Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Weekend in green

We enjoyed a long Bank Holiday weekend in the UK and as the weather was so sunny, we spent most of the long weekend outdoors. M had to work all day Saturday, so my mum and I took Little Planet to the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew. Little Planet thought the greenhouses were like jungles and enjoyed running through them:

That night, M returned from the office in time to put Little Planet to bed for 7pm, and then we dined on classic poached cod fillets in homemade parsley sauce, new potatoes and peas:

On Sunday, we visited my mum and dad and had a BBQ. Little Planet spent a lot of time running around the garden with her new friend, a little boy called A.J. It rained a bit and Little Planet was car sick (of the projectile variety) on the way home, but all in all it was a lovely, chilled day:

We spent Monday on Hampstead Heath. This magnificent piece of London countryside is quite close to our home. It's also quite close to our hearts: both my parents and M's grandparents visited the Heath often (my parents as newly weds), and also M and I were married right next to the Heath in 2007. Little Planet was so worn out after a few hours running round the Heath and eating in the Kenwood House cafe that she napped in her buggy for 2 hours and didn't wake up until well after we'd returned home (we parked her, still asleep in her buggy, in the hallway). When she woke up, she looked around and said in a soft, sleepy voice, "Oh, we're at home!":

Kenwood House:

Here're M and Little Planet running down Parliament Hill:

Roast chicken with homemade pesto (with pumpkin seeds), homemade potato salad and sweetcorn with tomatoes for a very comfort-eating dinner:

In all a very tranquil weekend spent in nature... though Little Planet is still teething - this time a far back upper molar that is coming through too slowly and that is making her very irritable and clingy, poor little thing. But she's wanting lots more cuddles than usual, which is always a delightful thing.

1 comment:

Metropolitan Mum said...

I love the Heath. And Hampstead Village is just lovely, I like it especially in winter.