Saturday brunch with C at Balthazar in Covent Garden. An inspired choice for lunch/brunch/whatever we call it.
The first thing to do was to get a drink, a young waitress came to the table – and we thought we were away. Aha, she ‘only’ does the water – evidently not qualified to do anything else. We exchanged a wry glance, this didn’t look as though it was going to go well. Things looked up though when we got our proper ‘I can do drink and food waitress’.
In quick succession a Corpse Reviver and Blood Mary were ordered, followed by asparagus starter (C), snails (me), and by C’s recommendation, two mac’n’cheeses with bacon, oh and green beans to share as the healthy part of the meal.
Selfies of the drinks were a little less successful – well C was more than capable of the task, let’s just say my timed selfie of us and the drinks ended up with just a pic of the napkin on the table. These pics were to be sent to our respective husbands, both of whom were on the London Revolution bike ride, circumnavigating London, with an overnight camping stay in Windsor. I think C and I were both agreed, we had chosen the better weekend option.
We were however, in a wine quandary, which was immediately resolved by us ordering a Bloody Mary each, as the coup de grace had been made most elegantly by the inclusion of an oven baked bacon rasher in the Bloody Mary. What inspired thinking! This is now my favourite cocktail accompaniment. Not sure how it will serve with a Cosmopolitan. I am wondering what could better a baked bacon rasher with cocktails. Got it, cocktails with bacon rashers with either Daniel Craig or Idris Elba serving them…
What a glorious lunch and thanks to C for the inspired choice of venue. Brilliant.
Today’s run, well not a lot to say I did the reverse version of Saturday’s run with a bit extra added on for good measure. My overactive boobs paused the application again, so the timing is suspect to say the least and I am not sure this bra carrying method is really working that well.
Sunday morning in the City fringes is even quieter than a Saturday and there’s not much to report, I saw one fellow runner, coming towards me I smiled, but she looked too knackered to respond. I know that feeling well. I had a slight stupid tart syndrome moment running back towards home, when a runner came really close to me and I gasped – oh no, JCR it was your reflection in a mirrored shop front window.
So whilst Mr JCR and his friend D were circumnavigating London yesterday and today, I have done two loops of the same circuit, with not quite such impressive statistics. Still it’s another 7km in the bag. I never knew snails, followed by mac’n’cheese could be so delicious, and they didn’t seem to slow me down at all today.
Today’s gourmet delight is an afternoon tea bus tour with fingers crossed my ‘nearly’ god-daughter M. I have a feeling though all this rich, hefty food is going to exact its revenge at some time soon.
Snail – The Smashing Pumpkins
Smile – Lily Allen
Tiger Feet – Mud
Easy – Commodores
(Hey You) The Rock Steady Crew – Rock Steady Crew
Love In An Elevator – Aerosmith
One Step Beyond – Prince Buster
To Jan – Leonard Anderson
Good Keep Smiling – Scouting For Girls
Runnin’ Down A Dream – Tom Petty
Question – The Moody Blues
Help – The Beatles
Tread Softly – Tiny Ruins, Hamish Kilgour
Time 41:30 (suspect, due to boob pause)
Average Pace 5:33
Elevation Gain 32 metres
Kms Done 830.85
Kms To Do 1187.15