London has definitely been keeping me busy for the past 5 months or so, so much so that I’m a little unsure how to condense everything into a single post. So I’m going to be lazy and just go with pictures and captions. So check out the gallery below 🙂
I’ve also included some photos from a couple of day- and weekend-trips that we’ve done around the UK (Devon, Manchester, Birmingham, and Brighton).
Our Welcome to London at Gatwick Airport
Mmmmm Dosa 🙂 (from a restaurant hidden just off Brick Lane so you know it’s good)
A Cthulhu Elephant (Taken just near the Dosa restaurant)
Vegetarian Duck Pancakes (i.e. fake meat, as opposed to it being a vegetarian duck)
A Trip to Devon: The view from the local pub (there were also fish swimming and jumping upstream); Stone Henge (on the drive there); a fantastic fry-up (from the aforementioned pub); a beautiful neo-gothic estate; a brief sojourn to the seaside (we could see Wales across the way!); and Devonshire tea complete with scones with jam and cream (naturally)
The Annual Nottinghill Carnival: a celebration of all things Afro-Carribean. Yes there really were that many people. The tube ride was a nightmare. It was a fun party though (music, food, people, a parade). Good times.
The view from Frank’s: I love this photo, but it hides just how incredibly cold it was up there
Frank’s Rooftop Bar: a fantastic rooftop bar atop a multi-storey carpark
Our trip to Brighton: The view of the beach from the carnival; a cute pub, and; my favourite street in the city, covered in shops, cafes, and people
Charlie Chaplin guides your way
My Favourite Industrial Cities – Manchester and Birmingham Together: the Deaf Institute (great pub in Manchester); a BBC pillar (Manchester) from times gone by; our sausage and egg breakfast snack (and our welcome to Birmingham); a beautiful canal (could be either city – I’ll leave it to you to guess); the Birmingham library (which looks like a stack of books from the distance – clever), and; a lonesome yellow flower lying on the Birmingham street
The View of the Euston Tap from the Cider Tap: A great welcome home from each of our day trips. So many ciders, so little time
Neil Gaiman reads his latest children’s book Fortunately, The Milk. A really great evening.
David Mitchell, Robert Webb, Olivia Coleman, and James Bachman record two episodes from the forthcoming season of That Mitchell and Webb Sound. Yes you did read that right; I saw David Mitchell live 🙂