Picnic

Monday, 28 June 2010
It has been a glorious week with the temperature hitting 25 Celsius. Most of my English friends moaned that "it's absolutely boiling" but hey, I'm not complaining after experiencing the coldest winter in a hundred years. So long as it's not tropical heat with 6 legged beasts flying in all directions, I'm happy as Larry.

Since it was such a beautiful day, I decided to have a simple picnic at our local park. We're blessed with numerous beautiful parks, all within walking distance from our place. Needless to say, L was beyond excited. She got to wear her favorite dress. The Sonia Rykiel for H & M was a big hit with her because 1) it's eye blindingly pink  2) It kinda twirls when she spins  3) it has flowers and ruffles. Furthermore, she's allowed junk food. After taking an hour strapping on all her accessories (talk about an overkill), we managed to leave the front door before sunset.

friday mayor
The park is right behind the mayor's house.


friday picnic1
The picnic consisted of carrot sticks, nectarine slices, a chelsea bun we picked up from the market and wotsits (in case you don't know what it is, it's JUNK food). Hence, L declaring it was the BEST picnic ever.

friday picnic2
The packet she's holding in her hands? That's wotsits

friday itchen
After a romp at the playground, we decided to stroll along the Itchen

friday itchen2

 friday icecream
Now that she has a year's intake of sodium, I plied her with ice-cream from the nearby ice-cream van.

friday school
We walked past a private boys college which is even older than Eton. Only £30K per year plus expenses.

friday jane austin
And pretended we were tourists and gawked at Jane Austin's old home (the yellow house)

The next day we went out and have lunch at our favorite cafe. L was enthralled by these wannabe Nawlins (sorry couldn't resist. I mean New Orleans) band. They're pretty good.

saturday buskers

saturday pettiskirt
She got to wear her other favorite outfit - pettiskirt by Angel's Face.

The photos were taken with the Panasonic LX3 camera.

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