Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Birthday Ice Cream

It was my birthday last Wednesday, and Husband took me to Fortnum and Mason's Parlour for a posh ice cream and a cuppa:



This was my sundae above, The Beekeeper. Ginger, praline and vanilla ice creams with honey drizzled all over and enough honeycomb sprinkled through the lot to glue my teeth together. Gawjus. The scoops were enormous and it took me about 40 minutes to eat it, and by gum was I going to eat every last spoonful even if it took me all evening.


Husband's monster of a sundae was The Chocolossus, basically chocolate, chocolate with a bit more chocolate on top, a load of cream and an alcoholic chocolate sauce. He also went for an lemonade float topped with lemon sorbet, which was da bomb.

silver teapot

Earl Grey in a proper (and bloody heavy) silver tea pot. I'm rapidly going off EG tea; this one was not bad, but not a patch on Metrodeco's Shades of Grey, the Best Tea in the World EVAH. Yeah, that's my review at the bottom there.

lemon sorbet float



After the ice cream pig-out, I discovered that you had to walk through the Christmas department to get to the toilets. Well, I had to have a look, didn't I? We're still in August, people.




I'll just post these three as it is just a tad too early still, right? Plus the combo of my phone camera and fairy lights makes for a blurry picture. After F&M, there was a leisurely stroll up to Leicester Square to the Wyndhams Theatre to see DAVID TENNANT in Much Ado About Nothing, which was just simply brilliant. I haven't laughed so much in ages. I haven't been a theatre critic since my A Level Theatre Studies days, so check out some other reviews here along with photos of the production.

So, I finished the roughs last night and have an unexpected day off today. I've just braved Asda to stock up my poor, neglected food cupboards, and I'm going to sew for the rest of the day. I'm going to tackle my first ever blouse, so wish me luck. Photos to follow!

Saturday, 20 August 2011

Our First Tigerellas




Just had a couple on top of some cheese on toast. Yum.

Friday, 19 August 2011

An Hour in the Park

This morning I had to go and pick up my prescription from the docs, so I thought I'd be a daredevil and ride my bike there, taking a leisurely route via Preston Park. It was such a lovely morning, bright, warm, but not too hot, not too busy and offering the promise of tea and toast at the Rotunda Cafe.



Nothing like a bit of alfresco knitting with your breakfast.



Beautiful roses still in bloom.


A literal jungle of plants between the tennis courts.




Busy, busy bumble bee.



Orange and purple. Luvverly.



I had one of those "everything is just right in the world" moments as I slowly cycled around taking snaps of the wonderful flowers that just seemed to be taking over the fences. This is Jenny, my noble steed:



I hope to get out and about on her much more often now I'm feeling a bit better. I was quite impressed with myself that I managed the round trip today with no problems at all! My aim for the early autumn is to cycle over to Stanmer Park to have a picnic and take some photos one morning. If I can do that, then I know I'm on the mend good and proper.

It was just a lovely, lovely hour and a bit. I do love being self-employed and having the flexibility to take an hour out of the day to get a bit of fresh air. It's all back to the grindstone now, though; the deadline is approaching with alarming speed!

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Strict and Particular


Ha! I got it to work!


I would just like to take this opportunity to say I have some lovely things to post that all involve photos, but there seems to be some sort of weird Blogger/Flickr impasse going on at the moment which won't let me put them up here. FRUSTRATING.

Anyway, a quick update:
  • I have a new camera, hence being very keen to post up new pictures.
  • Hubbo and I have just been away for a lovely weekend in Rye, hence being very keen to post up new pictures.
  • I walked approx. 5 miles on Sunday. While fairly low for a typical Sunday walk around these parts, for someone who has barely been able to hobble down the stairs and have enough energy to get to the shops recently, this is AMAZING.
  • I am still working on roughs for the new storycards. I am half way through story no.four, out of a total of six stories. I have 16 days to finish them, but also have to fit in another weekend away and much birthday shennanigans. Eek.
So, there you are. That's what's going down right now. Now, let's see if I can figure out this photo posting issue.......

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Moon Over Soho

You may remember that back in May I was banging on about Rivers Of London by Ben (Genius) Aaronovitch. Well, lovely Audible released the sequel, Moon Over Soho, a couple of weeks ago and I had to wait patiently until 3rd August for my next lot of credits to be available so I could go grab it like a crazy woman, download and start listening ASAP. So, I've listened to it TWICE in five days. It's that awesome. Grab a copy if you can. Cannot WAIT for the third installment, which I thought was going to be in the autumn, but Amazon says will actually be next March. Sooner the better, I say!

Again, fab cover, although I still haven't found out who the artist is: