Weekly Roundup … A Surprise Visit To London & New York …

IMG_5065Hey everyone … time for another weekly roundup today … its been an amazing yet crazy busy week but for all the right reasons!!! It all started out with our flight from Bahrain to London where we stayed for a couple days as a surprise visit to see my Dad for his 60th Birthday … that went really well and we were able to successfully surprise him with our arrival at the house that morning …

I’m going to keep this post short as I need to head out soon … but I wanted to make sure I got this published before I left so I wouldn’t forget to do it later either … so here goes …

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I got to wear my Viajante Shawl on the flight to London … it was perfectly cosy!

IMG_4991On Friday I got to meet up with the love Lea from Paris who is another fellow knitting podcaster who’s episodes I love to watch … we had a great afternoon exploring Loop in London … discussing knitting and purchasing yarn!

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We had a lovely family meal with both families to celebrate my Dad’s 60th Birthday and everyone else’s birthdays (6 out of 8 people in our two families have our birthdays in the same 4 week period) …

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I blogged about that HERE

IMG_5025The bathroom wallpaper at this Pub was gorgeous!!!

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We made it to New York on Sunday afternoon …

IMG_5124I ended up getting more knitting done in the Baggage Claim area while waiting for Perry to clear passport control … he has a student visa so had to go through a different line …

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Food truck changing locations through Times Square …

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The next morning … all dressed and ready to hit the streets … jet lag meant we were up and ready to go way too early … so checking on some emails before we got going …

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The view from our room for the first couple days …

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We made it to the first of many Yarn Stores for this trip … Lion Brand Studios!

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An obligatory stop at an Apple Store so Perry can play with some gadgets …

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Had dinner at one of our favourite places in New York …

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They have the best plain cheese pizza ever!!!

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Walking back through Times Square in the evening is lovely … although I could do without the crowds …

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We spotted the Naked Cowboy …

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I got a new PODCAST episode up …

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Breakfast on our second day … yummy!

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More shopping … of the fabric variety …

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Knitting on the Subway heading out to Brooklyn to meet another fellow knitter and Podcaster for some yarny fun …

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Brooklyn is really pretty to walk around …

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It was really hot and quite muggy that day too …

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Me and the lovely Kristen at the cutest little Yarn store … Brooklyn General …

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Ended up walking back to the hotel through the rain … it was so lovely and refreshing after all the mugginess …

Right well that is it for now … Perry is busy with classes the rest of this week but we do have some fun things planned for the weekend (well I do anyway) … so I look forward to catching up with you all again next week …

Till next time …

Mina X

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