A quick glimpse of London

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Spitalfields Market was the first place we stopped by after putting our bags down at our friends’ apartment. It turned out a little too commercial for my liking. Plenty of products appeared to have been sourced from China too.

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Delicious at first bite, then I realized there was no end to chewing: way too much meat.

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Grey London.

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We like the chimney and I think J likes the ramp more.

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London struck me as being quite very crowded but that may be because I was at the south bank during the Thames Festival.

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R made a very delicious version of the Sunday roast and an apple pie using a French recipe from her mother-in-law. It was also nice to meet Tommy as she dropped by to get her book.

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I got left behind one day in the tube station with no cash on me. Before this happened, I came across a Vicky Pollard look-alike.

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A refreshing change from the usual designated smoking area signs.

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I can’t help but think of home.

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Mismatched but pretty.

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My first bowl of pho in Europe. It was near impossible finding a restaurant that was open at 3pm.

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Many of the restaurants along Brick Lane seemed to have won some sort of award somewhere.

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I think I can conclude that I’m not a big fan of pub grub. I like the pint of prawns though, enjoyed on its own just dipped in lemon juice. Not sure why I didn’t like the ale and cider I had in London, perhaps this is the way they are supposed to taste (too sour) and one pint of each was simply too much.

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It was rainy and windy on our last day.  We didn’t have an umbrella and were caught in the rain as we dashed between tube stations and destinations. I eventually fell ill in Paris and I’m still coughing right now as I type.

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My comfort food of choice on a cold, rainy day.

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We bid London farewell at the lovely Saatchi Gallery.

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