

Whilst standing in the Q to get in, I realised we were standing in front of Victoria Wood and she looked fabulous.

The Fair was really good, made even better by the fact that it was reasonably quiet for the first hour and you could get a good look at everything without all the josling about.

I have bought some lovely bits and pieces, mostly Christmas prezzies which I can't reveal on the blog.
Emma Bridgewater's husband, the gorgeous Mathew Rice, was there and personalised my advent calender envelope with a pretty watercolour of Wendy.

After about 3 hours, we called it a day because it was just too busy. After a nice lunch, we dropped in on the newly renovated St.Pancras station. The renovated ironwork is beautiful and the bronze sculpture of the couple in the entrance is magnificent.

Caught the 3pm train North, picked up at the station by Julie's husband and home by 6:15pm.

A really hectic but fun couple of days, think I'll do it again in March !!!!

Thursday, 15 November 2007

~*~ London Trip ------ Day 1 ~*~

Got back last night after a brilliant 2 day break in London.Caught the train early Tuesday morning from Newcastle.I took some knitting with me and the journey just flew over. Arrived at King's Cross station about lunchtime and set about some retail therapy.

Marylebone High St with Cath Kidston and Emma Bridgewater were the first stop,followed by a long mooch around Liberty's.The Rowan wool dept. is fantastic and a whole floor is dedicated to Christmas deckies. This looks like a frame from Autumnwatch

We had a meal in Carluccio's and then set off to find the hotel, a quick freshen up then off to Mary Poppins at the Prince Edward theatre.
The musical was brilliant,all the fave songs, great acting, fantasic moving scenery and Mary Poppins flying over our heads on wires!!!!

Day 2 tomorrow..........

Monday, 12 November 2007

~*~ I've calmed down ~*~

It worked, a combination of sewing, watching "Strictly", a good red wine and a few good meals has got me back on an even keel again.

This is a peculiar little quilt from "Celebrate with Little Quilts", I love their work and can always find inspiration within the pages.I didn't have a red that was "orangey" enough but am quite happy with the result.The blue lines are,of course, water eraseable marker pen lines for quilting; 3/4 of an inch apart, diagonally across the top.The top, including borders is 10in by 14in.

I will be quiet for a day or two, I'm off to London, to the Country Living Christmas Fair, to see Mary Poppins and some retail therapy for Christmas.