twinkle twinkle London

15 November 2014

It's a busy time for us at Rust HQ, so we've been spending quite lot of time to-ing and fro-ing from the Isle of wight to London. It's usually a hectic mix of looking after and entertaining a feisty toddler, getting work done and visiting a few shops. This time we went to 4D which is a favourite place of ours, but one that we are rarely in the vicinity to visit. It took us about 45 minutes to find a parking space near the shop, which is situated in a railway arch, quite near the Tower of London.
4D is a shop that supplies architects, model makers and animators (and the like).

the world of all things mini.

...and colourful.

beautiful wood in all kinds of shape and size.

and tiny trees.

we bought quite a few things for our projects there.

After a nap in our van, we headed over to Exmouth Market, to see Jo's Christmas Pop-up Shop in Family Tree shop.
It was hard to get the littleun to move away from the illuminated polar bear in the hardware shop without tears.

There are SO many goodies in that shop, I bought a lovely print block, a vintage satchel and another of Jo's beautiful zip-up purses (which I have been using as my wallet).

It's the perfect shop for a spot of christmas shopping, very nice cafes on the same street too. Info about Jo's Pop up shop here.

After nipping into to H&M to buy some cushion inners (they do really good ones) our littlun found this squishy rocket there, and wouldn't let go of it, she was zooming all around London with it ever since and even feeds it crackers.

Covent Garden is so good at doing Christmas y'know.

listening to the opera singers

being fed tea with a spoon (?)

London Transport Museum...

scary 'pretent' horse.

choo choo (tram)

After that, we had a lovely evening walk around covent garden to see the lights. We were lucky enough to find a parking space near Seven Dials.


cwistmas twee! cwistmas twee!, is all we get now.

We also made it to Spitalfields antique market, always good fun to be had there!

Until I lost my wallet! In fact I've lost my wallet about four times in my life and each time it had been handed in with all the money still there. And on that Christmassy note, I shall bid you fare bed. X


  1. I hope someone finds your wallet and hands it in again! Your photos are great and the lights look so festive. Looking forward to going in and seeing them tomorrow. Catherine

  2. Oh forgot to mention, yes my wallet was handed in and I got it back,( it was the forth time) ; )

  3. Anonymous15.11.14

    Amazing wallet luck! I feel Christmassy just looking at all of that, taking my kids to London just after Christmas this year and can't wait to show them all the lights, etc. Have to ask you where are the fox boots that Pehr is wearing from? those are stupidly cute, my nearly-two-year-old would love them.

  4. Glad your wallet was returned. I left my bank card In Aldi recently, fortunately it was still there when I raced back for it several hours later...the relief! Lovely pics as ever, love the one of Pehr looking at the puddles, her duffel coat is fab. Covent Garden's baubles are spectacular.

  5. Beautiful photos, I LOVE London, now we're back in Ireland can't wait to go again!

  6. Jo's shop looks amazing, and I have never wanted to visit Spitalfields more; there seems to be so much good stuff to rummage through. Bless your little one; she really is the cutest! xxx

  7. I love London anytime, but especially at Christmas. Looks like you had a lovely time!

  8. So much Christmas spirit! Love Pehr's entranced Christmas tree face! When I was about Pehr's age back in the nineties, there used to be a lovely mini train (complete with tracks and everything!) at Spitalfields that kids could ride around the market. Wish Spitalfields wasn't so commercial now, it was so lovely back in the day! xx

  9. Anonymous18.11.14

    I used to loose my wallet on trips to museums and on tours. My family always jokes that they get to see everything twice because we had to go back for it;)

  10. I'm taking my little boy into London next week and can't wait. Can I just ask here are those cute shoes Pehr is wearing from? My little man would love them.



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