Jason took yesterday off work so we could enjoy a day of "Christmas in London" together without having to fight the weekend crowds. We went to the Christmas Grotto at Harrod's and bought ornaments for our tree, had hot cocoa and sugar cookies at the ice rink cafe, and then skated at the Natural History Museum's rink. I was very nervous as this was only my second time ice skating but by the end I was doing really well! I was going pretty fast and didn't fall once. Even I have my limits though. Jason slingshot-ed me once and I almost beat him up.
At first, hanging on for dear life...
By the end, an old pro...
And they give you little gold reindeer Lindt choc when you leave!
As for the rest of the weekend, we did absolutely nothing and it was glorious. We spent nearly our entire Sunday at our favorite pub, The Farm enjoying their Sunday brunch festivities. They have live piano music and a roaring fireplace, and anything you could think of to drink. Check out this menu:
Champagne cocktails! Breakfast cocktails! Beer! Tea! Cocoa!
I started out with a bellini, then tried the "hot cocoa with toasted marshmallows", then finished up with the "posh tea".
Jason started out with a Leffe, then tried the Leffe, then moved on to Sam Smith, then finished up with the Leffe.
His tolerance is astounding. He would have likely had to carry me out of there.
And just for fun... George D. Kat enjoyed an early and unexpected Christmas gift on Saturday morning.
A delivery from Amazon.co.uk left him with a cozy little place for a nap. Nevermind the fact that he has a very posh faux-fur bed. He's got a thing for cardboard. And, hello? How cute is he? He brought his favorite stuffed toy "Baby Bear" into the box with him. He's had Baby Bear since he was a kitten and he carries him around in his mouth to wherever he naps.