Friday, 25 July 2008
Last week whilst feeling a bit mimsy (I word I use alot and all you Lewis Carroll fans will surely know what it means and as Humpty-Dumpty explains to Alice in Through the Looking Glass, its meaning as being a blend of flimsy and miserable) I thought I would cheer myself up with these pretty 'Lollipop Shoes'!
I had seen them a few days before and then couldn't stop thinking about them and so on a particularly mimsy day, off we went to get them. I did want a lovely green pair too which were slightly different with a 'wooden' heel but the 5 was a bit tight and the 6 was too big so I had to settle on just the red pair ~ well I can't be too greedy can I?
I just love how super cute they are with their big button.
Now they are not as vibrant as Zozie's lollipop shoes in Joanne Harris' new book which I finished reading last week, but I love them and they are my lollipop shoes!
I loved this book, it is the follow up to Chocolat and so Vianne and Anouk are back although with different names, and not to give too much of the story away for those that haven't read it yet I was slightly disappointed in Vianne as she had changed so much and it was odd that Anouk seemed so grown up now albeit at the tender age of 11, but this didn't deter at all from a great read and had its purpose in the book of course.
It took me a few weeks to read this wonderful book but that is because I loved it so much ~ odd I know but when I am really enjoying a book I read it in tiny portions generally a chapter at a time. I am like Charlie with that Wonka bar, unfolding the corner ever so slowly! I don't know why I do this, I think it is because I want to really make it last and linger over it and think about each tiny part ~ literally like eating a chocolate bar! One thing I do hate is coming to the end of books, I wish they could go on and on forever.
As with Chocolat this book had lots of lovely characters visiting the Chocolaterie and you could just smell that wonderful aroma swirling it's way out of the book making your mouth water, oh and it has the exciting & mysterious Zozie with her lollipop shoes, what more can you ask for in a book ~ Magic, Christmas, the lovely Roux perhaps? Well yes it has all those things too!
Let hope they make this one into a film with the beautiful Juliette Binoche and the ever handsome Mr Depp ~ fingers crossed girls.