Dad and Jean visit the smoke

Dad and Jean have been down for the weekend.

Friday evening saw us dining in (almost) splendid isolation at The Modern Pantry, and imbibing one carafe of Marlborough red wine too many….

On Saturday morning we visited the excellent Henry VIII exhibition at the British Library, and split forces in the afternoon with Jean going to see War Horse – which Phil and I saw a few weeks ago; the animal puppets (they’re lifesize, so puppets doesn’t seem quite the right word) were amazing – and dad and I heading on to the BP Portrait competition exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, and taking a quick look at the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square after a reviving cup of tea in the National Gallery cafe.

Dinner was takeaway from the Barbican Tandoori, the Chawol being temporarily out of action due to a fire! An amazing sunset rounded off a lovely day.

Summer sunset skyline

Sunday was more gentle affair, starting off with the Garden Museum over near Lambeth Palace (a tranquil spot, with lots of history) followed by a late Sunday lunch at the Wood Street bar and restaurant – delicious.