London April 2023
April 2023
Pictures from London in April 2023.
John's Pictures

Vegan Planet
Monday 3rd April 2023
Went for dinner at Vegan Planet.
Tuesday 4th April 2023
Some outdoorsy / camera stuff arrived in the daytime. In the evening I went for a walk to the heath around sunset, and was surprised I managed to get there in good time even though I didn't leave home until 6:30pm.
Outdoor Cooking
Wednesday 5th April 2023
Various purchases related to al fresco cooking today, ahead of my upcoming trip to Dartmoor - a blow torch, some Butane for it, and some more camp stove (isobutane?) fuel canisters, with the aim of refilling the smaller ones I already have. Cooked tapas for dinner, under a tarp on the heath.
Disappointing Curry
Thursday 6th April 2023
Went out for a curry. To be honest it was a disappointment.
Easter Monday
Monday 10th April 2023
I was a bit unsure what to do with myself on the day off, but ended up going down to St. James's / Mayfair (largely so I could buy a discounted easter egg from Fortnum and Mason!) and while in that neck of the woods had a late Lebanese lunch at the Noura in Mayfair.
Risitto in a Ditch
Thursday 13th April 2023
More al fresco cooking this evening - this time I made a risotto primavera with the first of the season's English asparagus, in a muddy ditch on the heath.
Sabrage and Macaroni Cheese
Friday 14th April 2023
Sabraged a bottle of Exton Park and had a macaroni cheese for diner.
Bluebells and India Club
Tuesday 18th April 2023
Some photos of the bluebells flowering in the back garden. In the evening I went for dinner at the India Club.
Wednesday 19th April 2023
Went for a pizza at a local Italian restaurant.
Girls Back from Japan
Thursday 20th April 2023
The girls got back from Japan this morning. Rather impressively we got home from the airport at 8:50AM, and Erika was in school by 9AM! In the evening exchanging "omiyage" (souvenirs, generally edible) from our travels.
Friday 21st April 2023
Erika had a birthday party to go to after school today, and I went off to the heath for a bit while she was there.
Erika's New Bike
Saturday 22nd April 2023
Bought Erika a new bike.
Sunday 23rd April 2023
Just some Gevrey Chambertin in the garden in the evening.
Shepherd's Pie in a Holly Bush
Wednesday 26th April 2023
I cooked a shepherd's pie in a holly bush for dinner. Of course I did.
Thursday 27th April 2023
A night out in Belgravia with old work friends.
Friday 28th April 2023
End of the working week ESW in the garden (accompanied by some disgusting crisps) then macaroni cheese for dinner.
Devil's Dyke
Saturday 29th April 2023
Did a walk to the Devil's Dyke near Harpenden in the morning. In the early evening it turned out I unexpectedly had more free time so headed to the heath.
Sunday 30th April 2023
Went for a picnic with local friends followed by a walk on the heath.