London May 2017
Monday 1st May 2017
Wanted to go for ramen for lunch but were largely thwarted by places being closed and rain. Ended up at Shoryu. Later on in the afternoon a friend of Erika's came round for a play date.
More Face Painting
Tuesday 2nd May 2017
Erika doing some more face painting.
Wednesday 3rd May 2017
Chie got some rhubarb today.
Thursday 4th May 2017
Chie and I went for lunch at Olivo (surprisingly my first time to go to the elder sister of my favourite Oliveto) for Chie's birthday.
Goat, Sketch, Princi
Friday 5th May 2017
Out with the usual suspects. Veggie fish and chips at the Goat Tavern, followed by cocktails at Sketch, then post cocktail snacks at Princi.
Gerry the Girafe goes to Guildford
Saturday 6th May 2017
Erika was looking after her class "pet" this weekend, and took it with her down to Guildford to visit her cousins, to coincide with Grandad Nick also being there.
Clearing out the Cellar
Sunday 7th May 2017
Cleared out the cellar in the morning ahead of some maintenance work next week. Chie went out in the afternoon, so Erika and I had lunch at the Pineapple and went to a succession of local playgrounds - 3 in fact. In the evening we lazily ate out again, at Pizza East.
Cellar Beams and Aoki-san
Monday 8th May 2017
Cellar beams were replaced today. Also in the evening saw Aoki-san who was working in London this week.
Tip and Tent
Tuesday 9th May 2017
Chie and I took some of the things we'd cleared out of the cellar at lunchtime. In the afternoon when Erika got back from school she played with a tent we'd whilst clearing out the cellar.
Wednesday 10th May 2017
Had more builders in today, this time to install new damp proof courses in some interior walls.
Gerry the Giraffe Diary
Thursday 11th May 2017
Put the finishing touches to Erika's entry in the school "pet" - Gerry the Giraffe - which she had been looking after for the last week.
ESW and Sabrage
Friday 12th May 2017
Bought a few bottles of ESW from Theatre of Wine then dithered over which to sabrage this evening.
Saturday 13th May 2017
Took Erika to the zoo, and were joined there by a friend.
Oliveto and The Angel
Sunday 14th May 2017
Spent a large chunk of the morning cleaning my coffee machine. Then Chie, Erika and I went for lunch at Oliveto followed by gelato at Olivogelo. After that I went for a birthday pint with Andrew at the Angel in Bermondsey.
Tuesday 16th May 2017
Received some wine deliveries today - a few bottles of Domaine Fourrier Gevrey Chambertin and some handy half bottles of Nyetimber.
Wednesday 17th May 2017
Had a very pleasant evening with some of my new consignment of Gev Cham and the new issue of the Chap magazine.
Thursday 18th May 2017
Went for lunch at Ciao Bella.
Royal Ascot Badges
Monday 22nd May 2017
Badges for Royal Ascot arrived today. Also less excitingly I bought some WD-40.
Tuesday 23rd May 2017
Rather unexcitingly received a can of apparently the correct substance to be used for lubricating locks.