Friday, April 9, 2010

Goodbye London town

Last 24 hours in London...spent the day at Covent Gardens market. Thanks to Amanda's careful instructions I managed to catch the right buses and tubes today without getting lost once. Also had to post ANOTHER parcel home as I feel the need for a half full/half empty suitcase as I head off to Spain.
Drunken dinner out with Amanda tonight but am still able to type this...still finishing off a bottle of spanish wine and reminiscing about old times. Lucky baby was with us and could guide us home from pub! Leaving for Madrid at 11am tomorrow.
Farewell London town - it's been a pleasure ;)

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Catching up with Friends

Luke and Leonarda enjoying a cuddle at the Lighthouse pub. We had a lovely meal here and did lots of catching up.
Lele is unsure how she's going to finish the whole glass.

Me with Ed and Cass (and Lily the dog). Dinner and drinks at the Fox and Hounds. Great food, wine, port, atmosphere and of course - company!

Fresh out of the Van Gogh exhibition at the Royal Academy. This spring sunshine has been glorious.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Spring sunshine

Lots of wonderful spring sunshine here today. Amanda, baby Lele and I went shopping in Northcote Rd. I had to visit the Post Office to post two parcels back home (they're coming to your place mum! ) in order to make more room for purchases :)
Amanda made the dangerous decision to leave me in the shopping district with directions on how to get back to her place. I managed to avoid buying more shoes, however my jewellery collection has been boosted.
Have just spent the last hour playing peepo with Leonarda and watching a squirrel in the back garden.

Monday, April 5, 2010

London has welcomed me with open arms

Have enjoyed my first few nights in London so far. Eating lots of delicious food and partaking in gin n' tonics the spring sunshine. Today Amanda and I queued for an hour and a half to see the Vincent Van Gogh exhibition at the Royal Academy of the Arts. Well worth the wait (and big thanks to Luke for looking after baby Lele). Vincen may have led a tortured existence towards the end but his work never suffered and the collection of letters between him and his brother were as enlightening as the artwork.
Tonight we've returned from the Lighthouse pub, where we enjoyed a delicious meal and now we're preparing a night cap and an easter egg feast.