|Blue Skies in London-A Blessing!|
|My New Favorite Store in London!|
|Just the Look of the Inside Makes Me Smile!|
|Not a Scone but a Toasted Tea Cake and Earl Grey Tea. A Mid-Morning Break!|
|The Plan of the Geffrye Herb Garden|
|Lots Still in Bloom in the Herb Garden|
|The Beautiful Water Fountain|
|The Knot Garden of Santolina|
|More Santolina at the Geffrye!|
|Afternoon Tea at St. Paul's|
First day I decided to go back to the Liberty department store known for its fabrics particularly. I just love the Tudor feel of the building. They already had their Christmas shop set up. It was very festive. I also carried on the tradition of having a mid-morning break for a tea cake and tea. Scones are served later in the day! Always enjoyable. I knew that the next place I wanted to see again was the herb garden at the Geffrye Museum of the Home. If you click the first link in the previous sentence, you will read my previous post about my visit in 2014 to this herb garden. It is one of my new favorites and when I go back to England again, I will definitely be going back for a visit. I especially love the intimacy of the herb garden as they were in earlier times, a protected garden. I just sat and enjoyed the space as much as the last time I was there in May, 2014.
The last stop on the first day of my English holiday was St. Paul's to light a candle or two for my friends who are sick and need some blessings and to have one of my favorite things in England or just about anywhere, afternoon tea. If you are on a budget and you still want a decent afternoon tea, you should try the restaurant at St. Paul's. It is a very contemporary space in a very old cathedral and it was enough food that I didn't need to eat dinner that evening. It's off to Bristol in my next England post.
Sort of a dreary rainy warm day in the garden. Probably our last warm day until next year. Cut some chives for freezing and lemon balm for drying. Will try to catch you up on the garden and what has been going on in my next post. Talk to you later.