Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Good food and great company

Where we currently live we are really lucky we are in the midst of many different great locations and a £30 cab ride from central London (a definite plus point after a great night out.)  

As far as a couple go, we enjoy each others company and can chat for hours about everything and nothing, this may sound strange but I know so many couple who really do not seem to have much in common and sometimes struggle with each other.
Thankfully we both share a passion for great food and great wines.
We were heading out to see a friends band a couple of weeks ago and stopped by Ponte Nuovo in Crystal Palace.
We had been here once before on a late sunny afternoon and had really enjoyed it, so were excited to be going back again.  We weren't disappointed.

Between the two of us we ordered, Spigola alla Griglia and Spagheti all' Aragosta.
The former being grilled sea bass with spinach and red pesto mash and the latter being spaghetti with half lobster in a fresh tomato, garlic, basil and olive oil sauce.

We had a great evening, had lovely wine and really enjoyed ourselves.  

It helped that the restaurant was air conditioned!

Sunday, 18 August 2013

Living in a different way

The last couple of months have been interesting.  We are selling up and moving.
What's to come of that remains to be seen, but I am enjoying us living in a very different way.

We hadn't realised how lazy we had become until the impending thought of a total strange looking around kicked in.

Nothing makes you tidy up faster!

We have now become those people who make the bed every morning, do the dishes every night, put the washing away and ensure the bathroom is spotless including toilet seat down.

I quite like it.  We normally have fresh flowers in the house but now they represent something different, almost like we are trying.

Yesterday for the first time since viewings began I was in when the viewers were due.  Not wanting the awkward dance around the owners, I vacated to sit in the park just as it started to rain, and just as the first couple arrived.

It's strange watching other people look at your home, where you can be your most private, but for some reason it is much less "home" now, and much more my "house" a tool to get to the real home, the house that we intend to spend a significant amount of time in.

The place where we will have friends and family to dinner, where we will spend short days and long nights curled up with some great music and even better wine.

It's were we will begin the next stage of our journey.

We just haven't found it yet.