11.49am, Thursday 10th November, Caffe Nero, Trafalgar Square, Central London, England
We got back into London late last night – well after midnight actually – from our tasting with Noel Young’s wine group out at Trumpington – that’s near Cambridge folks. So because I had the morning off, I thought I’d duck into the city – do a few chores and maybe have a look at the whiz bang Leonardo Da Vinci exhibition that opened at The National Gallery yesterday. Have a look at the queue of folks who got themselves organized with an advance purchase timed ticket! Good idea Ferrari, but no chance!
So Plan B – grab a coffee. I’ve turned into a Caffe Nero gal, and look what was parked outside the nearest shop – one of the last old Routemaster London buses. Some of the folks at the tasting last night who have been following my blog reckon I have a bit of an unhealthy interest in public transit. When it comes to the London buses – guilty! It might go back to when I was a kid, and I used to watch that fab old UK TV show “On The Buses” with Stan, Blakey, Olive and the gang. At the Brick Lane Market a couple of Sundays ago, I even bought some old Routemaster black and white bus photos – on the road in York and Swansea – watch out for those to appear in a frame on my wall at home sometime in December! I like the old metal monsters, and I might just go for a ride to Kensington and back for fun – before they get retired to the depot forever.
See ya later on when we’re doing a top wine line for the customers of Planet of the Grapes here in the city.