This Saturday, hubby was working so I decided to take myself off to Canterbury for some retail therapy. It was packed as usual. I always forget how busy it is in Canterbury until I get there!
I wanted to have a look for bargains in H&M and Zara but forgot that you can’t buy anything in there unless you’re a size 12 or below. Having lost 2 stone since June 2013, I’ve felt so much better about how I look. But trying (and failing miserably) to get into a pair of size 14 skinny jeans in Zara was just depressing. And a size L dress wouldn’t zip up. I swiftly decided no more clothes should be tried on.
I cheered myself up a little bit by spending nearly £50 in Accessorize on this gorgeous handbag and bracelet. This bag is big enough to carry all my crap in while still looking good. It’s a lovely light pink with gold detail. The across body strap makes it even more practical. I reckon I could even get my laptop in there. Hubby asked me if this new bag is to replace my old Kipling. Replace?? Does he not know me at all? Of course I’ll keep my trusty Kipling; I’ve had it since 2006 and it’s still going strong.
I had a few things on my shopping list, but the only thing I managed to get was something from Sylvia and Terry Chocolates. I’ve been following them on Twitter and Facebook for a few weeks and was excited when I saw they were going to be in Canterbury on Saturday. They make delicious chocolates here in Kent, however the prices were a little steep for my modest budget so I picked two whopping great chunks of Ridiculously Rocky Road for hubby and I. Turns out I made the right decision as they were insanely good. I’ve borrowed this photo from their Facebook page because we scoffed ours before the thought of taking a photo even crossed my mind!
For lunch I fancied trying a new Japanese restaurant I’d read about but I couldn’t find it. I spent ages wondering up and down Burgate and then Palace Street trying to find somewhere else to eat. Being Saturday lunch time most places were packed. In the end I starting walking down the high street and came across Kitch. I bagged the fabulous window seat where I got to people watch while enjoying my hot and spicy cacao. This was a hot chocolate with a difference!
I also got to enjoy reading the latest issue of Blogosphere Magazine. It’s a great way to discover new blogs of all genres. I enjoyed a scrummy veggie and vegan lunch of fresh bread with olives, dips and salad. Again, there’s no photographic evidence as I was too excited to dig into my lunch! But I can assure you it was beautifully presented and totally delicious.
After lunch, I was lured into Lush by the heady aroma and came out armed with the Mask of Magnaminty. Review post to come soon! My skin has been particularly troublesome lately so I hope this will help sort it out.
Having lugged my increasingly heavy bag and shopping around, and convinced myself I didn’t need to buy anything in Paperchase, I popped into Cath Kidston where I happened upon this cute pink polka dot lanyard to pretty up my work ID.
My last stop before the bus home was Boots for a new face powder, my tried and tested Seventeen Miracle Matt compact. Always a bargain at £3.99. I also picked up an Innocent Smoothie in my favourite flavour Apple, Kiwi and Lime. It’s one of the only ones without banana. I seriously can’t stand banana in a smoothie! I can taste even the tiniest amount.
All in all, I think it was a pretty successful day! Now I just need to find all the other bits that were on my shopping list that I didn’t get! I suppose that means more shopping. What a chore.
How was your weekend?