On Saturday Charlotte and I had a whole day without Joshua – a strange but pleasant experience! To celebrate our freedom we had a long lie-in before starting our day with brunch at Annies Restaurant in Strand-on-the-Green. We had first come here when we were house-hunting in Chiswick, the food and ambience was fab then and a year later it is still on of my favourite restaurants.
From here we ventured to the National Portrait Gallery for a little look at the BP Portrait Awards 2010 – well worth a visit if you are in the area (and free to get in to boot!) before venturing to Soho for afternoon tea at Bob Bob Ricard.
What a place! From it’s plush turquoise upholstery to the pink menus, this place is clearly a labour of love for it’s owners and everything about it is just perfect – there is even a ‘press for champagne’ button to ensure you never run out. We had afternoon tea (see pic below) and it was heavenly. I would really recommend making the effort to go if ever get a chance.
From here to the Leicester Square Odeon and a viewing of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I was a little dubious, as it is in the original Swedish and the thought of having to follow subtitles after a few glasses of champagne didn’t fill me with joy. How wrong I was – beautifully converted from the book, the film is dark, gritty and feels very real. I will not spoil it for those of you who have not read the books, but again, well worth a trip.
As evening took hold we had a lovely walk through Inner Temple and had a peek through the railings at where we got married. It only feels like yesterday, but so much has happened since, that it also feels like a lifetime ago if that makes sense. It was a wonderful day though and all the memories came flooding back.
And finally back to Chiswick and just enough time for a Cocktail and Scotch Egg at Sam’s Brasserie before retiring to bed.
A wonderful day.