Wednesday, 29 June 2011

A corner of London

Hello lovelies, how is your week going? I was up in London yesterday on a course so took the opportunity to take a friend to one of my favourite corners of the capital:

Neals Yard. Image: Jonathan Gregson

Walking into Neal's Yard feels like stepping into another world, away from the hustle and bustle of touristy Convent Garden - a historic and funky courtyard with a hippy edge, full of natural health shops and vegetarian restaurants including my personal favourite, The World Food Cafe. See the open windows in this picture? That's the cafe - I urge anyone who loves world food to stop by! 

Neal's Yard. Image: Mikelo
The cafe is run by husband and wife team Chris and Carolyn Caldicott and not only feeds (sorry for the pun!) my love of world food but also my love of travel photography. Chris Caldicott is a travel writer and photographer whose stunning images adorn both the walls of the cafe and the pages of their beautiful cookery book - it makes me want to pack my suitcase every time I look at it!

So it's time for a new challenge over on A Passion for Papertrey and this time round we're focusing on borders - check out the post here for more info.

I went a little scallop crazy for my sample, and yes I forced myself to use purple  - but only because it was made for someone who loves it!

Stamps: Birthday Bash Sentiments/Make a Wish
Ink: Plum Pudding/Memento Tuxedo Black
Card: Stampers Select White
Paper: Bitty Dot Basics (plum pudding & black)
Other: Medium Scalloped Die/black Copic Sketch Marker

Right I have some tennis to watch now! Have a good rest of the week!


Caryn said...

Oh I want to go there Kate - what a treasure in the middle of London. When we have our much talked about trip (breaking dawn!?) we need to go there!
Fab card too by the way - love the layered scallops, reminds me of a rah rah skirt I had in the 80's!
Caryn x

Ingunn said...

Lovely card.
I stop by your blog now and then, but I'm not good at leaving coments.
I've been browsing your latest posts, and I just have to say that I adore your style!
Thank you for bringing so much inspiration to the world, you've made me vant to make cards again!