Monday 25 October 2010

London, birthday and stitching

We've had a great weekend in London with our friends.The journey down on Friday was not so good, 4 hours in total, the last 8 miles taking 1 hour 45 minutes :( The Travelodge is always good, we use City Airport which is quite new and has a bar downstairs. Saturday morning we walked around South Bank and had a quick visit to Tate Modern. There was plenty of time to enjoy lunch at our favourite Thames side pub, Dogetts, before popping into Selfridges to buy my Nespresso glasses. We saw Graham Norton there doing a book signing.

The Tesco Wine Fair (our main reason for going to London) was great; there were 55 stands with five or six samples at each. It's great to get to try wines we wouldn't buy and using the guide book we now have ticks and crosses against wines to buy when we go shopping.

We had a lovely meal at Pizza Express before taking the tube back to the hotel - another very good trip but I did struggle to get around and have rested yesterday and today :0

I have worked hard on the summer basket on my  RR tablecloth, I don't get to do much stitching each day but it's coming along.

I have also finished another cross but it needs the silver lines adding, I have added the silver to the other four.

DH is off this week as well and hopefully we'll get to the caravan for a day or two. We need to close it down for the winter, hopefully we'll get to use it more next year as we didn't really visit that often in 2010.

Thanks for reading my news, happy blogging x x


  1. Hi Clare. I am so glad your trip went okay. I was thinking of you. Guess what?? I was in London too this weekend! Spurr of the moment trip and I have just blogged it too. Your RR looks good. Oh I do hope I have picked the right thing for ours. x

  2. Sounds like you had a lovely time. Your RR is lovely too.

  3. Glad you had a fun weekend.
    LOL at the photo of Graham Norton, it looks as if nobody is waiting to have their book signed, and he looks so bored and wistful. I imagine him thinking "They were queued round the block for bloody Russell Brand!"

  4. Sounds like you had a lovely time Clare.

    Your RR is looking lovely.

  5. LOL @ Christine's comment. Glad you & had a good time & that you've been resting up, as it sounds like you packed an awful lot into that weekend. The RR is going to look fab when completed. The tree is going to look really pretty & colourful. :0)

  6. Sounds like you had a good weeekend despite the travel issues. Hope it hasn't taken too much out of you. Will make a note of that Travelodge name, I never know where is a good place to stay.
    The RR is looking lovely.

  7. Sounds like a lovely weekend away.
    Poor Graham Norton, he looks so bored!
    L*K piece is looking great, i really must look harder for something for my RR in the new year.


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