Saturday, 9 August 2014

Fun in London

I am up in London enjoying being a tourist!
Had a great time this morning, London was alive with hundreds if not thousands of people and children all riding bicycles!  As always Borough Market is full of delicious smelling food:

Southwark Cathedral always pulls me for a moment of quiet contemplation :
There is so much history in this part of London :

Then off to see Dot and Maarten and deliver fun quilt for their sofa bed in the baby's room: and see gorgeous new pram:  my first grandchild is due any day now:

Then off for a walk into Greenwich and an ice cream treat!: Dot looks so radiant:  being pregnant suits her!

And now I am house and cat sitting for Fran and Angelo:  the beautiful MiuMiu:
I intend this week to go and see the Folk Art Exhibition at the Tate Gallery and see the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace as well as catching up with friends. 
This is my second trip to London in 2 weeks:  I recently came up to support Fran on a 10K run in Hyde Park for Cancer Research:

Fran raised over £4000 with generous sponsorship from friends and family who know how special this Charity is to us. And then we had a family lunch out at a pub in Islington which serves only organic food:  needless to say it was delicious. 
So all is good:  just excited about the arrival of a new generation into the family. 

I hope everyone is having a good summer, certainly the weather here in the UK has been beautiful. 
Not much time for quilting at the moment whilst in London but will be cross stitching whilst cat sitting!
Thanks for visiting My Quilting Life. I will
Update baby news in due course !! 


  1. Looks like a fun time in London! So nice to see your family -- you're right, Dot does look radiant! Hope you enjoy cat sitting. Enjoy the sight seeing and visiting!

  2. I loved visiting that part of London last year - I think we went to the market 3 or 4 times. So much Old Stuff packed into a small walkable area. And Greenwich is lovely too with its large green park.

  3. So exciting seeing the gorgeous pram and little car seat - and your quilt is wonderful, as ever! Hope all goes well. Enjoy the rest of the summer. xCathy

  4. Such a pretty pram! Gorgeous quilt for the baby!!! Love to cross stitch!! Such a cool market they have there. I can almost smell all the lovely scents in your ictures. Beautiful cat. Looks as though she/ he knows who is ruler of the house.