Today was a quiet but dutiful day. We did have vague plans of going somewhere, perhaps taking the train to some pleasant and interesting destination, weekend rail works permitting, but waking to a dull and damp day, we quickly changed our minds.
There were two points to be borne in mind. Firstly, Tigger has a day off on Monday, giving us an extra day to play with and, secondly, we have to do the laundry this weekend. Ho hum.
While thinking about it, we went off to Kentish Town to have breakfast at Cafe Renoir, as we hadn’t been there for a while. When we left, the day was still as dull and miserable as before, apart from a certain post-breakfast good humour, so we decided to give it up for lost and do the laundry. All being well, Sunday and Monday would be better for getting out and about.
The launderette we currently favour in is Marchmont Street. It is an attractive area connected with the Russell family – Russell Square is not too far away. At one end there is The Brunswick, a shopping centre, but the street itself contains a number of interesting shops and cafes.
We set the machines (yes, machines plural, of course!) running and go off for a drink to a nearby cafe (freshly squeezed orange juice in summer, hot chocolate in winter) or to a pub. Recently, we have patronized the Marquis of Cornwallis because they serve proper coffee.
Getting the laundry done is always a relief, even though, in the back of one’s mind, is the thought that it will soon have to be done all over again! But let’s just enjoy the pleasant sensation while it lasts!
Back home again, there are always things to do and the rest of the day has passed agreeably enough. Let’s hope tomorrow and Monday are better, meteorologically speaking, and we can go off a-wandering somewhere interesting.