Tuesday, 27 October 2015


Well, here we are in Half Term and very relieved to be here. It seems that as children get older and hit the 'exam years' the terms become more and more fraught. Holidays give a much deserved break, even if most of them seems to be taken up with coursework and revision. On Sunday, however, we left all that behind and set off for London. L is now doing her Bar course and had booked for us to have lunch at her Inn of Court. The buildings were beautiful and there was a film crew filming a series called 'Grantchester' there - we had to run in quickly between scenes! Lunch was very pleasant - there was a talk beforehand about nuclear power, followed by winter vegetable salad with pesto dressing, wild mushroom risotto and then blueberry tart with ice cream. I couldn't eat a thing for the rest of the day! Here are a few photos of our visit:

As it was a Sunday, we drove into London rather than taking the train and happened to park near Dr. Johnson's house. There is a lovely statue of his cat, Hodge, in the square. Apparently, Hodge was 'a very fine cat indeed'!

Other things that have made me smile this week:
A cup of coffee and a slice of lemon and orange cheesecake, recipe to be found here. It was delicious but only as a once in a blue moon treat - it must contain a gazillion calories!
My new diffuser - freesia and wild pear:
Snatching a patchwork moment:
Seeing Fergus in the garden - he hasn't been around for a while but has made a welcome return. 
A cup of Red Bush tea and a few ripples:
E making L in pancake form!
Lastly, an antiques fair at the racecourse:
I was very restrained and didn't buy anything but it's always nice to have a poke round. 
Anyway, that's all for this week - tomorrow we're off to London again (I know, twice in one week!) to see 'The Importance of Being Earnest'. David Suchet (Poirot) is playing Lady Bracknell, so I'll let you know if he manages to carry it off! Enjoy the rest of the week.
Toodle Pip for now. x


  1. I like blueberries much better in pudding form than picked from the bush. I've been hovering calories lately. I really need to sort my will power out. Enjoy the play.
    Leanne xx

  2. What a lovely post. Hodge had me smiling! Good to see Fergus too....as for that slice of cake and coffee, I was reaching through the screen for it! Enjoy The Importance of Being Earnest!xxx

  3. What a fabulous place to have lunch!!! I hope that you enjoy your second London visit just as much! "A handbag!" Sorry, couldn't resist! Have fun! xx

  4. What an amazing place to have lunch, I think I would have been too busy looking around to eat!

  5. Love the statue of the cat, I shall have to try and hunt it out when we next visit London. The courts area is a fascinating world, isn't it? Enjoy the weekend!