Tarte tin and cake lifter as seen on Great British Bake Off. Tarte au Citron, here I come!!
More lovely books to curl up with on rainy weekends. Particularly excited about the Dawn French book which I've heard is hilarious.
|New additions to the book shelf!|
Left handed dressmaker's scissors. Any lefty will know what this means to me, I am hoping they will revolutionise my sewing projects. No more struggling with crapola scissors that I can't make cut!
The most recent addition to my handbag wardrobe - tartan Cath Kidston tote! I treated myself with some birthday money, and I love it! I don't usually go for tartan things (unless they're in my family tartan) but this was a must have!
Mr PC and I spent the day in London (a rarity these days) and we had a lovely time. We went to Harrods' Christmas World and I must say I was hugely disappointed with the rubbish selection and poor quality of goods on offer. There was not a single thing I wanted to buy which to be honest, is highly unusual! Actually, there was a really cute cushion with appliqué gingerbread men which I liked but it was £80 so I threw it back on the shelf in disgust and disbelief. It was Made in China and so probably cost a few pence to make...
We then had a delicious lunch in a proper Italian restaurant across the road from Harrods and we pretended we were in Rome. A jaunt round Covent Garden was the afternoon activity and I tasted my first macaroons from Ladurée. I must say, they were delightfully scrummy but far too small for my
greediness liking. You'd need to eat at least six to get a proper cake fix!
In the evening we went to see The Wizard of Oz at the London Palladium and it was pretty cool. I was such a kid! I think the dog playing Toto absolutely stole the show, he is so well trained and never missed a command. The way they did the black and white bits and the tornado was really cool and those ruby slippers, well....
The show was great but there are few things which I think were a bit wrong:
- Toto is white when in the film he was black
- Dorothy didn't have a basket
- Most of the Munchins were played by adults
- The boys from the Lollipop Guild had scooters, not lollipops - why?
- The Munchins were all blue - what's that about?
- The Wicked Witch didn't wear a hat so when she got melted there was nothing left of her
All in all it was delightful birthday and this morning I woke up to Mr PC's freshly baked birthday cake!!