London May 2021
May 2021
Pictures from London in May 2021.
John's Pictures

Birthday Shopping and St. James's
Saturday 1st May 2021
Went into the centre of London in the morning / early afternoon to but birthday presents for Chie. Haven't been into the centre like that for ages, for obvious reasons. While in that neck of the woods I had a quick stroll around St. James's to see if any of my old favourite pubs might be open for outdoor service, but alas not. Later on in the afternoon I took Erika out for an ice cream.
A Slightly Ridiculous Trip to Rye and Camber Sands
Sunday 2nd May 2021
Went for a rash and ill advised day trip in the car all the way down to Rye, followed by Camber Sands. Over five hours of driving in total, in return for half an hour queuing in the rain for fish and chips in Rye, then probably even less time in the cold, wind and rain on Camber Sands.
Chie's Birthday
Tuesday 4th May 2021
Birthday cake and sushi for Chie's birthday.
Mixed Case
Wednesday 5th May 2021
Tom the wine merchant delivered a mixed case of red Burgundy today, so I could broaden my horizons beyond the Cote de Nuits.
Friday 7th May 2021
Tried a bottle from the mixed case of red Burgundy this evening.
Saturday 8th May 2021
Headed to the heath for a bit late afternoon / early evening.
Sunday 9th May 2021
Met up with Adrian and family at Runnymede, so we could hand over his heirloom from Vera - the musical Widdicombe Fair jug.
Erika's Presentation
Monday 10th May 2021
Erika gave a presentation to Chie and I this evening titled "How to be more eco".
Late Evening Walk to the Heath
Tuesday 11th May 2021
Unusually late walk to the heath, taking advantage of the longer daylight hours I went after dinner for a change.
Wednesday 12th May 2021
Bit of an unusual wine (for me) ths evening - a Vacqueryas, from the Rhone - a vineyard once owned by Steven Spurrier, he of "Judgement of Paris" fame.
Pizza and Burgundy on the Heath
Thursday 13th May 2021
The girls had other plans for dinner this evening, so I went and had a pizza and some Burgundy on the heath, and was kept company by a squirrel.
Friday on the Heath
Friday 14th May 2021
Yet another early evening stroll to the heath.
Saturday 15th May 2021
Went down to Deptford for a rainy afternoon in a beer garden for Andrew's birthday.
Sunday 16th May 2021
Reorganised the wine racks in the morning. In the afternoon took Erika down to Camden to get her glasses adjusted.
Tree Identification
Tuesday 18th May 2021
Spent some time on the heath identifying trees.
Wednesday 19th May 2021
Went for the usual early evening stroll to the heath, saw a rainbow over London.
Friday 21st May 2021
Tried another wine from the mixed Burgundy case.
Saturday 22nd May 2021
Just a few pictures from the garden.
Hair Cut
Sunday 23rd May 2021
Finally got a proper haircut today after nearly a year and a half. Celebrated after with a pint at the Pineapple.
Tuesday 25th May 2021
Heath etc blah blah blah, the usual.
I Almost Bought a Woodland
Wednesday 26th May 2021
Took the afternoon off to race down to Sussex to view a wood which was for sale, but dithered slightly when I got there, and ultimately found it had been sold already.
Regent's Park
Thursday 27th May 2021
Erika went off on a school trip this morning (including an overnight stay!!) and in the evening I met Al in Regent's Park.
Day Off
Friday 28th May 2021
Had the day off work today. Breakfast at a new cafe near home with Chie in the morning, then a long relaxing pub lunch at the Flask in Highgate with Christian.
Chips on the Heath and Karaoke
Saturday 29th May 2021
Halloumi and chips on Hampstead Heath for lunch. Then in the evening we went to round to some local friends for dinner and karaoke.
Sunday 30th May 2021
Went down to Canterbury to visit Leon and family.
Fyfield Down
Monday 31st May 2021
I headed to Wiltshire today to explore Fyfield Down, the place from which the sarsen stones used to build the stone circle at nearby Avebury (as well as some of Stonehenge) are believe to have been taken from.