Saturday, February 3, 2007

I'm obsessed with food...

John went out for a curry with the guys last night, so I went to Waitrose and bought a v. glorious steak for dinner. (J doesn't eat red meat). I had a long phone chat with mom and then read for a while and went to bed early. It was very battery-recharging.

This morning I went in to Bury to meet John, and we went out for breakfast. We both had coffee- my latte was SO pretty that we had to take a picture of it. It was with John's cameraphone so the resolution isn't fabulous but I think it gets the point across. I had eggs benedict with a fantastically lemony hollandaise and John had the full english. YUM.



Then we went to the fabric store - we had our first walkthrough of the new house yesterday (it's AWESOME!) and I wanted to check out some curtains. Instead, I got completely distracted by the corduroy that was on sale. I'd mentioned ages ago that I was making a knitted and corduroy blanket like the one that Emily has, but I hadn't found any cord that I liked. This stuff is a really nice chocolate color AND was on sale because it was a remnant. Perfect. Oh, and while we were in there, we saw a sewing machine that costs £4,000. Yup...$7,000. Apparently it will embroider ANYTHING that you tell it to. When we win the lottery...


Speaking of chocolate, I bought some strawberries at Waitrose the other day (I know, I know, it's January...) and they're glorious. So I decided to dip some of them in chocolate. They turned out ok...the chocolate has hardened with a somewhat unappetizing texture, but other than that they're glorious. Sorry the pic's kinda blurry - it's the best I could get.


One more thing- we went in to Stowmarket to do some errands and went to the new wine shop at the station - we were the only ones in there and the assistant was thrilled to have someone to talk to. We 'tasted' the better part of half a bottle (and then bought a few with a promise to return). Good stuff!

6 comments:

Emily Hannah! said...

There are squares on my blanket just like those two!! And I love the cord choice. Do you want me to take a photo of the knitted side so that you can see all the various patterns? Also, YAYAYAYYAYA on the house!

StowmarKate said...

Ooh yeah...a photo would be awesome. So far all the squares look like that - I may go get some other colors of wool, though.

Mark said...

John's still alive and not rolled into an old rug and buried in Thetford Forest - I am so relieved.

StowmarKate said...

Haha...yeah, he's fine. :)

Anonymous said...

cool photos as always Kate. I love the fact they are colour co-ordinated too for this post all browns and reds, u may not even have noticed? M x

Liz said...

Speaking of chocolate covered strawberries... I just watched my weddng video and CAUGHT all my bridesmaids eating my chocolate covered strawberries in the background at our table while I was polka-ing on the dance floor :) They're my favorite food and yours do look good, Kate!! Enjoy!!