Oops. Just realised I'd not written about London

part one 

ottolenghi

 A couple of years ago, whilst working in Hobart, friends Sam and Andrea asked me what my fave veggie was. For me it's chocolate!! Well spinach if I must,  for Sam it's aubergine . He then went on to tell me about Yotam Ottolenghi and lent me Plenty. I loved it, went out and bought myself a copy along with a copy of Plenty More. I used recipes from these two books for farewell dinner before I left  Cradle  

Yotam has four cafes and a glam restaurant in London. As my flight arrived at Heathrow at 6.30am I realised I would be able to have brekky at the cafe just around the corner from Liverpool Street Station.  

 

 

 

 

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Found it!! Not open, so a quick walk around the block and I was back at the door in time to be their first customer for the day.  Fantastic service from the charming young man serving me.  

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Brekkie.  

 Happy looking around the store after brekkie and thinking its probably too early for lunch 😟 

Happy looking around the store after brekkie and thinking its probably too early for lunch 😟 

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Maybe a cake for morning tea then 😁 

 Loved this sign on a neighbourhood pub.  

Loved this sign on a neighbourhood pub.  

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Another stunning Marc and Gillie sculpture in Spitalfields, just around the corner from Ottolenghi cafe. Salamanca, Hobart has one too.  I think the sculpture in Zaragoza may we'll be a Marc and Gillie also. 

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This photo is for Sam. Check out their wifi password! 🍆

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back for lunch!! Hehe. I had to do that, didn't I! 

 

Part Two.  

Landing in the middle of a Monopoly board.  

 

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I loved being in monopoly land and was able to mark all but one of the sites from the board game onto my free London map, given to me at Heathrow. So do you think my fave childhood board games might have been Monopoly and Scrabble??  

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I didn't see much of London as I passed through. For me though it's all summed up in this photo

double decker bus, pillar Box red letter box, Liverpool Street Station and the gherkin in the distance. by the end of the day I was out of there and swimming in the North Sea at Felixstowe. .