London April 2019
April 2019
Pictures from London in April 2019.
John's Pictures

Vinegrowing Course Day 5
Monday 1st April 2019
Fifth day of my vinegrowing course. Actually nice weather for a change!
Thursday 4th April 2019
Not much to report!
Last Day of Term
Friday 5th April 2019
Last day of term for Erika, we went along to see her efforts in the Easter Egg race in the morning.
Chie and Erika off to Japan
Saturday 6th April 2019
Chie and Erika flew off to Japan, taking an evening flight for a change, meaning we had the day together first. Erika made another soup for us!
ESW Prestige Cuvee Tasting Round Two
Sunday 7th April 2019
Follow-up to last month's English sparkling wine prestige cuvee tasting.
Restaurant He and Holborn
Tuesday 9th April 2019
Went for dinner at Restaurant He, a restaurant serving Jiangsu cuisine, followed by a stroll around Holborn.
Wednesday 10th April 2019
Nice weather today, so a good opportunity to check the state of things in the garden.
Thursday 11th April 2019
A couple of random pictures, one of my new water bottle, the other of my lunch.
Saturday 13th April 2019
Dinner at the new South Asian street food place in Kentish Town after returning from the South Downs.
Sunday Lunch
Sunday 14th April 2019
Tried out the Sunday roast at the Lord Stanley then went to the garden centre to get a new grape vine.
St Albans
Monday 15th April 2019
Night out in St. Albans with Al and Kyle.
Farringdon with Simon
Tuesday 16th April 2019
Organic ESW Lineup and Lebanese Food
Wednesday 17th April 2019
Took some pictures of the lineup of bottles for the upcoming organic ESW tasting in the daytime, surveyed the garden, and in the evening went for Lebanese food on Edgware Road followed by cocktails in Camden.
The Angel and Mao Chow
Thursday 18th April 2019
Went for sunset drinks at th e Angel in Bermondsey then on the way home stopped for a late dinner at Mao Chow, a vegan chinese place in London Fields.
South Downs: Cissbury Ring and Harrow Hill
Friday 19th April 2019
I went on a Good Friday walk in the South Downs in search of fairies - started at Worthing, then up to Cissbury Ring, lunch in Findon, then Harrow Hill and on finally to Storrington.
Organic ESW Tasting
Saturday 20th April 2019
Held an organic English sparkling wine tasting on Primrose Hill with the usual suspects plus special guests John Mobbs, the founder of the Great British Wine site.
Easter Sunday
Sunday 21st April 2019
Lunch at the Pineapple, then spent the rest of the day lazing around back at home, with an al fresco dinner in the garden as the weather was still very nice.
Chie and Erika Back from Japan
Monday 22nd April 2019
The girls got back towards the end of the afternoon, and we had a quick indoor Easter egg hunt for Erika.
Tuesday 23rd April 2019
Had some canele from our local French deli.
Wednesday 24th April 2019
Lunch at the Pineapple and another brief survey of the garden.
Afternoon Off
Friday 26th April 2019
Had an impromptu afternoon off for a long lunch with Ricardo and a visit to Alfies Antiques Market followed by later on Chapel Down's new bar in Kings Cross.
Japanese Saturday School
Saturday 27th April 2019
Erika went along to her first Japanese Saturday school this morning. In the afternoon I took her to a birthday party near Holloway Road.
Sunday at Home
Sunday 28th April 2019
Stayed close to home. Erika made soup for lunch, which we had with some baguette and Gevrey Chambertin from our local French deli.
Monday 29th April 2019
Picture of the view from the office during a coffee break.
Gospel Green
Tuesday 30th April 2019
Gospel Green out in the garden - the traditional method sparkling cider I bought a case of a while back.