Posted on 2014/05/02 22:10:17 (May 2014).
[Saturday 26th April 2014]
Headed out towards the end of the morning without any particular plan for what to do, and decided to wander in the direction of Sloane Square to do a spot of shopping. En route I decided I'd quite like to try lunch with Erika at Caraffini, the Italian restaurant near Sloane Square we'd been to once before a couple of years back. As Chie was 6 months pregnant the previous time I suppose you could say this was Erika's second time here too.
I'd recently spotted they have a covered terrace at the front, which seemed ideal for the unpredictable weather this time of year, and I particularly liked the idea of dining al fresco as we'd be less worried about Erika being noisy or generally fidgety and annoying the other customers. We had the terrace all to ourselves for most of the meal, which was even nicer - funnily enough when another diner did finally decide to also take a table outside, it was Ricky Gervais.
The pasta was particularly delicious today - I had a vegetarian version of spaghetti putanesca (i.e. without the anchovies), Chie had something seafoody, and we ordered a special bowl of pasta for Erika too. It was really nice to have her eat "proper" restaurant food for a change, rather than bringing something with us. Erika also enjoyed eating quite a lot of Chie's tiramisu, she kept dipping her fingers in it and we didn't have the heart to tell her to stop.
It was a really lovely lunch, definitely the highlight of the week.
After that we did a bit of shopping around Sloane Square and the King's Road whilst Erika dozed off in her buggy, and rounded off our day out once Erika woke up again with a wander round the Saatchi Gallery. We haven't been for quite a while, and Erika seems far more interested in the art than she was on her last visit,
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