Don't turn your nose up, it's yummy and for someone who loves nothing better than a cuppa and a round or two of hot buttered toast and vegemite in the morning, this is a crises girls.....
I've settled for my second choice which is marmalade but I'm on the hunt for a jar of Vegemite....
How are you all?
I have a couple of days worth of adventures to share and have made a veeery long story short thanks to Picmonkey and a few collages, so settle in and let's start.
Central Park on Sunday...self explanatory really.
I know grey squirrels are a bit of a pest, but they are just soooo cute.
To me they are woodland, fairy tale creatures that link back to my childhood...
Busker under the bridge,
Skyline above the trees
Manholey? type of thingy hehe....
There were lots of people out and about in the park on Sunday, walking, running, strolling, bike riding, horse and carriage cruising people, even an artist.
Careful crossing the road or you might get run over by a cyclist.
It was an overcast day and therefore slightly cooler, phew!
Times Square, it's big it's brash, it's New York.
You've all seen it in photos, at the movies in magazines.
We had to do it!!
M & M shop, high on the list of N. 1's shopping experiences.
Flavours you can't get at home look at all those candy colours. Imagine the dentists rubbing their hands in glee, go on have some more....
Don't Walk sign...notice anything unusual?
Some bright spark was having a laugh and placing a piece of paper over some of the fingers......we laughed too.....
Due to the Labour Day weekend, there were markets on in 'our' neighbourhood.
A rather upmarket one was full of artists displaying their paintings.
Wow, what a variety, they were all so different and there were probably 30 or more and then some...
Had to take some pics to share of this guys work.
Yep, they are oil paintings, absolutely amazing...
Ranging in price from $5000.00 and up, I would've bought a couple but baggage on international flights does have limits!!
I could just lose myself in his work, what a talent.....
If you'd like to see more Ken Orton's work click on the link
Union Square on Sunday afternoon....
Lots of people there too and the kids were having a heap of fun making bubbles.
I woke up at 5am on Sunday, waaaaay too early for my liking, I got up at 6am when I heard Richard stirring and together we watched the morning come to life.
This is our view by day.
After all our traipsing about I was very pleased to get back to our apt. and whip of the trainers. The feet weren't feeling quite as sore as the previous day, but I did know I had walked quite a few miles...
Righto this brings us up to today's adventure.
I helped No.1 carry his guitars and didge on the Subway over to the Studio in Brooklyn where I bid him farewell.
I then pulled my socks up gave myself a good talking to and headed off on my lonesome, cos I knew I couldn't let you guys down....
After a bit of grocery shopping ( which is an adventure in itself) I headed up Broadway with a particular destination in mind.
Being a public holiday the footpaths and shops were crowded. Declined the free Marijuana lollypops being offered by some young people...I actually thought they looked like lime, but apparently not!!
I wasn't too sure if the shop I was after would be open but it's an adventure isn't it?
As I passed by Allsaints Spitalfields I spied something rather fabulous.....
How gorgeous is this little beauty?
Now it has company
Check out these little beauties.
My pic makes them look like miniatures, but no they are the real, full size deal.
The opposite wall was full of them as well....that's oh, close to 200, yowsers!!
Someone's been busy tracking these down.
Now I know where to go if I need a sewing fix, I'm sure they won't mind loaning me one for the day....
I turned into Broome St. my destination in sight and as I looked up at the fire escapes which were rather ornate I noticed another bright spark had written a little message for all the kidlets in the neighbourhood....'eat your veggies'
Bit hard to pick out but it's there on the left and I didn't realise till I had uploaded my pics onto the computer.....Oooh, I felt dizzy gazing up at all those stairs, had to lean against a lamp post to steady myself.
Ok, so here is the reason for my journey.
For all things of a yarny or fabric nature........
and you guessed it they were
As someone, somewhere said on the net, no name to give a credit too...sorry.
I'd rather have a life of
'oh wells' rather than 'what if's'....
and there's always tomorrow, right?
I continued on down Broadway for a block or two to see what I could find..
Welcome to the Pearl River Market, a store that seems oddly out of place amongst the shops that sell clothes to hip, young things the size of a spaghetti stick (uncooked)
I entered this emporium of Asian wonders......everything from Kitchen ware, to stationery, bamboo birdcages, an assortment of clothing, toys and general stuff.
Just when you thought you had everything you ever wanted here's the thing you need most....
Ice cube trays in the shape of dentures....go on don't say it wouldn't be fun to pop one of these into a drink next time you have visitors!!
Or maybe you need some extra bling in your life.... here's the perfect mug for you.
Now either of these will fit in my suitcase, but No.1 is after the ice cube tray....oh boy!!
And to go with that cuppa, how about one of these cupcakes or mini cheesecakes......found at the grocery store off Union Square, but they are in just about every grocery store I have entered so far.
Nothing like it back home that's for sure and as for the shortbread, how cute are those wee doggies?
I've never seen them before, have you?
Bet you have, I must live in a backwater and as for those tomatoes who wouldn't get a complex if you had a sign that said
"Ugly Ripe Tomatoes" hanging over your head....
Well, that's just a little bit of what i have been up too and sights seen..
Tick Times Square, Central Park and Grand Central Station off the list, oops sorry, pics of the station didn't turn out too well.
It is one amazing piece of architecture and definitely worth a visit.
Must've cost a squillion to build and I think I may have to revisit it to take it all in.
Thanks for all your comments on my last post and my feet are holding up well. A mornings mooching followed by a couple of hours back at the apt. and then heading out for more adventures seems to be the way go to.
The temp. has dropped which is great, but once the breeze drops you can feel things warming up.
Bit of jet lag taking place but that will soon sort itself out.
Tomorrow's adventures entail a visit to Chelsea Market and heading down to Purl again and who knows what in between. If I do enough walking I may just have to duck in to a grocery store for one of those delightful cakey things.....
It's midnight and hooray I'm yawning time to turn in......
Goodnight all and sweet dreams from
Claire in NYC