Thursday, 11 December 2008

Not as hard as you’d think

On Monday I had a well earn day off work and went with ‘im outdoors to London. We went to the Natural History Museum and looked at all the dinosaurs and stuffed mammals and volcanic stuff.
Then we had a brisk walk down Regent Street to see the beautiful Christmas lights before seeing Eddie Izzard live.

As you can see it was a jam packed day, but what I really want to tell you about was one of the shops we had a look in when we were walking down Regent Street. It was the National Geographic Society shop and was full of everything you could possibly want if you were off on a trip to a desert or rain forest; backpacks, shirts, boots, jumpers, canoes etc.
It was also full of things for the home; stuffed toys for the children, candles, prints and my favourite thing ever – pebble cushions.
They look just like those smooth grey pebbles with white stripes through them that you find on beaches. And the best thing? They come in all sizes from football to bean bag!
Looking on the web I’ve found they are made by a French company Smarin, based in Nice, who make all sorts of things including solid luminous raindrops for sitting on.

I adore their designs and am only sad that there are only a few British shops who stock them. Looks like we will have to go back to Regent Street.

1 comment:

Henry the Dog said...

Mum loves the Natural History Museum, it is one of her favourite places in London. Mum likes Eddie Izzard too, sounds as if you had a great day. They don't have many christmas lights over here where we live in France, it's one of the things mum misses about the UK - the lights and decorations in the cities there.