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Smile and the world smiles with you

Facebook statuses, twitter updates and blog posts this week must have abounded with the news that summer has finally arrived in London. While there are lots of reasons I stay in this often gloomy city, the fact remains that as soon as the sun is out everyone, everywhere and everything just blossoms - and there really is no better place to be.

So this week was picnics

and drinking on the streets

enjoying the southbank walk

Dream big & smile

Just chillin' on this here lounge of sand I made

and dressing up for a PE house party (more worryingly, the CG couldn't stop raving about how comfortable his short shorts were - not cool man).

I finally tried St John restaurant - very unimpressed. While the dining room was full, the cooking style was super traditional and the flavours just didn't marry together at all. Cucumber overpowered mussels, and frankly I'd expect a little more from roasted lamb at £18. My rabbit was pretty boring, so all in all, considering the best part of the meal was the side of greens - would not recommend.

Mussels daily special

Potted pork and rabbit

Rabbit saddle, chard and mustard

Roast lamb

We also stopped off at Cha Cha Moon for a little afternoon snack - really generous portions for a decent price, so a good noodle bar option, and definitely more interesting than the likes of Wagamama.

Cha Cha Mooli

Veggie spring rolls

Sticky marinated chicken

And now that the CG has crawled out of bed suffering from post party memory loss, I'm off to torture him with stories of his inappropriate behaviour (never let the truth get in the way of a good story right?) and to enjoy a pub lunch in the sunshine with friends!