Wednesday, May 12, 2010

wood & wool stool on petherton road

Pippa and I visited London last week. We stayed with my dear niece Afra. She lives in Islington in this beautiful house with some friends.

In my suitcase I took some wooden stool legs, nails and a seat with crocheted cover as a present, so I could put Afra's wood & wool stool together in her backyard. When I heard my other niece Safi (Afra's sister) also would come to London for one night, I have brought her a wood & wool frame with an old picture of us.

We really have had a great time and had a busy schedule. For Pippa it was the first time in London, so I showed her all the important places, like for instance Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Oxford Street, Notting Hill and Covent Garden. The ride on The London Eye during sunset was sensational and we even had time to visit some parks, the Saatchi Gallery and Tate Modern as a pleasant change to shopping and sightseeing.

London is our favorite city and Afra thanks again for your hospitality.


  1. Oh geweldig dat je familie hebt in Londen, heb je een leuk slaapadres! Mooi huis ook zeg.
    Ben er ooit 1x geweest, ook naar al die plekjes die je noemde, het trekt me enorm, wil er gauw weer eens heen.
    Cool dat je werk nu daar in de tuin staat :)

    Groetjes Soraya

  2. Hola Ingrid!
    qué precioso viaje!
    eStoy de sorteo en mi blog te invito a participar!
    Good luck,

  3. This looks like the Georgian Terrace I lived in 20 years ago when I lived in Islington. Is it opposite a gorgeous park? Bought back many fond memories. Love love love your stools .. but you don't ship to Australia? Correct?

  4. I've just discovered your lovely blog through the apartment therapy website and was thinking how lovely it sounds where you live in Holland. So I found it funny that you've just been in London - I actually live about 100 miles from London, but I happened to be there last week for the Oxford Street.

  5. Ooooh, I love London so much, I wan't to go back there now!
    Bet you had a fabulous time!

  6. It's so strange to hear people loving London so much. Being from there- I guess I never truly appreciate it.

  7. Glad you enjoyed my home town! : ) x

  8. How lovely! I am hoping to be in London soon! Looking forward to it.