It’s been a while since we had one of these posts, hasn’t it! Right now blogging has taken a back seat while I work on getting the shop up to speed; I hate leaving it but I only have so much time in each day and as it is it still never feels enough. Oh and if I look tired in the picture, that’s because I am.
This is what I wore to spend the day in Greenwich with my brother last week. Greenwich is a really pretty area of London and well worth a wander around. Sadly the character of the place is slowly changing, with the individual shops and pie ‘n mash cafes gradually being replaced with soulless chain stores. I was also hugely disappointed last time I visited to find that the antique and vintage market I used to visit is no longer, with the land being sold off to put up blocks of flats. Sigh. However there is still plenty to see in the area – the covered craft and food market is worth a look, as are the handsome old buildings of the Naval College, the beautiful Greenwich Park, the Royal Observatory and The National Maritime Museum. There is also a fan museum and a foot tunnel under the Thames, neither of which I have done yet but are both on my London list. And from next spring the Cutty Sark (the only tea clipper still in existence) will be open again.
I wore a vintage 70s wool coat with fox fur collar, 60s sweater dress, blue tights, leather gloves by Aspinal of London (a Christmas present last year), vintage brogues, and a 1940s vintage handbag.
The Maritime Museum itself was interesting in parts, but not one of London’s best museums. I do however highly recommend a visit to the Painted Hall in the Naval College, which is totally breathtaking. This is the third time I have been to see it and it still makes me smile when I step inside.