What’s better than eleven days off work with the sun shining and spending time with family, at friends BBQ’s, reading on beaches and book shopping with bibliophile friends?
After walking round what felt like the whole of London in 30°C heat and visiting various historical landmarks (including the Tower of London) we finally made it (wearily) to Waterstones in Picadilly which is the largest bookshop in Europe and set on 6 floors. It was a lovely airconditioned respite after our days trecking but despite all those tempting gems stretching for miles, my feet would not allow me to do much else apart from collapse in one of the chairs and watch while Tisha and Kirsty loaded their arms with bookish goodies. I did manage to pick up a couple of things though (I was tired, not dead!)
The next morning I headed off to Marylebone to check out Daunt which I have been dying to go to for ages (all the books are categorsied by country which satisfies both my book geek and culture geek).
After 2-3 hours blissful browsing (and buying :)) in Daunt I headed over the road to sit at an outdoor table in the sun at an Italian restaurant to admire my purchases, read my Kindle and eat a big fat pizza!
Next stop: West Sussex on the coast for 5 days with Mr Whisperer’s family. Lots of fun (and managed to sneak in some reading on the beach too :))
Next stop: My parents back garden for lunch al fresco
Final stop: Pugneys Lake near where I live for a picnic and reading.
A brilliant week and ½ off work. Lots of sun, fun and reading. Hope you all had great bank holidays too?