On New Year’s Eve, I decided to meet with one of my oldest and dearest friends for a little coffee and crochet catch-up in London. It’s so nice to have a little outing, if only for a few hours, to see a friendly face and have a wander around London.
We ended up in Le Pain Quotidien for a little bite to eat and a lot of chatter, followed by a brief lesson in double crochet stitch, which is confusingly referred to as single crochet in US crochet terms, just to confuse things.
To accompany our crochet ‘lesson’ (using the term very loosely here folks), I had to try a Matcha Latte, which after I got over the spinach-like taste, was pleasantly surprised that I enjoyed the flavour.
Were there pistachio undertones to it?
It reminded me, oddly, of the pistachio-flavoured barfi that I used to enjoy as a child growing up in Southall, combined with the slightest bitterness of coffee. Yum!
We then had a wander around the bustling Covent Garden, where I was lucky enough to stumble across no less than 3 tea shops which I had to visit. This resulted in a totally unplanned but necessary tea haul, details of which I will include in a later post, as well as individual reviews and information.
In total London-fashion, the heavens opened and soaked us to the skin after a little impromptu shopping trip!
What a great bridge between the old year and the new!
How did you spend your New Year’s Eve?