Dr John Hawkins
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Another Trip to Japan
Insufficient Fresh Pasta
Espinacas con Garbanzos
Sunday in Abergavenny
Sunny Weekday Evening
- [Saturday 11th May 2013]
Made the classic Hawkins recipe lentil and tomato soup for lunch, and saved some to whizz up for Erika later. It's a very satisfying experience to cook for her, especially as thus far she seems to have enjoyed everything I've made.
Went out to do a bit of shopping this afternoon, I decided I should buy a new pair of trousers, which I found in Hackett on Jermyn Street. While they were being altered (having the little leather patch at the back removed - I can't stand those things) I killed time over some Nyetimber in Fortnum and Mason. Which was very nice.
Met up with Chie and Erika a bit later on, and did a bit more shopping. Erika tried on some sunglasses and some hats, and despite some protestation from Chie I bought one of the hats (the one pictured here).
We also went for a light afternoon tea at Sketch, which seemed to cheer Chie up at least temporarily - she seems to be a bit stressed at the moment.
In the evening had Japanese food, and watched some of Avatar on the telly.
- Another Trip to Japan
- [Friday 10th May 2013]
Booked flights for another trip to Japan this morning, and ended up spending most of the morning on related trip planning activities. As before I'll be working in Tokyo for some of the time, and taking some time off in Hiroshima for the rest of the time.
In the evening I hung around later than usual at TGIF, and unusually rounded off the evening with a whisky at the Boisdale round the corner.
- Insufficient Fresh Pasta
- [Thursday 9th May 2013]
Not much to report. We had mushroom tortelloni and asparagus with pesto for dinner. Those packs of fresh pasta are never big enough, especially with the huge appetite Chie has these days. We were both still hungry afterwards.
- Espinacas con Garbanzos
- [Wednesday 8th May 2013]
For dinner I made a tapasy sort of meal, mainly because I thought the espinacas con garbanzos dish I sometimes make (inspired by the one they serve at Goya, our neighbourhood tapas place) would be good for Erika. I think it's probably pretty nutritious - protein from the chickpeas, vitamin C from the tomatoes and iron from the spinach - and I made it wihout any oil or salt for Erika's benefit. It didn't look quite as appetising once it had been blended, but Erika seemed happy to eat it nonetheless.
- Fashion Show
- [Tuesday 7th May 2013]
Erika received four dresses in the post from Grandma, so we tried all of these on in the evening.
- The Boat
- [Monday 6th May 2013]
Lunch at The Boat in Penallt before heading back to London, by way of Bicester Village.
- Sunday in Abergavenny
- [Sunday 5th May 2013]
Lunch at the Hardwick, then a quick drive up to the top of the Blorenge, then tea in the afternoon with Louise and Ian.
- Chie's Birthday
- [Saturday 4th May 2013]
Picked up a hire car in the morning, and drove to South Wales by way of Malmesbury, where we stopped off for a birthday afternoon tea at the Old Bell Hotel.
- Sunny Friday
- [Friday 3rd May 2013]
Sunny today, so we went out on the balcony for TGIF and had the last of the bottles of Veuve Clicquot I'd had hanging around on my desk for a while.
- [Thursday 2nd May]
Lebanese food for dinner this evening at Ishbilia in Knightsbridge. We ate outside!
- [Wednesday 1st May 2013]
Don't really remember anything about today!
- Macaroni Cheese
- [Tuesday 30th April 2013]
Macaroni cheese for dinner. A particularly good one at that.
- [Monday 29th April 2013]
- [Sunday 28th April 2013]
Pictures of Erika's first teeth, and lunch at Dishoom.
- Dim Sum
- [Saturday 27th April 2013]
Went out for dim sum for lunch.
- [Friday 26th April 2013]
Nope, don't remember.
- [Thursday 25th April 2013]
Erika's first time to have pasta!
- [Wednesday 24th April 2013]
Dinner with Leon in the evening.
- Sunny Weekday Evening
- [Tuesday 23rd April 2013]
- [Monday 22nd April 2013]
A few pictures of us larking about in the flat.