Wednesday 29 October 2008

Lovely Day!

You may remember from my last post that my husband and I were going to see our daughter in London yesterday. What a full on day we had! Beautiful sunshine and blue skies. After meeting Luce, we caught the bus to Oxford Circus.....

Then walked to Covent Garden, along the way these little fellas were in a shop window, no idea what the shop was, or who's work this is, but I thought it was worth a quick snap!
Covent Garden....I adore this place, so vibrant and alive and always something of interest to see and music being played.

Twisty, turny bridge, oooohhhhh, could you?

Vibrant fruit, in bowls???

Well after a manic few hours and lunch we set off for home and drove into this, just as we left the outskirts of London.

Very ominous....

And it turned into I'm not a nervous car passenger, but I did not enjoy the journey home one little bit. Remember me telling you we had blue skies and sunshine, I would not have believed that the day would turn into raging blizzard, what's going on ehhh?

I also mentioned that I was heading for
magma books. I found it!!!!! Oh my, I thought I had died and gone to heaven, book heaven! They have their finger so on the pulse of wonderfully obscure/new/foreign etc publications. Guilt has set in now, as the old plastic took a thrashing and I surcomed to a self indulgent spending spree, oh my, oh my, oh my!
You do understand don't you????? ;-)
Here we go then....
The age of Feminine Drawing ~ Japanese? Totally and utterly divine collection of drawings/art work.
(None of these books have been looked at properly yet, I'm waiting for the right time to savour)!

The True and the Questions ~ Sabrina Ward Harrison A Journal. Page after page of mixed media gorgeousness.

Textiles Now ~ Drusilla Cole. The flock trees on the front would have been enough for me....but the inside makes me dribble, like Homer with a doughnut.

Handmade Nation ~ The rise of DIY, Art, Craft, and Design ~ Faythe Levine and Cortney Heimerl. I read about this and checked Amazon the other day and you had to pre-order it, so I nearly fainted when I saw it, nestling with all the other wonderous books and publications.

Well, there we naughty little secret is out there!
But in the words of Bill Withers ~ Lovely Day!
And just to finish on, my husband took his car for a service last Monday. When he collected the car they handed him the paperwork and we found this highly amusing that the Garage Mechanic felt the need to reiterate the fact that the car was in need of a clean!

Thanks for stopping by.x


Michala Gyetvai (Kayla coo) said...

Glad you had good trip to London and made it home safely.
We too had that snow!
Apparently it's the first time we have had snow in October since the 1930's!
What wonderful books.

Maria-Thérèse ~ said...

*wants to be in London*

Lovely pics

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Jackie said...

You certainly give a whole new interpretation the phrase 'holiday spending'
Hope it wasn't comfort buying.

sue bulmer said...

wow what a day. The books look great, some of my 'wish list books' there. Can't wait to see what you think of them.


Fabarooney books! I was very excited by that sneaky peek. I love books too, my recent purchases were not sooo exciting but I was chuffed to get a parcel today from amazon. Settle down with a cuppa and ENJOY.X

PS I understand the car cleaning... Sean keeps a tally on the times I clean mine, lets just say he doesn't need any more fingers for counting!

Gina said...

Glad you got home safely. All book titles duely noted and bookstore on the list to visit!

'fancypicnic' said...

Dirty (very) - ha ha!
Cheeky so and so's!!

God, I'm suffering from serious book envy! Glad you survived the trip home - it was worth it!

x vInTaGe VioLeT x said...

ooohhhh lovely books {a little jealous - actually a lot}

ArtPropelled said...

Great post! Some of my favourite things.....Covent Garden and browsing through arty books.

jasmoonbutterfly said...

Trace from the uk - I hope you loved your visit here ?