november update

November 29, 2010

a week after our amsterdam trip, c. came to visit the big smoke. it was a busy 48 hours:

  • breakfast at home (scones, yoghurt and tea)
  • lunch immediately following (tray baked salmon)
  • gelato before dinner
  • sushi at taro (my third time there…)
  • dim sum at royal china queensway (the suckling pig was particularly nice)
  • shopping at everybody’s favourite cheap-o shop, primark
  • yum cha at leong’s legend in chinatown
  • cake (and cupcakes to go) at the hummingbird bakery (aka the infamous “baskery”
  • pizza
  • midnight shopping trip at tesco’s

pictures are up on facebook.

i became ill immediately following (actually during) our pizza dinner but it had nothing to do with eating so much in such a short period of time, i swear. after two days of rest i was feeling okay, which was good because we left for ICELAND on wednesday. photos will follow.

yesterday we went to the imperial war museum to see the “ministry of food” exhibit which i thought was very well curated and lots of fun. (also there are tanks and cannons there, so, um, of course it’s fun.) a highlight was watching some of the “food flashes” that the ministry of food produced during world war two:

i found a new song to obsess over (and potentially a new accent to imitate.) please note: here i used the awesome youtube trick i learned from jason howell. (skip ahead in any video by adding #t=1m10s).

only one more weekend in the uk and then it’s back to canada for the holidays!

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