Saturday, January 03, 2009
coffee & cake
Today I had the pleasure of going bike shopping with my good friend Ros. We ended up making a day of it, partly out of choice, partly out of being delayed by a certain photography establishment (I had taken the opportunity of being out and about to get my photo's from Katy & Roberto's wedding blessing printed) and having to wait for her brand new bike to be checked over. As a result of all the waiting we had to do, we ended up induldging in rather a lot of coffee & cake. While sipping away at our latte's & putting the world to rights, the music in our first choice of coffee shops caught my attention. I recognised the lyrics being sung, but could not quite put my finger on where from. Thankfully, the frustration didn't last long, and I soon realised I was listening to the dulcet tones of Mindy Smith, an artist my Dad pointed out to me a little while ago. It was quite satisfying to recognise her voice, having only heard her music on a couple of occasions. Our little expedition ended with Ros purchasing a fold-up bike (what she had been looking for) and me collecting my photos. It was with bated breath that I had handed over my films to be processed, as I have had a number of problems with this particular establishment, but also a number of surprise successes, so I breathed a sigh of relief when I finally got my films back, 2.5 hours after they were meant to be ready (the machine jammed), and saw that the photos were fine and dandy.