Sunny Sunday

Hey Everyone...

Sorry I've been MIA for the last few days. Things have been busy and I have had to choose resting over blogging. Believe me this was a hard choice and I pretty much had to be torn away from the laptop. But I am eager to catch up! I will be catching up on reading all your blogs tonight!

I wanted to tell you all about my lovely Sunday...

It started off with a trip to a local French Market that is held every so often in East Finchley. We had never been before and wanted to try some lovely French delicacies...

Lots of cake

Italian (yes at a french market) pastries

Sweet smelling soap

Homemade Jam

Delicious pastries & bread

Lovely cheeses

Lots of nuts, nougat and turkish delight

Then we stopped in at the beautifully old Phoenix Cinema, trying out there (relatively) new cafe, which has a balcony over looking the high road of East Finchley.

The fiance sat on The Phoenix balcony for lunch in the sunshine

The view from The Phoenix balcony of the French Market on the high road

Humous and potato salad for me, ham and brie melt for the fiance

Next we made our way to the North London Hospice Summer Fete at Avenue House in Finchley. We had never been to one of their fetes before, but the fiance is determined that they will look after him in his old age so we wanted to contribute.

The fete was small but cute. We won a bottle of wine on the 'wine or water' stall. The fiance lost first time, I won us it the second time. I also won an extra sweet on the 'pick a lolly' stall, go me! But lost on the tombola - *sigh*

There was a competition to get all the letters from each stand and work out a mystery word - we did it as a bit of fun. But on Monday we got a call to say we had won the prize! Two tickets to a local farm village! We had joked about winning, but we never thought we would. I am actually really looking forward to seeing the farm although we may look quite strange as it is meant for children and we have none, hmmm.

The fete

The fete with pretty Avenue House in the background

The fete

Maypole dancing

Our winnings

Enjoying the sunshine at the fete

A little bee that came to play

Pretty Avenue House

Pretty Avenue House

We then popped home for a quick dinner, using some lovely produce we bought from the French market...

French sunflower bread and cheese

Scrummy Millefeuille

And then we rushed out to Camden Town to attend another free gig in the iTunes Festival at The Roundhouse... Noah and The Whale, supported by Fixers...

In the queue

Antony Gormley Statue

Enjoying the sun on The Roundhouse Terrace before the gig

The Roundhouse ceiling



Noah & The Whale

Noah & The Whale

Noah & The Whale

It was fantastic gig, and a fantastic day! A very busy one as you can tell! Phew! Sorry that was such a whistle stop tour.

On Monday night we nipped back to The Phoenix to see 'Beginners' with Ewan Mcgregor who is one of my favourite actors. It was a lovely, heartfelt, funny film and I urge you all to see it.

Last night I tried my first ever Zumba class, which was arranged at work. It was fun, however, a lot of the participants are older and less fit, and they had asked the instructor to go slow, so I found it a bit slow and not much of workout. Still I will try it again next week.

And then tonight I met up with 7 of my old work colleagues from my old job, as one of them is leaving to move back to America. It was a bittersweet meeting, great to catch up with everyone and see how they are all doing, but sad because of the occasion that brought us together.

I will miss you so much Carlie, but I know you will be happy back in Chicago. I wish you all the luck and happiness you deserve and thank you for being my friend...

All the BIRU girls

Carlie & Me
I'm off for a little cry now!

Jewel x

P.S. Please don't forget to spread the word about my giveaway - here


  1. Wow, I feel tired after hearing about everything you have been up to! Nice to do lots of different things though and some great photos to look at.


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