London March 2017
March 2017
Pictures from London in March 2017 including my 40th birthday party.
John's Pictures

Thursday 2nd March 2017
Nice sky over King's Cross on my way home from work.
ESW at the Office
Friday 3rd March 2017
Had a bottle or two of ESW with the usual suspects after work at the office.
Shopping with Erika
Saturday 4th March 2017
Played at home and in the garden for the first part of the day. In the afternoon I took Erika with me on a few shopping errands (and therefore had to sweeten the deal with a promise of ice cream!) including buying the Champagne coupes / saucers for my upcoming birthday party.
Vegan Fried Chicken
Sunday 5th March 2017
Ralph came to visit us briefly in the morning as they were passing through. In the afternoon I went to Hackney to try the new vegan fried chicken place, then went on to join Chie and Erika in Haringey where they were visiting friends.
The Wrong Playground
Tuesday 7th March 2017
Chie was indisposed today, so I left work early to pick Erika up from school, then proceeded to take her to the wrong playground.
Wednesday 8th March 2017
Bought pastries for a couple of the usual suspects at work.
The Shed
Thursday 9th March 2017
Had lunch at The Shed in Notting Hill with Chie to pick up a few cases of Nutbourne wine for my upcoming party.
Inflating the Elephant
Monday 13th March 2017
Practising inflating the elephant I got for my party.
Cherry Blossom and Pub Lunch
Tuesday 14th March 2017
Took some pictures of the cherry blossom in our back garden in the morning. Had an odd sort of pub lunch with a couple of the usual suspects wherein the actual food was more of a fry up.
My Birthday
Wednesday 15th March 2017
Took the day off, got a hair cut in the morning followed by a drink at the Lamb on Lamb's Conduit Street and lunch at Ciao Bella. Picked Erika up from school in the afternoon, took her to the playground for a bit, then went to the Pineapple, followed by dinner at Franco Manca.
My 40th Birthday Party
Friday 17th March 2017
My slightly surreal 40th birthday - a sort of tweedy Mardi Gras. With an elephant. Of course.
Saturday 18th March 2017
Amazingly the day after my birthday party I was well enough to go with Mum, Chie and Erika down to Guildford to visit Adrian, Liz and the kids.
Mum in London
Sunday 19th March 2017
Mum / Grandma Mary in London for the daytime. Went for lunch at Wahaca on Erika's suggestion.
Evening Sky
Monday 20th March 2017
Nice evening sky on my way home from work.
Passport Photo
Tuesday 21st March 2017
Got a passport photo. Of course it was horrible.
Passport Renewal
Wednesday 22nd March 2017
Had a surprisingly nice day renewing my passport, which meant being based at my old office down in Victoria for the day, including lunch at Oliveto.
Working from Home, and Sabrage with a Spoon
Thursday 23rd March 2017
Worked from home today, had Thai food for lunch at the Pineapple. In the evening I tested the rumour that you can perform sabrage with a spoon. It turns out to be entirely accurate.
Lebanese Food
Friday 24th March 2017
Worked from home again in the daytime, Lebanese food for dinner.
Jim's Stag Do
Saturday 25th March 2017
One of the Jims from work was having a very civilised stag do, which involved visiting breweries in East London, and I joined for a bit of it, but hardly took any pictures.
Sunday 26th March 2017
Mixed Bag of a day, mostly stayed at home.
Monday before New York
Monday 27th March 2017
The day before I went off to New York on my business trip. I worked from home, and popped down to the place where my party had been held at lunchtime to pick up the portrait I'd entirely accidentally forgotten to take home after the party. Honest.