I was asked to fill out a survey on my way home and found myself ticking "gastronomie" as one of the reasons for my trip....this would be why:
I never normally drink fizzy drinks, but I am a hopeless sucker for a bit of nostalgic design, and Orangina also makes the funniest adverts!
Knitting? Well, there was a little bit of that, nicely coordinated with the surrounding plane trees.
It's a big sloppy sweater for me in Drops Bommull-Lin - a rather unexpected project as I have an obscene amount of yarn to get through at home, but was led astray by a friend who told me about The Wool Warehouse. How I've not come across this site before is a mystery, but Drops at £1.50 a ball meant both his AND hers summer sweaters! Gorgeous yarn to knit with too, there weren't many things I could have managed to work with in 35 degree heat either but this just glides really nicely on the needles.
Back home, I was confronted with this:
For scale, that is my "big" vegetable knife there. For those of you who grow your own vegetables, you will already be familiar with the infamous "courgette glut". Yes, if I haven't been keeping up with the blog as much as I should, it is because I am elbow deep in batches of ratatouille and chutney and warming soups for the winter. But I may just have something veeeeeeery exciting to show you all come thursday, so don't forget to check back then ;)