I really rather like cheese. A lot. Its very high up my list of foods I wonder what I would do if I was told I couldn’t eat it any more. Fingers crossed that never happens.
This week I’ve been trying out a new office. I really like it. Its central. Its good for meetings. Its got nice Scandinavian decor with clean lines. There’s a great catering facility and wifi. I love the quirky cups. The coffee is from Monmouth Street Coffee.
I like books and I’ve always been an avid reader. I particularly like books that are well designed and a delight to hold as well as being great to read. It’s probably very old fashioned but I can’t see me getting the same pleasure reading a book on the Kindle or the Sony eReader or the Apple iPad. I’d miss the nice paper, the cover and, in the case of the book below, the lovely end-papers with matching bookmark. The enjoyment would surely be more than halved.
I was looking through some pictures today and I found this:
It’s the church in the centre of Stellenbosch, South Africa.It was 26 January 2008. It was 42C in the shade. Perhaps a little hot but it reminded me that not everyday is grey and damp like the last few have been in London. Bring on Spring and Summer but 25C will suit me fine.
The other day I was lucky enough to get a package in the post containing 2 pork pies from Brays Cottage.
Lucky because these pies have a great reputation and double lucky because they had sent them to me in return for a favour I did them, how kind is that?
My only complaint – I wasn’t allowed to eat both of them, husband snaffled one for himself!Next time I think I shall order a larger size. Fancy one yourself: http://www.perfectpie.co.uk/ Want to read about pies of many types: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Pie-Edible-Janet-Clarkson/dp/1861894252/ref=sr_1_1?ie…
So the Twitter wires are buzzing with views on the launch of the Apple iPad and as usual things are split down love it/hate it lines.So instead I bring you a range of notepads that I found out about the other day when I won one in a Twitter competition. Its fair to state here that I am a bit of a stationery junkie. Ordning & Reda, Moleskine, Clairfontaine, Smythson just let me at them. But I can see this range from Whitelines joining the fold, because, well, the lines are white – like it
I know you can’t tell that in this picture but trust me they are and very nice the whole thing is too.Want one? Admire them here: http://www.whitelines.se/ Buy them on Amazon (and various other good stationery stockists)
Yesterday on Twitter I was talking coffee with various people. I quite often talk coffee as it’s an important part of my day. I don’t drink gallons of the stuff but I do like to have one or two really great cups a day.
We were talking coffee machines and several people were surprised that I didn’t have a fancy machine like you see in a cafe. Well, thats mostly because I don’t have enough work surface for all the gadgets I’d like, so a coffee machine has never made the cut so far. Instead I use a cafetiere or this little beauty, a Bialetti Moka Espress, it’s such an iconic design and it makes great strong coffee. I think I’d quite like a variety of sizes…
For the record I take my coffee black, strong and unsweetened.
Want one? Get them here: http://www.johnlewis.com/230134058/Product.aspx
Or admire all the possibilities here: http://www.bialetti.it/uk/catalogue/scheda.asp?id_cat=24