Typically, a Sunday in January could be drizzly, frigid, grey and unpredictable, but not this week. London has been experiencing a fairly mild winter, and this past Sunday was lovely. I headed out early in the morning, and took time to notice a few things along the way.
The cherry trees have been tricked into blossoming early,
and the tulips at the flower stall were exceptionally vibrant.
My day was off to a great start with an uplifting worship time,
and just steps away from church, the doors of Harrod's pulled me in for the final day of their annual January "There is Only One" sale. In and right back out--what crowds!
Then a subliminal message lured me in for lunch:
my favorite tuna and cheese melt from EAT, and a good book.
Almost next door, I found the newly opened National Geographic store, and I was reminded of my sweet daddy who spent so many years of his life collecting a complete set of National Geographics from its inception as his hobby. The store is a fascinating concept with books, magazines, travel guides, toys and speakers coming in for special events.
It even features a cute café which I'll have to try out soon. Really unique--maybe I'll go back and spotlight it here someday.
Heading back towards home, I found this lilac colored car parked in front of a matching lilac colored mews house. Sweet!
Cocomaya was sure drawing me in with its pastries, but I stayed on the "safe" side of the glass window.
Getting closer to home now, I had to peek in the new shop on Kings Road-the one I was most excited about.
Amorino, one of my favorite Italian gelato shops that I first discovered in Paris, has opened
with its tantalizing assortment of Italian gelato
and Italian chocolates. I will be indulging soon--it's so, so close to our house. Dangerously close!
And after a long Sunday stroll, I ended up back home where I watched the Livestream of our Southeast church services back in Houston. Felt just like I was there!
"Sunday is the golden clasp that binds together the volume of the week."
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
So how did you spend your Sunday?