London December 2018
December 2018
Pictures from London in the lead up to Christmas 2018.
John's Pictures

ESW In the Dark Again
Wednesday 5th December 2018
Another English Sparkling Wine in the garden (therefore in the dark) this evening - tonight Chafor.
Ice Cream
Thursday 6th December 2018
Took Erika for an ice cream after school.
Friday 7th December 2018
Had dinner at Wahaca with Erika and a friend from school.
Christmas Tree and Borough
Saturday 8th December 2018
Put up our Christmas tree this morning. Had lunch at Mercato Metripolitano. Erika went to see Seussical the Musical with a friend, then later on her friend came back to our to decorate our tree.
Rob and Mark
Sunday 9th December 2018
Went to Reading for the afternoon / evening to see Rob and Mark, who was visiting from the US.
Christmas Party
Thursday 13th December 2018
Actually went to the office Christmas party this year. It was terrible. Only stayed a short while and instead went to the Captain Kidd and a nearby Italian restaurant.
Primrose Hill with Ricardo
Friday 14th December 2018
Impromptu end of the working week drinks with Ricardo, starting off with an attempt to the sunset with a bottle of ESW from the top of Primrose Hill (we were probably a bit too late, but still), then went to a nearby pub when it got too cold.
Saturday 15th December 2018
Took Erika to Bear and Wolf for breakfast in the morning. Chie and Erika went off to a party for most of the rest of the daytime, while I mooched around at home as the weather was too miserable to go out for a walk.
City of London
Sunday 16th December 2018
Went to Shikumen for lunch, then had a wander around the City of London, and went to see the Mithraeum exhibit.
Carol Concert and Holborn
Wednesday 19th December 2018
Lunch at the Pineapple, Erika's carol concert in the afternoon, then in the evening drinks and dinner around Holborn with the usual suspects.
Forntum and Mason and St John
Thursday 20th December 2018
Lunch at Fortnum and Mason to meet Kyle and Hannah's new baby, and dinner with the girls at St John in the evening.
South Downs Way: Amberley to Graffham
Saturday 22nd December 2018
Next section of my walk along the South Downs Way today: from Amberley to Graffham.
Christmas Party
Sunday 23rd December 2018
Had Christmas drinks for local friends this afternoon.
Christmas Eve
Monday 24th December 2018
Went down to Belgravia / Chelsea in the daytime, mainly because we wanted to try to buy a new fridge in Peter Jones, but while we were in the area had lunch at Olivocarne.
Christmas Day
Tuesday 25th December 2018
Presents in the morning, a rather unsuccessful visit to the Pineapple in the afternoon, then Christmas dinner and a home made yule log in the evening.
Boxing Day at the Zoo
Wednesday 26th December 2018
Went to the zoo in the daytime.
Winter Wonderland
Sunday 30th December 2018
Took Erika to Winter Wonderland.
Cocking to Petersfield
Monday 31st December 2018
Another walk along the South Downs Way, this time Cocking to Petersfield.