Must snap out of it…

In another spell of lazy blogger syndrome!

One of the reasons was me being a bit too tired to do anything other than absolute essentials, such as knitting, housekeeping, cooking, exercising & running errands. By the end of day, I felt just exhausted. Instead of making my thumbs dance over an iPhone screen, I just wanted to curl up in bed and to pass out. 

Another reason was due to a Hubbie’s crazy travelling spell. He was in India for 10 days and it was followed by 5 days in Spain. After a brief return to UK, he flew out to NYC twice! As the consequence, I ended up staying at home alone with Mr.B most of the time and had nothing deemed worthy of reporting in the blog.

Anyway, I shall amend my present passive way. I do know writing blog is good for me – it makes me engage with things which otherwise whizz past over my head. After all, they manage to grab my attention one way or another and it must mean something…

  

Kaori by Kaori Okumura

Egg Benedict @ The Wolseley

The Wolseley had been one place I always tempted to visit but never managed to do so for no apparent reason. Therefore, I eagerly included the Wolseley in my short-list and forwarded it to Madam Bentley when she suggested a brunch date last week. She must have picked up my secret plea from my email because she proposed the Wolseley from the list. Yippee!

The good old Wolseley. Can’t remember how many time I walked past you. But today, I am walking in instead…

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The inside of the restaurant was already a hive of activity.
Under its arched ceiling, chandeliers with a contemporary twist were suspended elegantly. A midday sunshine was flooding in from the large west facing windows, making the Wolseley’s signature monotone interior decor even more striking. As smartly clad diners chatted to their companions animatedly and their cutlery clinked, waiters glided between the tables briskly without lacking their professional grace…

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Soon, Madam Bentley and I were ushered to one of the tables and settled into it nicely by their smily receptionist…

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Madam Bentley, fresh from her romantic weekend in Brighton…

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What did we order for our brunch? Yes, as you probably have guessed it from the title, it was Egg Benedict…

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I must say, their Egg Benedict tasted better than the Shepherdess’s. Having said that, it was rightly so because the dish was nearly five times more expensive. Madam Bentley and I munched through our delectable breakfast and chatted about the events of the past four weeks.

After relishing our first visit to the Wolseley, we walked up Old Bond Street, admiring a row of fine jewellery stores as well as their opulent Christmas decorations.
At the junction with Conduit Street, we turned right towards Regent Street…

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The sky was full of dramatic looking clouds after early morning rain. It resembled a giant tiger print…

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A perfect backdrop for Christmas decorations…

Kaori by Kaori Okumura

A Blog Paaardy Autumn Style!

I am participating in this virtual party event organised by the one & only Madam Bentley today.
My party is held in a secret garden with a charming little pond which basks in a soft golden veil of the autumn sunshine. My guests are not the raucous gatecrashing kind. They are philosophical and good listeners. While we sample our delightful picnic feast, we also savour each other’s amusing anecdote…

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There is a shooting alley at the bottom of the garden and we all have a go at it, aiming at the trinkets along the wall encrusted with Virginia Creeper…

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Later on, we venture out to a waterfront and inspect magnificent ships afloat. The wind is a little chilly but lots of laughing keeps us warm and jolly…

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Then, on our way back, we warm ourselves at the circus. From our box by the ringside, we admire the toned bodies of performers and their daring act…

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Once at home in a sumptuous Victorian mansion, we wander around endless rooms adorned with treasures and curios collected from all over the world…

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By the way, this is Madam Bentley, joining the party with her mesmerising attire…

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So much merriment and stimulation. I am giggling and gasping all the way…

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One certain downside of having too much fun is my customary headache after one such party.
However, I have a whole next week to recover from it…

Kaori @ Kaori Okumura

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