the city ...
with their child's hand clasped in theirs,
his infectious enthusiasm bringing wonder to their eyes.
The noise and the smell of Christmas
at the pop-up market on the Embankment.
Enthusiastic hustlers drawing them in.
Silvered blades skating on ice.
Exhilarated smiles on winter bitten faces.
Her wooden legs no match for her child's fearless abandon!
Watching mudlarks dig in receding waters.
Remembering Mandela ...
Inside St Paul's Cathedral ...
a moment of hushed calm,
respite from the festive furore ...
She had to visit her favourite store ...
The Liberty clock and Father Time with his hour glass ...
"No minute gone comes ever back again take heed and see ye nothing do in vain"
The Royal Shakespeare Company's 'Matilda'
collaboration installation in Liberty's central atrium.
She bought a few little goodies in Haberdashery -
gifts for crafty family members,
a birthday present for a special friend.
Under darkening sky and sparkling lights
they headed away from the bustle ...
to their rented bed.
Tonight her man is away ...
cheesy Buble will play and Christmas wrapping shall commence ... !