London April 2017
April 2017
Pictures from London in April 2017.
John's Pictures

Back in London
Saturday 1st April 2017
Although I am loathed to attribute any kind of merit whatsoever to the insurmountable unpleasantness of having to get on a plane, be in New York for a few days, then get on a plane again; I do have to admit a huge sense of elation at having been back home in London today.
Birthday Party
Sunday 2nd April 2017
Took Erika to her friend's birthday party in the afternoon.
Floating Chinese Restaurant
Monday 3rd April 2017
On a whim took the slightly unusual step of eating out for dinner with Erika on a weekday evening (perhaps because it was the Easter holidays), at the floating Chinese restaurant at the corner of Regents Park. As an odd aside Tony Robinson was also dining there this evening.
Chie and Erika at My Office
Tuesday 4th April 2017
Chie and Erika came for lunch at my office as it was the Easter holidays and Erika was off school.
Wednesday 5th April 2017
A few random pictures.
ESW On The Balcony
Friday 7th April 2017
Some English Sparkling Wine on the balcony at work with some of the usual suspects.
Party and Harpenden
Saturday 8th April 2017
Took Erika to another friend's birthday party in the morning, then in the afternoon got the train up to Harpenden to visit Kyle and Hannah's new place.
Grantchester and Cambridge
Sunday 9th April 2017
I've had a long running hankering to visit the Orchard Tea Gardens in Grantchester while the apple blossom is flowering, so today we got the train to Cambridge to do just that.
Monday 10th April 2017
I bought a pair of sunglasses today, in the hope of ameliorate the sudden outburst of heayfever I seem to have been afflicted with.
Gev Cham
Wednesday 12th April 2017
Had some Gev Cham with dinner on a whim.
Easter Sunday
Sunday 16th April 2017
Went for the Easter Bonnet Parade at the Pineapple then had some local friends back to our place for an Easter egg hunt.
Easter Monday
Monday 17th April 2017
Had a quiet day in and around home.
Sylvanian Families Clothes
Tuesday 18th April 2017
Some of the clothes Grandma made for Erika's Sylvanian Families.
Apple Tree Damage
Wednesday 19th April 2017
I was rather annoyed to find one of the neighbouring kids had kicked a football into our garden (impressive in a sense as it must have gone over a couple of other gardens first) and had broken off a branch of my apple tree. I was properly into grumpy old man territory.
Pav Bhaji
Thursday 20th April 2017
Had a Pav Bhaji for lunch from the street food market in Kings Cross.
Halloumi Kebab
Friday 21st April 2017
Another lunch from the Kings Cross street food market - this time a sort of halloumi kebab.
St. James's and Playdates
Saturday 22nd April 2017
I went to St James's in the morning to buy a couple of new suits, also popped into BBR in my club. Meanwhile Erika had a playdate in the morning, another in the afternoon, and also bumped into a friend at a playground on the way home. So three playdates in one day!
London Marathon and Hedge Trimming
Sunday 23rd April 2017
Took Erika to see a little bit of the London Marathon (mainly viewed from the comfort of the Red Lion on Crown Passage) as a friend was running in it. In the afternoon I trimmed the hedge for the first time this year.
Lunch at the Pineapple
Tuesday 25th April 2017
Worked from home again today. Went for lunch at the Pineapple with Chie.
Pizza and Mitford and Waugh
Wednesday 26th April 2017
Worked from home again today, had pizza at Franco Manca for lunch. Received a copy of the Letters of Nancy Mitford and Evelyn Waugh and started to read it in the evening.
Thursday WFH
Thursday 27th April 2017
Fourth day in a row working from home. Went to Bear and Wolf for breakfast.
Ye Old Mitre, Whisky Society, and San Carlo Cicchetti
Friday 28th April 2017
Actually worked from the office today. Perhaps as a result I felt quite grumpy, and left early to go to Ye Old Mitre to cheer myself up, where I was joined by a friend from work. That then led to a wee dram or three at the Whisky Society, and following a failed attempt to meet another friend in Soho I dined at San Carlo Cicchetti.
Shopping, Dim Sum, BBQ
Saturday 29th April 2017
Went to pick up my new suits in the morning, then dim sum at Joy King Lau. Spent most of the afternoon at a BBQ at a friend's house in Brixton.
Highgate Woods
Sunday 30th April 2017
Went to visit Highgate Woods.