9:20 – Get up. I check the computer in the bedroom, and it’s crashed, so I restart it, which takes some tweaking.
When Haru gets up some time later I suggest we go out for breakfast, after sitting.
I start a sponge for making bread. I should have done this yesterday, but didn’t.
11:00-ish – Leave the flat. I come back for my camera. Walk up to the Tate Modern and have breakfast there. It’s expensive for a Danish pastry, orange juice and coffee. But the pastry’s very nice, the coffee’s good and the juice was recently in an orange, so.
Outside, someone occasionally walks past in an eccentric costume, as the London Marathon is taking place, somewhere out there. It’s a wonderfully sunny day.
When we’re done, we walk downriver, while I take photographs of what I think are attractive shapes. At London Bridge we get on the Jubilee Line going East. Very crowded – of course, people are going to watch the Marathon. D’oh!
When we get off at Canada Water, there are hundreds of people, if not more, queuing to get in. Obviously the marathon went past here recently. Some of the people are carrying home-made signs of encouragement.
We go to the mall – I’m curious to see what it’s like, and it turns out to be… just a mall, really, although I notice that the security guards have noticed that I’m taking photos, even if they don’t try and stop me; and then to Tesco’s and get shopping, and then to the Sports shop where I buy proper running gear and some gym shoes, which might help with the Movements. The shoes I’ve been using are the biggest soft dance shoes available, but their soles are smaller than my feet, so I’m balancing on a small platform and often falling off.
By the time we get back to the station, the crowds have gone, but when we get on the train it’s very crowded. Bah.
Back at the flat, I make dough and set it to rise, then copy all the photos I’ve taken across to the laptop and resize them ready to upload to somewhere. I’ve not decided yet. Very few of them are really recognisable, mostly they’re of patterns, pebbles, water and vapour-trails. Then I do an AAD website task.
Make baguettes and leave them to rise.
Begin to make dinner – chicken, tomato and basil salad and roasted onions and mushrooms. Bake the bread, and then while the bread is cooling cook the chicken and vegetables.
The bread comes out nicely.
20:30 – Dinner. Late, but very nice.
After dinner we watch the last two episodes of Doctor Who with the commentaries, which was a habit last year.