Subject: Re: Umbrelllas

While in London last month, we wanted to stop in at James Smith & Sons, founded in 1830, with the idea of buying either an umbrella or a walking stick. We never made it to the shop during opening hours. Be aware: the shop closes at 5:25 not 5:30! As it turned out, we didn't need an umbrella in London and while it rained most days when we were in Ireland, the umbrellas were rarely used either because the rain was "soft" or we had gale force winds. Our hooded raingear came in handy though.

We'll save a visit to the shop for our next London trip.

Lucy, Toronto