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

Saturday 1st July 2017
Chie and Erika wore yukata for Erika's school summer fair. In the evening dinner with some of Chie's friends from her Hiroshimakenjinkai.
Sunday 2nd July 2017
Spent the day in Whitstable. Hardly took any pictures!
Sports Day
Tuesday 4th July 2017
Erika's sports day in the daytime, went for a pint at Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese with some of the usual suspects in the evening.
Wednesday 5th July 2017
Decided to have a barbecue in our back garden.
Thursday 6th July 2017
A couple of random pictures.
ESW by the Canal
Friday 7th July 2017
Boycotted the usual in-office end of the week drinks and instead went and sat by the canal with a bucket of English Sparkling Wine.
Kensington and the Garden Centre
Saturday 8th July 2017
Went to Kensington, thinking to buy something new (but actually old) for the Chap Olympiad, but failed to find anything. Instead bought a woodblock print for Chie. Later on popped to the garden centre.
In The Garden
Sunday 9th July 2017
Looks like we stayed at home most of the day, and spent some of it out in the garden.
Erika's New Bike
Monday 10th July 2017
Erika's new bike arrived today, and she took it out for an early evening spin.
Not Kensington
Tuesday 11th July 2017
Having been reminded how nice Kensington was the other day, with all its antiques shops and so on, I was reminded this morning of the contrast with Kentish Town...
Avocado on Toast
Wednesday 12th July 2017
Went for breakfast at Bear and Wolf, had their avocado on toast of which I am quite fond.
Face Painting, GevCham, Projector
Thursday 13th July 2017
Interestingly mixed bag of an evening - I let Erika paint my face (with alarming results), had some GevCham with dinner, and Chie's new projector arrived, which we tried out.
Chap Olympiad
Saturday 15th July 2017
Pictures from this year's Chap Olympiad.
Garden, Bike, Wahaca
Sunday 16th July 2017
Spent some of the afternoon in the garden, went out with Erika for more bike practice, and then in the evening dinner at Wahaca with some local friends.
Old Garden Tap
Wednesday 19th July 2017
Pictures of the old garden tap prior to replacing it, plus more garden photos and Erika on her bike again.
Old and New Garden Taps
Thursday 20th July 2017
Bought a new garden tap and a book about Venice for Erika, plus had veggie kara age for dinner.
New Garden Tap Party
Friday 21st July 2017
Had the new garden tap fitted today, and a party in its honour in the evening.
Day After the Garden Tap Party
Saturday 22nd July 2017
Surveyed the garden in the morning post party. Took Erika for lunch at our nearby pasta place.
Sunday 23rd July 2017
Took Erika to the Proms in the evening.
Masala Zone
Monday 24th July 2017
Dinner at Masala Zone in Camden in the evening.
Middle Temple and the Savoy
Thursday 27th July 2017
Was meant to go to the Middle Temple Champagne Bar but it wasn't actually there. Instead went to the Tattersall Castle for a bit then the Beuafort Bar at the Savoy.
Friday 28th July 2017
Saw Leon briefly in the evening as he was passing through London en route to Mexico.
Snails, Ice Cream, Lego
Saturday 29th July 2017
Dealt with a glut of snails in the garden today, took Erika out for lunch at the Pineapple followed by ice cream, and also got some new Lego.
Sunday 30th July 2017
Went to lunch at Al and Charlotte's to meet their new baby Erin.