by ysoldateague December 17, 2008


It’s been about a week since I got home, but here are some photos of what Hannah and I did on our short trip to London.

We ate lunch at the World Food cafe, origin of one of my favourite cookbooks. It was great, but one ‘meal’ and one ‘snack’ was plenty for both of us.


Hannah be-friended a unicorn in Liberties and I may have bought a coat and some fabric. Maybe.


We walked in Hyde Park, with more unicorns, a giant Otto


and some beautiful geese.


Hannah spent hours in the American embassy and I did some secret shopping, which included a trip to the adorable All The Fun of The Fair.


Their yarn selection was small and not particularly exciting, but that was more than made up for by the cuteness.


This is a great place to look for gifts for the crafty people in your life. The location is also wonderful, in a courtyard off Carnaby Street full of intersting little shops – I also found some beads and a dress.


The embassy  finally released Hannah just in time to jump on the crazy busy tube (we got caught up in the crowds for a football match) and seek out Socktopus.


Alice is wonderful and I was very excited to see her store. It’s not too easy to find so make sure you take the very clear directions on her site – it’s absolutely worth making the effort for.


The shop is a tiny treasure trove full of perfectly selected yarns, notions and books.socktopus-3

And no, you can’t see what we bought – we managed very well to sneakily buy gifts for each other and I’m not about to spoil the surprise now!


On our last morning we went for breakfast at the Tate Modern. I wasn’t very awake and managed to get the train at the wrong stop, which did lead to a walk along the south bank which would have been lovely if I hadn’t had quite so much shopping to lug along. We did stumble across this though.


A gallerywhere you can drop in and knit for charity. I’m starting to think I have some sort of knitting sixth sense.


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