Pardon my post title. I did not know what else to name this post.
I am going to mainland Europe ( I like to think of myself as an Islander here in the UK) end of July, for three weeks, and I have plans of going to Belgium-Netherlands-France, maybe squeeze in Germany. More specifically I am thinking Antwerp- The Hague - Amsterdam- Paris and finally Cologne if my cousin has some spare time. She's a doctor, and apparently Doctors are overworked in Germany.
In Belgium, I do not have plans to do alot of fabric shopping because last time that I went to visit my cousin in Antwerp, I did not really see any shops worth going back to. I am not saying they are not there....they probably are, but I did not know where they were. Is anyone reading this post based in either Brussels or Antwerp who knows of cool fabric hide outs?
In the Netherlands, I will be based at the Hague. I have already asked my cousin what it will cost me to go to Amsterdam in both time and money, and am glad to say, not a lot. I have heard Amsterdam has some lovely fabric shops so I shall make a stop there. I have grand hopes of visiting Kantje Boord and murdering my bank balance. For those of you who don't know what Kantje Boord is, it is a shop near Amsterdam that sells impossible quantities of lingerie fabrics and notions. You can see a review of the shop here.
I will also be meeting Sandra in Paris. The plan is to go to Montmartre, and possibly Sarcelles, a market were fabric could be obtained for less than 2 euros....now that's more up my street. You all know I'm cheap right?
Like I mentioned before, Germany depends on my cousin's availability, but I am sure if I do go there, I won't be buying anything as I would have assassinated my poor bank balance in Amsterdam.
Is anyone going to be round those parts during the last week of July and early August? It will be nice to meet other bloggers in those cities. I am shamelessly reaching out here people.....I need to be plugged into the fashion hideouts in those cities matrix style. So please please please, pretty please, if you live in any of those cities, and fancy a meet-up, do let me know, and I shall try to budget my fabric spending money to accommodate more expeditions.
Oh God, does anyone know if it is at all possible to make a post invisible to one person only? I think the peace Chez maison Dibs will be rocked if Mr. Dibs reads about my shopping plans.......