Thursday, 6 August 2009

Random things to do on a Wednesday lunchtime when you find yourself near Waterloo station and my first blogiversary giveaway!

On a muggy Wednesday lunchtime, I happened to find myself near Lower Marsh Street, near Waterloo ... what a find this little street is! Of course, there is the wonderful shop calledfull to the brim with beautiful yarns and this lovely book which I stood drooling over for a good few minutes ... what a lovely Christmas pressie this would make (Mr Plum?)
It is called "A Stitch In Time" and is full of beautiful knitting patterns from 1920-1949.

There were also lovely vegetarian cafes, pretty gift shops and a wonderful looking deli ... I hope that I find myself around Lower Marsh street again! Apparently there is a very good market, but it looked like it was packing away for the day. What a gem!

Otherwise this week has been rather quiet! I had a red spider mite scare on Monday ... and spent an hour spraying my lovely aubergines with soapy water to get rid of the blighters. I did try to take some pictures, but it wouldn't work ... but have a look at this wonderful blog which helped me solve the problem. I think the aubergines will survive. I have moved them out of the greenhouse and they are now living on the garden table .. in the pouring rain ... hmmm

Tomorrow me and Mr Plum are off to the Great British Beer Festival! We went last year and had a great time! I will blog about that later ... but to celebrate my first bloggiversary which was yesterday I am inviting all my readers to enter into a giveaway! Not sure what I will be giving away, but please leave a comment telling me what your favourite tipple is! I will pull a name out of a cake tin next Friday!


smilernpb said...

Favourite tipple? It's been sooooo long since I had a drink!

I usually drink the 'girly pop' drinks like the Breezers, but I try to stick to the 'light' versions as the others are usually a bit too sugary. Saying that I did have a thing one day for cider, which I have never had in my life before, which was kind of nice. The pear cider too. Hmm. I think I might want one now....oops!

Hubby loves beer, although due to his gastric band can only drink the falt beers - John Smiths, Boddingtons that kind of thing (he does prefer Guiness but this is usually too expensive as the other two mentioned are usually on offer!).

Hope all is well? x

Ticking stripes said...

Oh it has to be a glass of red wine for me. Lovely blog and thanks for highlighting the Waterhouse exhibition - I'll have to take a look at that and the tip re Lower Marsh Street!

ikkinlala said...

Mine is probably IPA, at least in the summer.

Thecraftytrundler said...

I like Baileys best, with ice!!!
Congratulations on your blogiversary!!

Sharon xx

Greedy Nan said...

I'm probably too late but my favourite at the moment is nothing tremendously special - it's Earl Grey tea [with a dash of milk]. Very refreshing and I think I'll have one right now ...