John Hawkins



Dr John Hawkins

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Recent Entries:
Back to London
St. Mawes
Portscatho
Tuesday in Cornwall
"Fun Park"
Pandora and Crabbing
Beach
London to Cornwall
Last Day of Term
King's Cross Office Again
Zoo
Chap Olympiad
Vegetarian Fish and Chips
Morning Suit Version Two
Sardoni
Chie and Erika at My Office
Hyde Park
Hornets and Mandilli di Seta
King's Cross
Erika's Graduation

Pictures:
Cornwall July 2016: A week's holiday on the Roseland Peninsula in Cornwall with extended family.Cornwall July 2016
Friday 22nd - Friday 29th July 2016
A week's holiday on the Roseland Peninsula in Cornwall with extended family.
London July 2016: Pictures from London in July 2016.London July 2016
July 2016
Pictures from London in July 2016.
London June 2016: Pictures from London in June 2016 including a lot of the traditional English social season - Derby Day at Epsom, Royal Ascot and Henley Regatta.London June 2016
June 2016
Pictures from London in June 2016 including a lot of the traditional English social season - Derby Day at Epsom, Royal Ascot and Henley Regatta.
London May 2016: Pictures from London in May 2016, including a short weekend break in the New Forest for Chie's birthday.London May 2016
May 2016
Pictures from London in May 2016, including a short weekend break in the New Forest for Chie's birthday.
London April 2016: Pictures from London in April 2016.London April 2016
April 2016
Pictures from London in April 2016.
Blog:
- Back to London ( 3)
    [Friday 29th July 2016]
- St. Mawes
    [Thursday 28th July 2016]
- Portscatho
    [Wednesday 27th July 2016]
- Tuesday in Cornwall
    [Tuesday 26th July 2016]
- "Fun Park"
    [Monday 25th July 2016]
- Pandora and Crabbing
    [Sunday 24th July 2016]
- Beach
    [Saturday 23rd July 2016]
- London to Cornwall
    [Friday 22nd July 2016]
- Last Day of Term
    [Thursday 21st July 2016]
- King's Cross Office Again
    [Tuesday 19th July 2016]

Back to London
[Friday 29th July 2016]
Said our goodbyes in the morning, drove our hire car back to Truro (with one last crossing on the King Harry Ferry), then got the train from there back to London.
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St. Mawes
[Thursday 28th July 2016]
Last full day of the holiday. Dithered over what to do for most of the daytime, ending up spending most of it just hanging around the house, and eventually going out toward the end of the afternoon to St. Mawes, where we had dinner.
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Portscatho
[Wednesday 27th July 2016]
Showed Erika some places from my childhood holidays - had lunch at the Boathouse restaurant which, in a former incarnation as Captain Cook's we'd eaten at something like 30 years ago. Also took Erika to the famous little beach outside Portscatho where me and Adrian had buried Dad's shoes (only ever to recover one of them). In the evening Dad did a Barbecue back at the house.
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Tuesday in Cornwall
[Tuesday 26th July 2016]
Went for a morning outing to St. Anthony's Head, the highlight of which for me was a cup of tea and a scone from the ThirsTea Company at nearby Porth. Spent the remainder of the day in and around the house - the girls played with a tent in the garden, and also with some lego.
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"Fun Park"
[Monday 25th July 2016]
Owing to a bit of a miscommunication, we went to a "fun park" today, thinking Jessica et al would be there, but it turned out they had gone somewhere else instead. We attempted to have "fun" regardless.
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Pandora and Crabbing
[Sunday 24th July 2016]
Got the King Harry Ferry, and went to the Pandora Inn for lunch. There, we picked up a bug for crabbing, which was to be a running theme throughout the rest of the holiday. Obviously I made sure they were all safely returned to the water.
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Beach
[Saturday 23rd July 2016]
First full day of the holiday, and forecast to be the only properly summery day, so we wasted no time heading straight to the beach at Portscatho.
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London to Cornwall
[Friday 22nd July 2016]
First day of our week's holiday, mostly spent travelling down to Cornwall. Arrived about 5pm, and spent the rest of the evening enjoying exploring the house and gardens.
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Last Day of Term
[Thursday 21st July 2016]
My last day at work before our holiday in Cornwall. Took it rather easy having worked a couple of late evenings earlier in the week - lunch at the new pizza place in Belgravia, then left a bit early for a quick drink at my club before going home.
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King's Cross Office Again
[Tuesday 19th July 2016]
I decided to work from the new King's Cross office in the daytime, and then took Al back there later in the evening after an initial pint at the Pineapple in Kentish Town for Negronis on the roof terrace.
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Zoo
[Sunday 17th July 2016]
Me and Erika went to the zoo, and for a change we brought along Mummy as well.
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Chap Olympiad
[Saturday 16th July 2016]
Attended this year's Chap Olympiad in morning dress, and had a marvellous time of it.
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Vegetarian Fish and Chips
[Friday 15th July 2016]
Went to a Taylor Walker pub near the office for vegetarian fish and chips, which I'd been craving for a while.
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Morning Suit Version Two
[Thursday 14th July 2016]
Bought a waistcoast from Favourbrook in the Piccadilly Arcade to complete my slightly more vintage looking morning dress enemble which I was planning to wear to the Chap Olympiad.
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Sardoni
[Tuesday 12th July 2016]
Out with the usual suspects in Belgravia including a Sardinian take on a Negroni at Joe's Bar.
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Chie and Erika at My Office
[Monday 11th July 2016]
Chie and Erika came to my office for lunch.
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Hyde Park
[Sunday 10th July 2016]
Took Erika to play with a friend at the Diana Memorial playground in Hyde Park.
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Hornets and Mandilli di Seta
[Saturday 9th July 2016]
Went to Hornets in Kensington to buy a vintage tailcoat for the Chap Olympiad in the morning. In the evening I was absolutely determined to try and recreate something like the excellent mandilli di seta we'd had in Genoa two years ago, so made my own.
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King's Cross
[Friday 8th July 2016]
Went to see the office in King's Cross I'll be moving to later this year.
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Erika's Graduation
[Thursday 7th July 2016]
Erika's Nursery had a graduation ceremony today.
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