Saturday, 15 August 2009

Our Day of Fun

Today, as planned, Victoria and I headed up to London bright and early for a very special day of fun.
On our arrival we made a beeline for the John Lewis bistro for a yummy breakfast to set us up for the day.
I had Eggs Benedict and it was fabulous! (didn't look like this for long though I can assure you)
I was really impressed with both the service and food and thought it was very reasonably priced, I'm sure we will incorporate this little treat into future days of fun (Please Victoria?)

After breakfast we had a stroll round the haberdashery department where I picked up some beautiful gingham fabric with a view to making some bunting for my kitchen, some storage boxes for the craft room and some lovely little 'East of India' goodies for a giveaway I'm planning.
Unfortunately my camera is being temperamental this evening so I cant provide you with pictures (sorry ladies, I know how we all like to admire each others purchases!)

Onwards to Selfridges where we oohed and ahhed over the pretty new range of Hummingbird Bakery Stationary, of course it would have been rude not to buy some so I chose a set of recipe note cards in a tin and some gift tag note cards as well as the Hummingbird Bakery book ready for signing by the shops owner Tarek Malouf.
As a special offer for the signing we also received a free notebook and a yummy mini red velvet cake

I have only had a quick look at the book and already cant wait to try some of the fabulous recipes inside (I'll let you know how I get on!).
Books signed and cakes eaten we had a leisurely wander around and made a few more purchases, I got a pair of ornaments in the Christmas shop and a 'Keep Calm and Carry On' magnet for the fridge (I need reminding regularly at the moment!).

I also came across some pretty coasters I had seen in 'Period Living' magazine and was intending to order on line. They were as lovely as I expected and substantially cheaper so, of course, I had to have them!
After a whistle stop tour of Covent Garden, with aching feet and our shopping bags feeling heavier by the minute, we jumped on the Tube homeward bound, admiring our goodies all the way!

I had such a lovely day (just what I needed at the moment!) and we already have another outing planned for October.
The fabulous Victoria has managed to secure us 2 of only 30 tickets to meet one of our idols, Rachel Ashwell!. I am sooooo excited I can't tell you!!!

Finally I'd just like to thank you all for your lovely comments and support, you are all so very kind!
I had better sign off now as I want to catch up with everyone and add you all to my favourites again.
It might take a few days to get back to everyone though as I'm sure to get distracted reading posts!

Lots of Love


Florence and Mary said...

Who'd have thought Selfridges would be cheaper for them coasters!

Roll on our next shopping trip!

Victoria xx

bekimarie said...

What a fab day you had, love the little coasters.
I've just put a bid on ebay for some of the Hummigbird stationary, so fingers crossed I win. I WILL win, I will, I will 'hehe'!
Beki xxx

Michela said...

Glad that you both had great fun!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Victoria Plum said...

John Lewis haberdashery .... a perfect place for a day shopping! Glad you had a fun time xx

Rose said...

Im jelous of yours and Victorias shopping trip! Sounds like fun, I think I need to organise a trip like that soon :)
Cant wait to see more photos of your goodies!


Rose Charles said...

glad you had a good day :-)

Rose XXX

The Diva on a Diet said...

Hi there Kelly and thanks so much for dropping by my blog so we could be introduced! What a wonderful day you had ... so many delicious treats! I'm especially fond of those beautiful coasters and the Hummingbird Bakery stuff. Can't wait to hear more about their cookbook too. Happy baking with it!


TCake said...

Glad that you had a fab day Kelly...lots of hugs Tx