One highlight of our trip was, of course, some shopping. A trip to
Liberty of London
did not disappoint…except that it was SO crowded. Note to self and all of you: do not go on a Saturday.

The ground floor was, to me, the least interesting. But the home furnishings on, I think, the 3rd floor was wonderful. Those small sort of “pop-up” shops/stalls from independent crafters and makers were so colorful and unique. Expensive goods…but great pictures!


Another really fun visit for us was to the
Winnie-the-Pooh exhibition at the V&A.

It was just wonderful!
The museum made it very child friendly and accessible, with dials, dioramas, descriptive plaques and imagery all at child-eye-level. And there were lots and lots of children!

But I particularly enjoyed learning about the author and illustrator, A.A.Milne and E.H. Shepard. They both had sons and it is clear their inspiration came from those boys. And remember, this story was conceived and then published a few years after The Great War when the world, and especially England, welcomed such an uplifting, innocent and joyful world view.

My favorite purchase: two sweet, adorable mugs!

A random image of buttons from the shop:


More COLOR in Bermondsey.
We had gone there to see the
Fashion and Textile Museum
where, in June, the
Orla Kiely: A Life in Pattern
will be on view. And…I already have my ticket. Yes indeed, I wouldn’t miss this one!


What would a post about London be without an image of tea? It is so nice for me know that I can have a pot of real tea anywhere i go in that city…and not be thought a weirdo for the request!

As you can see, it was a busy week. A good week. And now I’ve been home for a week and am leaving again…yes, again… on another adventure. This one is totally different:
a stay in Savannah, Georgia with a quick side trip to Florida. Check back for pictures, of course!