Creams Parlour ~ Part Two

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As a treat for good behaviour on this particular day, I took Max back to Creams Parlour for some of his beloved ‘blue’ ice cream.

He spotted me pulling my phone out of my handbag, and instantly struck a pose.

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Max started to cheer when my Ferrero Rocher ice cream arrived. In fact, seconds after this picture was taken…

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I was told I was being mean if I did not share with him. Teddy too.

This is How You Eat Ice Cream

This is How You Eat Ice Cream

Start by taking your time to eat the ice cream, so there is isn’t much of a mess. But then just let it melt a little, and try to catch it all at once…

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…but end up looking like this! Don’t forget to grin!

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On another note, this particular park is so beautiful. It has quite a history. It housed a military hospital during WWI. Trenches were dug up to shelter local residents during WWII from bombings.

The Church in the background is the Church of St. James The Apostle. I was disappointed through my research to find it has been converted into flats/apartments.

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Despite Max and I frequenting the park, I only just realised it does have a place to purchase ice cream – The Little Cat Café!

We sell:

Rolls and soup, made whenever possible using ingredients from the park’s greenhouse and growing project.

Delicious homemade cakes and treats made by local volunteers.

Lovely ice-creams.

Tasty tea and excellent coffee thanks to Rich Coffee

And a selection of soft drinks and lollies.

The café has been named after the little cat that was included in many of the buildings when the area was developed by the Minet family (Minet means little cat or kitten in French). The café is run as as a social enterprise, with any profits being reinvested in park projects. The café is part of the wider Myatt’s Fields Park Food project which includes a range of growing and cooking projects. The aim of the projects is to promote healthy eating and bring the community closer together. Food grown in the park will be cooked and used in the café.

We aim to operate the café to high standards of sustainability including making as much of the food as possible from fresh ingredients, using organic and fair trade products and using recyclable materials.

The Little Cat Cafe Blog

How wonderful is this?

I am going to see if they have projects for children, so I can bring Max along. I think it would be great for him to see how some foods are planted/grown. Maybe he can participate by planting something of his own too.

Another Glorious Day

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A couple of days ago, we had more wonderful weather in London. So Max and I went to the park for the second time this week. (Click here to view previous post). This time, we went to different park from before… the one with the cafe that sells blue ice cream!

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Dressed in his favourite hoodie, and armed with Teddy, Max began to explore…

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… concentrating so much, he didn’t spot the cafe.

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When he did, he and Teddy made a dash for it!

I cannot tell you the disappointment on Little Yum-Yum’s face when the member of staff said they had no ice cream. In fact, he just wanted to go home.

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Instead, I took him to the nearest shop, where he chose the classic cornetto again. Phew!

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All that walking around is tiring work for a toddler!

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No wait… He’s off again!

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On the way back home, Max came across this sign. I had no idea there was a Nature Trail there. Possibly something to look into for another time.

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Prince Consort Lodge is a house situated in the park. I couldn’t take a photo of it as it was buried behind much greenery. I believe it is now used as offices. I certainly wouldn’t mind working there. The view of the park from the top floor, I’m sure would be beautiful.

Great Weather for the Park

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Yesterday, we had lovely weather in London. It certainly called for a trip to one of our local parks.

Max enjoyed his choice of ice cream, the classic Cornetto.

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Not sure what this was, upon inspection, it was a covered seated area which was locked. Unfortunately, there was nothing around with any information about it.

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The trees were bare, but beyond them, you can just about see the wonderful architecture of the building.

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Max caught me taking a photo of him, so stopped to wave.

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Then went back to eating his ice cream.

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He insisted that I took pictures of the “beautiful flowers”.

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These were his favourite.

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Daffodils. A sign of Spring.

Creams Parlour

Max at an ice cream parlour in pictures 🙂 .

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Teddy – Check!

Star Wars toy – Check!

Blue ice cream – Check!

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Keeping his eye on the supply of his favourite ice cream.

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Time to dive in! Nom, nom!

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Whoa! Wait a minute… What does mummy have there?

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Ferrero Rocher ice cream!

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Max ate most of mummy’s ice cream. The evidence visible around his mouth. He also took her wafer. Grinning at what he had achieved, he continued eating his own. ❤