R is away on a golfing trip to Ocean City, Maryland and as it's the weekend I've seen The Heiress for brief moments here and there. Even Deacon has planted himself at his post in the garden to watch for people going on their morning run or stroll. Poor boy is being seriously scolded and dive-bombed by some grackles who have a nest nearby but he thinks they're playing with him! As I put a load of wash in and thought about dragging out the vacuum I contemplated what I'd rather do. And this is what I've come up with...
My 'Weather for London' icon is showing a grey day, perfect for wandering around Highgate Cemetery. It would be spooky on my own but in a fun way. I'd try to be brave but would most likely seek out a group and tag along at a respectable distance so they wouldn't realize that I was a scaredy cat.
Afterwards, there's a cafe which would supply a warming cup of tea and surely a slice of cake or a scone would be in order. Miranda has mentioned Ginger & White in Hampstead and it looks lovely. When a shop looks this tantalizing, I won't rest until I'm pulling on the door handle and find myself standing inside so definitely a 'must do'.
I'd have the energy now to hop on the Tube and make my way to the National Gallery. An exhibit featuring this painting by Paul Delaroche and the sketches leading up to it will be coming to a close next weekend. I've admired 'The Execution of Lady Jane Grey' since spying it years ago in a book. It may cost a bit but as long as I have enough money left over to enjoy one of these....
Last May, I came upon The West Cornwall Pasty Shop. A friendly waiter saw me hesitate and asked if I wanted to come inside. I've never eaten a pasty before and usually shy away from anything quite so bulky, but I'm dying to know what they taste like and wish that I had tried one so there's only one thing for it. I'm parking myself at their location in Covent Garden and stuffing my face! Oh I'll try and be a lady but if they are as yummy as they seem then you may need to look away.
Since Drury Lane Theatre would be quite close by it would be terrific to see Oliver! And when that poor little fella is still hungry after his porridge and asks for more...I'll be thinking of that pasty!
Snapping back to reality, it's time to have breakfast and get some work done. Enjoy your day!