Christmas In The Capital

A night time view of the London skyline.

The same view, the morning after the night before.

In the morning I walked past this traditional cobblers shop window, decked with tinsel in the back streets of Mayfair.

The shop Shepherds the bookbinders is my absolute favourite.  When I win the lottery, I will buy all my Christmas shopping from here.  Such beautifully tooled, handmade leather book covers. The paper chains in the window were made from a selection of their own hand made paper range, as lovely as the faded colours of the sugar paper chains of childhood.

Heywood Hill book shop, the antiquarian book shop where Nancy Mitford once worked, and the HH with whom Nancy regularly corresponded. 

There was also a fair bit of Christmas wreath competition in Mayfair.

This was my favourite door and wreath combination.

Thank you for stopping by this year, and for taking time to leave comments. Happy Christmas.

A Day Out

Last week I was lucky enough to spend the day exploring whilst in London for a couple of days.  First on my list was The British Library. The brutal modern building that squats next to the gothic spires of  St Pancras station.

To the left of the above photo you can just see Newton (below) cutting himself a slice of apple pie,
....or something.

inside was a hive of activity - books, computers and lucky students

this 3d artwork caught my eye, it messed with your mind as you walked past it

The shelves of books gave the appearance of stained glass windows in this temple of learning

I love this vintage printing block art installation

then it was time to leave, into the dark night

easy for you to say Marie Curie, physicist, chemist, pioneer, the first woman solo Nobel prize winner,  the only woman to win in 2 sciences and the only person to win in multiple sciences. 

More Blog, more flog!

Ab Fab have a Christmas special coming out, see sneaky peek below.

Have a great weekend.