Our copy of The Perfect Scoop arrived this morning, just in time for our day in London! We dropped Patella off at her pet sitters and then Mei and I were off to Cambridge to catch our train! I decided to make a kind of photo journal of our day, so we hope you enjoy!
She would grab the bar and pull herself up as far as she could get to look outside and whip her head from side to side to see all the passing sights. We even managed to get on the express so we saw a few towns and villages the other train doesn’t go through. They all went too fast to get pictures of, but we enjoyed watching the sights on our way to London.
Our first stop, after we found a black cab was 221B Baker Street, or more famously recognized as the home of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson!
We decided to take a picture in every mirror in Sherlock’s home… it was so much fun!
This shot took forever because she wouldn’t sit still! She loved this chair!
For as hard as it was raining and as windy as it was outside, it was sure hot inside the house and great to stand next to the window to catch a breeze to cool down with! All the windows in the staircases were pretty awesome!
The constable at the door reminded me of the constable in Mary Poppins.
Do you see her whistle? She wouldn’t let go of it for a few hours after she got it.
Usually Sherlock Holmes or Dr. Watson are in the study, but today they were busy and out of the house.
We met a young boy about the same age as Mei and as he giggled and scooted around on the floor, Mei sat and giggled at him. Then we found a pile of books we would have loved to buy, but sat and read them instead. She loved hearing every word.
This book, we bought and brought home. What were the chances that she would fall in love with a book written by a Japanese lady with the same name?
We went to Strada for lunch, it was right next door to Divertimenti and would make short work of making it to the cooking demo and book signing afterwards.
I gave her some cooled down fries to suck on, and she loved it. They would get soggy and flat, then she would spit them out and grab another. She is getting closer to switching over to solid food.
You always have an expectation for how someone is going to sound when you can hear them speak rather than reading their written words on a page in a book or on a blog, and I was excited to see David’s personality “come to life” (so to speak) and he was comedic and a pleasure to watch in the “kitchen” – I just used a spin on his recipe for chocolate dipped macaroons a few weeks ago and after tasting one during the demo, I think I might make some more!
I hadn’t seen one of these mirrors since middle school! It made it really easy to watch from the back of the room to see exactly what is going on in the pans and how he was cutting things, measuring, etc. And it made for a neat mirror picture to add to our collection from the day.
This was a hard shot to get… as you can see, it is still a bit blurry. A bit. LOL! She fell asleep pretty quickly, even before we got off of high street! She had a long day and was ready to go home.
We managed to catch a train just as soon as we got to the station and got home only a half hour after the event with David Lebovitz was scheduled to end! WOW!
I managed to get a “cup” of the best vanilla capuccino I have had this year, and my first for the year – if you can believe it! It was the perfect accompaniment (aside from Miss Mei) as we made our way home.