The husband and I are going into London tomorrow. It's about an hour on the train for us, so it's no biggie to nip there occasionally. We're just going for lunch and a bit of a wander - nowhere in particular. I can, however, practically guarantee that we will make a trip to Liberty. It's my favourite shop. Aside from just admiring the gorgeous building I love the homewares, the fashion, the stationery department and the beauty hall.
I'm also on the lookout for some rose petal jam. I read in my Leon book that it's good with natural yogurt and it sounds like my kind of thing. I love flowery flavours: Charbonnel et Walker rose and violet creams are my very favourite chocs, Parma Violet sweets are a guilty pleasure and rose tea a new [but firm] favourite. In fact, thinking about it, there will be a bit of a rose theme tomorrow - I also want to pick up some Jo Malone rose water and vanilla perfume that I've been coveting for ages.
So my mind is turning to what I might wear. A nice lunch somewhere with the husband means that I need to make a bit of an effort but I also have to be mindful of potential blazing sunshine/torrential rain and the fact that we will be walking A LOT.
The only thing I'm certain to be dragging out tomorrow is this handbag:
(Yep, another handbag post. I told you I'm a bag lady).
It's my Mulberry Lily in oak silky snake print leather (stupid name really, it isn't silky at all). I bought it earlier in the year and I love it. It's much smaller than my other handbags and I really like the chain strap. I feel quite chic when I carry it and it's fab for shopping because, being small, it doesn't get heavy. The only down side is that I can't take my crochet or a book for the train but that's why man-bags were invented, no?
I have loads of other things to blog about - I've got a crochet hook roll that I am in LOVE with (a rose print! I think you will all appreciate it too) and so of course I had to get some pretty new hooks. I've also started [another] crochet project and have a few squares to show you. I'm quite pleased with them. I've also got two blog awards to accept (thanks Cuckoo and Emily!) so I'll do all of that early next week.
Sending lots of love and sunshine your way.
(sorry for the awful title, I made myself cringe too)
Edit: Just reviewing my post for typos and noticed my fizzog reflected in the shiny buckle on my bag. Ha! Note to self to look out for unintentional reflections in future photos... don't want my bloddies catching a glimpse of me in my baggy grey knicks. Ha!