....A fantastic weekend this one. I write, weighed down by food, drink and conversation - but I wouldn't have it any other way. It began on Saturday morning, Kelly and I having breakfast at the Pavilion Cafe in Victoria Park. It has quickly become one of our favourite destinations - particularly when the Spring sun shines like it did.
coffee & croissant basked in sunlight
From the glass roofed Pavilion a view across the pond is afforded, to spy on the (relative) wildlife, the dog walkers, (oh how I want a dog) and the minor celebrities - Nick Grimshaw and a pyjama-clad Pixie Geldof on this occasion.
Kelly and a swan get up close and personal
A walk after breakfast, (which a few weeks ago was promised to become a run!), was exercise enough for us.
Later in the day I had invited Richie, Lynn and Bond over to watch the England v Scotland rugby, followed by dinner, chez Roy. (And a little bit of Liam & Tesco!)
starter: Liam's minty mushy pea & asparagus tart
main: sausage & chorizo risotto with pea & pepper
dessert: raspberry cheese cake (A left over Tesco's number from Kelly's fridge!)
A tight squeeze whilst we're tucking in
As the night wore on and the wine flowed, plans to leave the sofa for a busy nearby pub diminished. Instead silly face masks, silly stories and a late night cheese board triumphed.
(Richie) & Lynn
Great night, great company, great food. Winner.