Today was one of those tag team kind of days. Mr Scamp took full control of the kids this morning with swimming and climbing as I scrambled around desperately trying to do all *those jobs* that need doing in child free moments. When he returned it was my turn ... more chores but with the incentive that as we wandered back home through Camden we might take an *ahem* detour via the rather fabulous Chin Chin laboratories Ice Cream Parlour in the market. With a shop set out more like a science lab than a parlour Mr Chin Chin shows his magic to two very engrossed children as he pours what they call smoke (what he calls 'liquid nitrogen') onto liquid ice cream, grinds it around a mixer and scoops out exceptionally tasty vanilla ice cream. And, despite the cold and as Mr Chin Chin said, 'you Scots will eat ice cream whatever the weather'. Never a truer word!