"Downstairs"range. They are pretty vintage designs and the quilt top is now complete ready for quilting. These fabrics are not in the shops until next month, so I get to play early!
We had a trip to the big city with Son and his lovely wife, and of course the gorgeous "O"
The day started with a bit of a hiatus as Bedford station had no systems working so were unable to take payment for tickets by card. I had a nice bunch of cash in my purse (well - I was hoping to do a bit of shopping) so I strode past the long queue waving notes at the nice young gentleman and purchased my tickets and hopped onto the next train
We agreed to meet at the entrance to Tower Hill tube station as we arrive in London at different main line stations.
A call when we arrived found the other party already in the little park outside the station entrance.
So out we went - and no family?
Another call. "right outside the entrance MOTHER!"
But so am I?
"Look MOTHER - can you see the Tower?" (getting frustrated with me)
"Which side of the road are you on"
"Well, we are in the park!"
Not the park I am looking at...... Lets both go across the road to the tower and we will meet where the poppies are flowing down the wall. (trying to keep him calm)
"So meet there NOW?!" (calm not working - he must be hungry)
Well, I will get there when your Dad gets back - he's wandered off and he has no phone.
Did we all know that there are THREE entrances to Tower Hill Station? We do now.
But we did find them and the Poppies are a lovely sight
We wandered across Tower Bridge
The Shard (we had been given the tickets at Christmas by some very good friends)
It was worth the wait
though it made my knees a bit shaky
And embarrassed myself just a little bit when listening to a man try to tell his wife where to spot Buckingham Palace
"see the London Eye?"
"well 10 o'clock from the Eye "
"no still cant see it "
"10 O'clock - 10 O'clock!! It's there!"
At this point I had to join in - I cant see it either!!!
"10 O'clock like on the face of the clock!!" (he's getting cross... and we had drawn a crowd)
Oooooh! 10 O'clock (me) I was looking at 10 past!!!
(Wife) Oh yes! So was I!
we then had to listen to a short(ish) lecture on spacial awareness.
He wasn't happy that we both couldn't stop giggling
|can you spot it?|
We spent a couple of hours spotting landmarks and trying to find all of the London football stadiums and trying not to show the family up.
And being entertained by a very cuddly little one
After which, we stopped here for a spot of shopping
|it really is a beautiful building|
|even the entrance is impressive|
A long and tiring but really good day out
I have also started on a project which will be a gift.
recipient is worth it
Have a great weekend