Posted: 20/01/2014 at 08:27
Good morning all I went for my morning stomp in the frost by moonlight this morning - it was beautiful.
Yes thank you - we've had a really lovely weekend - the Foodie meet was great, we really enjoyed ourselves chatting to old and new friends as well as eating lots of wonderful Dim sum , and then quite a few of us went to a bar for more chatting and some drinking and then just as the rest of the Foodies were ready to leave a friend of ours arrived (pre-arranged) and we started on the second phase of our foodie weekend ........ this time we went Lebanese - to Kaslik http://www.kasliksoho.com/Kaslik/Kaslik.html - It's a tiny place with an even tinier kitchen which produces vast amounts of delicious food in almost the twinkling of an eye - and the waiters definitely have a twinkle and a smile. We had a lovely evening.
We got to our hotel http://www.guoman.com/en/hotels/united_ ... de_form=12 at about 10 and slept so well. The hotel was great and the view across St Katharine's Dock to Tower Bridge with wonderful luxury yachts moored right under our windows - and it was sooooo quiet - we had the window open and all we could hear as we went to sleep was the calls of the Great Crested Grebes on the water under our window - not a car, not a lorry, not a siren, not a sound until we woke at 8 am and heard the dull roar in the distance of a plane taking off from London City Airport further down the river.
After breakfast we headed for Pimlico and Tate Britain in the sunshine and enjoyed looking at wonderful paintings all day (stopping for a light lunch) until we had painting overload and had to stop for tea and cake before setting off for Liverpool Street and the journey home.
I see you've all been busy and lots of new names on the Forum - looks like spring has sprung in the hearts of the nation's gardeners, if not quite outside in the gardens yet