Christmas haul

Today we took the train into London and headed for Greenwich one of my favourite places in London. We had breakfast at Peter de Wit’s cafe in the tiny courtyard garden in the back. It was so lovely and quaint, you could almost forget your were in London. A walk around quickly showed us that things have definitely changed in the three years we’ve been living in Surrey rather than across the water on the Isle of Dogs.

At Greenwick park we visited the herb garden where DD particularly enjoyed the fountain.

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She had such fun chasing the crows and squirrels

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She had such fun chasing the crows and squirrels.
And being carried by Daddy once she’d tuckered hereself out
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After our ambles in the park we stopped for a milkshake and a piece of chocolate fudge cake at the Cow and Coffee Bean we got the train back to London bridge to my all time favourite store, The Christmas Shop at 55a Tooley street.  I could easily spend a couple of hours there although the stores is quite small but they are crammed to the rafters with the most gorgeous decorations at fairly reasonable prices.  While I lusted after the gorgeous Department 56 Christmas village that is more than a little too steep for my pocket and a beautiful little Christmas inspired train set for under the tree I knew I did not have oodles of money to spend and really had to keep this years theme in mind. I did shop with my eyes and pinched some lovely ideas for my tree but these are what I bought:

These gorgeous white glitter snowflakes for £2.50 for ten and I just loved them on a tree in the store.  They’ll look great on our tree this year.

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Who could resist these santa’s helper hats?  I got one for DD and one for a friend’s child

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These stockings were marked down, so I took the last four sets (they come in a two pack). I was thinking of embellishing them with some ribbon and mistletoe or maybe some candy canes?  Or they’d be great filled with chocolate coins or jelly beans!

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Isn’t this darling?  I can’t wait to set this up next to the tree

This little fella was just too cute to resist and I will admit that I bought him to copy him!

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 I’m just crazily in love with wooden lettering on christmas trees and since these were £1.75 I could not resist if I tried…
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