a saturday in London

After a sightly challenging week, it was time to chill the heck out and have a nice day in town food, strolls and good company.

We started with a delicious lunch with our friend Y at Royal China, which I enjoyed camera-less - I highly recommend their lobster noodles (it's not on the Dim Sum menu, but Y knew they could whip it up)!

Followed by a relaxed wander around Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park. The birds were out to play (I find them beautiful from afar and a scary up close. Anyone else?).

And then we hopped on the tube to the Southbank, to check out the Real Food Festival as it had set up shop again.

They had quite a few things we would have loved to try, had we not been stuffed with dim sum (like the duck confit burger...) but I did have a sneaky lemon & sugar crêpe which fit just fine in my dessert stomach.

On the way home, we did a big grocery shop for a monumental brunch the next day (more on that in a couple of days!), and I sat on my bum while E worked up a sweat in the kitchen.

A day well spent.