Romper suits, Hampstead, Pimm’s and a dog named Oscar

I søndags tog jeg hen til et af de absolut smukkeste, grønneste (og dyreste) områder i London for at mødes med to veninder: Hampstead. Det var hammervarmt, knap 30 grader, så det var på tide at droppe det sorte outfit til fordel for noget lyst og blomstret. Jeg rodede lidt rundt i skabet og hev denne korte buksedragt/romper suit frem. Den fandt jeg for mange år siden i en genbrugsbutik i København.

Last Sunday I met up with two friends in one of the most beautiful and greenest areas of London: Hampstead. It was around 28 degrees outside so I decided to ditch the black in favour of something floral and summery. So I dug out a romper suit/onesie that I bought many years ago in a second-hand shop in Copenhagen.

Second-hand romper suit - 2,99 tube top from H&M - old Roxanne Mulberry bag - Chanel cuff - Jellies

Den er i 100% viscose og vildt behagelig på varme sommerdage (dog ikke særlig praktisk, når man skal på toilettet, så den ville aldrig komme med på Roskilde Festival). Jeg er også ret vild med flet-detaljerne på ryggen:

It’s made of viscose and so comfortable (not too practical when you have to go to the loo though). And I really like the woven details on the back:

Vi startede med en lang gåtur rundt i Hampstead Heath, så vi kunne motionere os selv og den søde Cocker Spaniel Oscar, som en af mine veninder passede. Jeg benyttede lejligheden til lidt hunde-nærkontakt af 1. grad.

We started out with a long walk around Hampstead Heath. With Oscar the Cocker Spaniel as one friend was dog-sitting  for her friend who lives nearby. Almost nothing beats quality time with a cuddly dog.

Jeg har læst om de fantastiske badesteder i Hampstead Heath men aldrig set dem. Vi passerede denne, der er til begge køn, og der er to andre: en til mænd og en til kvinder. Især den til kvinder skulle være ret fin, da den ligger uforstyrret bag en masse træer. Det koster omkring 2 pund at hoppe i. Jeg skal helt sikkert have badedragten med næste gang.

I’ve heard a lot about the amazing fresh-water swimming ponds in Hampstead Heath but never seen them up close. Next time I’ll definitely bring my swimsuit. This is a picture of the mixed gender one, but there are two others: one for men only and one for women only. Apparently the women’s pond is very nice as it’s situated in a more secluded and quiet place.

Efter timers vandring havde vi seriøst brug for mad og drikke, så vi satte kursen mod den berømte landevejskro The Spaniards Inn, hvor vi gik ombord i Pimm’s, Cæsarsalat og chokolade-fondants. Den historiske pubs menukort er lille, men maden virkelig lækker og billig og omgivelserne perfekte. Om sommeren kan man sidde udenfor i den hyggelige gårdhave, og om vinteren tænder de op i kaminen. Skal prøves, hvis man er i området.

After having walked for hours in the sunshine we were seriously in need of something to eat and drink. So we headed in the direction of the famous “country pub in the city” called  The Spaniards Inn where we had some Pimm’s, Cesar Salad and yummy chocolate fondants for dessert. The menu is small but their food is lovely and quite cheap and you can sit outside the historic building in the cosy courtyard. They even have a “doggy wash” and 17 different lagers. In the winter they have an open log fire and I can’t think of a better or more idyllic place to “defrost” after a long winter walk.

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2 responses to “Romper suits, Hampstead, Pimm’s and a dog named Oscar

  1. I feel very smug about having decided on a flat in Hampstead now – you wrote this post just for me right? Helena xx

  2. Mette Bassett

    Of course I did 🙂
    Btw: don’t know if you’ve seen it, but it appears there’s a really nice Oxfam shop in the area, just off the high street. It was closed yesterday but I had a good peek through the window and will go back to investigate. xx

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