Loving London 10 : dieting 0.
I have not managed to post many blogs recently. partly because I have been very busy, both at work and socially and also because I have been eating some really bad things and not been in the dieting zone. So here is a quick round up of some of the best or most interesting things I have seen this week.
I am enjoying walking round the West End. Wednesday was particularly good as it was so sunny from very early. It is very uplifting to step off the train and enjoy London in this glorious sunshine.This is one of my favourite buildings; the Coliseum which is the home of the English National Opera.
Remember to look up when you walk around London or you will miss these beautiful sights.
When you look down or along the street you see some unusual things, such as this white tank on Monmouth Street which was there one day, outside Monmouth Coffee. I did eat some healthy meals, such as this black eye bean salad but meals such as these were in the minority this week. But I had far too many of these. Milky lattes and sometimes I enjoyed them with an almond croissant or even a brownie.
This latte was enjoyed in The Table which I had been recommended but never got round to trying when I was working at Bankside. The coffee was definitely worth a trip. The huge cooked breakfast was great too. Yesterday I went to a part of London I have never been to before, even though it is so famous. I have seen photos of Lady Justice so often but never stood before them. This is the Central Criminal Court of England and Wales, more usually known as the Old Bailey because of the name of the street it is on. Hear hear. I was working for the day in an office directly opposite the courtroom. I literally popped out for 5 minutes at lunch time to make a phone call and saw Rebekah Brooks walking past. No surprise really since her trial is currently on at the Old Bailey but I was surprised nevertheless and in my haste to take a photo managed a series of very out of focus photos. I don’t think I can give up my career and become a papp’! I admire these cameramen and photographers who stand outside all day, in the cold and wet to bring us the pictures we have come to expect when we watch the news or read the papers. I don’t admire the ones who intrude on people’s private lives by they way. So quite an eventful day and I am pleased I now know where Old Bailey is as I have never walked up there before. In the evening I went to Rebecca’s leaving drinks. I will miss this lovely lady and her little dog, Beryl. I will also miss this charming and quirky house. With its cosy corners to sit and chat in.
But life moves on. Onwards, onwards, ever onwards so I wish you well Rebecca and Beryl.
I hope March brings a return to the resolve and determination with my diet I enjoyed in January but which mainly evaded me in February.
I love your posts – not just for the food but for the snapshots of life in London.
Looking at your photo of the Old Bailey, brought to mind an old Australian folk song “Botany Bay” in which the Old Bailey is mentioned.
Hi Suz, thank you for the positive feedback. I have not heard the Australian song before but in gland there is well known nursery rhyme called ‘Oranges and Lemons’ that also mentions the Old Bailey. I can not believe I have not stood before such a famous building before.
I know Oranges and Lemons as well. lol
It’s amazing that when we live somewhere we often take these things for granted and don’t find the time to visit. There are many landmarks and other places in Australia that I have never been to either.