London June 2016
June 2016
Pictures from London in June 2016 including some rather fancy jaunts to the Epsom Derby and Royal Ascot.
John's Pictures

Wednesday 1st June 2016
Lunch at Pinocchio and some Chambolle Musigny in the evening.
Friday 3rd June 2016
Got a buttonhole for tomorrow's Epsom Derby.
The Derby
Saturday 4th June 2016
Spent a delightful afternoon wearing in morning dress at the Derby at Epsom.
Zoo and Barbecue
Sunday 5th June 2016
Took Erika to the zoo in the morning. Met up with Chie for an early afternoon pint at the Pineapple, then in the evening had the first ever barbecue in our garden.
Peckham but not Frank's
Monday 6th June 2016
Impromptu evening out in Peckham with the usual suspects. It turns out Frank's is closed on a Monday, so instead we went to Bar Story.
Thursday 9th June 2016
Went to Frank's in the evening with Andrew and some of his friends.
Henley Badges
Friday 10th June 2016
Badges for the Henley Regatta arrived today.
Lunch at the Assembly House and Highgate Fair
Saturday 11th June 2016
Went for lunch at the Assembly House with a couple of Erika's friends from nursery, and their Mums and Dads, having won £40 to spend their in a raffle at Kentish Town festival a couple of weeks back. After that we all went up to Highgate for the fair, and were entertained by the delightfully incongruous mix of morris dancers and pearly kings and queens.
Day Before Royal Ascot
Tuesday 14th June 2016
Worked from home today, as we had a couple of people coming round to look at various maintenance jobs on the flat. In the evening Mum came to stay, in preparation for Royal Ascot the following day, when she'd be babysitting Erika in the evening.
Royal Ascot
Wednesday 15th June 2016
Spent a delightful day in a top hat in the Royal Enclosure at Royal Ascot.
Erika's New Bed
Friday 17th June 2016
Erika finally got a new bed today!
Ralph's Birthday
Saturday 18th June 2016
Went to Ralph's birthday party in the afternoon.
Coach and Horses
Sunday 19th June 2016
Went to the Coach and Horses in Soho for Sunday lunch.
Back in London
Friday 24th June 2016
Landed in London in the morning to the see the surprise result of the EU referendum, spent the rest of the day in a daze trying not to fall asleep.
The Zoo
Saturday 25th June 2016
Took Erika to the zoo in the morning, then did some shopping on Jermyn Street in the afternoon.
Black Friar and Seven Stars
Sunday 26th June 2016
Chie and Erika went off to see friends so I was given some time to myself in the afternoon. I went down to the Black Friar and Seven Stars for lunch.
Monday 27th June 2016
Helped Erika make a little house out of the sofa cushions in the evening.
Tuesday 28th June 2016
Went to pick up my trousers for Henley Regatta from Boggi after work, and had a very quick pint at the Red Lion on Crown Passage.
Henley Regatta
Wednesday 29th June 2016
Spent the day at Henley Regatta, attemping to enjoy ourselves despite the dismal weather.
Frozen Things
Thursday 30th June 2016
Grandma sent some Frozen things for Erika in the post.