Saturday, June 20, 2009

So I had a play date.....

And it was FABULOUS! 

I picked up my friend Al. She hadn't met Hermione yet.

We went to Barnes. My new favorite place. Every Saturday they have a food market with fresh veg, meat, fish and other gourmet food goodness. I had the best coffee. A flat white even. Do you know how hard it is to get a flat white in London? It is almost impossible, only a handful of places make them. So now you know why I have given up coffee. Well almost. I only have one if I am absolutely sure it will be a good, proper coffee. So I don't have one that often.

We also bought some tasty Moroccan food to take home for lunch. Sorry Bells, I forgot to take a photo. But just know it was delicious. And a chocolate brownie for desert. mmmmmmmmm! 

And then we went to Stash. I love that store, and Al had neve been there. We bought some books and magazines, and I may have bought some yarn. 4 balls of Mini Mochi sock yarn. Have you seen that yarn? Gorgeous and soooo soft! Ok, it is weird that I bought enough of one colourway to make 2 pairs of socks. I just  love the colour. More on that later.

And then Al had a simple request. "Can I see your stash". Well is knitting the new yoga? (No seriously is it, because My flatmate keeps urging me to do yoga and I just don't think I have the patience to be still for and hour. Tell me your not surprised at that!). Al wanted to take a photo to show her partner. She needed proof that she doesn't own all the yarn in England.

Supreme happiness is laying your head on a table full of soft yarny goodness.

Yes my stash is impressive, especially considering the other 2/3 of it is in storage in Australia! Not as impressive as Rose Red's, but I am working on it!.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

The life and times of a Zombie killer.

Ok, so it has been a while. 3 months if you can believe it. Lots has happened. 

I have a new job. It is a permanent job. I am here permanently. I am trying not to freak out. At least for the time being!

I have been to Lisbon. I have had the best Pasteis de nata in the world. And port. 

I have been on a caravan trip to Cornwall. I have had cream teas with Cornish clotted cream & a pasty the size of my head. But not at the same time.

But lately I have been reading this. 

Pride & Prejudice & Zombies

Can you see why I just had to buy this? Best read since, well, Pride and Prejudice. I highly recommend this book. In fact I will go as far as to say that Jane Austen herself would love this book.

As we all know, Elizabeth Bennett rocks. But now she kicks butt as well! 

I am tempted to write a more in depth review but I don't want to ruin it for those of you who might want to read it. 

All I will tell you is this. Now I am waiting patiently for the movie version!