To get on a red bus and go anywhere…

Hope you are having a wonderful Mothers Day weekend ?

It’s worked out well for us this time as Andy has been at home – it’s been a busy year for him and we missed out on being together for our First Anniversary and my Birthday last month so we headed into London yesterday for a family day – I took my new camera along and although I only used the automatic setting ( must try harder ! ).. I took a few pics along the way.

Andy wanted to make sure that I had a bit of pampering and fun – so we visited Selfridges. I had an impromptu manicure using Baker Street Nails Inc polish – very bright !.. As you can see, I have no nails to speak of so the lovely technician did an excellent job !

 

Not sure if I have mentioned before but I have a slightly out of hand, Converse addiction twinned with a penchant for leopard print so it was only right to give these beauties a loving home. :)

 

We had our lunch there, shared a few cupcakesΒ and trundled onto Liberty London for a browse and I bought these fabrics, trim and buttons ( below ).. what to make ? – Then we popped into a very rammed Hamleys – up through Kingly Court and wandered for a while around the tireless streets.

 

I had a really good chat with the man in Castle Fine Art at St Christophers Place – if you’re ever in that area – check out their shop as they have some Stan Lee, Marvel ( signed ) canvases along with Bob Dylan paintings amongst other gifted artists. Well worth a visit. Marimekko is also just along there and their bold fabrics are as ever – stunning.

 

We took a boat ride to The Tower of London – even though it was grey, the sight of St Pauls Cathedral, Big Ben, The Shard and all the buildings on The South Bank warmed the cockles of my heart. Bliss.


 

 

 

Finishing off the day with a much needed 50s restyle for Andy at Rocket Barbers in Hackney.Touring leaves little time for such thing as a haircut ! :)

Being a Londoner at heart, I do miss the eternal buzz of the Big Smoke. It is true that you take things for granted when they’re on your doorstep. Almost everyday when I lived and worked in London I passed all of these places but was always in a rush to get to somewhere else ! I find it important though to get in now whenever I can for inspiration – I’m really looking forward to the Ideal Home Show next week.

What’s your favourite part of London and why ?.. How do you like to spend an ideal day ?

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Sally

My favourite place in the whole world is London! Especially Oxford Circus. This post reminds me of all my trips there!!!

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lucyloves

Yes! You like All the Fun of the Fair, don’t you? Hope you’re feeling better x

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powder grey

What a lovely day out with your family, sounds fab…… I too lived in London for many years and many different parts. Always in a rush hailing taxis or running to catch tubes/trains to go to some great event, catch up with friends, work, all sounding very glam and buzz like to really appreciate!! What always stays in my mind and loved (still do) at the time was passing Battersea Power Station on the train to either work/home Amazing building! Going to Quaglinos when it first opened constantly looking around and in aww of it all, had my first taste of oysters there but what really caught my eye the ashtray (no I wasnt one of those that took one, pitty ha ha). Great post and images Lucy, brought back some lovely memories! Must make a trip again and soon…. x

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lucyloves

Glad to have inspired you! :) I used to pass the Power Station too – maybe we lived in the same neck of the woods?? You’ve just reminded me of some lovely memories too x

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