I work just off Totthenham Court Road, and that in itself is reason enough why I don't venture out shopping in West End. I'm there 5 out of 7 days of the week, and don't relish shopping trips when West End is full of weekend shoppers and tourists.
On Monday, now on my week off I decided to go on a wonder in Covent Garden. My main aim was beads and other little bits from The Bead Shop in Tower Street. Of course I got more than I went for and feeling the surge of energy decided against going home and went further instead. I walked lots in Covent Garden, browsing all the lovely little shops, ended up in Strand (I always get lost in Covent Garden!) From Strand I wondered to Trafalgar Square, Regent Street and off to Carnaby Street.
The day was absolutely gorgeous, sun shining making the flowers on the back wall of Liberty's come to full bloom.
After a good couple of hours in Liberty's - haberdashery department mainly - I decided reluctantly to make my way home. With Oxford street still packed I ventured through the backstreets of China Town and Soho towards Charring Cross Road to get a bus home.
I managed to finish a little project on the way back, another one of many bracelets is completed.
I think I might have got them out of my system now for a little while and I can start knitting again, that is of course if knitting will have me back despite my fling with crochet. Only time will tell...