After a long lazy lie-in, Mike and I got up and walked into Westbourne for breakfast. We decided to walk through the Chine so I could practise taking pictures for this blog malarkey.
‘Casual’ stroll mode.
Throwing a few maple tree seed helicopters was essential pre brunch activities…
Finding suitable helicopters.
We are very lucky where we live (in the ‘Treehouse’!) and Alum Chine is right on our doorstep. When you walk down into the Chine you are below road level and all you can hear are birds and all you can see are trees, it really is beautiful! Despite moving in to the flat in March we hadn’t walked this way through the Chine yet, only going the other way towards the beach. We learnt that Robert Louis Stevenson used to live overlooking the chine…. In good company!
Alum Chine bridge,
After walking the wrong way and delighting in the fact that if we walk through the Chine we are only a stones throw away from the Living Room (amazing breakfasts) we headed to Le Petit Prince – a family-run patisserie bakery and cafe on Seamoor Road in Westbourne.
Le Petit Prince.
You can tell what has been popular!
It’s quite small inside and is always full but luckily some people left just as we arrived so we pounced in the empty table.
Mike and I couldn’t decide from the menu so got two different orders and shared half each. We went for ‘The Hungry Fox’ (Westbourne glory sausage, shropshire blue cheese, lime pickled onions and romaine lettuce) and ‘The Prince’s Tale Continued…’ (sweet chilli, sesame and lime crayfish tails with lime and avacado, thai mayo and lettuce leaves). They were both delicious! I can’t recommend the place strongly enough, the drinks were very tasty as well. I had lime and lemonade that disappeared quickly and Mike enjoyed his coffee so much so that we bought a bag of whole coffee beans to take home. A good excuse to test the coffee grinder my Mum & Dad got me for my birthday!
The menu at Le Petit Prince & some cheese straws whilst deciding what to have.
Mike mid coffee.
Enjoying the fresh lime and lemonade.
It’s always good to go nearer the end of lunchtime, the last couple of times we have gone at this time, we have been given fresh cakes and bread to take home.
Important Saturday scores check.
We meandered through Westbourne back towards home and then headed to John Lewis to buy a light for our Living Room. Both our families were kind enough to give us money towards a light for a moving-in present. Now it will probably sit in its box waiting to be out up for three months like the kitchen light!