Sunday, 13 November 2011

Little Swans in London

Little Swans set off exploring London this weekend, with a whistlestop tour of the Transport Museum in Covent Garden.  We began our tour in the cafe (to make a coffee pitstop) and were so impressed with the fact that, firstly, the cafe was empty, secondly there were high chairs and thirdly, there were baby change facilities.  Perhaps I should give London tourist attractions more credit!
Milo loved exploring the various vehicles in the museum, from old Routemasters to new Routemasters, the Museum was busy with young children all keen for the chance to drive a London Bus (queuing behind the Dads keen for the chance too!).  Even at twelve months old, Milo had a fantastic time watching the trains, the tube and the trams, not to mention crawling from bus to bus.  In honour of the transport theme for the day, Milo was decked out in his Little Swans tractor bib.  Perhaps we need to source some fabric with Routemasters, or the tube map?!

After the Transport Museum, we made our way past Leicester Square to Carnaby Street, enjoying the troop of Mods on Vespas (not a cliche, there were about 50 vespas!) and made a bee-line for the third floor of Liberty of London.  The Haberdashery department is now housed next to the Liberty of London department, which has a fresh selection of items all perfectly displayed for the Christmas shopper in a variety of the most beautiful Liberty of London fabrics.  I loved spotting all of the Little Swans favourites, from Pepper to Eloise.  I was very excited to see a new colour of the Pepper fabric in stock...Sadly for him, Milo missed a browse of the ribbons in Liberty, as he was tucked away in the land of nod behind his Little Swans pram blackout, completely oblivious to the haberdashery heaven on the other side!

We ended our day sitting in St Paul's churchyard, in Covent Garden, sipping on a latte and munching on a red velvet cupcake from Sweet Couture, Covent Garden.  Laden with buttercream icing, with the perfect hint of vanilla and chocolatey loveliness, it was the icing on the cake of a perfect family day out! 


Little Swans

PS Less than a month until the Norwich Craft Fair at St Andrew's Hall (10/12/11).  See our earlier blogs for more details!

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