Retail therapy

Eldest and I had a wonderful day together today.  It’s quite rare that we get some ‘grown up’ girl time so we made the most of the sunshine and the city.  We browsed John Lewis trying out fragrances, admired bags in Topshop, New Look, Cath Kidston and H&M and then Eldest had a splurge at Primark.  At Lush we had a chance to make our own bath bomb with cocoa butter, vanilla and ylang-ylang.  Fresh, zingy pickled ginger and cucumber maki rolls at Yo! Sushi finished off a day of really treating ourselves.

As we headed around the city, we wrote phrases from the walls and windows of shops and lyrics from songs we heard to help us write ‘found poems’ when we got home.  Here are our two found poems celebrating a sunny mother & daughter day.

Greetings from the land of summer!

Open up this box to find a collection of treats

Macaroon notebook

A coffee crafted just for you

Strawberry and cranberry smoothie

Fig and cassis eau de parfum

Dust off your highest hopes –

Create your perfect day

Beautiful beginnings –

Wake up to white!

The land of summer

Inviting you in

Brunch – a found poem

a ‘found poem’ is made up of fragments of text seen during a visit to a city or place. A found poem is a beautiful way of practising up skills of intuition, play, ordering and life-revelation, abilities we all need as we come to explore new ways of being (Lent adventure 2015 day 19 by evolute)

eating should be a simple pleasure,
here to make you smile.
to minimise fading effects
breakfast served until 12 noon

poached free range eggs,
tomatoes, hummus,
mushrooms & guacamole
sweet chilli sauce, basil and toast

treat her to a little luxury –
rain doesn’t stop play