I decided I needed to shop for more clothes for work today! The dress code in the office is smart casual, and I’m used to having to wear a suit so I didn’t have many options. Cue a trip to Cardiff and a visit to Marks & Spencer – plus of course a bit of food shopping while in town! The sky was blue, the sun was bright, but it wasn’t too hot thankfully – I hate trying on clothes when I feel sweaty!
I went to Starbucks first for a coffee and snack, then headed to Chinatown. Unfortunately I got there before the supermarket opened, so I went back into town to visit a deli that might have provided what I wanted (Hot and Spicy Chinese curry paste) – no luck. Then I tried a department store in the town centre – still nothing. Though they did have something else I’ve been searching for – banana liqueur that I need to make my planned Christmas cake this year – a Caribbean rum cake that I hope will replicate the famous Tortuga rum cake of Grand Cayman. (Yes, I know I could just substitute dark rum, but I want to try doing it properly!)
My second visit to Chinatown was more successful, and the clothes shopping went well too. I struggled for a while – to find trousers small enough, love that problem! – but got there in the end. By this time I decided that it wasn’t a good idea to drive home and cook soup from scratch as was my plan – I would be too hungry by then – so I bought a sandwich for lunch (I’ll admit I was tempted to go to a restaurant, but that would have been piggy!)
This afternoon we watched The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus – I started out with a HEFTY dose of scepticism, but in the end we both really enjoyed it! It must be one of the weirdest movies ever made, but certainly not boring – or predictable!!!
Breakfast: All bran with strawberries & a mocha protein shake with half a banana blended in
Lunch: Boots sandwich – falafels and salad. Very tasty!
Dinner: Seafood risotto made with pearl barley instead of rice and a frozen seafood mix, with a salad
Snacks: Starbucks yoghurt with wildflower honey & granola + a skinny flat white coffee
And cottage cheese with nuts and seeds
Weight: 10 st 3lbs (143 lbs)