Friday may have been hot, hot, hot but Sunday was fun, fun fun!
I made fresh orange juice for breakfast and at Harvey’s request, added some ginger. In a juice made with 4 oranges (for 2 people) I used about a square inch of fresh ginger. It is delicious as you get a barely discernible kick of ginger which seems to reduce the sweetness. Harvey had a double yolk which he was very pleased about.Peas from the garden with bacon, potatoes and egg is a very tasty way to start ones day.
I was going up to London for the afternoon with my 3 sisters as we had tickets to see Monty Python. We decided to make a day of it.Sunday was not as hot as it has been recently but we didn’t know that so arranged to meet in the National Portrait Gallery which was conveniently located for us all, interesting to look around and cool inside. We met in the coffee shop.
Oops! Having really enjoyed the BP Portrait of the Year competition and many other exhibits, such as the mould of a head made with 8 pints of frozen blood (truly!) and a video of David Beckham sleeping (required much artistic appraisal) we set off in search of a glass of something cold. There is a delightful restaurant and bar at the top of the NPG with lovely views but we didn’t like the only seats available so ventured outside. Browns on St Martin’s Lane will do nicely. The menu didn’t appeal but we enjoyed some vino.A short walk further along brings us to Monmouth Street. Many of my colleagues have raved about Rossopomodoro but I had never been before so this was the perfect opportunity, particularly since at least 2 of my sisters love Italian food.
Opposite Timber Yard so I felt quite at home.Everyone should go to Rossopomodoro to enjoy one of their pizzas – they are AMAZING!
I had the burrata and it was so divine I could hardly bear to chat as I just wanted to eat. We had wild broccoli tops and a salad of rocket, tomato and parmesan. All absolutely stunning. I can not recommend this place enough. http://www.rossopomodoro.co.uk/restaurant/covent-garden/ Over the road is another favourite place of mine which we just had time to visit – Gudrun Sjoden. Who would have thought buying a tablecloth could be so much fun 🙂 But it was. The only thing we didn’t manage on Monmouth Street was a coffee. We decided to walk over to Waterloo and catch the tube to the O2. Respect.This was the venue for the last ever (allegedly) Monty Python show. It was excellent.
I did have some good photos from inside the arena but managed to delete them instead of upload them but never mind, I have the memories of a wonderful day and most enjoyable evening. As the Pythons would say, “always look on the bright side of life”.
I love Monty Python. It would have been wonderful to see. Enjoyed your little sojourn in London immensely. 🙂