Thursday, 17 February 2011
i have a couple of days off and needing a new pair of shoes i set off to the shops. well, shoe buying can get a bit complicated and i didnt see any obvious choices so i abandoned the mission in favour of a bit of a window shopping wander and quickly discovered that my current jacket fetish is becoming out of hand. (long term readers would remember my white dress fetish, i may have mentioned others, they are new each season) the trench style looks nice but would i like a classicly styled trench or a military one, what's the best length to get? and why are they all in such practical colours? i didnt see anything i would consider actually wearing for under $80 and my faves were all over the $100 mark......i did as i always do in such circumstances, decide i've managed this long, i can manage a bit longer without it. wouldnt want to get something i'm ambivalent about! i stopped in the fabric store and looked at pattern books in case inspiration struck there and it was nice to sit and leaf through the latest offerings from vogue, simplicity and my old fave, burda. all shopped out i made my way to the cafe i regard as my home at the shops. i was a little disappointed that i couldn't have a booth. the booths are much too big for just one person at lunchtime so i understand but i do love them, they are like a little rampart from stress! a coffee and coconut bread went down very nicely and i was intrigued to watch the woman next to me. her banana bread was not accompanied by butter as would be usual and the next moment i looked around she had jam all over it and was slipping a jam jar into her handbag. what preparation for a simple cup of tea, how habitual must be her life! she also used a fork to dip the bread into her cup of tea. there are no such ceremonies with me, i just gobble the whole lot up, licking butter from my fingers and cappuccino foam from my lips! last stop was the greengrocer where i actually managed to find some fleeting enthusiasm for cooking as i bought gnocci and the makings of a vegetarian sauce. after all the pleasures of the trip, what with fashion and fabrics and food i couldnt resist a couple of figs. i look forward to those. what are you looking forward to?