Friday, January 22, 2010

happy 2010 !

Liberty, view from Oxford St.

It seems incredible that I haven't posted for almost two months, but December was just so busy and the start of January even more. Christmas and New Year were wonderful but passed too quickly. We finally had our last Christmas lunch a couple of weekends ago, put away all our decorations and dismantled the tree, much to the dismay of our cats who really enjoyed hiding under it ...

There was a lot of craftiness going on, mainly involving a dozen or so wool + tweed scarves that I decided to make for friends this year (and couple for myself). Also some new softies (for friends' babies) and my first beret which turned out quite nice. For myself, I finished a new dress, a skirt, a Gretel, and am almost done with my red Vivian.

And so last weekend I went away for a few days to London with some friends. It was a girls' trip, no sightseeing at all but basically lots of shopping :)
A friend of ours moved there recently, another one joined us from Brussels, and we had a blast. We hit all the main shops (brief stops at Liberty, Anthropologie, Orla Kiely and Cath Kidston, of course), saw and enjoyed the "We will rock you" musical and wandered our way through several markets. All in all a great way to start the new year :)

Here's a brief photo summary (more here):

::at the Camden markets

:: around Liverpool St. Station

:: Brick Lane

:: Cath Kidston .. I bought way too much stuff in here

:: around Spitafields market

:: Petticoat Lane

:: tea at Yumchaa (Camden market)

:: dinner at Comptoir Libanais (London Street, next to Paddington Station)