Before December creeps up on me too fast, I would like to share some November memories with you. Here then are a few little snippets and a peep into my life last month…It started with a kiss (not really) but that song by Hot Chocolate, starts playing in my head whenever anyone says ‘it started with…’
In reality November began with: The Laura Ashley spring summer press show. I wrote a piece, with more details on the fashion pieces I loved from the collection. I plan on showing you the home collection later.
A day trip to London the week after, found my son and I attending the ‘David Bowie Collector’ exhibition held at Sotheby’s auction rooms in Bond Street.
“I grew up with Bowie’s voice on my turntable…”
We spent an extraordinary morning viewing the collection of art that David Bowie had amassed during his lifetime. It was due to be split up and sold a few days later so this was a once in a lifetime experience for us both.
I grew up with Bowie’s voice on my turntable, his image on my wall and his lyrics on my mind. A true Bowie fan, I found it moving see close up, the art he loved and chose to live with on a daily basis.
My teenage son, a keen music fan and talented guitar player thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience
We both loved this quote from him and displayed on the wall at the entrance…
“Art was, seriously, the only thing I’d ever wanted to own. It has always been for me a stable nourishment. I use it, it can change the way I feel in the mornings.”
Afterwards we made a little journey to Brixton, to see the mural that has become a memorial, for fans to pay homage to their idol. Then we hit the shops!
The November weather:
The weather went from this… to this in a matter of days!
We didn’t mind because it was the best excuse to crochet beanies for everyone. As if I needed an excuse to crochet?
I experimented with some freestyle crochet last month. I hooked up a small ‘A’ for Autumn and covered it in crocheted leaves and bits.
I somehow managed to find some time to make a shell stitch ‘skinny cowl’ for myself, with the yarn I bought atin September. It came in very handy when Mr frost came out to play, and I started a blanket, its almost finished I love this Drops Andes yarn!
The Independent Oxford Christmas market.
At the end of November I had the opportunity to visit The Independent Oxford Market The weather was glorious in the beautiful city of Oxford. Crisp and fresh, perfect for wrapping up warm and indulging in a little Christmas shopping. I met up with a superb group of talented, creative bloggers and made some new friends. (dont you just love the blogging world?) We had lunch in the newly opened Pint Shop and I took part in two workshops. The first an Annie Sloan paint lesson on gilding, I am going to try it on our bed knobs! Next came a calligraphy lesson by the lovely Merrie and Bright.
My favourite purchase of the day was a Morrocan Rose soy candle (I wish I had bought two larger ones now) its from A Rosie Life store Rosie has some beautful things for sale. Next time you are in Oxford be sure to visit?
I hope you had a super November and that December is treating you kindly so far?