Sunday, September 13, 2009

A Sunny Saturday in London

The weather here in England was fantastic this past weekend. What a nice treat! On Saturday, I celebrated a special birthday and so Scott & I decided to spend the day in London. With the weather being near perfect, the day was one of the most enjoyable we have had thus far. We took the train into the city and then hit our favorite lunch spot, La Fromagerie.  
In front of La Fromagerie. 
Our DELICIOUS lunch - the cheese platter of the day, the meat platter and a special salad along with some celebration beverages! 
We spent the afternoon wandering around the city and doing a bit of shopping. We ended up in the Notting Hill neighborhood and I wanted to explore the Saturday market at Portobello Road. Scott was a sport and let me browse until my heart was content! 
In the middle of the Portobello Road market, hunting for antiques.
After the shopping, we met some friends who live in London for drinks and dinner. We landed by chance at an American diner in Notting Hill - LUCKY 7 DINER - and the burgers were excellent! The restaurant even had root beer and real KRAFT American cheese singles on the menu. What a find. 
Scott (sporting his post-vacation look still) and me at dinner. Yes, that's a milkshake in the photo!
Scott was very sneaky and arranged for our friends to pick up some cupcakes from a great bakery, The Hummingbird Bakery, to dinner for my birthday. The red velvet and carrot cake were the best! 

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