While we were there I made sure, as I always do, to visit the Midget Library, the smallest exhibit in the Mirror of the World Exhibition, and Audubon's Birds of America, which is a massive book, and also quite rare (there's only 120 known copies in the world).
Then we wandered to the Docklands in the glorious autumn sunshine and then back into the city for lunch before going our separate ways.
At the end of Waterfront City there's a
high wall, and this is what's on the other side
- where Docklands meets the old docks
Afterwards my friend sent me a text message thanking me for a lovely morning and saying I had lifted her spirits and made a crap week feel a whole lot better. That gave me a warm inner glow.
I bought my first pair of Doc Martins boots today. Metallic purple ones. They're pretty cool. One day I will grow up...Maybe! After I got them home I noted the writing on the tab on the back of the boot. 'With bouncing soles'...or is it 'With soles bouncing'? I kinda like the latter.