the next morning found us in a nearby cafe with hot chocolate and pastries for breakfast, it was most important to keep 'well fed' for our day ahead...
we headed towards Islington high street passing many a famous landmark along the way...(now it is quite possible that we passed LIBERTY the day before but as it was several weeks ago and my short term memory isn't that hot these days then add in the tramua of discovering my 'hat' is no longer my best friend, please allow me this moment of 'not in quite the right order')
since becoming a 'brit abroad' i spend most of my time in the UK marvelling at the lovely old buildings and wishing i was surrounded by it on a daily basis...our main reason for Islington high street was to track down the lovely store LOOP.
our whole pilgrimage to london was to see the stores featured in all those lifestyle magazines every month and discover for ourselves if they are as lovely as they appear in print...
we located LOOP just off the beaten track,
just the prettiest yarn store...it's a little space just chocked full of talent, creativity and lovely yarns...after breathing it all in we headed out to see what other treasures lay around, soon coming across
and a lovely eco furniture store who's name escapes me but where we found the felted butterfly lamp often featured in magazines and i'm excited to find it is now
so all in all an extremely successful 'fabulous at forty' trip to the big smoke, our only regret was not making it to
but not bad for 24 hours...
at 3pm we caught the train home, weary but happy and once again took up residence in Debbie's home with a cup of tea, chocolate bar and yarn...
she's thinking it doesn't get much better than that ~ Tif
Phew I am exhausted just reading about your day trip! I ordered milk casein knitting needles from Loop and they are the most gorgeous things to knit with......and Noa Noa - I love their clothes!
sounds like a wonderful day!!
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