Queen’s Jubilee

I hope you all enjoyed the Queen’s Jubilee celebrations as much as I did. I love how it made London such a friendly place and everyone joined in. Red, white and blue everywhere! Unfortunately I didn’t have a ticket to the concert but I was on The Mall the next morning, ready to see the procession of the carriages! I was there so early, The Queen passed me in her car as she left for the service. I waited for the carriages to come past along with all of the horses, musicians and military. I obviously took a few photos! My favourite is the policemen at the end. 

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There she is! I wasn’t even looking through my camera at this point. Too exciting!

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Barter Books

One of the things I really miss about the north is the most amazing secondhand bookshop! I worked at Barter Books for 7 years and if you’re ever in Northumberland, it really is a must see. It’s situated in the old railway station and the interior is stunning. Mary and Stuart are the couple who own it and Mary really has a great eye for style. So much thought has gone into every last detail and I loved to be involved when Mary was choosing a new paint colour or deciding what a room needed when it was missing something. The shop is also home to the original Keep Calm and Carry On poster; It originally came into the bookshop in a box of books from auction. I only have a couple of photos of the shop in London and here is also a copy of a drawing of the bookshop that I drew for my manager’s wedding present.

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