Monday, 2 October 2017

A Day Trip to London Town

I'm again working through my stash of things to post about, so this is from the end of August!

I headed out for a day trip to London with my friend Hannah - we live a 45 minute train journey away but never really take advantage of it!

It was a mildly touristy day out. We started off in Kensington Gardens, which were very picturesque. We did go on a hunt for the Peter Pan statue but somehow managed to miss it! We headed past the Albert memorial, which was absolutely HUGE! My picture was taken from across a couple of roads away. Very impressive.



We then popped into Harrods - I had never been! It is such an amazingly beautiful building in places - really bizarre that it is a shop! The food hall was just breath-taking (my pictures don't do it justice!). We couldn't resist having some tea there, and buying some petite gateaus. It's mad how intricate they are! I brought Darren one back - I think they survived fairly well after a full day of being lugged around!





We had lunch in Greenwich before investigating the lovely market there. We then headed back to Covent Gardens, where we had a mooch and a nice bit of cake!


It was a really lovely day, and nice to have a bit of an explore!

In terms of crafting, I also did some work on my needleminder exchange organised by the lovely Ingrid at Mii Stitch. I think my move may have meant that the parcel headed for me got a bit waylaid, so I thought I'd post what I made. As I am from Wales and very proud of my heritage, I sent the lovely Karyn a dragon cross-stitch. And as I love Star Wars, I sent her a BB8 needle-minder.
Hope over to Karyn's blog here. It was really fun to take part, and nice to have a quick stitch project!




I'm now going to curl up and catch up on all your lovely blogs!

16 comments:

  1. What a lovely day out. Peter Pan is rather hidden away in a secluded spot! I love London and don't go anywhere near enough. We did manage to get to see both the Lego Art of the Brick and the Star Wars Identity exhibitions in one day this summer.
    Cute dragon stitch too. Those little kits are very sweet and quick to stitch.

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    1. I shall have to go again to find him! Did you enjoy the exhibitions? They both sound right up my street! x

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  2. Those little "goodies" look amazing and I bet they taste just as good. Cute little stitchery.

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    1. So,so yummy! I bet they were even nicer before a day of carrying them around London x

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  3. Thanks for the photos of London - I enjoyed sharing your day out! Sorry to hear your exchange parcel went awol. You sent some real goodies to Karyn!

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    1. Thank you :) parcel has luckily not gone awol - so I can stop worrying about having lost it! Thank you! x

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  4. Lovely day out Bethan. Years since I went to Harrods, bet is hasn't changed much. xx

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  5. Oh dear, my understanding was that Kaye was going to email you with regards to the exchange. Her dad's passing has kind of delayed things, but I'm sure she will be sending your parcel when things are better for her. I loved the goodies you've made and sent to Karyn! Looks like a fab trip to London.

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    1. Kaye has emailed me now and we're all unmuddled about where the parcel is - I was just very worried my ex-landlord was now the proud owner of the needle minder!
      Thank you x

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  6. Oh my, that day in London sounds terrific. I'm sure Harrod's would be a place I'd visit as well when being in London. And of course I'd have some tea there, too.

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    1. Thank you :) It's worth popping in - it's slightly insanely jaw-dropping for a shop x

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  7. London is my fav city. I have been there twice,still wasn't able to visit all the sites. Isn't the Albert memorial astounding? The gold shines against the grey skies so beautifully.
    Lovely stitching for the exchange.

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    1. I have a feeling it would take many, many trips to visit all the sites! The memorial is amazing - I had had no idea of the scale of it before seeing it in real-life x

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  8. Looks like a wonderful day out, London is certainly fun!
    Oh, the dragon, you know I love it!

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    1. I thought you'd enjoy the dragon Astrid! I'm very tempted to buy one for myself now x

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