Yes, autumn certainly seems to have made itself known here. The leaves are crisp and golden, and I keep tripping over conkers. Bertie loves conkers, so watch out if you happen to pass us in the street and he is armed with one!
Yesterday was Maisie’s final day of the holidays. The weather was hideous, but we decided to make the best of it and headed to Camden for ice-cream. And I don’t mean any old ice cream. I’m talking about Europe’s first nitro ice-cream parlour; Chin Chin Labs! We had been meaning to visit for a while, so Tuesday seemed an appropriate day for a treat. It was actually just Maisie that had the ice-cream, but Dan and I had a good delve in too. Delicious.
As you can see from the pictures, making this ice-cream is a science. Your ice cream is made to order with liquid nitrogen, so you get to watch the whole process; exciting stuff! Maisie went for chocolate flavour with honeycomb sprinkles and salted caramel sauce. Quite a rich combination, but she managed it (this child can eat, I tell you)!
What’s that? You see sugar doughnuts there too? Er, that was our lunch. We took a long, blustery walk up to Primrose Hill (which we had pretty much to ourselves) and realised in all the liquid nitrogen excitement, we’d missed lunch. Please note, we do have a wholesome, healthy diet most of the time!
A good day.