The Bright Side Of Life

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.oranges and ginger Harvey had a double yolk which he was very pleased about.double yolPeas from the garden with bacon, potatoes and egg is a very tasty way to start ones day.
breakfast 20-7-14 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.Monty Python ticketsSunday 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.
NPG cafe Oops!coffee and almond slice 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.  view from NPG roof 2 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.view from NPG roof Browns on St Martin’s Lane will do nicely.Browns clock The menu didn’t appeal but we enjoyed some vino.we 4 in BrownsA 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.
RossopomodoroOpposite Timber Yard so I felt quite at home.Timber Yard SundayEveryone should go to Rossopomodoro to enjoy one of their pizzas – they are AMAZING!
Rosopomodoro pizza I had the burrata and it was so divine I could hardly bear to chat as I just wanted to eat.Burrata pizza 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/Rosso Pomodoro salad Over the road is another favourite place of mine which we just had time to visit – Gudrun Sjoden.In GS 1 Who would have thought buying a tablecloth could be so much fun 🙂GS But it was.  The only thing we didn’t manage on Monmouth Street was a coffee.in GS We decided to walk over to Waterloo and catch the tube to the O2.walking over to Embankment Respect.Mandela statue LondonThis was the venue for the last ever (allegedly) Monty Python show.  It was excellent.
The O2

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”.

About Lose Weight and Gain Health

Hi! My name is Zoe and I live in a small village in the beautiful Weald of Kent with my husband and 2 children. I have been fighting the fat for years but this time I am serious. I want to lose weight and gain health. This blog is about how I am changing my lifestyle so I can lose weight but not by just "being on a diet" but by making small changes to our lives so that as I lose weight, I gain health. I want my family to be healthy too and never have to struggle with their weight like I have. In common with many large people, I have gained and lost weight many times over the years. This time, I want to lose it and maintain a healthy low weight. I am interested in eating food that is nutrient dense and delicious and that appeals to children and adults. I try to use locally produced food supplemented with what I can grow myself. I support and try to use local farmers markets and farm shops. After all, I live in the 'Garden of England' so it seems silly to not take advantage of that. Another objective is to add more exercise to our days. It sounds so simple when I write it down :-)
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One Response to The Bright Side Of Life

  1. suzjones says:

    I love Monty Python. It would have been wonderful to see. Enjoyed your little sojourn in London immensely. 🙂

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