I was lucky enough to have a whole Saturday out and about with one of the loveliest people I know. We had planned the day with military precision.
*Two girls out on the town taking pictures. I wrote my MSC dissertation in the British Library and the smell of the place bought it all back!
We wanted to fit in The Genius of Illumination as well as The Honey High Tea at The Athenaeum, (they had a picture of the queen on the wall, that can only be a good sign!). Both the exhibition and the Tea were absolutely worth it. Following this as Gillian does not live in London we wanted to fit in some shopping (I never need much of an excuse!). We whirled through Laduree, Fortnum and Mason, Anthropologie, Hamley's (purgatory has the edge), Liberty and of course John Lewis! As you can imagine, we were pretty exhausted after this and retired to The Booking Office for a well deserved dinner and to relax whilst waiting for Gillian's train. I thought my day could not get any better but on my way home a flower seller gave me my flowers for free after a lovely conversation and I got home to a sleeping toddler. Perfection!
Gillian has documented our London trip better than I have but below are photos of my weekend. (If you read to the end of this self indulgence let alone get through all the pictures you are very kind indeed!).