Yesterday, we flipped packing the bird and decided to head into The City for a last hurrah. We went to Portobello Market and my soul cries over the fact that I never went before. It was amazing. I hate that I wasted so many trips to the now very boring Camden market. Even tho I shouldn't have been buying things, I did. I bought a silk patchwork skirt, a 1980's knit jumper in some very awesome day-glo colors, AND The Ramones "It's Alive" double album on VINYL. There was an amazing records stall that I could have spent a small fortune at, but I had to resist. I know Ramones albums in good knick are hard to come by, so I grabbed that one. Everything else I wanted I have come by before so I know I'll find them again. O and I bought a scarf for an imaginary friend who comments on my blog quite frequently. I remembered her saying she loves scarves, and this one is very retro so I hope she likes it. (Now I kinda feel like I should have bought a scarf for all my comment-ers. Shite. O well...)
I meant to stop in at I Knit London, but we found it after it had closed. Boo. Hopefully I will use our roadtripping as an excuse to find kick ass knit shops thru the US. That sounds fun.
Anyways, it was a perfect way to say good-bye. We came back into Surbiton station (Harry Potter 6, ya'll. I'm behind the wall! whoo!) and went to dinner at our favorite chinese The Magic Wok. I was so proud watching my kid eat duck, chicken and peas. My kid eats duck. It was a nice family dinner with a lot of laughter.
I'm hoping we'll be back this way to visit in about 2 years time. Writing this out has made me feel like I'm looking forward to coming back to visit and be a tourist. Take all the time to see the things I missed living here. I have been so lucky.