Hubby and I came home from our trip to London last night. We left a London in full summer bloom and woke up this morning to the happy chirping of birds and a wonderfully blue sky in Stockholm. It was already +22C (F 72) in the shade outside our kitchen window at 08.00 a.m.. Plodding out in my summer dressing gown, barefoot and drinking my beloved mug of coffee with milk while Max, Alice and Elsa were checking out our street waking up, it was indeed a blessed happy moment.
These pics were taken with my SonyEricsson Arc mobile phone, hence the funny format. If you click ont he pic, you will get a larger view.
Who can resist trying out hats for the next event at Ascot, or why not The Queen's Annual Garden Party ... not me!
On hubby's birthday, we went on the London Eye Champagne Experience. It was the giggly and starry-eyed young couple, the old fogies Mr and Mrs S (i.e. DH and I), the group of ladies on a shopping trip to London and a bunch of others from all over Europe. Must say it feels kind of nice to stand there in the glass pod, a glass of champers in hand looking at London from above. Talk about prime seats!
For those of you who might not be familiar with the view far down there to the right of the glass of bubblies, it's the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben you are seeing.
Will leave London for this time with two photos from the burough of Chelsea. Entering Chelsea is like coming to a totally different world of its own within London, it's very peaceful, very luscious and with a quiet buzz of its own. I love its dappled streets filled with history, especially Cheyne Walk down by the Thames embankment.
Thank you for having had the patience of bearing with me this far in my ramblings. Now to the palette release #61 over at The Color Room!
We are in his room this week, but I used the Powder Blue, Teal Blue, Green Apple and Gunmetal Grey for a page with little Miss sunshine M. You can see her in my LO #56B "Can I Keep Her Please".
The green pp at the bottom and the floral one are both MME Lime Twist. The patterned teal and green is really ancient, I think it is from Creative Imaginations. The floral powder blue is from Swedish designer Maja. My gosh, time has really flown! This is already my third LO as RDA.
I just love the tiny "bubbles", like droplets of water. They are a gift from my colourful American scrappy friend Rebekah. Just before we left for London, I received a wonderful treasure box full of goodies from Bekah. You will see more of the fantastic things she sent me in layouts to come. Thank you warmly Mrs Krueger!
The leaves are from an old Martha Stewart stack that I have fussy cut. The flowers are Prima. The doily under the blooms is from the Chip Chop Shop and the white seam binding is a gift all the way from my kind and sweet friend Lindy in Brisbane, Australia. Don't quite know what to call the strips of paper with a "V" cut at the end, flaglets?! Anyhow, they are also cut from pps by Swedish Maja.
That's it for today dear friends! loooots of commenting to catch up with and lots of thank you's that I owe to so many wonderful wonderful ladies out there. Wishing you all a glorious weekend wherever you may be!
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