Monday, February 04, 2013

Out and About

Happy Monday, everyone! It's a gloriously sunny day in London, and can you believe the daffodils are actually starting to make an appearance? Hope you all had a lovely weekend.

I had a great week with Mama and Papa TR in London -- the highlight was introducing them to their new grandson. Thankfully, Lobster Baby stayed (mostly) hidden away and Baby TR was quite well behaved. We even took the pram for a spin in Kensington Gardens.

In front of Kensington Palace.

Baby TR and the Albert Memorial. 
All the walks in the fresh air whipped up our appetite, so we had to sample 'American' pancakes at Jamie Oliver's new restaurant at Notting Hill Gate, Recipease. Yum! (And if you're wondering what American pancakes are, they're light and fluffy as opposed to the flat, more crepe-like ones that are popular here.)

And apart from walking, eating, and visiting... well, there hasn't been much apart from that, actually!

What have you been up to? Skydiving? Streaking? Snoozing? 

45 comments:

  1. I have been READING! Eating American pancakes? Surely they are not as good as Canadian pancakes with bacon?! Sounds as if you had a lovely time. Are those fans who stopped you for an autograph in the top photo?

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  2. Daffodils??? We had flurries all weekend instead.

    Looks lovely that you were all out and about!

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  3. Snowdrops are out in my garden and Daffs just popping up.

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  4. Glad you had fun with your parents and their adorable grandson!
    Julie

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  5. What a cutie! So glad your parents got to come. And now I'm craving some pancakes. :)

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  6. I've been in the writing cave - which is a great place to be in January! Loved the photos - Baby TR is so sweet and looks to be alseep all the time - hahaha!

    Love, Janice xx

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  7. Baby TR is adorable, Tally. I do admire you taking him out for lunch - my new son is 4 weeks old and we just about manage a quick trip to the supermarket before all hell lets loose! I'm practically stuck to the sofa most days!

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  8. And those daffodils probably make you glad you're on that side of the ocean :)

    Baby TR is a cutie!!

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  9. Glad you had such a good time, Talli - AND sunshine!

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  10. Baby TR looks so cozy and happy!! What a cutie.

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  11. Glad you had a good visit with your parents! And our pancakes are about the only breakfast food I like. The fluffier, the better.

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  12. Aw, Lobster Baby got some air! And some fluffy pancakes. Well, the adults had the pancakes.

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  13. Ah, Baby TR. So adorable. I saw my 6 mos old grandson and his 3 year old brother on Saturday when Jen and I went up to also see my 18 year old grandson perform the lead brilliantly in Kind Richard III. Children. Grandchildren. And especially babies. LOVE them. I'm SO happy for you. You're all beautiful. Enjoy that dear little one every moment; he'll grow SO fast. Enjoy the daffodils. We are still so bare here in Virginia USA of flowers/leaves, everything bright and springy, though I see your trees there are a bit bare too. But, spring IS coming....

    Have a great week!! :)

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  14. Lobster Baby TR is as adorable as his twin! Yay! Glad you all had a great morning walk in the sunshine!! Take care
    x

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  15. Talli--thank you for sharing your parents' visit with us. Love the photos!

    Lobster Baby...be careful. Nicknames stick. I called Collin "T-Bird" when he was a baby. He still answers to T-Bird!

    I see you have a spammer here....

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  16. Mostly frantically drafting my WIP. Baby TR is so cute :)

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  17. I just wrote a post about our ho-hum weekend. And we don't even have a baby in the house to keep us entertained. A walk in Kensington Gardens sounds pretty nice to me. Enjoy your boy!

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  18. Thanks for dropping by, everyone! It's so nice to hear from you. :)

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  19. How lovely for both you, your parents, and Baby TR. And Tally, you look ravishing.
    Karen

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  20. Cutest. Baby. EVAH!!!

    well, except for mine... *snort* :D

    I love these pix, and so great to have nice weather to stroll around in! Yay for baby TR~

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  21. Great pics! The little one behaved and kept Lobster Baby at bay, hmmm?

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  22. Glad you are having lovely spring weather, Talli... it is SNOWING in Chicago..... lol... have a great week!

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  23. Adorable baby! The GrandParents must be so proud.

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  24. Lobster Baby gets to grow up in the world's greatest city. Very lucky!

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  25. And you have some greenish grass. That sure says spring is on the way. Finally.

    What nice pictures. You do know your kid is gonna hate for those photos don't you? I see this cute little bundle with a great expression and/or great toothless smile and my kid (who is just few weeks from 19) groans.

    glad you had a great time. Pancakes are great but our pancakes are very filling. You can only eat a couple and whew. Crepe types, I can eat several even with all the goodies stuffed in. :-D

    When are your parents coming to see their grandbaby? Or, are you going there?

    Sia McKye OVER COFFEE

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  26. I wish we would get some sunshine here. Hurrah for American Pancakes. Thick and fluffy.

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  27. Aww, look at you, Mama Talli! Your son is adorable!!

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  28. I don't usually like pancakes, but I think I'd like them if Jamie Oliver made them. :) Your baby looks so cute sleeping like that! And what a nice park! It would be nice to take a walk there.

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  29. 'A glorious sunny day in London' so why gloves and winter woolies? Too long since I've been there! I made those thick fluffy pancakes for Christmas Day breakfast-with raspberries, bacon, ice cream and mascarpone. Oh Lord! Still dreaming about it. You all look adorable! Especially Baby TR.

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  30. No streaking this week :P Sleep deprived is more like it; my neighbours like to have 12 hour rave parties which means I can't get a wink of sleep. Nevermind, they're students so if they keep partying they'll only fail and it'll be all their fault (that gives me a small amount of sinister comfort)

    Jamie

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  31. The weather agrees with you and your new baby. Make the most of it and enjoy!

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  32. Hi Talli - what fun and so pleased you had such a happy time with Baby TR's grandparents ... I used to love all the crocuses in Hyde Park ... that's when I enjoyed my trip in to work on the double decker bus from Nottinghill ... a carpet of crocii - all the way!!

    Enjoy the sun and walks out ... cheers Hilary

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  33. Ooo Talli, you look so stylishly glam with that blue coat! Glad to hear you had a lovely week with Grandparents TR. :)

    What have I been up to? Hm... lindy hop one eve, gym avoidance another day, writing, puzzling, and reading. Oh, and working but that is one I try to blot from memory every week day from 5pm. ;)

    But sadly lunch is over.. hi-ho, hi-ho, it's back to work I go!

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  34. Daffodils! We just got hammered with a new coat of snow!

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  35. So cute!
    And ooh, Jamie Oliver restaurant! I haven't been to any of them yet, but now he's a part owner of a place in Montreal! Already booked solid for months ahead...

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  36. Looks like you had a lovely walk. Could you send some of that spring-like weather Manchester way?

    And American pancakes are far superior than our rubbish flat ones.

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  37. Congrats to you and Mr. TR, Talli. I have been absent from the blogosphere but thrilled to see your news. Wishing you joy and happiness (and sleep) with your new baby Brigidx

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  38. Sounds like you had a great time. I've been working and coughing - got bronchitis!

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  39. Hi Talli, just letting you know my post about the Pollyanna Plan is now up. This is the link Hope you are having a good week.

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  40. Sounds like a lovely weekend! Thanks for sharing the pictures. :) Baby TR is, of course, adorable.

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  41. Surviving. Aging has its ups but too many downs. Love that baby and pram. Enjoy it because it fades too fast! has its

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