Once again, the post of cuteness has to be postponed! However, this post WILL have some pretty cute things in it. On the 5th, my Dad had a tutorial to teach in Glasgow (he works with the Open University among other things…) and my Mum and I decided to go in too and have a look around at the shops (mainly stationery shops…) and then meet up with him for a meal. Since my Dad’s tutorial was from two till four, we obviously had to get something to keep us going till we ate later…
We dropped in at Cafe Nero for some Hot Chocolate. You can get it made with soya milk there if you ask, as you can in many such places, but we have on good authority that the cocoa they use is DEFINITELY dairy free! I had enjoyed hot chocolate from Cafe Nero before but now that my Mum had found out about asking for it to be double strength, it was even more delicious!
Then on to New Look. I got what I describe as ‘Hippy-Heart’ (heart shapes with the CND logo in them) earrings for Christmas that had originated from there but I wanted to see if they had any Peace Sign necklaces, or silver earrings as the ones I got for Christmas were gold and I wanted to have a variety. This is what I got:
After that we went to Ryman’s. I had intended to take pictures in there, but I was so engrossed with looking at the stationery stuff that I forgot! Here are some pictures of some of the things I got there, though. Taken once I got home
The stickers are to decorate my Filofax (see previous post!) However, the scraps weren’t from Ryman’s. They were from Tiger, which had been recommended to us, and we’d never been to before. This is where the cute things come in! I was taking photos pretty much the whole time I was in there, and even starting before hand, through the window!
How cute are these???
And these? For some reason I find the caption ‘Teddy Bear/Mouse’ incredibly endearing!
I always find mini versions of things adorable. I even have a post planned that will be devoted entirely to cute little mini things!
And more mini things! And they’re pigs! (I have a special fondness for pigs… and bears…more on those in a later post, too!)
My brother and I used to have a large collection of these from the Early Learning Centre when we were little. (I say ‘used to’ but I think I still have most of them in a box in a cupboard somewhere… I find it really difficult to throw away anything with sentimental value…)
And another animal I’m very fond of!
After that, we went next door to Waterstone’s to look at the stationery stuff there. I also got a book poster there which will appear on here once it’s up in my new room. But I also saw this…
I remember the Moomins with immense fondness…
On our travels my Mum and I also saw this really interesting old building
And this one with a model ship on the top!
And then, after meeting up with my Dad, we passed this interesting looking shop, but we were on our way for food and too hungry to stop for any longer than the time it took to take a picture of these cute creatures!
We ate in Stereo, a great Vegan restaurant and this is what I had:
A falafel pita, followed by
scones and jam!
It was a really great day, and I had plenty to gaze at and use when I got home! But the most useful thing I got was a case for my camera! Now it’ll be MUCH easier for me to take it to different places, and much easier to get out and use than it was in a padded envelope inside my shoulder bag!