Mission: to go and buy new running shoes.
Reality: Phil buys new dress.
What do you think? I love it! Absolutely gorgeous to wear in this weather.
You all know how I like to buy dresses! Maxi dresses are all the rage at the moment, and I saw this one about a month ago and it was two weeks until pay day and I couldn't really afford it! Today, on our way to the park, Tom and I popped in to House of Fraser for a brief air-conditioned break and I found the dress again - only one left, and in my size! Providence!!
I kept telling myself I had to get new running shoes next - but I blame the weather for my brief lapse in priorities! It's not really running weather -it's maxi dress and cocktail weather!
After a few hours lounging in the sun in the park with books (me) and sketch pad (Tom) we came home and had Pimm's:
Whenever I taste Pimm's it makes me think of summer here. It's so fruity and delicious. Note to self: Pimm's is not water. Moderation!!
This makes one giant 1.5 litre jug.
Lots of ice
1 litre bottle lemonade or ginger beer
Chopped fruit - I like strawberries and apple
About 8 thin slices cucumber
About 250ml Pimm's (about 1/4 of a 1 litre bottle)
Put ice in the jug. Add fruit, cucumber, mint and Pimm's. Top with lemonade or ginger beer and stir well with a wooden spoon - I always make it with ginger beer because I think it gives it a lovely spicy kick. Purists would have me shot. But try it and see if you like it!
This is perfect for a summer party! Or makes two people very, very merry!
What did you get up to this weekend my friends? Anything exciting? We had a lovely jaunt around Hampstead yesterday, collected our tickets for our holiday, did some power vinyasa yoga (well, that was me), watched some French movies in an attempt to surround ourselves with the language and hence not completely embarrass ourselves this week (!!), and have got very brown from sitting in the gorgeous, glorious sun. The winters here are so bitter, it makes you so grateful for the sun and the heat....
We're also organising our wedding reception and are arranging to try a canape menu at our fingers-crossed-it's-what-we-want venue. Everything is starting to get sorted and we're really excited. Now I just need a......dress!!