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Published: August 14th 2009
I guess this is it, my last blog post from London. I'll just write enough here to explain the last photos I want to post. We took a day trip to Stonehenge and Bath on Thursday, but spaced out the camera. The return car ride back into London was an adventure, to say the least. Pretty awful, really, yet we survived it. I need more distance from it to be able to talk about it.
So, last Sunday, Graham and Rhys and I went to Spitalfields Market, in the East End of London. This is definitely my favorite of all the markets we've been to. Absolutely fabulous crafts and fashion, lots of vintage clothes, and just overall very inspirational to me as a knitter and aspiring crafty person. On our way home we stopped by King's Cross station to do the obligatory visit to Platform Nine and three-quarters.
We are staying very near to the village of Highgate, which is lovely. Bob and I went out for a few pints one night at a pub there, and on two occasions we shopped at the charity shops on Highgate High Street.
Rhys was the only one interested in joining
Original designer dresses
The assortment of vintage and original design clothing at Spitalfields Market (on Sundays only) was just amazing, and afterwards, we learned that we had only seen a portion of what was on display in this neighborhood on Sundays.
me on a visit to Highgate Cemetery. We only visited the East Side (not the West Side, with the really scary Dracula connections), but it was really cool and fun to roam around. There was a great map with famous people's graves marked, and Rhys enjoyed helping me track down the interesting ones.
I did venture all the way to Waterloo, south of the Thames, to visit a great shop called I Knit London. Wednesday and Thursday nights they have a knitting social (they can serve beer and wine) and the place was packed. There must have been 20+ people in a rather small space. I managed to find a chair and knit for about an hour. The people around me were very friendly and chatty. Again I found that knitting is a really great way to connect with locals.
Home tomorrow morning. It's been a lovely trip, and we all love London, but we're all really ready to get home.
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