Thursday, 30 October 2014

London / Liberty


One of my besties is emigrating to Australia in a few weeks. It all happened very quickly and her leaving date falls when I'm in America, so on Sunday I hot-footed it up to London to bid her farewell. 

It was so lovely to see her and have a proper catch-up before she goes. I'll miss her loads. Even though we don't get to see each other very often (and will see each other even less now!), she is one of the few people who gets me and I could tell her anything. We've had some great times, hard times, some hilarious mishaps and it's strange to think that she'll be on the other side of the world. Thank goodness for Skype!

Being the plonker that I am, I failed to take a photo of the two of us together, which I'm pretty upset about. I did however, take lots of pictures of my favourite shop - Liberty.



































I could spend hours in Liberty. There are so many beautiful things for sale (sadly most have a hefty price tag - see the little robin, above. Sheesh.) and the building itself is incredible, with dark wood panelling, quirky staircases and so many little details to look at. 

I'm not at all squeamish, but those Halloween treats of 'cubed earwax' and 'human snot' made me feel really queasy! Vomtastic. I soon recovered when I hit the kitchen, stationery and fabric rooms - all those incredible patterned prints! Wish, wish, wish I could afford to buy some fabric in my favourite Liberty print.

It was such a whirlwind day - six hours of travelling and six hours in London. I was shattered by the end of it. I don't know London at all, having only been a handful of times. I would really like to spend a bit more time there, perhaps stay a couple of days so that I can explore properly, do all the touristy things and visit the museums and galleries. I definitely couldn't live there though - this country kitty is not built for the big city! If I can't be home and in my pyjamas by 6pm, then it's not for me. I'm such a rock 'n' roll queen, ha.

Are you a city slicker, or a country bumpkin? 

xx



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8 comments:

  1. All those years living in London and I've never actually been into Liberty ..how shocking is that?! I think when you're a Londoner though you tend to avoid the Oxford St area at all costs cos it's just too crowded!

    I'm going down in December, mostly to see friends and family but there is a day that I'll have to myself so many I'll have to pencil in a trip to Liberty whilst I have some spare time!

    Chloe x
    newgirlintoon.co.uk

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    1. I'm the same about Bath - I never go to the popular/touristy bits, for the very same reason.
      Liberty is definitely worth a visit though - so much pretty! x

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  2. Jeez louise that robin is expensive. I've never been to Liberty but definitely planning to in the new year. The diner looks amazing too, those pancakes!!! xx

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    1. The robin is part of a collection in there for sale, by an artist. So I can kinda understand the higher price tag, but still - ouch!
      The pancakes were delish! x

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  3. Oh my glob! Is the Robin filled with Gold? I've never been to Liberty but me & the boy are going to London for a few days in December so it's definitely on the list now! X

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    1. Definitely pop in for a look - it's so beautiful! It's lovely just to wander and look x

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  4. Wow, so many lovely things in the shop! I've never been there myself, and not too much to London either. I like the city, but only for a day, then I'd rather be back in the country!

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    1. Same here - I can only deal with cities for a day or two, then I need to get the hell outta there!

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