We started at the little station up the road, with its cute signal box and traditional gates, which we are grateful to still have as so many are now automated. As you can see, it was a bit of a dull day. It takes about an hour to get to London which is a great time to chat and catch up.
Then it was off to do some serious shopping in Oxford Street, which is very hustly bustly. It had already been decorated for Christmas
John Lewis department store is a favourite with me and I spent quite a lot of time in there.
unusually coloured decorations, but very effective I thought. (Looking at this picture now, it reminds me of bubbles in a fish tank!)
Anyway after several hours of shopping, pondering, drinking coffee, shopping again, it was time to head home. My arms really ached from carrying the bags and my feet ached from all the walking! It was a relief to get on the train to come home to my lovely quiet village.
But now I have quite a lot of presents I can cross off my long list, so it was a day well spent (in every sense of the word!) I can't show you the presents - have to send them off to Santa, but I did buy some new towels for our downstairs cloakroom
I normally go for plain colours, but liked these stripey ones for a change. Oh and I tried, but I couldn't resist buying some wool! You see, when I look back at my recent crochet projects, purples and pinks seem to feature heavily in them so I decided that whatever my next project is, I should add some different colours to the mix so I bought these to add to my secret Rowan stash!
Now that I have seen The Garden Bell's fun neat ripple stitch, I just might have to have a go at that - I feel a cushion coming on!!!
Thanks for dropping by and have a lovely weekend!
Speak soon xx