Time for a rest

Today I sent my last Christmas orders off.  Handed to the courier, I sighed with relief.  Its been such a busy few weeks that blogging, tweeting and facebooking have all been neglected.  I'm exhausted and happy.  Amazing what you can do if you have a plan, determination and lots of chocolate biscuits to get you through.  Its been my busiest November and December and I'm ready for a long Christmas break starting today.

We had booked a trip to London back in October when things were a little quieter.  So this weekend we took the train to Waterloo.  I love trains, the people watching and I admit, eavesdropping are always so entertaining!

View from the London Eye.  We had two tickets going spare and so we deciding to give them away.  I felt a bit silly going up to complete strangers and asking if they wanted some free tickets....they looked suspiciously at me but still took them!  Hope they enjoyed it.

This chap was very entertaining.  The children loved him.  I thought it was a bit creepy! 
Our hotel was next to the London Eye and perfect for site seeing.  We visited the National Gallery, National Portrait Gallery, Science Museum, Hamleys, Harrods and Covent Garden.  Its amazing to think that all the galleries and museums are free.  Standing 10" away from a Van Gogh was incredible!
I didn't go mannequin hunting!  well, just one or two.  This one was in Covent Garden's Bertie store.  We spent awhile in Liberty's so I could spot the mannequins they have there.  I think they must be vintage mannequins and tailored in Liberty fabrics and are very reasonable priced at £1,900!!! Well, you can imagine my surprise!

After today its time to concentrate on my family's Christmas.  Presents to buy, tree to fetch and decorate, home to make festive, food to plan etc, etc.  Isn't it fabulous...I love Christmas!

Hope you're all well and enjoying the season.


ted and bunny said...

dear Lucy- have a lovely "rest" you really do deserve it.

I had a bit of a break after the Fair- I felt utterly exhausted, and things are always a bit quiet for me on eBay now, until after Christmas when it seems to get busy again...trouble is when you slow down you don't want to crank back up!

Enjoy your Christmas

elegancemaison said...

So glad you enjoyed you London mini-break - you certainly earned it with all your hard work making the most gorgeous mannequins I've ever seen. We were also in London last w/e and I dearly wish Mr EM and I had been standing near you when you were offering your spare Eye tickets! We'd have whooped with joy as we've never got around to going on it. Wishing you a calm and peaceful Christmas and will be in touch re my French 'madame' in the New Year. Cx

15 December, 2010

BusyLizzie said...

Great photos of London Lucy, my turn to visit the big smoke next week if weather permits! (I am with you that thing was creeepy) what was it???
Lizzie x

Lucy@Corset Laced Mannequins said...

Strange how things work out..after visiting the National Gallery last Friday, this Friday I received an order from them for a mannequin to display a corset!

Elaine, I'm definately enjoying my time off, hope you are too. I'm not quite sure what to do with myself!

Cecile, sorry you weren't near the eye too, you could have shared a "flight" with us!

Lizzie, Hope you have a great time in London. I know I did. I'm a country girl in heart but I love the thrill of a large city...must visit more of them! avoid the scary cat!!


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