yesterday i had such a lovely afternoon. i met lucy (aka @knitterdown) and A at the lido for a pre-christmas drink. there was a flurry of snow that morning but none at the lido although it was lovely watching the steam rise off the pool.
the christmas trees were lit (although you can't really see that in the picture)
i had the most delicious amaretto and sea salt hot chocolate
and lucy gave me these fabulous wooden knitting needles :)
on my way home i popped to the fairly new deli / food shop on whiteladies road 'better food' to get some final christmas presents and couldn't resist these mini pasta shapes for myself