Friday Few

I am realizing that I really need to work on my photo taking game during the week! Between work and getting more involved with a social club for expats, I’ve been keeping myself quite busy. Our work days are long now that we’re commuting via train again, so it is hard to do much of anything else!

Despite long days, we’re getting into a better groove and this week included some fun events. I attended a session on British etiquette that was entertaining and informative. We also made reservations for London Restaurant Festival, which ends on Monday. See the snaps for where we went!

This week’s snaps:

Caught this sunset from the City after we tour St. Paul’s and checked out one of London’s oldest continuous pubs, the Olde Cheshire Cheese. It was really cool.

Flowers at the Columbia Road flower market. This famous market only opens on Sundays and it was packed! There were so many beautiful plants and flowers, I would definitely go back.

flower sugar skull

A storefront in Soho getting spooky for Halloween!

Carnaby

The office I’ve been working from is right near Carnaby in Soho. This area is so vibrant and there is so much to explore here! Luckily, we’ve got a friend of a friend in town tonight and Soho was a good midway meeting place, so we’ll be checking out the area then! We also have a dinner reservation there next week. It’s exciting to be seeing someone from home and playing pseudo tour guide! (I say pseudo because we have barely explored Soho ourselves.)

Delicious dessert from Babylon at the Roof Gardens in Kensington.

Yesterday, we enjoyed a three course dinner at Babylon at the Roof Gardens for the London Restaurant Festival. The restaurant is set above gorgeous roof gardens (complete with flamingos!) on the seventh floor of a building in Kensington. The view of the city from the restaurant is lovely and though we only saw the gardens very briefly in the dark, they look beautiful. I totally dropped the ball on getting good pictures (besides this one of my tasty dessert), but I am sure we will be back. It is a sight to see! I would highly recommend going for drinks and the view. The food was good, but not quite worth the price tag.

This weekend we are looking forward to our visitor and to getting spooky for Halloween!