We unwittingly ended up at Harrod's on the first day of their once-a-year sale. It was an absolute crush of people.
|A little shopping, anyone?|
|The gardens looking lovely, even in the downpour|
|Queen Victoria looks a little threatening |
with the clouds overhead
|My favorite place in London|
And we headed to Westminster Abbey for a lovely evensong service. The choir was magnificent. Afterwards, we then met up with a friend I met via Twitter, who turned out to be as wonderful as she seems online. She brought her daughter along, and the five of us just had a fantastic dinner out, talking and getting to know each other better. But it really felt as if we had been friends for years.
Today we drove to our cottage in the Cotswolds and enjoyed walking around the village for their Open Gardens day, which allowed us to visit the private gardens at a number of homes. The cottage is absolutely perfect. A delicious, freshly-baked cake was waiting for us when we walked in.
|The view out our front door|