Here is a picture of me and Sumarros in the London Zoo in front of the tigers. We had a lot of fun at the zoo. Here is a little bit about what we did while in London. Some of the pictures are here, but they are all from Tuesday. I have to get the pictures from Sunday and Monday from Mio’s computer when I am feeling better.
We arrived at the hotel late afternoon and checked in and went to our room with our luggage. Then we headed out and walked around the area around the hotel for a while and headed up to Notting Hill. Sumarrós wanted sushi for dinner so we found a sushi resturant and had some sushi. It was really good. I don’t think I have ever had bad sushi hehe. We then walked back to the hotel, stopped at a pharmacy and got formula for Karitas and baby food. The girls had a bath and then we all went to bed early.
It was rainy and windy that day. Very rainy in fact. We took the subway to the London Aquarium and saw all kinds of fishes and even sharks. Sumarros loved it but Karitas slept through most of it. She woke up a little bit and tried to catch some fishes through their cages and she seemed to enjoy it. We then took the train to the only LNS that I could find on-line and I did some shopping there. “Thankfully” we arrived there kind of late so I didn’t spend too much money there! I could have stayed there the whole day if we would have arrived earlier. I bought some fabric, threads, beads and a charm for my Italian Ice piece.
We then tried to take the tube back to the hotel but it was durring rush hour and there was no way that we could go on the tube with the kids and the stroller so we decided to take a taxi to the hotel. We had dinner at the hotel that night. The dinner wasn’t good unfortunately. Then it was bedtime for all of us.
We got up and had breakfast at the hotel. Then got ready to go to the London Zoo. We saw the penguins being fed and then just walked around and looked at all the animals. Karitas slept through the whole thing, but Sumarros really enjoyed it. After the Zoo we took a taxi to the hotel and Mio went out and got us some Burger King for dinner while I packed and by that point I was starting to feel a little sick. I just thought I was tired so we tried to go to bed early but I think we all fell asleep around midnight.
We had to get up at 3.30 am to go to the airport. Me and Mio were sure that the girls would be grumpy when we would wake them up at the middle of the night but they were both just smiling and in a very good mood. We were lucky to not have to take the train back to the airport, but got a driver! Mio’s dad asked his friend to drive us since he didn’t want us to have to travel in the middle of the night with the girls on the trains. That was a luxury and the guy that drove us was super nice. Me and the girls managed to sleep most of the way, but I kept waking up because I was feeling cold all the time. We got to the airport, checked in to our flight and then looked at the shops a little. I bought a new perfume and a mascara. Also all of the Harry Potter movies on DVD and Pink Panther and My Little Pony for Sumarros. The flight home was ok. The girls were complete angels, but I was starting to feel really sick. My mom came and picked us up at the airport and by that point I was feeling horrible. We got home, I took a shower and then we ate and I took a nap. When I woke up I knew that I was officially sick.
Yesterday and today.
I felt horrible. The night was just awful. I had a fever, 39°c and like always when I have a fever, I had horrible nightmares. My throath is so swollen that I can hardly swallow anything and it feels raw on the inside. I went to the doctors yesterday and I have streph throath So I am on antibiotics and trying to take it easy. Sumarros is off course at school and she is going to my parents after school today to spend the night with them and tell them all about her trip to London. Mio is such a sweetheart that he took Karitas with him to work so that I could relax. And that is exactly what I am about to return to right now. I just wanted to let everyone know that I am off course waaay behind on reading and commenting on blogs. I will get back to it eventually. Right now, I am returning to the sofa with my needleroll and am going to watch some Little Britain episodes :o)
… BEST! Oh hvað það er gott að koma heim. London var æði, ég er veik, svo að myndir og ferðasaga koma seinna.
Home sweet home!
Oh it is so good to be home! London was great, but I am sick, so pictures and the travel story will come later when I feel better.
… very quiet recently. A lot has been going on and I have been a busy little bee.
I just wanted to tell you all that I am not gone. But I will be “gone” for a while. Me and my little family are going to London tomorrow morning and staying until Wednesday. I am very excited! Getting to go on a trip with my family and to a place that I have never been to before! So ever since I knew we were going, I have been doing laundry. Lots of laundry. And a little stitching off course.
It says that our hotel room has ISDN and I am pretty sure that Mio will be bringing his laptop so I might update while in London. We will see.
I am going to get back to packing and cleaning. I like to come home to a clean house after a vacation.
I am so glad that today is over. Well, it will be over when I finally go to bed. Thanks everyone for the hugs, e-card and thoughts. I am fine. Me and my better half just had a bit of a falling out today, but everything is ok now. It wasn’t anything serious really, but I always just feel so horrible when we “fight”. I am bad at fighting with people and it just doesn’t make sense, especially not after a couple of hours have gone by.
Anyway. To fight my stitching slump, I started a needleroll. This is the gift for my wonderful, helpful, sweet and loving mother for Mother’s Day. I know it is almost a month away, but I am going to give it to her tomorrow. And then I will just give her something else on the actual Mother’s Day. It was so much fun, in so many ways to stitch this! And they turn out so adorable! This is my very first needleroll, but definitely not my last! I have one more kit in my stash, a couple of patterns and I want a couple of more of these needleroll kits from Shepherd’s Bush. The instructions are also wonderful. The only thing that gave me a little trouble was getting the touch of hemstitching, but it only took about a minute to figure it out. And it gives such a nice effect!
Well, it is way to late here and I am going to try to find the energy to go to yoga tomorrow morning at 10am. Then Sumarros has a ballett lesson at 12.10pm and we are going for a visit to my parents house after her class and I am going to give my mom her gift. I love giving gifts, especially if I make them myself :o)
Thanks again for thinking of me. It is really apreciated! *hugs you all*
I am having a horrible day.
I need a hug or three.
Aren’t they pretty?
After drooling over these silks from Vikki Clayton on various bloggs, I finally caved in and ordered some. They are just oh so pretty! I just ordered some random colors, and I know I will definitely be ordering some more in the future! And Vikki is so helpful and friendly! I have been looking at my silks, and petting them ever since I got them yesterday. They are just so beautiful. Now I am thinking about doing Just Nan’s 4 Wishes in Vikki Clayton silks instead of the Au Ver á Soie silks. The Vikki Claytons are more affordable for me and that is always a good thing. Anyway, I can’t wait to try them out! I am thinking about using the Inky Depths or the Garnet to stitch Quaker Needlework Treasures.
Yesterday, my friend Rosa came for a visit with her girls. It was so much fun to have them over, and especially to see Rosa since we don’t get to see enough of each other. But it is so much fun to see our daughters Karitas and Soley together, they are born eight days apart.
I haven’t been stitching much.. I think I am going through a bit of a stitching slump. I just don’t feel that inspired. But the silks really helped with that I think. At least I am very excited to try them out!
I decided not to add the beads to the background instead of the french knots. I added them to the top of the stocking, and I am not sure I like how they are turning out. I might take them out after all. I think the stocking is quite festive and colorful enough, and has plenty of detail so I think the beads/french knots are not that important for the piece. So, this is how it will be. My mother is going to make it into an actual stocking for me. She did a great job on Sumarros’s stocking last year and I am not sure that I can sew a stocking as well as she can.
And I started on the mother’s day present for my mother. No sharing yet since it is a secret and my mom checks my blog every once in a while :o)