Saturday, 22 June 2013

Liberty's of London
Sorry it's been so long to put a post on here. It's been a rather worrying few weeks and I have got more worry next week. My dog Tammie started having fits and she is now on permanent medication and a special diet. We have got to wait for her CT Scan on Tuesday 25th June to confirm that she has got a liver shunt... Frank took me to Liberty's of London today and it's a lovely old fashioned place but very expensive. I did however get treated to a bag of Rowan yarn called Pallate which was £30 instead of £60 and a packet of Rowan Fine Lace which was £39 instead of £85 so I did pretty well. It's full of designer garments, shoes, ornaments, collectables but I really wouldn't pay £125 for a dress no matter how much I wanted it. Plus, it could be made for about £30 because it's an old fashioned style. Anyway, we then went to Oxford Street, walked around for a bit but it's so crammed pack with people that you can't stop and look in windows and I don't like that. It's like playing dodgems! We then went into McDonald's at Leicester Square and across the way is a shop called M & M World (the sweets) and I thought I could get a few treats for my neice but when we went in there, oh boy! The smell of chocolate is gorgeous but will not, ever pay their prices. £1.99 for 100g's of M & M's, a child's t-shirt for £13, a little charm necklace on a chord £19. Nope, sorry as much as I love her, I am not a tourist and won't pay those prices.
Here's a photo of the BT Tower which you can see from a shop corner on Oxford Street..it started pouring with rain and we decided to take cover in a shop front till the rain slowed but unfortunately, when we looked round inside the shop we noticed it was Rocks & Go (a porn shop that had a big sex toy in the window). We laughed and joked about it and the amount of people going into the shop, men and women, it must be poplar!! We went to Carnaby Street, Soho, Leicester Square and then walked down Pall Mall and the wind was blowing up quite a bit today and loads of grit was flying around and hitting you in the eye. There were union jack flags tied to the posts and there was so many people there it was crazy. We thought something was going on and noticed horses around for people to stroke and control traffic.
At the very start of Pall Mall is Marble Arch and as you walk down, you have St James Park to the left which is very busy too. The soon realised what was going on when the guards on horses and the Police stopped traffic and saw the changing of the guards march down. It was great to see outside Buckingham Palace... We walked down past St James Park and came to Westminster Tube Station and headed home...it was a nice few hours out seeing the sights but was glad to get home to my own Palace for a cuppa and my knitting.

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