Miz Lizzie Adventures: restraint, and a lack of it.

I can resist anything except temptation…

Well, that’s what Oscar Wilde said, anyway. I can resist some temptations, especially when I know the Husband is tapping his foot outside the fabric shop. So this time, I only bought one piece of fabric (she said with an air of spurious virtue). The shop is a treasure trove of not just fabrics, but flosses, fixings, findings, fleece, and everything the avid crocheter or knitter could wish for. Oh, and paints, dyes, stains, crayons, pencils, papers, canvases. So you see, buying only one piece of fabric from the sale bin really was quite restrained.

I made up for it once outside, though.

A luscious caramel chocolate slice from the Vietnamese bakery. Not a pastry base, but made of compressed fresh coconut shreds. I don’t pretend it made this delectable treat more virtuous, but it did make it slightly less heavy and filling. Slightly…

We didn’t do much yesterday; some laundry, some grocery shopping, a little reading (Husband) and sewing (me). This is, after all, a holiday. Today, we’re going up to the Tableland to visit Coffee Works and pay homage to the chocolatiers by carting away as much chocolate as we can without people pointing and whispering. We’ll probably also buy some cheeses at Gallo’s Dairyland. The weather’s looking a bit overcast, so I don’t know if I’ll get many landscapey-type photos. Depending on time and weather, I may visit some of my favourite waterfalls, too.

After all, I have to pretend the day’s trip isn’t totally about food….

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56 thoughts on “Miz Lizzie Adventures: restraint, and a lack of it.

  1. Nothing wrong with being a foodie πŸ˜›

  2. And that’s what a holiday is …. doing very little.. slowly πŸ˜ƒ

  3. You are being very good and virtuous with the shopping part – you may need to purchase a length of microcloth or something similar to polish that halo! As to the food part – well I recall my last big holiday about 18 months ago with a troupe of bloggie visitors. We went to the most exquisite part of the country and I seem to recall most of our time was spent talking about good places to eat, which winery to visit etc and then visiting places to eat and places to taste wine and also sleeping……. Best holiday ever!!

  4. Chocolate and cheese! Yummy!

  5. sounds like the ideal holiday to me, nothing wrong with a bit of sloth…

  6. tialys says:

    Ooh, a lovely piece of art nouveau design there. It looks like you’ve got quite a bit of it and I see it’s an Art Gallery fabric – go on, torture me and tell me how much of a bargain it was, it’s expensive here.
    I’m hoping to do the scoffing and slightly slothing this weekend myself.

  7. My mouth is watering! And, oh, that chocolate tour. Hope there are pictures.

  8. Dayphoto says:

    Since you are a fabulous baker I’m sure you need to ‘sample’ lots of ideas!! πŸ™‚

  9. Such a cute post. It had me smiling the whole read!

  10. I’m going backwards again. Chocolate, cheese and coffee! What more could a girl want other than a meter of fabric. It sounds like a bit of heaven. The scenery is not half bad either. I like dry cold and heat. We have neither. But it’s not as bad as our midwest states that are just dripping heat and bone chilling cold. We are so much more temperate here so even with a substantial heatwave this week, I will not complain. πŸ™‚ Happy Trails.

    • katechiconi says:

      I thought I’d mind the tropical humidity more when I moved up here, but in fact, I don’t find it too bad. Inconvenient more than uncomfortable. Wet heat is kinder to my joints than wet cold, so I’ll take that!

  11. Lynda says:

    Yum, to both fabric and the goodie. The fabric looks very Art Deco inspired to me.

    • katechiconi says:

      I think it’s maybe more Art Nouveau, but whatever the inspiration, I love the colours. Not sure yet what I’ll use it for, but I’ll find something, I’m sure.

  12. Lynda says:

    I agree! I just couldn’t get my mind to pull it up out of the cobwebs today. BTW, I sent you an email regarding the Scinteallation block earlier. Did you get it? I hope…

  13. kathyreeves says:

    A great holiday so far!

  14. Joanne S says:

    Such restraint is admirable. πŸ˜‰

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