Dr John Hawkins
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Wednesday in Rome
Tuesday in Rome
Monday in Rome
Genoa and Pisa
Florence and Pisa
London to Florence
Arrivals from Japan
Matilda the Musical
Japanese School and Nerf
Chie Off to Japan
Polegate to Berwick
Sugrue Harvest Box
- [Friday 25th October 2019]
Most of the morning on the sleeper train, arrived into Paris towards the end of the morning and proceeded to have a not particularly successful time in the French capital before eventually just giving up and getting an earlier Eurostar back to London.
- [Thursday 24th October]
- Wednesday in Rome
- [Wednesday 23rd October 2019]
Went to see the Forum and the Colosseum in the morning, then did nothing much in particular for the rest of the day other than eating and drinking.
- Tuesday in Rome
- [Tuesday 22nd October 2019]
More sightseeing punctuated with food and drink, the main event today being a visit to the Vatican Museum.
- Monday in Rome
- [Monday 21st October 2019]
Took the Frecciabianca from Pisa to Rome in the morning, then spent the afternoon and evening in Rome exploring the sights within walking distance of our apartment there - the Pantheon, the Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps.
- Genoa and Pisa
- [Sunday 20th October 2019]
Took the Frecciabianca from Pisa to Genoa in the morning where I met up with Ricardo and Katherine who were also in Italy for a few days, and had lunch at old favourite Osteria di Vico Palla. Back to Pisa towards the end of the afternoon to meet Chie, Erika and Yoko-san who had flown there from London and would be joining me for the rest of the trip.
- Florence and Pisa
- [Saturday 19th October 2019]
Spent the daytime in Florence chez Lorenzo, ending with a shortened version of the traditional Negroni crawl (at old favourites Rivoire and Gilli), then moved on to Pisa in the evening.
- London to Florence
- [Friday 18th October 2019]
Eurostar from London to Paris, TGV from Paris to Turin, then Frecciarossa from Turin to Florence.
- Wedding Anniversary
- [Thursday 17th October 2019]
Chie and I went out for a quick drink as a nod to our wedding anniversary.
- [Wednesday 16th October 2019]
Went to the office today, and was actually trapped in around lunchtime for a couple of hours thanks to Extinction Rebellion protests.
- Arrivals from Japan
- [Tuesday 15th October 2019]
Chie flew back from Japan today, and brought her Mum back with her.
- [Monday 14th October]
- [Sunday 13th October 2019]
Erika went to a party in the afternoon and I opted for some grown up time in the pub with Ricardo.
- Cereal Killer
- [Saturday 12th October 2019]
Took Erika to Cereal Killer, the cereal themed cafe in the morning.
- [Friday 11th October]
- [Thursday 10th October]
- [Wednesday 9th October 2019]
Erika went to play at a friend's house in the early evening so I had a quick visit to the Pineapple.
- [Tuesday 8th October]
- Greek Gods
- [Monday 7th October 2019]
In the evening Erika and I made some drawings of Greek gods, in keeping with her current topic at school.
- Matilda the Musical
- [Sunday 6th October 2019]
Took Erika and her friend to see Matlida the Musical. Both Erika and I thought it was very good.
- Japanese School and Nerf
- [Saturday 5th October 2019]
Took Erika to her Japanese school in the morning, and tried to pass the time while she was there in Brent Cross shopping centre, which was frankly hard work. Bought ESW and Nerf guns which provided the entertainment for the remainder of the day.
- [Friday 4th October 2019]
Was hoping to have an end of the week drink but the bottle was faulty! Later on took Erika for an ice cream.
- Chie Off to Japan
- [Thursday 3rd October 2019]
Chie flew off to Japan today. I took Erika and her friend out for dinner to Wahaca in the evening.
- [Wednesday 2nd October]
- Jelly Tots
- [Tuesday 1st October 2019]
Erika and I had some Jelly Tots.
- [Monday 30th September 2019]
It was raining today.
- Vegan Sushi
- [Sunday 29th September 2019]
Went to Selfridges to try vegan sushi. It wasn't very good to be honest.
- Polegate to Berwick
- [Saturday 28th September 2019]
Went for a walk in the South Downs, from Polegate to Berwick.
- Cider Fair
- [Friday 27th September 2019]
Went to the cider fair at Canopy Market for a bit.
- [Thursday 26th September 2019]
Met up with Jim and Ricardo in Soho for a bit in the evening.
- [Wednesday 25th September]
- Sugrue Harvest Box
- [Tuesday 24th September 2019]
Received a Sugrue "Harvest Box" today and tried one of the bottles in the evening.
- [Monday 23rd September]
- [Sunday 22nd September 2019]
Erika and I went for a walk to Hampstead Heath and sat on a bench eating salt and vinegar crisps. It was lovely.
- Alice's Party
- [Saturday 21st September 2019]
Lunch at the Pineapple followed by Alice's party.