My Rocking post is late again but I was out yesterday with DD Hope when we went up to London. So that's my first grateful - lovely days out.
We scooted round Primark in Oxford Street, had a coffee after looking at Selfridges Christmas lights (it was raining so I didn't take a photo because it would have looked too depressing). I took her to Liberty in Regent Street and it made me smile when she vowed that when she had a place of her own she was going to furnish it from Liberty (she'd better get a very good job!). We grabbed a bite to eat and then found Bladerubber, a stamping shop near Covent Garden. It would have been so much easier if I'd remembered the detailed map (left on the fridge freezer at home), but it was so much fun finding it (my words not Hope's!). So having done a trolley dash round Bladerubber (treated myself to a couple of the Somerset Studio publications) we stumbled across The Forbidden Planet, which Hope loved. This shop sells everything to do with cult tv programmes and films, such as Star Trek, Dr Who, Twilight, Harry Potter, Family Guy etc etc etc. I bought a great poster of the WW2 Dalek, exactly like a mock up of a wartime poster, and this daft book, which will be fun to make...
We then wandered along to Covent Garden, and on the way we saw 'Starman' (from the programme about the Pineapple Dance Studios). I took a photograph, although it isn't great but a van was speeding up behind me. A split second later Jesus (the man nearest the camera) turned round and gave us a lovely smile. I missed that, of course.
When we got to Covent Garden I had to take a photo of the giant baubles (and Hope)! The Christmas tree is up but is not yet lit up - that's being done next week. Apparently, whenever a couple stand under the tree and kiss all the lights will twinkle. All together now, ahhhhhhhh!
So that was yesterday. What else am I grateful for?
Grant, who has started redecorating the kitchen. A thankless task which we have been putting off for too long, but he's started it and it's already looking better.
The Willowing Art Heart and Healing course. I'm really enjoying having a go at different things and thinking outside my comfort zone.
As promised last week, I said I'd be introducing a new friend.......
Little Miss Bun is another
reject carefully chosen soft toy from the charity shop. She's a product of the 1970's with her little patterned apron. Sadly she had been abused with string tied around her neck, but I'm sure she'll recover from her ordeal with a little TLC. Welcome Little Miss Bun!
Have a great weekend!