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Back to Belgravia

Posted on 2008/12/31 15:48:58 (December 2008).

[Monday 29th December 2008]
Chie and I said our goodbyes to Vera, Robin et al, and got the train back to London towards the end of the morning.

We got back home around 2, and after a nice cup of tea and a bit of a rest we decided to go out to do a bit of shopping. It had been lovely to spend the week in Abergvenny, but it was also nice to be back "in town", where everything was on tap. In fact I had an odd hankering to head to Belgravia, and was reminded by a couple of lines from "I went to a Marvellous Party" by Noel Coward:

People's behaviour
Away from Belgravia
Would make you aghast,
So much variety
Watching society
Scampering past...

So we walked to the Waitrose in Belgravia, which made for a charming stroll through the marvellously grand abodes to be found in that neck of the woods.

On the way back I fancied a quick drink, so persuaded Chie to pop into the Nag's Head, which I had first discovered on my Belgravia pub crawl earlier this year. It had been the surprise highlight, and was even more charming than I remember it - they even had open fires there. Well, I assume being in central London they must have been some sort of mock gas fire, but they looked pretty realistic to me.

Back at the flat, by Chie's special request, I made a Thai red (well, sort of orange) curry for dinner.

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