Thursday, 21 February 2013

Wow What a View!

As a Valentine's treat for my train driver we went up the Shard. It was fantastic, London spread out under us with people looking like ants and the moving trains like worms. It was far more impressive than we thought it would be and we would love to go again perhaps in the summer when the days should be brighter so we can see further.

The most unnerving thing was seeing workmen hanging on the outside of the building 68 floors up. I'm not sure that a hard hat would do it though.

Our day out in London included a visit to Loop where I bought this lovely yarn to make Jane Richmond's Grace cardigan, which will go with the skirt I'm going to make with fabric underneath it. The yarn is Quince and Co, Finch and it's lovely.

I never go into London without a visit to Liberty's, it has to be my all time favourite shop, the building, the ambience, the goods to be bought, it has it all for me. Sadly I can't afford much of it but for window shopping it's fab. I did spend though and got a metre and a half of this lovely Tana Lawn. To be a blouse or top I think, not sure yet, there is also enough for a skirt so I'll have to make a decision, not yet though.

All in all my train driver and I had a great day out and I can't wait to do it again.


  1. I love the Liberty print! This outfit is going to look fantastic.
    Cool - the Shard! Isn't it impressive?! My kids will be so envious. We visited The Tower of London last week and gazed over to the Shard. Amazing.

  2. Lovely views but don't think I would be brave enough,I hat escalators and can't look down haha! Love the wool and fabrics.

  3. Sounds a great day but does your husband know about the train driver??