Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Flip flops and fine dining

While walking around Hyde Park the heel of my shoe fell off, so I borrowed flip flops from new mum to wear for the rest of the day. Already chuffed to bits by little Ava, Big J and I set off for St Paul's Cathedral , the iconic domed building that says LONDON! A first visit for me, and although it was too late to go into the Whispering Gallery, it was still exciting.
In the sunshine the building is stunning...
We then walked along the South Bank and saw this sulky straw fox up above us
Isn't it great? although his nose is a bit grotty now.
By the time the sun was low in the sky we had had enough of schlepping and it was time to eat.
We ended up in Simpsons-in-the-Strand, in flip flops and sneakers dining on oysters and beef Wellington. What a treat. Chandeliers, waiters in coat tails, silver service and outstanding food. You may be thinking the place has gone to the dogs, letting in the hoi poloi, but we did ask about our dress and were told that we were fine!

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