Tuesday, July 30, 2013

London 2013 - a Primer

You know I've been to London. I attended the Fat Quarterly Retreat held at Baden Powell house in the Kensington district and returned home last Thursday.
I walked a lot.
I sweated more (it was in the mid 30's celcius & humid every day!).
I laughed.
I shopped.
I met amazing people.
I took a boat along the Thames.
I went to Liberty of London!!!!!
I saw a show (One Man, Two Guv'nors).
I ate sporadic meals (1 of them at a Jamie Oliver Restaurant).
....and I took lots of photos. I'm going to start you off with this little primer of a mosaic. These are the best of my Instagram shots, so if you follow Poppyprint on IG, you've likely seen these already.

London 2013 Best of Instagram
Pounds in my lovely purse made by Berene, Victoria tube station, snacks on the Thames' South Bank, a terrace fountain at Lynne's house, the quaint town of Ashbourne (wasn't it nice of them to hang the bunting for me?), flower seller, letter box + phone box + Jack Russell in window = quintessential UK pic, Liberty tana lawns at Shaukat, Gloucester Road tube station, Kensington still life, pub sign, Gloucester Road station, Gloucester Road station, Chihuly glass sculpture in the lobby rotunda of the V&A Museum, Regent Street from Picadilly Circus, Liberty flagship (sigh).

I have sorted my 'good pictures' off the DSLR, but have yet to upload to Flickr. Jet lag, unpacking and reuniting with my family have taken up a lot of my energy. Plus, to be honest, it's been difficult coming to terms with the fact that I'm home and it's all over. I'm a little sad; definitely experiencing travel withdrawal.

Back soon with more tourist pics, some of my amazing purchases and new friends!

20 comments:

Heather said...

I loved following you around London, gorgeous!! Glad you had such a fun time :)

Heather D. said...

Wonderful Krista. Looking forward to seeing more. Hopefully you can get out of the post-trip funk soon.

Indianna said...

It's amazing that these photos make everything look so British. Your perspective is different to what we see everyday.

Canadian Abroad said...

You'll just have to stay longer next time, and bring the family. Here's hoping for a lottery win!

Susie said...

You are a Magnificent travel guide, dear Krista! You see beyond the obvious & highlight the 'real' charming bits. Thank you. :) It made me a bit nostalgic for my years in London.
Glad you are back, can't wait for the full scoop!!

Holly said...

I loved seeing your trip through your eyes! Good luck with the post-trip decompressing. I was out of sorts for a good long while after returning from QuiltCon!

paulette said...

WOW!! Thanks so much for taking us a long!! Your photos are amazing! How were the fish and chips??
P

Katy Cameron said...

It was lovely to meet you :o) Oh, and it's always humid here, it's just usually cold and humid ;o)

Flying Blind... said...

Come back!!

Dianne said...

Lovely re-visit of your IG photos and a reminder of your photographic skills. I love your photos!

MariQuilts said...

Sigh....sounds like a lovely time.

Di said...

It was really good to meet you and fun to see London from a visitor's perspective in your photos. Di x

Kirsty@Bonjour said...

I'm hearing you about the travel withdrawal. Hope you bought yourself a nice amount of Liberty to help you through the pain.

Kirsty@Bonjour said...

I'm hearing you about the travel withdrawal. Hope you bought yourself a nice amount of Liberty to help you through the pain.

Leanne said...

It was so fun!

Sandi said...

Great photos! I'm not sure which of your many talents is my favourite. Would love to see your stash of Liberty. Photos please.
Sandi

Nicole Follow the White Bunny said...

It was lovely meeting you in London!

MulticoloredPieces said...

Sounds like you had a terrific time--I'm quite envious! Also liked your scrappy box in the previous post.
best from Tunisia,
nadia

Danielle said...

Loved all your pics! Looking forward to more xx

bearpaw said...

Lovely pics here and in your Liberty post. I also wanted to tell you that I came hoem totally up for the whole instagram thing, tried to join but found out I couldn't with my blackberry! Now way to do it unless you have an android or an i-phone. So now I am totally bummed and am having to consider getting a new phone!