Saturday, January 12, 2008


I'm off out tonight to the Market Bar. A former sausage factory, it is now a handsome tapas restaurant/pub with high ceilings and exposed brick walls. (Also is a proud location for one of my stories!)

Next weekend the Ours and I are visiting Joe Hoover (his fake going-out name) in Laandan to celebrate his birthday. We're staying here and eating here, amongst other places.

The weekend after the next my dad is visiting us on Saturday, it's actually his birthday (even though he had to be reminded when he booked the flight) and we're going out to eat here. We might check out this later.

The weekend after that one we're hoping to host a poker/club sandwich night in our flat.

(I like to have something to look forward to!)


Beccy said...

It's great to have things to look forward to. I alway find January a bit dull after Christmas celebrations.

The Russian place looks great I hope you'll tell us more about it after your visit.

jen said...

The Market Bar looks good - must try that out sometime.

Have had lunch at the Winding Stair and thoroughly enjoyed it. All I can say is, make sure you haven't eaten all day 'cos they've got some rib-sticking stews and dishes on the menu. Yum!

I'd love to take Mr B. along but he remembers it in its previous incarnation as a student hangout where you could read books for free and nurse a cup of coffee for 50p all day (check out pics of the 'good old days' on the way to the bathroom). He's a bit perturbed at the idea that it's now a proper 'grown-up' restaurant...

Enjoy London!

Yvonne said...

Beccy, I will definitely post more about the Russian restaurant, it looks like it's going to be a lot of fun!

Jen, the food in the Market Bar is good too. A great place to end up after Sat afternoon shopping. Re: Winding Stair: Mr B is missing out!!!

Alix said...

You have lots of nice plans, sounds good fun. Enjoy!

laurie said...

the winding stair!! i've never eaten there, but i've shopped for books several times.

you live in such a wonderfully fantastic place. dammit. why don't i???

Yvonne said...

Alix, thanks!

Laurie, I'd love to live in the States one day, can we swap?