Verb: pootle
poo-t(u)l To move in a leisurely unhurried way,
with no real purpose

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Off to the big smoke ....

Exciting times this weekend as I headed for London with two girlfriends for a bit of a girls weekend.
Our destination - Shoreditch , East London.
It was all planned some time ago and it has been lovely having this all booked up to look forward to. We caught an early train Saturday morning, reaching Paddington Station by 10:00am with the whole day stretching ahead.
First stop after checking in and dropping off our bags was to head straight to the rooftop restaurant on the 6th floor for a late breakfast. The view from up here was AMAZING.
After scrambled eggs, sourdough toast, juice, tea and possibly a little Bucks Fizz we were set up for some serious retail therapy. This of course deserves a whole post of its own so more of that later.
One of the things that I loved about wandering around this part of London was that around every corner there was the amazing contrast between the buildings - the beautiful reminders of old London town and right next to it the bang up to date buildings of the present.
It really gave a very special feel to the place.

Returning several hours later ( I know, doesn't time fly ! ) we picked up the keys to our rooms
and WOW, what a beautiful sight. Time was then spent snoozing, chilling, drinking tea 
and for me..
a little bit of crocheting.

The rooms were just beautiful,
very simply done but with everything and more to  make you feel at home.

Energy levels restored we headed back upstairs to enjoy an evening that probably involved too many cocktails, too much food and far too much time spent in the photo booth ( fun to look back at the photo's in the morning though ! )

 Safe to say a good night was had by all and treatments in The Cowshed the
next morning were hugely beneficial.


  1. Looks as though you had a great time! Looking foward to reading about the shopping. xx

    1. Thank you Amy, more photo's following soon !
      Kate x

  2. Awww, I'm so jealous of your weekend in London! Cocktails and crochet is my perfect evening...and no where better than the city! Do tell more! Chrissie x

  3. Hi Chrissie
    You just can't beat the London buzz can you ?
    Kate x

  4. I enjoyed this post very much! Your London trip looks wonderful, and what a lovely place you stayed in! Great pictures, and glad you had such a good time.
    Helen x

  5. Hi Helen
    It was a bit of a treat !

  6. What a lovely treat and sounds like you had a fantastic time.
    Marianne x

  7. Wow! gorgeous was the roof top restaurant Kate!....Your rooms were really lovely too...clearly a great weekend had by all!
    Happy Weekend,
    Susan x


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