Monthly archive for April2015

  • Beautiful bluebell woods of spring!

    Beautiful bluebell woods of spring!

  • Gorgeous view out over the Downs

    Gorgeous view out over the Downs

  • The Half Moon's sunny outdoor deck

    The Half Moon's sunny outdoor deck

  • Sumptuous sausage and mash

    Sumptuous sausage and mash

  • Grilled sea bream....like eating at the seaside

    Grilled sea bream....like eating at the seaside

  • What is not to like about warm lemon polenta cake?

    What is not to like about warm lemon polenta cake?

  • Creamy vanilla cheesecake and delicate rhubarb sorbet

    Creamy vanilla cheesecake and delicate rhubarb sorbet

  • Cute little blackface lamb. Well, tis the season...

    Cute little blackface lamb. Well, tis the season...

  • Part of Lewes Castle, looming over us

    Part of Lewes Castle, looming over us

  • The White Cliffs of...somewhere. Definitely not Dover, though

    The White Cliffs of...somewhere. Definitely not Dover, though

Lunch: The Half Moon Pub, Plumpton

Today was another grand instalment of Hike Club, my informal walking group which has been going for over seven years now. Despite that, we only manage to get together around four times a year, and now that several babies have been thrown into the mix,…

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  • Oooh, it's like being in the 5eme arrondissement!

    Oooh, it's like being in the 5eme arrondissement!

  • The bar, which produces some most pleasant beverages

    The bar, which produces some most pleasant beverages

  • They're so edgy, even the menus are sideways! (not really)

    They're so edgy, even the menus are sideways! (not really)

  • Ici le petit chien du restaurant! Wuf!

    Ici le petit chien du restaurant! Wuf!

  • French martinis. Or, as they're known in France, martinis

    French martinis. Or, as they're known in France, martinis

  • Du pain. Du vin. Du...lots of meats

    Du pain. Du vin. Du...lots of meats

  • Just like being in a French farmer's kitchen.

    Just like being in a French farmer's kitchen.

  • Ladies and Gents. See what they did there?

    Ladies and Gents. See what they did there?

  • Chic decor

    Chic decor

  • Sideways drinks. This is what they looked like after a few

    Sideways drinks. This is what they looked like after a few

Dinner: Patron, Kentish Town

A renaissance (a kenaissance? a kappening?) is happening in Kentish Town, or, as people a LOT cooler than I am call it: K-Town. Considering it’s just 10 minutes’ walk (or three bus stops) away from my actual house, I should really be going here more…

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  • One of London's many secret rooftops

    One of London's many secret rooftops

  • Fresh crab with compulsory fennel

    Fresh crab with compulsory fennel

  • Fab tag bol

    Fab tag bol

  • The baffling, yet tasty, turkey Milanese

    The baffling, yet tasty, turkey Milanese

  • London looking lovely at dusk

    London looking lovely at dusk

  • Some kinda indoor street art

    Some kinda indoor street art

  • Roy has seen things you people can only dream of

    Roy has seen things you people can only dream of

Dinner, Jamie’s Italian, Piccadilly Circus

 Jamie Oliver gets a lot of stick (not least from me; I can’t often tolerate his matey, geezerish schtick) but his chain of Jamie’s Italian restaurants are, I have to confess, pretty good. I’ve eaten at a few of them, but had never been to…

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