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

Friday 1st October 2021
Short early evening visit to the heath.
Saturday 2nd October 2021
Rather a rainy, dreary sort of a day. I just popped out for a bit to "wear in" my new walking boots.
Picnic on the Heath
Sunday 3rd October 2021
Lunchtime picnic and then a bit of a wander around on the heath with our local friends, betwen occasional rain showers.
Instant Macaroni Cheese
Monday 4th October 2021
I wanted to experiment with trying to assemble my own "instant" (ish) macaroni cheese for camping/walking, and the ingredients arrived today.
Tuesday 5th October 2021
Quick visit to the heath while Erika was at her woodworking class.
Wednesday 6th October 2021
Pleasant skies this evening.
Thursday 7th October 2021
Drizzly time on the heath, then Lego with Erika a bit later on.
Royal Oak
Saturday 9th October 2021
Went down to Borough to meet Andrew at the Royal Oak.
Dalston and Chambolle Musigny
Sunday 10th October 2021
Lunch in Dalston at a Turkish restaurant while Erika was at a friend's party nearby. Later on in the afternoon I headed to the heath for some Chambolle Musigny.
Sushi and Malaysian Food
Thursday 14th October 2021
Couldnt be bothered cooking today, nor could we agree on what to eat, so we actually ordered two takeaways - sushi for the girls, and I oddly had Malaysian food.
Macarons, Cider, Disco
Saturday 16th October 2021
Went down to St Pancras to buy macarons for our impending wedding anniversary. Cider festival at the Pineapple in the afternoon. In the evening Erika did some disco dancing at home
Wedding Anniversary
Sunday 17th October 2021
We were originally supposed to visit Grandma today, but Chie wasn't feeling well so we decided to postpone. I spent the morning scrubbing mildew off the walls, which wasn't much fun. Erika made soup for lunch, and we had a special afternoon tea as it was our wedding anniversary today. Later on the girls were otherwise engaged with Japanese homework or something and I went for a walk on the heath.
Monday 18th October 2021
Christian was in the neighbourhood for a morning run, so we went for a coffee and I followed him to the top of Parliament Hill from where he continued his run again.
Tuesday 19th October 2021
Took Erika to her woodworking class and went for a short walk on the heath while she was there. Later on in the evening we fnished of the macarons, and had some Cheateau Peyraguey.
Cross Country
Thursday 21st October 2021
Two visits to the heath today - first to see Erika's cross country run in the morning, then I clocked off from work a bit early and went for a late afternoon / early evening walk with some East Meon and some Monster Munch.
Ditchling Beacon
Friday 22nd October 2021
Had the day off work today, and decided to do my now fairly standard outing of getting the train down to Hassocks, and walking up Ditchling Beacon. This time for a slight change I stopped off in Ditchling for lunch first, and then had a glass or two of Black Dog Hill atop Ditchling Beacon, overlooking the vineyard where the grapes for it were grown.
Saturday 23rd October 2021
Quiet day at home.
Canterbury to Chilham
Sunday 24th October 2021
Went down to Canterbury to visit Leon and family today. Leon and I left the girls to their own devices this time, and we went for a walk out in the countryside surrounding Canterbury - from Canterbury to Chilham.
Tuesday 26th October 2021
Early evening visit to the heath.
Wednesday 27th October 2021
To the heath once again in the early evening.
Double Pineapple
Thursday 28th October 2021
Went to the Pineapple twice today - first time for lunch, second time after finishing work for a quick pint before dinner. Tried to take the same photo both times.
To the East Midlands
Friday 29th October 2021
Drove up to the East Midlands this morning, to visit Mum. Took Erika to see the fair in the early evening.
Back from the Midlands
Saturday 30th October 2021
Drove from the East Midlands back to London in the morning, stopping off for lunch in Hemel Hempstead of all places, and happened upon a nice pub called the Three Horseshoes by the canal. Later on in the afternoon the girls went off to do pumpkin carving with local friends, and I went and sat in the woods on the heath until it got dark.
Sunday 31st October 2021
We all got into the spirit of it a bit this year.