Søndag var som kjent fastelavn, og vi hadde mål om å finne boller! En morsom utfordring her i London!
Dagen begynte for øvrig med at jeg tittet ut gjennom soveromsvinduet og så at dette treet i nabolaget hadde begynt å blomstre. En god start.
Etter to bomturer traff vi blink på det tredje stedet, Nordic Bakery! Vi bestilte hver vår semla med store forventninger.
Vi snublet over ei irsk bule hvor alle drakk Guinness og så på rugby på skjermen i hjørnet, og vi kom i snakk med en lokal gjeng som kommenterte den irske aksenten min (det skjer fortsatt hele tida, ti år etter at jeg bodde der!), og jeg hadde bare plass til en liten øl etter den store bollen. Sola tittet frem utenfor vinduet, men likevel var det ikke noe sted jeg heller ville være enn inne på den rufsete puben, hihi.
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In other words: This Sunday was Lent Sunday for us Norwegians, and although I’m not religious, this is one day I like to celebrate every year, because we always eat buns with custard! My boyfriend and I went on a quest to find some in London. (The day began with a blossoming tree outside my bedroom window, by the way, and I put on a blue vintage dress and my most adventurous for the occasion.) We went to Soho, where there are several Scandinavian bakeries (as well as colourful shopfronts). On the third try we found a place, Nordic Bakery, which was open and which had semla on the menu! We had one each and enjoyed it thoroughly – I do miss these baked goods from home. Afterwards we walked around some more, and it didn’t take long before we fancied a beer. We discovered this lovely little Irish pub where everybody drank Guinness and watched rugby, and where we got to talking with some locals who commented on my Irish accent (it sticks with me, ten years after I lived there!), and I only had room for a half-pint after the big bun. When our glasses were empty we went home, reading our books on the tube, and made it before the darkness and the rain came. We had a late dinner and spent the rest of the evening playing Small World. Great Sunday!