London May 2022
May 2022
Pictures from London in May 2022.
John's Pictures

May Day Indian
Sunday 1st May 2022
Went round to local friends in the evening for an Indian takeaway.
Monday 2nd May 2022
May Day Bank Holiday. Chie and Erika were heading to Greenwich with friends, so I tagged along for the boat trip there, and met my two chums who live in that neck of the woods for wine and pie and mash in Greenwich Park.
Tuesday 3rd May 2022
The washing machine had started leaking all over the kitchen floor yesterday evening, which turned out to be due to a blocked drain. I spent much of last night and today unblocking the drain and cleaning up.
Chie's Birthday
Wednesday 4th May 2022
Funny sort of a day - squashed cakes and dinner at Taco Bell.
Me Time
Thursday 5th May 2022
I felt a bit worn out today, from having worked hard the past few days, while also trying to fit in time to deal with the aftermath of the plumbing emergency, and decided I needed to have a bit of me time. So off to the heath in the late afternoon / early evening with a bottle of Vosne Romanee and a packet of Monster Munch. You won't read that sentence anywhere else.
Movie and Macaroni Cheese
Friday 6th May 2022
Chie was out for the evening, and Erika and I ate macaroni cheese and watched a movie.
Lunch at the Pineapple
Saturday 7th May 2022
Unusually I managed to persuade the girls to go for lunch at the Pineapple after Erika's Japanese school (usually they've snacked on the way home and aren't hungry any more). After that Erika had a playdate for the remainder of the afternoon, and I went off to the heath for a bit.
Sunday 8th May 2022
Chie and Erika were out in the daytime. I did some weeding.
Tarp Practice
Wednesday 11th May 2022
A bit of a rainy day, so I attempted to put up a tarp on the heath with only a very small amount of string. It wasn't very successful.
Thursday 12th May 2022
Went to the heath with Jeremy so he could take some photos to work from for a family portrait he's doing of us. After that the girls headed back to go to an event at the school, and I remained and lurked about on the heath for a bit.
Friday 13th May 2022
Falafel for lunch with Chie, then some sabrage in the evening.
Palestinian Picnic and Eurovision
Saturday 14th May 2022
Spent much of the daytime down in the centre of London - visited Walker Slater to drop off some trousers to be altered, and went for a long stroll from Covent Garden to St. James's then up through Mayfair and Marylebone, ending with some Palestinian food for a late lunch picnic in Regents Park. In the evening Erika and I watched the Eurovision Song Contest.
Ping Pong
Tuesday 17th May 2022
Played ping pong with Erika in the evening.
Wednesday 18th May 2022
Surveyed the state of the various fruit bearing trees / shrubs in the garden.
Thursday 19th May 2022
Early evening stroll to the heath.
Friday 20th May 2022
Just one picture, of some wine out in the garden.
Saturday 21st May 2022
Dropped Erika off at her friend's birthday party and went and sat on the heath for a bit.
Fun Run
Sunday 22nd May 2022
Erika did a charity fun run around Kings Cross around lunchtime. I went off to pick up a new suit after that. Then some kind of tagine for dinner at home in the evening.
Wednesday 25th May 2022
Another foray to the heath, a bit windy today. Also new rain jacket arrived.
Jeremy on the Heath
Thursday 26th May 2022
Met my artist friend Jeremy for a late stroll on the heath, to discuss the progress of the family portrait he's doing for us, and to generally chew the cud.
Friday Sabrage
Friday 27th May 2022
Friday evening sabrage.
Saturday at Home
Saturday 28th May 2022
We were supposed to be travelling to the Midlands today, but Erika had been slightly unwell overnight, so we decided to wait another day and see how she felt. As such a day spent at home: Gavignet in the garden towards the end of the afternoon, and a bit later on Erika did some electronics.