London Calling

Its been one of those week so I knew that time was going to be against me so I decided not to write a large in depth post for you but instead I would share a few snippets of my whistle stop speed dating kind of day in London on Wednesday.

It’s always a joy to go to the capital with all its diverse, wonderful, eclectic fast paced gorgeousness.  From getting up at the crack of dawn to catch an early train to finishing the day in Caravan for our evening meal before heading back home is rather crazy but sometimes you’ve just got to do it.

I visited Coal Drops Yard to see what it was all about and boy I wasn’t disappointed this whole area of regeneration is outstanding and felt rather at home amongst the brick work and industrial architecture with a cool vibe that it purveys, its only been open for a couple of weeks so more stores are going to be opening all the time which will be a treat for me when I next go.  I absolutely loved the French store Caravane it was a  filled with the most sumptuous tactile ethical home wares, the linens and rugs where exquisite.

We quickly had a whizz around Liberty because when in London, the Christmas shop always amazes me it does make you wish you were small again, the magic and sparkle is something not to be missed.  Of course the whole town is building for Christmas, the lights and buzz was rather something.  I love wandering Covent Garden to add that extra dollop of sophistication and calm to the day, a purchase or two in Aesop and a relaxing pot of tea in Petersham Nurseries didn’t go amiss.

Making our way back to Kings Cross for a delicious meal in the atmospheric ambient Caravan was a treat, lit with candles and the buzz of the diners was the best tonic to end a perfect day.  I could honestly sleep for a week now and need lots of coffee to keep me going until the weekend but I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Until next time you beautiful crazy city, don’t ever change.


Days Out // New Year Goals

Back at the beginning of January I stated that I wanted to get outside more this year.  Not a New Years resolution just a goal for myself to achieve slowly.  We as a family seem to be doing quite well, organising our time so that weekends are freer for exploring together.  Choosing to go out and find somewhere to visit in our area has been fun and has made weekends feel longer than they are.  It is so easy to get stuck by the time Saturday comes around, energy levels can be low and all you want to do is sit on the sofa, I know how easy this is as I’ve felt like it all week. A mid year slump maybe but holiday season is soon to be upon us and I’m certainly on the count down to our long break away to France in a few weeks time.  Long lazy days in the Breton sunshine, relishing in a different pace and way of life amongst the  beautiful beaches and market towns of Brittany.

It has been refreshing this week to just write about nothing much, a personal post full of images that bring me joy and memories created with my family.  So I hope that that my goal of being outside more keeps going right through into the Winter months which will make me most proud.

Did you make any resolutions or goals in January that you’ve achieved or have they gone by the wayside?