Friday, September 28, 2012
I know I've mentioned on this blog before but I used to live in London about 10 years ago and loved it dearly. Well, I'm finally getting back this week and I made some cookies a few weeks ago in anticipation. When I think of England, I think the Union Jack, PG Tips and football!
Even though I lived there for years, I'm ashamed to admit I didn't do all the touristy stuff I should've. Never went to Buckingham Palace or Westminster Abbey. It almost seemed unnecessary. I had to go to work and go to school and junk; I didn't have time to stand around with tourists! But I should have made time because now I'm one of those tourists. Sort of.
It's a weird mix of seeing new stuff (The London Eye was just opened and SO touristy when I was there) and old favorites (omg omg Harrod's I love so muhuhuhuch). AND my 15 year old nephew is going to experience a new country for the first time. I'm so excited for him!
About the cookies, I tried a new technique of completely painting with coloring diluted with vodka (because it dries quick). On the red roses, I used a color pen for the detail and softened it with a brush. It's a technique I'd like to play with a little more with better brushes but I liked it! Like little canvases!
So this Sunday, I'll be in London having Sunday roast then watching Downton Abbey. UGH. SO English!! I'll check back in a couple weeks when I return! Cheers!