Monday, 15 August 2011

Just William


What better to do with your Saturday afternoon, than huddle around a chocolate shop in William Street in Paddington.

'Just William' instantly transports me back to my childhood when maiden aunts gave me books for festive days; books like the Just William series about the English school-boy, William Brown. The first book was published in 1921, being written by Richmal Brown, and illustrated by Thomas Henry. More of a contrast with the Harry Potter series it would be hard to find.


Don't just drool against the glass panes: name your poison. What will you have? Hard centres or soft. Truffles, pralines or ganache. Or maybe you would prefer Turkish Delight, or Rocky Road or chocolate coated licorice. Ah, but how about the 'big daddee' of them all: the Gold Gift box, weighing in at 3.5kgs, containing 225 chockies and making your back pocket lighter to the tune of a mere $500.

Go on! You know you want to.

Today, on A Pied Dans Les Rues de Paris, I feature two Parisian chocolate shops.

9 comments:

Kay L. Davies said...

Oh, yum.
I am eating too many desserts on the Viking Surkov, and enjoying every minute of it.
Cruises will be the ruination of me. My figure was ruined years ago, but cruises are the ruination of my self-control, or maybe my self-respect.
-- K

Thérèse said...

Interesting how we can spot different groups of people on this first picture: the walkers, the tourists and the locals... You have such an eye Julie!

Ann said...

That's a very hard shop to go past. I try not to go near there.

Virginia said...

Oh my dear, we are on the same track this day. I"m featuring a choclat shoppe à Paris tomorrow as well. Now I"m off to see how your precious girl is faring and then to see the Paris photos.
V

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Truthfully I would probably not be able to pass this shop either, the 3.5kgs, 225 chockies, not a problem..the $500, big problem!!

J Bar said...

I like the gathering of people as much as the shop.

Alan said...

I've got to tell you, for me, nothing beats Cadburys Fruit & Nut.

Joan Elizabeth said...

I avoid those fancy chocolate shops ... while the chokkies might be nice I an inclined to gobble chocolate so I might as well go for the cheap stuff.

Have never heard of Just William books.

DeeBee L. said...

Love the balconies...