Trousers...Topshop, Knit...Mango, Leather Jacket...All Saints, Body chain...Topshop, Rucksack...German Market, Nails...Blue Vogue - Rimmel
Sunday, 27 October 2013
Saturday, 26 October 2013
A weekend away = a weekend of speciality beers, lunchs out, dinners out and snacks in between. From smoked salmon salads ate alfresco in Maastrict to Bratwurst a la Germany accompanied by an array of beers, coffees and wine - Its not every weekend so I say make the most when you can :)
All photographs are my own
Monday, 21 October 2013
Black and white outlined buildings with a pop of colour bordering window sills and doors, all as narrow as one another with slate roofs that look as though they're bowing and traditional brick chimneys set alongside a shallow rocky river with a wrought iron bridge to cross from one side to the other - all this amongst a back drop of thick cartoon like forest trees, as tall as they are wide and all sporting an autumnal shade of green, yellow, orange, brown, red, orange - Picture set????????
Last weekend we headed an hour away from Liege into Monscheau (Germany) for a Hanzel and Gretal style Sunday afternoon, meandering down through the cobbled streets stopping for a browse in the crafty shops - Yes I stereotypically bought myself some Tomatao mustard as I do when I take myself into these speciality stores, its lid covered in a cute red and white gingham cloth whilst the container itself sported an authentic blue stamp style label on an amazing ceramic pot (the packaging obviously had nothing to do with why I wanted it :) )
For lunch we headed up stairs to a traditional bar sporting dark wooden interior and in true 'Sophie style' I ordered the local beer speciality, considering I would normally only order 1/2 pint I easilly polished off the 1/2 litre they served me :) accompanied by a lovely thick onion soup with cheesy croutons.
More browsing and spending followed in the afternoon as we made our way back to the car for an alternate drive home and stop off in L'ombourug - a quaint little village en route back for a 'cheeky beer' - When in Belgium :) :) :)
18 long months ago Mum and I had our last shopping / lunch / coffee / cocktail trip into town, Saturday we re-lived what used to a regular trip and what a perfect start to the weekend.
An early start into town (we opted to take the bus so we could have a wine -or two;) mooching around the shops - we must of racked up at least an hour in Topshop - now I'm no longer in London I have the cash to spend - which believe me is burning a serious hole in my pocket :) A coffee stop mid route and then straight back into hitting the shops. Coats, boots, bags, skirts, knitwear later and we find ourselves at a cosy little table in La Tasca, a sangria apero followed by a lovely selection of tapas and a bottle of Toros. Two and a half hours later and what was a lovely blue sunny sky as we entered is now a miserable black evening with heavy rain - one thing for it to stop us from getting wet - a cocktail at Dinos whilst we wait for the rain to stop :) :)