London September 2020
Pictures from London in September 2020 including a visit to the Warner Bros Harry Potter Studios for Erika's birthday.
Waner Bros Harry Potter Studio Tour
Wednesday 2nd September 2020
Took Erika and a friend to visit the Warner Bros Harry Potter Studios as an early birthday treat.
Thursday 3rd September 2020
I noticed veraison had started on my Cabernet Sauvignon vine today.
Bankside Beach and the George
Friday 4th September 2020
We had a company wide day off work today. I probably should have got myself better organised and gone for a walk out in the country, but didn't really get my act together, so instead settled for a Thames side stroll along the "beach" at Bankside, followed by an excellent lunch in the courtyard of the beautiful George Inn.
Saturday 5th September 2020
A bit of a grey day and not much to report it seems.
The Black Friar
Sunday 6th September 2020
Was lulled into a false sense of security by blue skies in the, and went back down to Blackfriars like I did on Friday for an al fresco pub lunch and stroll along the river, but the weather turned and it ended up quite chilly.
Early Evening Stroll
Tuesday 8th September 2020
I went for an early evening stroll and some more Chateau Musar on Hampstead Heath.
Thursday 10th September 2020
Mostly quiet day at home for Erika's birthday.
Erika's Birthday Playdate
Friday 11th September 2020
Erika had a couple of friends over for a (day after her) birthday playdate.
Saturday 12th September 2020
Took Brix readings to test the level of sugar in the grapes on the vines in the garden with my refractometer today. Later on a stroll to Hampstead Heath.
Sunday 13th September 2020
Spent most of the day either in our garden or the garden of our local friends. The Dad of the other family was on the eve of a significant birthday, which alas he couldn't really celebrate properly given the current circumstances, so we took round a bottle of wine to compensate.
Monday 14th September 2020
Erika had been given a kit for decorating "slapbands" for her birthday, and this evening spent some time doing so.
Tuesday 15th September 2020
Odds and ends and the usual grape pictures.
Thursday 17th September 2020
More of the same.
Monday 21st September 2020
Erika had a dentist appointment after school near Belgravia, so we decided to go to Oliveto for dinner. Followed of course by gelato from Olivogelo.
Wednesday 23rd September 2020
Made (in my opinion) a very nice dinner involving stuffed courgettes and stuffed cabbage leaves. After dinner I took a jam jar full of Gevrey Chambertin to drink on Hampstead Heath.
Thursday 24th September 2020
Not much to report, other than had some of Dad's excellent cider this evening.
Pineapple and Pillow
Friday 25th September 2020
Braved the Pineapple for lunch (at Chie's insistence I might add). Later on my new inflatable camping pillow arrived.
Pewsey to Avebury
Saturday 26th September 2020
Went for a walk today, from Pewsey to Avebury: via Wilcot, Pewsey Downs, East Kennet, West Kennet Long Barrow and Silbury Hill.
Sunday 27th September 2020
Harvested the grapes from my vines today.
First Apple and Winemaking
Monday 28th September 2020
Ate the first apple from the tree this evening, then later on started making wine from the grapes I'd harvested yesterday. The season of mellow fruitfulness very much in full swing.
Tuesday 29th September 2020
Something red out in the garden. Don't recall what it was now.
Ashling Park Estate
Wednesday 30th September 2020
Received a case of wine from Ashling Park today.