Saturday, 15 January 2011

LONDON baby Part 1

Christmas light displays
Kirstie fell in love with this dress :)

Gorgeous displays


Old sewing machines and wooden spools covered the walls

It was hard to take photos that really captured what it was like
All saint interiors were incredible
Well it has been an extremely hard week in our community... so I needed to go to a happy place so I thought I would start to tell you about our wonderful adventures on our month trip last November and December...After an extremely long flight (not my favourite part lol) we arrived in London late in the afternoon booked into our accommodation and had a nice meal at the Shakespeare pub and headed to bed.... We had booked a hop on hop off bus the next morning so up early to a lovely breakfast and then some adventures around the city of London....I am a country girl so I must say I am not generally a big city type person but London was gorgeous... I felt like a little girl seeing the world for the first time if that makes sense...Everything just seemed magical and I kept having reminders of the monopoly board which just made me smile....The photos I have shared were some of the wonderful shops we visited... As everyone knows I have a love for interior design and I just couldn't believe the AllSaints shops fitting and fixtures, it was TRULY incredible and the photos don't at all do it justice.... Anyway it is after midnight here so I should get some sleep as I have to work tomorrow....more soon .....
You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water. -Rabindranath Tagore

We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand - and melting like a snowflake. - Marie B. Ray

David Grayson
Adventure is not outside man; it is within.



9 comments:

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Cathy
I've been thinking of you all this week.. it's hard not to... but so wonderful to also hear the stories of the aussie spirit and sense of community... everyone pitching in whether they were affected or not.. whether they knew the people or not.. some heartwarming stories coming out of this also..

Looks like you had a fabulous time... I don't remember All Saints from when I was there.. but it was sooo long ago.. perhaps it didn't exist then...

Take care.. xxxx Julie

Alison Gibbs said...

Oh Cathy I am green with envy.... London..only a dream.
Thanks for sharing
Alison

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Hi Cathy...have been thinking and wondering how you have been getting on up there...My Prayers and Thoughts are with you all...
What a wonderful place London looks...I've never been there but my friend has and she was just in awe at it all!!! Big Hug to you...Dzintra♥x

Vintages said...

London is so often overlooked in favor of Paris. Paris is wonderful, don't get me wrong, but London is special too. Thanks for bringing back the images and grandeur of old London. Bob

Pearl Maple said...

so true London is gorgeous, so many beautiful images to take in and sights to inspire the creative mind thanks for sharing with us

Simply Bungalow said...

Beautiful photos. I love the sewing machines.
~Heidi

Melissah said...

I just discovered your lovely blog. I'm just new into blogging & have just finished off my own blog on fashion & interior design.
scrapbook-melissah.blogspot.com
I had a lot of fun putting it together maybe you would like to check it out if you have a spare minute.
x
Melissah

Olia Shamray said...

ooooooooh, love London

Laraine said...

I think I could live amongst those machine displays. I could be the ghost on the stairs.