Snow into Rain

Monday evening, Susan and I went on “A Foodie Themed Christmas Lights Walk.” While we did get to see some lovely light displays, we actually learned more about buildings that house luxury goods and services than I was expecting. Our guide did walk us by some interesting sounding food venues that I hope to try in the near future. (I was actually under the mistaken impression that we’d be stopping at these places and trying food during the tour :/ ) Afterwards, the two of us got drinks (and a burger to placate my angry stomach) at a (noisy) bar, and had a fun chat πŸ™‚ Hooray for meeting web friends in real life!


Roosevelt and Churchill having a chat

Roosevelt and Churchill having a chat

One of the Paddington bears!

One of the Paddington Bears!


Last night I was supposed to see Daley in concert. I’d just had a great meeting with my supervisor, so I was feeling pretty good when I got off the tube and onto the street. As I walked toward the venue, it started snowing. I was determined not to get my hopes up and kept insisting it was just (quite a lot of) cigarette ash. But eventually, I chanced a glance upward. Lo and behold: actual snow! Another girl and a guy were sitting outside on a step. The three of us realized we weren’t dreaming at the same time and had a mini freak-out together over the snow. It stopped as I neared the hall where the concert would be. When I got there, the place looked deserted. I was right on time, so I didn’t think they’d started. Besides, it was a little too quiet. I walked up to a sandwich board that said, due to “an unrepairable power cut,” the concert had been postponed.


So… I headed back toward the tube station. On the way, I passed a dimly lit French restaurant. Since one of the best bummer cures is good food, I stopped in for a solo date.


Squash Soup

Squash Soup

Duck Breast with Carrot Mash

Duck Breast with Carrot Mash

Tarte Tatin

Tarte Tatin

The food was excellent, as was the service. They even gave me a nip of Bailey’s on the house πŸ™‚ If you’re ever bummed out in Islington (or just hungry), check out La Petite Auberge. I’ll definitely be going back.

It was raining when I left the restaurant. It kept raining until I got home. It seemed like the weather was mimicking my change in mood.

Tomorrow, I’m off to Disneyland Paris! Expect lots of photos next week πŸ˜€

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