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Lunch and an afternoon walking around Notting Hill

Image 22There was something I had on my ‘to do’ list whilst in London and it was to take a walk around the streets of Notting Hill.  So one day when my brother and nephew went to Chelsea Football Stadium {never had any plans to go with them!!}, I walked from our Airbnb apartment in Kensington to Notting Hill which is about a fifteen minute walk, strolling along beautiful streets and wonderful homes; all white and black!Image 10Image 9

It was lovely summer weather in London; around the low 20’s [degrees celsius] so good walking weather.  Strolling past lovely homes with gorgeous little gardens and pot plants something I just loved around the London area.  And then peering into little cobblestone streets, past wrought iron gates to brightly painted doors.Image 12Image 4Then after about an hour I was feeling a little hungry so stopped off at a lovely little brasserie.Image 14Once inside I ordered my usual drinks; sparkling mineral water and glass of white wine…and then found out there was free wifi – yay because the cost of international roaming on the phone is way too expensive.  Seeing the London red double-decker bus go past was ‘so London’…lovely!Image 18_2Image 16I ordered the asparagus and pea risotto and a plate of fresh tomatoes with olive oil and onion.  The risotto was absolutely delicious but way too much so only ate half of that.  The sourdough bread and the fresh tomatoes were incredible and it’s a shame I was too full to eat more of both, but I certainly ate my share.Image 20Image 21I sat for a while and just enjoyed the atmosphere then it was time to leave as that evening I was going to the West End to see Les Miserables, my absolute favourite musical which I have now seen five times; once on Broadway, twice in Sydney, once in Melbourne and this time at West End…probably enough shows for a while as it’s got to the stage where I am crying even before Fantene passes away!!

I did manage to take a photo of the stage before the show started which was a huge illustration of a troubled looking young girl (Fantene’s daughter Cosette) used to market Les Miserables all around the world.  Image 105