Monday, April 9, 2007

They have yarn too!!

My mum and I went to London on Saturday to look at shops and such. We started off by going to Marylebone High Street, which has lots of nice shops. Of course, I had to take my mum to the Cath Kidston shop there and she was in love with it too! Then we just had a wander, and popped into Skandium which has Scandinavian design - it's always so amazing to me to see Danish stuff in shops in other countries, I really get a kick out of it. In Skandium we also saw this guy who is on telly here in the UK, but I can't rememeber his name or what programme he does. But it's something with design and decorating (yeah, I know, not a lot to chose from then!).

Then we had hot chocolate with whipped cream and chocolate sprinkled on top at Starbucks. So good! After that we walked over to Regent Street where I wanted to have a look in Liberty. Oh golly, people! It's like a paradise of fabric and yarn (nevermind all the other things too!). In fact, when we stepped out of the lift on the 3rd floor (fabric), I did actually exclaim: They have yarn too!! Because that was what met my eyes. Lots and lots of yarn, for knitting, crocheting and embroidery. And bolts and bolts of lovely, pretty fabric. All so very tempting, but you know what... I actually managed to leave without buying anything!

I absolutely would not have minded staying there for quite some time, but eventually we left and braved the throngs in Oxford Street. Bloody hell, there are a lot of tourists there! It got better as soon as we turned onto Tottenham Court Road where we went into Paperchase. Which is another fantastic shop. And if you like the stationary and such they have on the ground floor, you should go to the top floor. They have beautiful, beautiful paper of all kinds. Crepe and tissue paper. Printed paper, embossed, flocked(!) and handmade paper. Almost too much to stand!

A really lovely day. It was so nice to have my mum here for a few days. To go (window) shopping, chat and all that stuff you can't do over the phone or in an email. Unfortunately, now she's gone home, and it'll probably be a while before she comes over here again. At least we're going to Denmark in a little over two weeks. Yay!

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