Friday, 19 June 2009


Things to do this weekend

Visit a gigantic purple cow!

Check out the Udderbelly festival on the Southbank. E4's gigantic purple cow will be grazing between the London Eye and Royal Festival hall hosting a fantastic seven week festival. There are some amazing shows for all ages, as well as some lovely free things too. We'll be strolling along, enjoying the vibe and taking the tots to see the performance of The Little Mermaid.

Enjoy the great outdoors

Looks like the weather will be fine this weekend, perfect for a picnic. This week's TimeOut magazine has lots of inspiration with parks to visit, outdoor cafes to brunch in and even suggestions for the perfect picnic menu. In there is our favourite, the beautiful Victoria Park, with it's no longer local's best kept secret The Pavillion cafe. If you are an Aussie longing for a flat white as good as back home this is the place to find it. We'll be picking up some goodies from Broadway Market, packing the stomp rockets and throwing our blanket out there for a special Father's Day lunch on Sunday. Our picnic finale will be Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's Carrot and Honey cake which O and me tried out yesterday. It looks pretty good and is in the fridge awaiting it's cream cheese frosting to take with us.

Also on in Victoria Park this weekend is the free Paradise Gardens Festival with live music, a tea dance tent, village fete and lots more. We went last year, and even though the weather was bad had a blast.

Go Dancing

The Paradise Gardens After Party is on at Passing Clouds. Headlining are The Dynamics plus a set by Planet Man and the Internationalz.


  1. A new blog? I can't keep up! Such a good read regardless. So much so I've nominated you for a Lemonade Award (no, I hadn't heard of it either):

  2. Oh thank you, Kay that's really kind! I should have nominated you for something for that amazing holiday house find alone!