Little Bits

Just thought I would share some little things from our lives which I want to save.

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I went to meet the girls after work at Neverland. We accidentally coordinated our outfits, not the first time we’ve done it. See below for picture of us doing the same thing at Henley Regatta 2015. Anyway, we had beautiful sunshine all evening as we were in the midst of a heatwave. 30C all evening – unheard of in London!

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Tom has a new job! He has a tendency to not stick to a job for too long. He’s always looking for so thing to keep him stimulated that he can get his teeth into. He doesn’t like working somewhere where he doesn’t have much influence or ability to make his own decisions. But I’m really excited for him in this next job. He’s working for his best friend (one of his best men actually) who has set up his own business to help people taking there motorbike licence find a good deal. A comparison website sort of thing. Or that’s my understanding of it anyway. But I think this is the perfect thing for tom right now. He’s taking a pay cut but if you can’t take risks when your young with no children or people relying on you – when can you?!

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We went to see Bears Den at the Apollo. They’re pretty amazing, look them up. David bought us the tickets for Toms birthday. We took Phil as we had an extra ticket. Glad we got to spend a bit of time with him as he’s gone travelling now and we won’t see him until October.

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For Floras 24th birthday we went to a restaurant called Ember on Pudding Lane where the great fire of London started. It did lots of little Asian dishes. The food was amazing and the cocktails were too. Highly recommend.

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For Robbie’s birthday we went to Duck and Waffle in Soho. It all got a bit silly and ended in a flower fight and very blurry pictures… Sounds about right

Brunch(ish) at Bourne and Hollingsworth

We have a bit of a tradition in our little group of friends. Every time there is a birthday we all plan a meal or activity as a surprise for them. It’s so lovely as it makes sure everyone gets together regularly and it’s nice to share new experiences together. It feels really special when it’s your turn and you know some plotting is going on on your behalf. One of my bridesmaids, Emily, had her birthday recently so we planned a boozey brunch for her at Bourne and Hollingsworth. I should maybe have called this lunch as we ate at lunch time but it was breakfast food so that counts as brunch, right? It’s somewhere that has been popping up on my Instagram feed a lot and you can see why. The interiors are a photographers dream. I loved the botanical theme and that greenhouse room is quite dreamy!

The girls arrived a bit earlier than everyone else so we could give her her own presents and kick everything off with a Bloody Mary. We got her some really cool earrings, a palm print we knew she was lusting after and a couple of other little bits.

I ordered the huevos benedictos – chorizo, avocado, bearnaise sauce, poached eggs, pico de gallo all on a muffin. It was amazing. So, so good. Everyone was raving about the food they had ordered. The food definitely impressed us. To be honest, the service could have been better. They moved us shortly after seating us and it was very difficult to get anyone’s attention once they moved us to our private area. They closed the kitchen 5 minutes after we sat down (at 2:30) so we had to think ahead and order our desserts before we even started our mains. When we got chatting to them it turned out it the first day for a couple of them, so maybe it was just teething problems. It didn’t affect our enjoyment of the meal. We ordered the bottomless brunch so there was a steady stream of blinis keeping us merry and spirits were high.

After our meal, some of us headed off to watch the rest of the boat race in the sun. Sitting on the wall, bathed in sunshine, it felt like summer had finally arrived. Nannying is such a summer job. I love it when the suns out and I can take my little charge up to the common for the morning or the afternoon. Bring on the sun!