6.43pm, Sunday 12th September, Covent Garden, London, England, UK
I was right this morning. London turned out a blinder of an end of summer Sunday. We’re in Covent Garden today – and just being around the old market buildings takes me back to all that “My Fair Lady” stuff between Rex Harrison and Audrey Hepburn. You know the story, where the professor takes the rough diamond Covent Garden flower barrow girl and turns her into an up market lady via his special “The Rain in Spain Stays Mainly on the Plain” elocution lessons.
(I know someone is going to ask “what’s the Swaledale thing mean with respect to the mutton?”, and it turns out that the Swaledale Mutton Company is a small family owned business who supply the meat for the dish – from the Cotswolds region – with these black faced English mountain Swaledale breed sheep that are only field grazed. )
So we’ll be into the English leg of the adventure as of tomorrow – see ya when it’s the start of the working week.
PS Hey Sportsfans: Now that I’m following the Brentford Bees football (soccer) club est 1889 over here in England, it looks like their fortunes have taken a lift. They won League 2 last year so got promoted to League 1 but have sat on the bottom till last week – when they knocked off top side Sheffield Wednesday. This weekend they’ve drawn with Bristol Rovers, only due to an outstanding effort from the Rovers goalkeeper. So keep your eye on the Bees! And remember, our home turf Griffin Park is the only home pitch in England with a pub at all four corners! Just for the record – The Griffin, The Princess Royal, The New Inn & The Royal Oak.