Sunday, 22 April 2012

Sunday sun in London town and a trip to Islington farmers market.

I woke up at 5.55am this morning feeling completely awake and productive which, for those of you who don't know me that well, is pretty much a miracle. So I got up started on my essay and spent a chilled out morning doing a bit of work before walking up to Islington Farmers' Market in the sun to buy some eggs for the asparagus that has been mournfully languishing in the fridge since Wednesday. Even the grimy buildings looked pretty this morning, especially with the shadows of the rather bald trees cast against them. I bought some eggs (so fun to pick six out yourself - small pleasures, I know), some of the first outside grown rhubarb and a tasty looking almond croissant. Yum yum!

Friday, 20 April 2012

Cactus update - WE HAVE LIFTOFF!

So I got back to my stuffy little uni room and was greeted by my new little baby cactus in beautiful flower! I choose to ignore the fact that apparently most cacti flower when under stress and duress. It was in fact a welcome home gesture, obviously. Anyway, it made my day a little happier and brightened up London which is particularly grey and soggy at the moment.

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Sunshine and swinging dresses caught in the breeze.

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Looking through pictures of post exam elation and wishing I could speedily get through all the ones coming up for me.

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Eggs for breakfast at Côte with Nonie.

These three lovely weeks of Easter holiday are drawing to a close and Nonie and I met up for breakfast Saturday morning before we each went our separate ways for another couple of months. We went to Côte in Salisbury and both ordered eggs. I had Eggs Royale (pictured) aka eggs with smoked salmon and hollandaise sauce, and Nonie had a classic Eggs Benedict. Yum yum yum! Since Nonie the Catholic has just finished another crazy lent of giving up coffee, tea, tv series' and lots of other things that I definitely couldn't, it was a bit of a treat and an indulgence. The weather was horrible and it was wonderful sitting in the bay window with coffee, freshly squeezed orange juice and the Saturday Guardian, watching the rain outside. Eggs were nicely done and smoked salmon is always tasty although Non felt that the Hollandaise lacked a certain je ne sais quoi (probably vinegar, if you ask me). Quite pricey at £8.10 for two eggs Royale, although not outrageous considering that there was a generous amount of salmon. All in all, a successful breakfast to cheer up an overcast morning.

Sunday, 15 April 2012

French magnolias and a sunny week away.

Spent a week away in France with my dad and spent most of it sat in the garden under the huge magnolia tree and the superblue sky, drinking tea, reading, and watching the cat molest the catnip plant.

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Formby beach with the manfriend.

Seems a while ago now but still something I want to remember and thus post about. I've been missing the sea lately and so the last time I was in Liverpool visiting the manfriend we decided to go! It was pretty bleak and the tide was out but I got far too excited and took my shoes and socks off to the stares of incredulous locals. I also found a whole bunch of pretty little pointy shells, too.