The best Sundays are those where you do nothing. I haven't left the apartment today and it is definitely a good thing. I woke up to pancakes which I haven't had in ages. Those things are delicious, I ate so many I lost count.
I finally found time to do those things I have put off all week, like having a bath and a face mask, and baked serious garlic baguettes topped with cheese to go with some home made onion soup.
And I read The Sunday Times, which is always fun and makes me feel very grown up. I wore PJ's. No worries. Actually I have been in PJ's all day and I'm wondering what to change into before bed? For dinner the boyfriend made mushroom risotto, of which I had way too much. Most definitely a good day! Happy Sunday!
I am a sucker for trying something new and I also believe blindly in way too many things. One of them would be using lemon and honey as a blackhead remedy. So when life hands you lemons, rub them on your face. I found this tip on Pinterest, a bit of an addiction of mine, and supposedly you can take half a lemon, rub some honey on it and then rub the whole thing on your face. Leave for 5 minutes and wash with cold water. You should see results immediately. I'm not 100% sure if it actually worked or if I just wanted it to work, but I am going to be positive and try again. Lemon also fades darker spots and the honey will moisturise the skin. Win win really
Imagine this: you are on your way to an interview, it's in an hour and you want to sit down for a coffee. But ou have to go to the bathroom first. Imagine you are in Soho in London, where, it turns out, there are no bathrooms in the restaurants. Imagine you don't know what to do, but remember there is a hotel close by and you start making up excuses to use their bathroom, before you can go and get a coffee somewhere else. That was me yesterday. But on my way to the aforementioned hotel, I came across Wahaca (don't worry, I can't pronounce it either), stopped long enough to read a bit I the menu and was loured in by churros and chocolate. A simple soul indeed. It ended up with me rushing to get to the interview with chocolate everywhere, feeling a bit guilty for having chocolate on a Thursday. Luckily this is a happy ending, because the churros were good and so was the interview.
And the perfect finish, with my bill I got this little booklet that made me wonder, especially since most people don't use matches, but once I opened it up I realised I was holding a small packet of chili seeds. Genius!
Last year around this time I went to one of my favourite shops, Uniqlo of course, and bought tons of knitted stuff and a light down jacket. I think outerwear is something most of us don't buy that often, we might go to H&M any season and buy as many tshirts as we can carry, but jackets are reserved mostly for winter and we'll get one, not many. So when I bought my jacket last year, I was using up my winter jacket quota and I was thinking "Is this worth it?" It turns out it was. I have worn this jacket so much that if we divide the cost by times worn, I'm as close to being in minus as you can get. I can easily call this the best purchase of 2011. The jacket is thin but warm, it fits under a fur vest, it fits over a jeans jacket, a leather jacket and any other type of jacket you want to wear. Wear it to keep warm when going somewhere, and when you get there, take it off and roll it up and it will fit in your bag. Typical Uniqlo to make something useful and versatile.
I am so incredibly weak for these Revol products that look like crumpled plastic cups. We have a cupboard full of coffee cups that are never used and I use one as a pen holder, but still I feel the need to get a champagne bucket, a milk creamer and a utensils jar. Revol isn't the easiest to find, but some stuff is on Ebay and there are plenty of online shops out there.
Yesterday I had my 3rd restaurant pizza in as many weeks. I seem to end up in pizza restaurants every time we go out, which is both good and bad: good for my happiness, bad for my body. Yesterday we explored B Soho with a couple of friends, a recently opened restaurant with a horrible website, but good pizza, which is essentially what it's all about. We were all desperately hungry and decided to go for some starters as well: a meat board, a cheese board and a mind blowing bruschetta with immense amounts of garlic. This was followed by thin pizza with a chewy crust and delicious filling, at a reasonable £10'ish, worth the money for sure. After stuffing ourselves with starters and pizza we all looked at each other and decided dessert was out of the question. Normally I fight for my right to have dessert, but there was no way I could fit anything else without having to lay down and have a nap after. That's what restaurants should offer, 20 minutes in a sleep pod and
If you need a good laugh I suggest you check out Screenshot of Despair a website that is dedicated to post screenshots of technology being less than friendly. Just make sure you actually have the "cool" music you are requesting, otherwise it could be embarrassing...
While I have always been a closet Superman fan and think Big Bang Theory's Sheldon has the coolest T-shirts (really, check them out, it's all cartoons all the way) I haven't really been wearing many cartoon characters on my clothes except the Superman costume secretly underneath my clothes, just in case I am needed). But with this season upon us it's all about cartoons, just really expensive versions from 3.1 Phillip Lim, and now that I finally can wear whatever I want, I can't afford it. How unfair. Luckily there will always be certain copycats and I found my cartoon fix in Primark. Booom! I tell you. Now all I need is a cape and some super powers.
This is fun guys, get clicking and go to Doggelganger to find out which dog you are. I am the above, I "require daily mental stimulation and firm rules (tell my boss that...) and I need a fence to stop exploring. And did I mention I am an excellent companion?" The boyfriend couldn't agree more!
I'm Christine and I currently live in London with my husband where I do my best to go to as many restaurants as possible, bake, DIY and occasionally let my hair down and go to a museum. x