Last Thursday I decided I would meet her at Selfridges in Oxford Street. When I posted my wonderful wet afternoon post everyone enjoyed seeing London with me so I thought I would take you all along with me again via my new camera and show you some more sights of my favourite city.
The reason for heading for Selfridges was that I was on a mission to find a Cath Kidston Royal Wedding tea towel, yes seriously and I will explain why later!
For those of you who know the West End, Selfridges is such a great store. It is my 2nd favourite to John Lewis but it is my favourite building in Oxford Street. It opened in 1909 and the outside is stunning. The entrance has the superb "Queen of time" clock as shown in these photos.
Here she is in close up.The actual entrance is again fantastic with the original revolving doors and some very cool lights.
When I was a little girl I always got worried that I would get stuck in the doors, I used to hang around my Mum's skirt just to make sure I got in OK!
Also when I was little I would go to see Father Christmas here, such great memories..and of course the shop window displays are works of art!
Once inside I had to be careful taking any more photos so I just took one going down the escalator to show you how very modern this building is inside. It had a complete overhaul recently and is now really one of the brightest and best places to shop in London.
As we came out into the sunshine I took a few more photos of Oxford Street, there are huge rail link improvements going on at the moment to get things up to scratch in time for the Olympics.
This is the view looking down past Bond Street....
And this is looking back up towards Selfridges (Marble Arch). We loved seeing all the trees in blossom.
Of course we did a little more bridal browsing, had time for afternoon tea and then met my Hb from work and had an Italian meal together in Farringdon. A lovely day.
So would you like to see my booty from my trip......
oooops , how on earth did all those extras get there...here is the tea towel..
One for me and one for N but I also could not resist these London fabric cushions....
I think this fabric is such fun. It has also been discontinued so will not be available for much longer. No time like the present to make up one's mind is there?
There are also a couple of other CK bits I bought but I can't reveal them as someone I know might read this-LOL.
So here is one of my new cushions in place on the sofa
We have "sprung forward this morning and the warm sunshine is back....here is Billy enjoying it and sending a warm purr to you all
Bye for now,