The Haberdashery Department

Did you know that the lovely Brits call sewing and crafting supply sections in stores Haberdashery Departments?  

There is a lovely department store called John Lewis all over the United Kingdom.  Every department had something I loved.  The problem is that our American dollar does so crappy over there that everything costs way too much. 

While in England this summer, my daughter and I took fun day trip to Cambridge.   It only took us about 2 hours to get ready to go.  Packing up baby supplies, feeding baby, changing baby, gather up change of clothing just in case for baby, wet weather stroller stuff in case of rain.   Her diaper bag weighed more than me.  We had a wonderful day.  We were exhausted by the time we got back to her teeny tiny little town of Bury St. Edmonds, UK.  

I was white knuckling it all the way in her car.  Well, you know, they DO drive on the wrong side of the road there.  She did just fine and had to keep reminding me that she knew what she was doing.  She did take a class to learn how to drive there she kept telling me.   Their speed limit is like crazy over there.  It's Way too fast! 

My fun excursion into a John Lewis Department Store's Haberdashery Department.  

I found these lovelies there.  I wanted to take one home with me but they won't work here with our electrical currency.  

I wanted one in every color

Me trying to phone home to get more money!!!

 Cath Kidston Stores too.  
"No pictures allowed inside please"  I was told.  
Right in time for the Queen's Jubliee.  

I know it's winter here almost and we are all hoping for snow.  Well, maybe some of you are not.  Be we here in the "Z" household are.  Here are some June blooms from the old abbey founded I think in the year of 633.  


More tomorrow.  I think.  

1 comment:

  1. It looks like a beautiful place to visit, and there is so much history there!
    Those sewing machines sure are cute.


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