We started the day healthily as we had a lot of sitting down and eating planned later on. So despite the drizzle, Lara, Harvey and I took the dogs out for a longish walk first thing. We even tackled the long hill to get a good workout in.
For breakfast I made a smoothie, with a small banana, raspberries, natural yogurt, chia seeds and 1 tbsp flax seed oil.
We planned to have a lovely lunch in London and then go to the theatre. It was a special day out as it was Lara’s last day at home until Christmas. We wanted lunch at the Wolseley but had left it too late to book a table and they were full so instead we went to Richoux which was also on Piccadily. Lara had been taken there by my Dad so this was her recommendation. It was delightfully old fashioned.
We wined on an NZ Sauvignon Blanc
and dined on an avocado and prawn cocktail. A bit too much mayonnaise but it was good enough.
Followed by a fish pie with seasonal vegetables.
Given the choice, I would always choose to eat lunch out rather than dinner. I am not a big fan of a huge evening meal and it always seems so decadent and such a treat to have lunch out. Probably because I am usually so busy during the day so to relax and have a meal in the middle of the day instead of working or doing chores, is a real treat. So I feel rather spoilt that this weekend I have had 2 lunches out!
We moved on to a patisserie on Haymarket for dessert and coffee.
I went for a strawberry gateaux with an Irish coffee and I enjoyed both very much.
We then walked through very heavy rain to the Cambridge Theatre.
Yes, having waited for ages for these tickets, we were off to see Matilda. It was marvellous – I highly recommend it.
We are now back home, and I am supping on some red wine, trying hard but failing completely, to not be too miserable about tomorrow