Sunday, August 31, 2008

Sunshine finally

The promised sunshine finally arrived so we went out for another stroll down through Soho to Covent Garden. We went to the London Transport Museum and spent a few hours there. Very interesting to find out about the history of the Underground. Then we went to find some nice gelati and went to lie in the park to enjoy the sun's rays.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Excellent food in Soho - Barrafina

Had a wander through the Photographer's Gallery in Covent Garden.

We managed to get a spot at Barrafina, a Spanish tapas establishment in Soho. It is like Movida in Hosier Lane Melbourne, except that the chef and kitchen are right there. So you could see the finishing touches to each dish, which was lovingly garnished with such care. And the food was excellent to boot. It was entertaining to watch the dynamics between the head chef and his subordinates. Yes, Chef. No, Chef.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Postman's Park

A day out walking around London. We visited Postman's Park where there are plaques commemorating the selfless deeds of local heroes. Very strange.
And a photo of Craig at St Paul's.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

A day in the country side

Near Canterbury in the village of Spelling, watching a cricket game. Not the ideal summer's day and our team lost.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Traflagar Square

Amazing that the city of London can prop up such a huge screen against a monument! This is the site of the handover for the London 2012 Olympics.
We walked by the square on our way to the theatre and saw some rehearsals taking place for the ceremony on Saturday.
Yesterday, while we were exploring the Seven Dials area in Soho, we saw David Schwimmer (he of 'Friends' fame) window shopping. And last night, when we went to see a theatre production called 'Fat Pig' (starring two of the actors from 'Love Actually') we noticed David Schwimmer in the audience! He is following us...

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

In transit

Frankfurt Airport at 6am ish... very early. Awaiting my connecting flight to London City Airport.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Off and away again

Somewhere over the centre of Australia.

Monty Roberts

Went to see Monty Roberts at Werribee Park. What an amazing thing he does for the better treatment of horses (and people!).

And we had the pleasure of spending a breakfast with Monty in St Kilda. A very generous man with his time and with his candidness on his life and experiences.