September 20, 2008

UK Visitors

Greetings from England! Nick and I are finally in the UK for our second wedding reception. The party's tomorrow then we're off for a short little train trip.

My coffee monkey, Fisher, on a boat cruise up the Thames.
We arrived on Wednesday afternoon, very tired and happy to find our hotel. We spent Thursday, my birthday, seeing the sites in London with my friend Jenny who's come over for the big event.

Green Park
We walked all over the city and met Nick's parents for dinner and a show. It was a great day!

The fabric department at Liberty of London
I got a chance to stop in at one of my favorite London shops too. Liberty is gorgeous and has the most beautiful fabrics.

Here's a little taste of what I'm bringing home from Liberty.

The Rovers Tye in Colchester
We got a chance to see the location for the reception this morning & afterward had lunch at a pub we used to frequent when we lived over here. It was nice to be back in our old neighborhood.
Couldn't blog without mentioning my latest monkey. This one was a birthday present from Nick's mum. He's a pencil case and is sooo cute!

Bye for now. I'll post some reception photos in a few days. Have a great weekend.

6 comments:

Jenn Maruska said...

Oh, it sounds like you're having a lovely time! And the weather looks so nice, too!

You newest monkey is adorable. : )

That looks like a very fancy fabric shop - you're so lucky to get to go there.

Can't wait to see more photos!!

Christina said...

It does look like you're having a great time. It looks really pretty there. I like your new fabrics.

Have a great wedding reception! Can't wait to see the photos!

Tiff said...

I love the UK! I visited for three months a few years ago and enjoyed every minute! Some day I will go back! Love the fabric!!! That store truely is beautiful. A far cry from JoAnn's!

LeeAnn said...

How nice is it have a second celebration for your wedding! Two wedding cakes is the best idea I've heard yet. I should have paypaled you some $$ to bring me home some Liberty fabric. :P Anyways, I wanted to let you know I received Blair and what a cutie she is! I showed her off at my local Etsy meeting and she got rave reviews. Even the owners of the organic cafe we met at couldn't stop giving her complements.

Chickengirl said...

wow that is like the most elegant fabric shop ever.

I love your monkey pencil case! I have a chicken pencil case :-P

I'm working on a monkey project and I can always count on coming to your blog for some inspiration. Thanks :-)

African Kelli said...

Oooh, you lucky lucky lady! Hope the trip is excellent!