Yesterday, I popped into town to buy the last of my Christmas presents.
Top tip for avoiding the hoardes: visit a museum gift shop.
This is the shop at the British Museum. Note the lack of marauding crowds!
Then I strolled to Covent Garden:
Wandered up Seven Dials, once the site of some of London’s biggest slums:
Rubber-necked at The Ivy:
And spotted some fabulous sewing machine jewellery:
After all that, I went to the cinema on my own – something I haven’t done for years. Bliss! I saw ‘My Week With Marilyn’, which I really enjoyed. Michelle Williams does a fabulous and fascinating job of interpreting Marilyn Monroe, Kenneth Brannagh is glorious as Laurence Olivier and Dame Judi Dench is there doing what Dame Judi Dench does. What’s not to like? Oh, and then there are the outfits… Heaven on a plate.
I was hoping to finish my coat before Christmas, but that’s not going to happen. As the finish line approaches, it’s really important to slow down. Any hints on avoiding bulk in the hem of wool coating? I have an unsightly bulge!