There were so many duty free shops at Heathrow! Pretty amazing!
This was the fancy schmancy part -- with Burberrys and Harrods and other fine stores.
I missed International Knitting in Public Day by a day. Does knitting on a plane count?
Eastern tip of Long Island??
And now pictures of my purchases in London. Not tooooo many. :D
An old Elizabeth II tin, a Buckingham Palace ornament, and a piece of Liberty Tana Lawn I've had trouble tracking down (in this colorway at least). I love how everything matches!
A needlepoint kit from Liberty London. I've drooled over this for ages.
And a sweater's worth (there's more in the bag) of Eden Cottage Yarn Bowland DK from Loop London. I had to try some British wool! Yes, I have a pattern picked out, but I don't want to jinx myself so I won't say which one. (The bag isn't a purchase. It was used as my bag for my purchases -- which I love!)
I also picked up this Banksy t-shirt. Don't you love it?
The father type has his own souvenirs (much less than me, of course), and we also picked up some souvenirs for the kids. But that's it! I toted a suitcase to London that was empty on one side. That side was pretty full on the way home!
I have started both the Kiss kit (which turns out to be in cross stitch -- hooray!) and started my sweater.
The father type also brought back a scarf from the Book of Kells Exhibit at Trinity College in Dublin for me.
I hope you've enjoyed my posts about our London trip. It was a wonderful trip for us, to a place I've always wanted to visit. I was in London only once before, as a small child, and I was sick most of the time and didn't care a bit for the place back then. What a treat for me now though! I loved how different London is from the US, with beautiful old buildings, cool chimneypots, and of course the ever present double decker buses, phone boxes, mail boxes, and London cabs. I hope we get to go back someday. I would love to visit London again, plus other parts of the UK.
Thank you, father type, for a lovely anniversary present. I will never forget our special time in London.