Finally home from London and I had a lovely weekend with E. Sunny weather, yummy food, catch ups with friends. Can’t wait until this becomes our life together!
On Saturday morning we got up and went for a walk in the sun around Highgate, past houses I can only dream of affording one day. We went to Le Pain Quotidien for brunch. Since it was sunny we wanted to sit outside and were surprised to discover it had garden, tucked away from the bustle of the street in a little oasis filled with flowers. The place was idyllic and E thought it would be the perfect place for a casual, outdoor, summer wedding…..watch this space! We ordered a brunch board to share consisting of boiled eggs, granola and yoghurt, artisan breads, olives, a selection of cold meats and a melt-in-the-mouth croissant. To walk all this off we went for a wander around the rest of Highgate village, taking a peek at the houses of Kate Moss, George Michael and Jude Law (nosy nosy) and a walk through the park before heading to the underground to head into town.
We were meeting friends of ours for drinks in Jubilee Park with views of the London Eye and the river. I hadn’t seen them since Sam moved to London in March so was nice getting to catch up.
Me and E then took a walk along Embankment and around the Houses of Parliament ( silly idea on a Saturday afternoon as the place was crawling with tourists).
On Sunday afternoon we went to see the Martin Creed exhibition at the South Bank Centre, aptly named “What’s the point of it?”. And that was my exact thought for most of the walk around the gallery, looking at cardboard boxes and bits of paper covered in highlighter that I failed to see any art in. Maybe that was the point of it- lets see how many people will pay to see non-art! I am glad we went as it was a nice afternoon out and the best bit was a giant room filled with white balloons where you got to run around. Was so much fun and the static was insane!!
After, we went for a glass of Prosecco and had some Moroccan lamb flatbreads from a street stall . We then jumped back on the Northern Line to head to Clapham for a barbeque with some girls I knew from university. We stayed until about 10 and then got the tube home, where I fell asleep and had to go straight to bed. Too much sun/pimms!
I feel so much happier about moving to London as I can visualise what our life will be like!Hopefully it isn’t too long away!