I feel a bit eager with this challenge today as, Meghan, the lovely host hasn’t even put up her Random Moment yet. I know Meghan is having lots of fun having travelled to stay at some mystical looking 2nd home for a few months, where she zentangles in glass laden vintage greenhouses and cooper, her dog gets to frolic amongst the grass whilst hubby passes out asleep in a recliner no doubt with butterflies flitting around somewhere…grins!
I had a beautiful day!
I started off in Covent Garden, one of my favorite places. I always get a bit anxious as to how busy it would be but luckily enough it was sane and the sun was shining brightly upon me and my lovely friend.
The middle part of my journey in the day was to have my nose piercing changed, being the starter one it turns out to be too long on the inside and hangs in rather unsightly fashion from my nostril, yes ladies and gentlemen I had a piece of metal hanging from inside which made me so self conscious that I kept lifting my hand to see if it was there. Then I became even more self conscious that people would think I was some cocaine addict.
I could successfully push the hook up inside pointing upwards however firstly this was not where it was meant to be and proved to be very uncomfortable. Secondly when discovered in public I would have to ram my finger up my nose, yes up my nose, to push it in to hidden position, so now many local residents think the local blogger woman picks her nose, I am not sure which is worse???
So the wonderful raffy who pierced my nose agreed to change it for a shorter length one which is only usually used once healing has taken place. Oh boy the procedure was more painful than the piercing but I am glad it is done! Whoppeee.
This was in Leciester Square, I share a view with you whilst walking up the stairs from the tube, for some odd reason I found it striking and playing with my apps of course I have now funked it up ‘pop style’. Do you like?
Going back to Covent Garden. They have the main square, lots of retail, lots of shows, musicals, everything going on plus market stalls. I headed the other end, which is slightly more low key, one street with Neils Yard hidden there, also Mysteries which is the oldest spiritual shop around so they claim and a rather ‘naughty’ but ‘top quality’ or ‘high class’ but that sounds so wrong, yes naughty shop! So beware pictures are to follow, if you are of the faint hearted or don’t like a bit of naughty don’t look please!
Some pictures with descriptions below each pic.
There was this board inside Neils Yard that had magnetic words, I thought this really good fun and couldn’t resist snapping up some of the sentences already made, some very thought provoking indeed.
Which one catches your eye the most?
The next picture is for Meghan, I couldn’t resist this. A fairy hairdressers? It must be your hairdresser right Meghan?
The smells in Neils Yard from the small restaurants and cheese shops were intoxicating, my mouth instantly started to dribble as I entered, you could hear “oooh” and “aaahs” coming from my direction and tummy rumbling instantly.
I bought from one of the shops an aromatherapy diffuser. It looks rather like a UFO doesn’t it?
My son has been having sleep problems, which have become apparent through using the Fitbit which also monitors sleep. So we got him a weighted blanket which has increased quality of his sleep by about half.
This diffuser is a kind of shared treat, for me and him. I got him a night time blend of oils and its wonderful, gives off a light stream of infused humidifying steam. There are colours which gently change or you can pick one colour or none.
After this we winged our way around to Mysteries, stocked up on incense sticks, bought some crystals for my sons and then went to the ‘naughty’ shop. Yep folks I always visit both these shops. The latter is called Coco De Mer!
I first came across this shop when they had two lovely ladies dressed up in Burlesque clothing, or not much clothing but rather large beautiful fans standing in the window.
Pale skinned and slow in their movements at first I thought they were mannequins.
They were simply stunning and with some mystical charm they enticed me to go in to the shop. I then stood there upon my first visit and just watched them whilst loitering in the entrance.
It was then at that time I noticed a cyclist coming along the cobblestone path, he was too admiring the women and as a consequence totally wiped out in to the shop opposite, yep naughty me I had a giggle and it is a fond memory.
I started snapping away, not thinking as to whether I was allowed to. I then politely asked if I could, I was told they don’t usually allow it but I think due to my enthusiastic face they allowed one more.
That particular last picture is of a French Bulldog in rather fetish style collar, considering I have a french bulldog as most know called Teddy, it was a must to catch this.
So you will see pictures of the window display, no they are not alive sadly this time. But merely from an artistic point of view, I thought they were stunningly displayed and arranged, very evocative which I guess is the idea.
I saw some rather fetching rulers, did I buy one? That would be telling. Did I want one…yes…haha..for who, or for me, or for homework? That would be telling. Maybe one for Mara!!
So nose is sorted, I finished off with a lovely lunch and scooted, well kind of scooted back home!
A lovely but not so random risque naughty moment of delight!
Have you been to Neils Yard?
Which shop would you prefer to visit, Msyteries or Coco? 😀
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