Wow, this last two weeks is the longest I've ever been away from my sewing machine and my blog for the last year...kinda crazy, when I think about how two years ago I didn't even really sew and definitely didn't blog! Anyway, we are back from our anniversary trip to London and Edinburgh, and I am ready to jump back into sewing, school, and being a cat mom again (seriously, if I think about Walnut that much while on vacation, what's it going to be like when I have an actual small human being?). Many thanks to all my guest bloggers for filling in for me while I was drinking tea! Because gosh, we drank a lot of tea. And walked a lot. And saw lots of museums. Actually, rather than listing all the particulars, here's a visual summary of what we did, saw and ate:
|A summary of the exhibits and museums we visited, the steps it took to see them all, and the sustenance required to make those steps. Can you guess what I had for breakfast every morning? I'm so excited that they're branching out into the US!|
The sight-seeing highlights for me were definitely the Making of Harry Potter Studio Tour and the costume collection at the V&A. I don't think I need to explain why, but in case you need some proof of the awesome...
|At the Riddle family grave, a Hungarian Horntail, in front of the secret passageway revealed by Ariana Dumbledore's portrait, Yule Ball costumes, giant clock, Yule Ball treats, Bellatrix's costume, and Aragog.|
|Harry's bedroom under the stairs, the stone knights guarding the castle, Diagon Alley, Dumbledore's office and its guardian, the potions' classroom, the Great Hall, and the Ministry of Magic.|
|Ballgown exhibit, Edwardian pigeon-breasted gown, Regency-era Spencer, bustle day dress, Georgian-era stays, another Regency ballgown, striped polonaise dress, the inside of a Victorian bodice, and a poisonously fuschia Civil War era gown.|
And in between all of that, we managed to squeeze in meetups with Jane and Debi!
|Read their recaps of our adventures here and here!|
It was a lovely, lovely holiday, and a much-needed reconnection time with my husband after his crazy-busy summer internship. And although I love traveling, it was so nice to get back to the cat of my heart.
I've got a ton of blog reading to catch up on, a couple sewn pieces to blog, and a very anxious and happy cat to pet. Happy Labor Day!