Rose and I went up to London by train on Thursday to see my cousin Josie who's at college there, I hadn't seen her since Christmas so it was lovely to have a good catch up and for her to see Rose now that she's up and walking.
However... when I booked my train tickets I hadn't realised that it was the half term holiday's for the schools and so it was absolutely jam-packed there and back (I'm not down with the holiday dates yet! It's a few years before Rose will be home for the holiday's...) I luckily had a seat with Rose next to me in the buggy on the way there but I had to stand for the whole journey home which was very annoying... the journey was 1hr and 40mins long!
I've been dying to go and visit The Make Lounge up in London for aggess but last time Rose and I travelled up to see Jose it was a Sunday, so sadly the shop wasn't open but on Thursday it was! It was lovvelllyy in there, So many beautiful fabrics to take in. I had thought there would be many more crafty things around the shop though but there were only a couple of baskets of wool and a lot of craft books spread out on the table, most of the books were for sewing clothes which I'm not really that interested in... for the moment anyway!
I was really impressed with the fabric section of the shop though, the bolts were arranged on a whole wall of white shelves and I was able to buy as smaller cut of the fabric as I wanted which was great as it meant I could get a selection of different prints. We don't really have the money for me to be buying more crafty bits at the moment, but I just couldn't resist. I just Had to get some of the gorgeous fabric whilst I was there though! (Is it obvious I'm trying to justify myself right now...haha)
Rose coped brilliantly with all of the travelling and being in the buggy for a large section of the day, I thought she would have been more frustrated being strapped in now that she's Very mobile but she was happy to just take it all in really. The only really annoying thing about being in London though is 'Where do you go to change a nappy?!' I suppose we could have gone and bought something in a cafe/restaurant to be able to use the loo but at that moment we had limited time and couldn't really do that... I have to say, I do love living in a Much smaller city where I know where everything is!
About a 15 minute walk from The Make Lounge was this shop and it was gorgeous inside. I didn't buy anything though as like I said before we don't really have the money at the moment and for one 50g ball of wool the average price was at least £15... Ouch!
I'm going to go and try to finish my Mum's birthday present now as I have to send it on Monday and I'm no where near finished yet! :S