Continue from the last blog post. We have left the UK and are now in Greece. Here are the photos from our visit to the UK. We spent 2 weeks in London staying at my sister's apartment in Chelsea. We didn't spent the whole two weeks just in London. We took 5 days of to West Wales. A mini holiday from a big holiday, if you get what I meant! Having visited and lived in London on many occasions we are familiar with the city. We used London's public transports both buses and underground.
We visited our favourites places, galleries and museums and shops we like as well. A visit to Liberty House in Regent St. is a must! Also went to the Cloth House the shop I found on Instagram and met both Jay and Niki the owners of the shop.
Dyeing was also part of London's visit. I ran into a Eucalyptus tree, surprise surprise! It was my lucky day that a large branch was on the ground. I gathered some and wrapped with the silk I took with me. You can see the results from photos below:
I continue with my stitching and started another section in London and have completed it as well. Scroll down to the second part of this blog to read about West Wales:
|Red telephone booths are the icons of London. Today some|
of them provide free WIFI for emergency use.
|A Chelsea Pensioner Bench, very famous!|
|Celtic design on a side walk. Only about 8x8". It's cute!|
|Faces of London found their way into my journal page|
|The Liberty House, London|
|Cloth House with warm greeting from Jay|
|Gorgeous fabric collection at Cloth House|
|A base of stitching piece|
|Completed the stitching|
|Eucalyptus tree found in London|
|Bundled, steamed and results!|
In West Wales we booked ourselves into Airbnb. A charming stone farmhouse cottage. Being low season we got the whole cottage for ourselves. We took daily excursions and visited small towns and villages along the west coast of Wales. We thoroughly enjoyed our time in Wales.
|Op-shop browsing awarded me with this beautiful|
remnant of hand embroidered pieces.
|Stone farmhouse cottage|
|A typical house in Wales|
|Mwnt Church on Mwnt Beach|
|Typical Wales scenery|
|A rainbow greeted us that day|
|A collage of Wales in my journal|
|A town scene completely hand knitted by member|
of National Wool Museum of West Wales
|Hexies quilt using wool fabric|
|Woollen hand knitted tights at National|
Wool Museum of West Wales
The last few days in London I met up with a few friends from Abu Dhabi days. It was lovely to get a chance to meet them again. I went to V&A Museum with Yasmin and saw Indian Fabric Exhibition. We really enjoyed it. Another day I went with Debbie to Harrods for high tea! Thanks ladies, you totally spoiled me, but I loved it!
We are now in Greece and having such a great time here with our cousins. Will share the photos of Greece with you on my next post.
Until next time