On Friday it was a beautiful sunny evening, so Dan and I walked alongside the river. Everyday I walk past these roses, and I always think of how beautiful they look (and what a fantastic lipstick shade their petals would make!).
Saturday was a relaxed, blogging day. I roasted a huge tray of vegetables for lunch with chili and rapeseed oil. Roasted cauliflower might seem a bit unusual, but it's actually really good!
We had them with buttered cabbage and mushrooms, and some organic grated cheese.
On grey Saturday afternoons, when it's raining, sometimes the only sensible response is to eat frozen raspberries with creme fraiche and chocolate and a coffee. And to watch YouTube videos.
On Sunday I had a day to myself, which was actually really lovely. I walked along the river into town, and wandered in and out of all of my favourite shops (Dan doesn't have the patience for this!). I also had a little picnic from Pret in the park: a salmon, cream cheese and cucumber roll, a decaff cappuccino and - best of all - a cacao nib and ginger cookie, which tasted like gingerbread.
Okay, so if I'm left on my own in town all day, I'm going to end up doing a little bit of shopping, aren't I? I bought this Neal's Yard Remedies Eyeshadow in Hibiscus - it's the perfect rose gold shade, and I love their formula - it's even got rosehip oil in it!
When I walk around markets, I always gravitate towards flower shops. I really liked this little palm plant, he just looked really cheerful. I've named him Henry. I really didn't need any more plants, but I justify it by claiming that they purify the air in our home.
My last purchase: a beautiful pair of sterling silver and Aventurine earrings by Exclusive Roots - if you're ever in Oxford, I really recommend this fair trade gift shop - they have some really lovely jewellery. I love the pale green tone of this stone, and I the shape is different to anything else that I own.
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!