London August 2020
August 2020
Pictures from London in August 2020.
John's Pictures

Al Fresco
Saturday 1st August 2020
Had a very al fresco day of dining and drinking. Got the Thameslink down to Blackfriars, then had a leisurely stroll from there to Belgravia, where I had lunch at Oliveto, thoroughly appreciating the new outdoor seating arrangements. Decided to walk back to Kentish Town, through Belgravia, via Hyde Park and Regents Park. On my return to Kentish Town I sat outside the Pineapple for a bit. Finally had a late dinner back at home, cooked out in the back garden.
Sunday 2nd August 2020
Made by probably one and only visit to Frank's in Peckham of the summer this afternoon / early evening, with the usual suspects.
Monday 3rd August 2020
Just a couple of photos of flowers in the garden.
Tuesday 4th August 2020
A case of Nyetimber arrived today.
Camden Hells
Wednesday 5th August 2020
A case of Camden Hells arrived today.
Curry and the Heath
Thursday 6th August 2020
Ordered Indian food from the ever excellent Tiffin Tin for dinner. I had considered carrying it to the heath and eating it there, but in the end that seemed like too much faff, so instead I ate at home and then went for a stroll on the heath afterwards.
Friday 7th August 2020
Not much to report, looks like I had a nice cold can of beer out in the garden after I finished work for the day.
Granary Square
Saturday 8th August 2020
Walked down to Granary Square and met Andrew there for a lunchtime al fresco beer as he was passing through St Pancras, then a late lunch at Rossopomodoro in Camden.
Sunday Roast and Terrible Haircut
Sunday 9th August 2020
Went to a nearby pub for an al fresco Sunday roast. Later on I was suddenly gripped by a very ill advised urge to attempt to cut my own hair. It didn't end well.
More Terrible Haircut
Monday 10th August 2020
I had another go at trying to fix some of the damage from my terrible DIY haircut today. It still looked pretty awful.
Chatea Musar
Tuesday 11th August 2020
A mixed case of Chateau Musar arrived today.
Musar Jeune 2018
Wednesday 12th August 2020
Tried the first of the bottles from the Chatea Musar mixed case this evening - the Musar Jeune 2018.
Musar on the Heath
Monday 17th August 2020
Another evening spent on the heath with Jeremy and a bottle of Chateau Musar.
Wine Prongs
Wednesday 19th August 2020
Tried out my new wine prongs on a bottle of 2000 Chatea Musar.
Girls Back from Japan
Friday 21st August 2020
Chie and Erika returned from Japan today. I took the day off work, spent the morning cleaning the flat, and drove to Heathrow in the afternoon to pick them up.
Saturday 22nd August 2020
Spent the day with Erika, trying to help her adjust to the timezone difference - went for a walk around Hampstead Heath with a friend of hers followed by an al fresco drink at The Vine.
Sunday at Home
Sunday 23rd August 2020
Spent the day at home, building things with the cushions from the sofa, cooked lunch out in the back garden, and in the afternoon tried out the new kakigori (crushed ice) machine.
Monday 24th August 2020
Back to work for me, while Chie and Erika went off to a birthday party in the daytime. Just a few photos of the usual checks on progress of things in the garden.
Trowel Sabrage
Tuesday 25th August 2020
Did sabrage with a trowel.
Wednesday 26th August 2020
Bits and pieces.
Laphroaig and Macaroni Cheese
Thursday 27th August 2020
Took delivery of a bottle of Laphroaig today. Also made a very successful macaroni cheese for dinner.
Friday 28th August 2020
Erika's friend came round for a morning playdate followed by lunch.
Saturday 29th August 2020
The Saturday of the August Bank Holiday weekend - just had a quiet day close to home ahead of our trip to Cambridge the following day.