Tuesday, 26 February 2013
More catching up: We're in the market for a new kitchen - can't think of anything better or worse than starting off in Ikea / My daughter spent half term at a Les Miserables music and drama workshop and performed at the end of the week... Master of the house, doling out the charm -- Ready with a handshake and an open palm -- Tells a saucy tale, makes a little stir -- Customers appreciate a bon-viveur / We love Mishkin's, a Jewish restaurant in Covent Garden run by the Polpo & Spuntino guy - I'm particularly in love with their meatloaf, mash and greens / The Roy Lichtenstein retrospective at the Tate Modern was spectacular - it was particularly enlightening for us to see, for the first time, his recent Chinese landscapes which were ethereal and beautiful / The husband and I celebrated our sixth wedding anniversary at Dinings / Our daughter is heavily into Moshi Monsters now, collecting cards and characters, along with most of her primary school it seems - this is her own photo, taken at a family member's birthday lunch at Toff's fish and chips restaurant in Muswell Hill.
We've been busy chez Shade family: Cakes at Patisserie Valerie on Old Compton Street in Soho / Rambutans and longans from Chinatown / Homemade Cambodian beef loc lac with lime, chilli and ginger dipping sauces / My daughter's favourite shop in Chinatown / Happy Chinese New Year! / Empty plates at So Sushi in Soho / Homemade habas con morcilla / Shopping in Brindisa, Borough Market / Our daughter recorded some songs on cassette tape at the Tate Modern / Tate Modern / Wahaca, Southbank / Churros y chocolate at Wahaca on the Southbank / Outside the Hayward Gallery, Southbank / Burgers in Byron on St Giles / A few trips to the British Museum / Asian rooms at the British Museum / I'm losing weight doing Couch to 5K (again) and fasting twice a week on the 5:2 diet - I'm fasting a full 24 hours each time and feel terrific.
Saturday, 19 January 2013
Wednesday, 2 January 2013
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Here are some of our highlights... A day out at Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park / Making Christmas cake / Decorating the Christmas tree / Meeting Santa at London Zoo / Opening Christmas presents / Decorating the Christmas cake / Eating goose and all the trimmings for Christmas Day lunch / We ate an Indian feast for Boxing Day lunch / Our daughter went to see Disney On Ice at Wembley with some of her school friends / We spent New Year's Day on Hampstead Heath
Friday, 26 October 2012
We've been making the most of the last Autumnal rays, trying to spend time outdoors during the weekends - exploring large gardens or stocking up on hardy plants to take our own little garden through Winter. But mostly I, for one, would like to withdraw - into writing and crafting. Creative hibernation.