Monday, December 20, 2010

Feet first

Redoing my blog header has made me realise I've amassed quite a few photos of my feet over the last couple of years. Another interesting observation in going through my albums is that I don't seem to take pictures of my feet when wearing heels. Perhaps time to start another collection?

At the Kenwood Festival (Shoes: Havianas)

Summer in Paris (Shoes: Mitju)

Previously posted before, walking around Regent's Park (Shoes: Bensimon)

A very rainy spring day on my street (Shoes: Hunter)

On the beach in St Tropez (Shoes: au naturale)

Country walk along the Seven Sisters (Shoes: Oboz)

An accidental shot while cooking in NomNomNom (Shoes: Vincci)

Laughing in the mud over Easter in Axminster (Shoes: Hunter)

Eating razor clams at the Whitstable oyster festival (Shoes: Havianas)

Walking off some chocolate high tea near Knightsbridge (Shoes: Hush Puppies)

Very tanned and dusty feet while touring the Acropolis in Athens (Shoes: Havianas)

Pausing for a moment in our rented house in Galatina (Shoes: Carvela)

Crunching through snow this morning on the common (Shoes: Hunter)

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Snow day Saturday

(Taken with iPhone) Scene from the bus along King's Road

After a week of 'balmy' weather, the snow is back. And very pretty it is! The snow fell thick and fast and very quickly, everything turned white.

11.30am: Came out of the gym to a veritable blizzard.

2.20pm: On the bus somewhere near Sloane Square on my way to Walthamstow for tea.

3.30pm: I made it! Settling in for a very special Christmas tea. Heaven.

Friday, December 17, 2010

A new look

I realised the header hadn't been changed in over a year. This time, I felt I'd do something without food, so I used a photo I took earlier this year when the cherry blossom trees were shedding all their pretty petals. It was really rainy that day, so I took the opportunity to wear my newly-purchased Hunter wellies.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Little pleasures for the season

A good book

A delicious-smelling shower gel

A woolly beanie to keep the ears warm

A desktop decoration to make me smile

A set of fun eyelashes for parties

A pair of shearling cuffs for boots

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Early birthday dinner at Sushi of Shiori

I might not have mentioned this before, but Sushi of Shiori is my favourite sushi restaurant in London. If I could afford it, I'd be eating there omakase every week, but as it is, I've had to settle for monthly visits. I never get tired of the beautifully crafted and delicious food there. And it helps that the owners are so incredibly friendly and charming. My friend brought me there last night as an early birthday present. What a treat!

Starting off with abalone with aubergine

Tuna tataki, followed by seabass soup, which I didn't get a picture of

The sashimi plate never fails to delight me with its prettiness


Hitomi said this was a new dish. A neatly wrapped parcel to reveal...

Steamed sushi rice with tamago, unagi and bits of chopped mushroom. Very satisfying for this snowy weather.

Wagyu nigiri - one piece per person

Off the omakase menu, but we decided to have some uni because it's back in season

Finishing off with homemade chestnut ice-cream and ginger tea