London March 2020
Pictures from London in March 2020.
Sunday 1st March 2020
Breakfast at Bear and Wolf followed by a Sunday morning stroll across Hampstead Heath. Also did a bit of kite flying.
Kodomo no Hi
Tuesday 3rd March 2020
Kodomo no hi (children's day) in Japan. Chie made Japanese food for dinner - chirashi sushi and lotus chips. Also I had a go at Japanese flower arranging. Sort of.
Pizza and ESW
Wednesday 4th March 2020
Pizza and ESW for dinner.
World Book Day and Jeremy's Art Exhibition
Thursday 5th March 2020
Erika got dressed up for World Book Day as Hermione Granger, and in the evening I attended Jeremy's art exhibition.
GevCham, Rob and Mark, and Goring
Friday 6th March 2020
Received a case of GevCham in the morning. Got the train to Reading in the evening to go aRob and meet up with Rob and Mark while Mark was in the UK. After that I headed on to Goring to check in to the Miller of Mansfield where I'd be staying tonight ahead of my walk along the Ridgeway tomorrow.
The Ridgeway: Goring to Wantage
Saturday 7th March 2020
Had an early start this morning, having stayed overnight in Goring, and did the next section of the Ridgeway: from Goring to Wantage.
Sunday 8th March 2020
Spent some of the early evening out in the garden with my Biolite stove. I'd got some proper firewood and wanted to try it out.
Wednesday 11th March 2020
Was cheered up by seeing the periwinkle flowering in the front garden, which prompted a survey of all the various blooms front and back.
Thursday 12th March 2020
Tried out sabrage with my new axe. It seemed to work pretty well.
Saturday 14th March 2020
Went to the garden centre to get a new pot and some potting compost to repot the rosebush. Stopped off at the Pineapple on the way back for an al fresco pint.
Sunday 15th March 2020
Birthday outing, which turned out to be one final hurrah in terms of restaurants and pubs for the foreseeable future - lunch at Oliveto followed by some time at the Pineapple in the afternoon.
Monday 16th March 2020
Another layer of biscuits demonstrating the dubious sense of humour of my friends.
Tuesday 17th March 2020
Tonic water with frozen blueberries.
Wednesday 18th March 2020
Chie and I went for a lunchtime stroll to Hampstead Heath.
Solar Panel and Fairy House
Thursday 19th March 2020
My Biolite solar panel arrived today. n Also made a "fairy house" out in the garden with Erika.
Solar Panel Again
Friday 20th March 2020
More time out in the garden trying out my solar panel.
Saturday 21st March 2020
Ventured out for a walk to Waterlow Park in the afternoon.
Sunday 22nd March 2020
Spent much of the day out in the garden, inventing new games to play with Erika.
Tuesday 24th March 2020
The tulips were flowering, and I thought I'd celebrate their arrival with some Breaky Bottom.
Crosstown Food box
Wednesday 25th March 2020
Had a food box delivered today, oddly from Crosstown Doughnuts (although it contained things other than doughnuts).
Thursday 26th March 2020
Assorted photos from another day stuck at home.
Friday 27th March 2020
Erika put on her Hogwarts robes in the daytime (I forget why now?). Also another case of wine delivered - this time pinot noir from Davenport.
Saturday Stuck at Home
Saturday 28th March 2020
Attempted to keep ourselves amused while stuck at h ome. It was hard work at times. Although highlights include the sofa cushion fortresss / Nerf battle Erika and I had, and the girls made me a belated birthday cake.
Sunday 29th March 2020
Another day stuck at home finding new ways to keep ourselves entertained.
Tuesday 31st March 2020
Another day of home schooling etc.