Monday, April 7, 2008


Today was a nice relaxing day... Our first "lazy Sunday" in London. We woke up at about 8 to SNOW! Not a little dusting, but a good solid 3" of snow! It was freezing (literally) outside.

Dave, Twee and JC were out and about by 11am, watching the Olympic Torch relay. We decided to give it a skip and join them straight for brunch at Carluccio's on Westbourne Grove in Bayswater. The others had already had brekky by then, so Chami and I ordered lunch.. which was very nice. Efe and Dianne (?) turned up a little later.

After lunch we went for a stroll around Bayswater looking for a pub. The first stop was closed for rennovations so we ended up walking to a pub called The Watereway in Maida Vale, right on the Grand Union Canal. Inside was quite packed so we decied to have a drink outside. Just note, that at this stage there was still snow on the ground, it was only a few degrees above freezing, and we were having drinks outside!

The pub is on the border of the posh (Little Venice) and not so posh (housing estates) area.. so soon after we sat down a bunch of brats from the estates started throwing snowballs at us from across the canal! The little shits lobbed a few snowballs into our midst and got bored and went away. Not very happy.

Anyways, we had a nice bottle of wine (Chami, Twee and myself) and the guys had a couple of beers.. chatted away for a few hours until it got too cold and started snowing. Yes we were drinking outside in the freezing cold with snow falling around us. The true London experience, I thought.

From there we headed up along the Canal to Union, a very chilled out bar near Dave's work.. we lounged around there for a couple more hours, having coffee, chips, cheese.. it was very nice.. We wrapped up at about 1800 and headed home via Satay House in Paddington where we picked up dinner (great food, crap service, recommend that you get take away.)

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