Tuesday, 20 January 2009

Shopping, Chocolate & Socks

Thorntons Chocolate GateauIt's been a fab Tuesday. Last night Nicky travelled up from Southampton and we spent the evening (and early hours of the morning) having a good old natter. She brought all her wonderful silver jewellery with her for me to have a look at and to ooh-and-aah over. Such prettiness!

Today we went to Oxford and we had lunch in a nice cafe in the
Covered Market. This is Nicky posing with her chic new hairdo and enjoying her panini.

NickyThen after a couple of hours mooching around the shops we went to the Thorntons Café where Nicky had the slice of rather naughty-looking chocolate gateau at the top of this post and I had a piece of chocolate caramel shortbread. And a hot chocolate. With whipped cream. And they gave us each a chocolate truffle too. Cocoa overload! Nicky snapped this shot of me licking melted chocolate off my fingers.

One thing I did buy today was a book about knitting socks. I've mentioned before that I have a bit of a sock obsession (hmmm, that's an understatement) and I decided the other week that I want to have a go at making my own. The book I bought has loads of interesting sock patterns including one for a freakish-looking pair that kind of turns your feet into cloven hooves so - get this - you can wear them with flip-flops. That is a heinous fashion crime! Needless to say I won't be knitting those ones but I will keep you posted with my sock-making progress.


Caroline B said...

Warning - sock-making is addictive! I'd be interested in the cloven-toe pattern - my son came back from Japan with lots of these socks to wear with his.....cloven shoes! Looks like JaJa Binks - freaky! Can you give me the book title?

Laura said...

Ha! I know the shoes you mean, Caroline. The book is 'Fab Feet & Cosy Toes' by Anna Tillman.

Caroline B said...

Cheers m'dear - will look out for it.

Nicky Ryan said...

What do you mean I'm posing ???

I always eat my food in a dreamy, deep in thought manner! And check out my funky fork print top.

Do you realise this post makes it sound like all we did in Oxford was eat lol.

Laura said...

Ha! Well, eating with a touch of shopping thrown in, at least?!

Anonymous said...

If you don't mind telling, what was the name of the sock book?


Laura said...

Hi Kellie - The book is 'Fab Feet & Cosy Toes' by Anna Tillman.

Janine- Cherished Trinkets said...

Sounds like you had a great day! That pudding thingy at the top looks to gorgeus!

Anonymous said...

Thanks Laura! Kellie