Monday, November 13, 2006
This is just a little of this and a little of that - hence the title of pot pourri.
I don't have long as it's the AGM of my WI tonight but I thought I'd put up something a touch more cheerful than the weekend post. My friend L and I went to London on Saturday on our annual visit to Country Living Christmas Fair. We've been going there together for years and always make a real day out of it - travelling 1st class and having breakfast on the train. I have to say that these are not the most flattering of photos of either of us but there you go. They are all that's available:)
The picture at the top is of St Pancras Station which is a fantastic example of Victorian Gothic Architecture. Even though the interior is being moderniized the shell of the original station is retained as it is now a listed building. This is another view showing the Underground entrance and the steps leading up to what will be the main entrance to the station when the alterations are finished. At the moment it's a shambles and getting from St Pancras to King's Cross Underground- normally a couple of minutes - is now practically a five mile hike!
We only have to go one stop on the Underground to the Angel at Islington as the Christmas Fair is at the Business Design Centre. We had to queue to go in even though we already had tickets and while we waited I saw this wall of, I think, Russian vine which looked wonderful and slightly incongruous among all the hoardings and chimney pots.
As I said, we've been going to the Fair for years but this is the first time I've ever noticed the lovely stained glass panel inside the entrance hall nor did I realise that it had originally been the site of The Royal Agricultural Hall where Crufts dog show and the Motor Show were originally held.
These are some of the things I couldn't resist buying, first is a cinnamon scented
decoration which is destined for the kitchen at Yule.
I bought three of these mugs, this one is for me and there are two with different but similar pictures on which will be presents for Matt and Jules.
This is my new Christmas apron.
The throw was woven on the Isle of Mull in the natural colours of the fleeces and is destined for Neil and Cesca.
I love this pretty tealight holder
Last of all a cute little hat for Kaitlyn
I'm back from my WI meeting and guess who is now on the committee? And playing Snow White in a sketch for next month's Christmas do? Hmm, I wonder how I get myself into these things? I'm really quite a loner and not at all the stuff of which committee members are made and yet somehow I'm now on three!