Friday, March 23, 2012

stop! hana time!

so, i've had some lovely days off recently, involving eating incredible roasts and drinking with incredible people. oh... and shopping. cant forget all the shopping i did...

last sunday, me and simon went for a sunday roast at the abbey tavern.

so good. so after that, our evening plans got cancelled, so we strolled through to camden market. i know he blames me for the amount he spent... and .... well.... i blame him for the amount i spent. so fair's fair. 

first stop was one of my favourite little antique/curiosity shops where simon got some sweet pictures and old coins.
also made friends with a pooch called "rascal"

 i bought some weird napkins (u have to... i guess u kinda had to be there to understand how cool they are)... oh, i also bought this...

so then on the way to the taxidermy shop, i got crazy sidetracked by frilly collars (i am partial to a good frilly collar dont you know?...) anyways, ended up in an adorable taiwanese clothing shop where i bought 2 dresses, this handbag...

and this jumper (which i am incidentally wearing as i type this right now....)

so then to the taxidermy shop, where i was adamant i would not buy anything... and ended up buying 2 Victorian brooches. 

oops. oh.... and i got this in the shop next door.... : /

(yes, it is on top of my fridge. i have OFFICIALLY RUN OUT OF ANY SHELF SPACE.)
doom. lets hope the mayans were right... and this wont bother me much longer.

anyways, then we went for cocktails, which was nice. ended up getting that crazy chilli apple one again, but different barman, different drink entirely it seems. 
*come back rum loving man with long hair who's name i know not*

on tuesday... i was graced with none other than HANAWHOHASBEENAWAY FOR 4 BLOODYMONTHS' presence. 

was so good to have her home! although, she did a good job of making me feel loved and special from abroad with sweet cards and little surprise gifts in the mail. she's rad.

so i made sure i was up and dressed and ready for her imminent arrival at my front door, with a pot of tea on the go. she had brought some homemade honey back from Austria which is absolutely divine. 

then we headed to the milkshake/smoothie place which has recently become half milkshake smoothie shop... half antiques. i think it's the best shop ever. and it's down the road from me. i am a lucky gal. U know theres only one other shop in the UK where u can buy and antique and a milkshake. It's called Harrods. true story.

this does the shop no justice. 

So back to the point, i had to pick up some purchases from a previous day. i bought a set of 3 Edwardian parlour girls pictures, and a lovely little wooden boxed writing slope. We dropped that off back at mine ... then went back to buy smoothies for our trip to camden.

Hana seemed to think hers resembles a cup full of semen, which worries me. Her smoothie was Kiwi and full of seeds. (hana, speak to whoevers semen it looks like and get them to a doctor please).

anyways, after hysterically laughing our way into town and hana spitting her smoothie all over the tube, we went for tea in the pet boutique... where milo tried on... a hat.

then we bumped into Simon, and went for drinks... i was meeting Paul later that afternoon so we literally sat there... all day... 
tell ya what, the bench outside the pub made for a pretty good old man vantage point though 

paul was a little sneaky and took photos of us on his ipad... but then, i did the same with my phone. fair's fair. his photos r way better. i need an i pad. purely so i can photograph ppl on the sly. old men for example.... 

so then me n hana headed back to barnet, super excited about the prospect of getting a take away roast dinner. have you ever heard of something so miraculous and bizarre encompassed in one thought process?! other than flying monkeys... of course.

it was amazing. i dont think anyone else has ever ordered a take away roast from this particular establishment before. the chef looked like he was about to have a nervous breakdown when the two simple words "to go" came out of my mouth. we had pepsi cups to fill with gravy. it was hilarious.

in other news, yes... i have been working.... just i havent had a camera at work for a week now, and keep forgetting to look for my spare and bring it to work... but i did take this on my phone the other day...

good sitting on the ribs. really looking forward to doing more on this piece. :)

right, thats all folks. 
til next time.

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