Governor’s Island again

I say “Governor’s Island again”, but truthfully that’s something of a misnomer, since apparently the last time I was there was in 2015. Which is a shame, as a day trip across the water is always such a treat. Just as before, the purpose of our visit was to join a friend’s birthday picnic (the same friend as last time, as it happens), and once again we had a very pleasant day.

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A day of two halves

After a spell of oppressively hot and unpleasantly humid weather, we were delighted to note that the forecast for the weekend was offering a reprieve, so we made plans to go walking with a friend. However, he wasn’t going anywhere until the morning football game was over, and since England were playing we felt we ought to show willing, so at just after 10am we found ourselves in a beer hall in Jersey City with a bunch of (mainly) England supporters from both sides of the Atlantic.

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Mixed Mexico

Sunday was to be our day for seeing some of the city-centre sites, and we started with a delicious breakfast at another neighbourhood gem, Forever Vegano – I didn’t take any photos of the food but the building was just as lovely, and quite typical of the architecture in that part of the city.

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Marvellous Mexico

Tom has recently upgraded his ceaseless-pursuit-of-airmiles game, and has taken to targeting places I really want to visit rather than just making vague suggestions that we should fly somewhere. I know exactly what he’s up to, of course, but when he suggested spending Memorial Day weekend in Mexico City it seemed counterproductive to refuse.

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