Burgers, theatre and a weekend in the country

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I’m so pleased I managed to do some more cooking last week, than in the recent weeks. Nothing life-altering but I feel so much better eating proper home cooked food. On Monday I made my go-to fast food supper of rosti with creme fraiche, lumpfish roe and chopped red onions. It’s quick and yummy and I even made some extra for lunch the next day.

 

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On Tuesday we went to the theatre, but as it was a long play we made sure to eat something beforehand. Luckily Bleecker on the Southbank is perfectly located for a pre-theatre burger, which also happens to be one of my favourites!

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The play we saw was The Lehman Trilogy at The National Theatre and it was OUTSTANDING! Amazing actors and amazing story! A must see!

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And as always when I walk from the office across the Thames to the Southbank I always stop on Hungerford Bridge to admire the view (and take a few snaps). London is such a beautiful city!

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The rest of the week I tried on dresses and packed for the weekend. As I like to be prepared I even brought backup dresses, but luckily I didn’t have to use them! But I also cooked and made enough of this pasta with spinach and nuts for two suppers. Really yummy!

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Friday night was a chilled out night in, with some yummy food. To stop me from becoming hangry while I was cooking the mains, we had some shop-bought blinis with smoked salmon, soured cream and chives to start. Then steak, roasted new potatoes, homemade bearnaise sauce and vegetables. And we watched some more Handmaid’s Tale and Stan Lee’s Lucky Man.

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On Saturday morning we left London for Somerset and enjoyed the beautiful countryside on the way there and stopped at a pub en route for a quick bite. Then it was party and dancing all night long followed by a lunch day before driving back to London and collapsing on the sofa in front of (more) Handmaid’s Tale and some yummy grilled cheese.

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Taking it easy…

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This week was very quiet by my standards, and it was much needed. The beginning of the week was quiet. I made sure to walk home from work enjoying all the flowers. I can’t believe the lilacs are flowering already, but it’s so pretty and the scent heavenly.

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On Wednesday I tried a new-ish restaurant in Clapham and really enjoyed it, so a write-up is coming soon, but here is a little sneak peak.

It’s not often it happens on Friday a few of colleagues and I had drinks. Always lovely and as it starts early it means you get home early too. I was in bed by 10pm and it was perfect.

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Saturday was lovely with a lie-in (so needed to sleep!) and some pampering before meeting up with Gaby for a dim sum lunch at Grand Imperial.

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After lunch we met up with Rowena and then spent the afternoon at the Dominique Ansel Bakery escaping the rain and enjoying his delicious cakes!

Sunday was totally unplanned and I stayed in with the company of Netflix and a takeaway from Bleecker. So lovely and needed!

 

New York: Longest walk ever, part I

Times Square

We were extremly excited our first full day in New York. So much that we ended up walking for 6 hours straight, breaks excluded.

Madison Square Garden

We started the walk at our hotel in Midtown and walked down towards Times Square and Madison Square Garden.

Typical external fire escape

Cosy tree-lined streets around Bleecker

We then walked towards Bleecker Street and on towards Ground Zero and all the tourists. But it was worth the long queue to see the memorial.

Skyscrapes around Worldtrade Center

Ground Zero – World Trade Center Memorial

I love this photo with the mirror image of the houses in the scyscrape – Ground Zero

The memorial felt very calm with the open spaces, large ponds and lots of trees.

We then proceeded down to Battery Park, where we had lunch. You can see both the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island from there and half the park was full with people queueing for one of the ferries to go there. We were happy to take photos from a far and continue our walk.

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The Statue of Liberty from afar

Ellis Island

We then walked along FDR Drive to Brooklyn Bridge, but I have to show you those photos in the next post as WordPress doesn’t seem to cope well with the amount of photos in this long post. To be continued… klyn Bridge och FDR drive, som publiceras precis efter detta.