We set out to Greenwich park on a cold bright January morning on a date day organised by my mister (my Christmas present). Smoked Salmon and cream cheese bagels and a flask of hot coffee were consumed on a frosty bench with a bright blue sky overhead and London, looking gorgeous, spread before us. My Space obsession was fuelled with a trip to the Planetarium to learn about the constellations of the stars and planets. Sitting in reclining chairs with the night sky whooshing around our heads as we were talked through the story of the stars was wonderful; If you've never visited a planetarium, I highly recommend it. Next, a trip on the DLR (at the front, my favourite) to East London, to visit Broadway market. We queued for hot falafel wraps then ambled down the road, popping into little shops, squeezing past tightly packed food stalls, and rummaging through vintage clothes rails. We found two rare seats then holed up in a coffee shop with Chelsea buns and hot coffee to people-watch and talk shit. A pub, then dinner at the Rivington; divine creamy scollops and lamb pie.
Hot coffee, so good on that cold cold day
New lips, courtesy of Mac (and my sister)
The Greenwich naval college, Canary Wharf in the background.
Low sun, bump
Mister, bundled up
Grass, frozen solid, before the sun had found it.
Head in the stars, Planeterium
'Driving' the DLR. So cool....
Scollops, candles, wine; divine!
Not that we're planning on stopping date dates when the baby comes- on the contrary- we're already queueing up babysitters (seriously- planning time just for the two of us away from our baby is a priority for us) but it'll be one of the last before we have a baby at home to get back too (whoa!). I've also been squeezing in as many dinner parties, brunches, after work drinks and movie nights as possible (mostly sans camera, unfortunately), in an effort to see friends and eat new food and see new things before we effectively become hermits for a few months. Suffice to say its been lots of fun and a lovely excuse to do fun London stuff and demand time from my friends.
Anyway- hope you're all very well, and that any Londoners out there arent too chilly in this cold snap (brrrr!)