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Small pleasures | Week 2

Lazy Monday

 

As I mentioned in my previous (and first ever!) small pleasures post, I used one day of annual leave this Monday to make my weekend into a slightly longer one as my friend Emmi was visiting London. We spent the day shopping and catching up, as well as going for lunch to Wagamama (the shame – as a London blogger I should have really taken her somewhere more special… But we were so hungry!) and enjoyed a coffee and a fresh juice in the Pop Brixton market. When she left to go to the airport I watched two movies and made myself a portion of oven nachos, which, in my opinion, was just the perfect way to use an extra day off.

Going for runs

 

Me & Jim have started a running/walking program for beginners and are aiming to go for a run three times a week. While we are following the program quite loosely and doing it in our own pace, I’m so proud of myself for putting those running shoes on again and again after a long day at work or on a Sunday morning. As much as I would sometimes just want to curl up on the sofa with a bowl of pasta, so far I’ve managed to stay disciplined and we’ve been sticking to the program quite well. And you know what? After each run, I always feel so much better! Who would’ve known…

Blogging event

 

On Thursday I headed (slightly nervously, I might add!) to Islington for my first ever blogging/foodie event. I was lucky enough to be invited to try out a new tasting menu by the people behind the wonderful Italian pop up restaurant Morso London – an invitation I very gladly accepted. I didn’t know anyone there, but quickly made a few new friends and had a lovely evening trying out food and drinks and chatting away to my new acquaintances. I didn’t really know what to expect from the experience at all, but all in all I had such a great time and hopefully will see some of the people I met there again!

 

London exploring, vegan tacos & mini golf

 

Saturday was probably my favourite day of the week. It started off with me heading out for an overdue catch up with my friend Sandra in Blackheath, where we went for a little photowalk followed by lunch in my new favourite pub, The Princess of Wales. After lunch we walked all the way to Greenwich for amazing views over London (and also cake…) from where I continued my Saturday in East London in the form of amazing vegan tacos from Club Mexicana and mini golf. Surprisingly, I didn’t lose at the latter, and had so much fun – I would definitely go again soon!

 

That amazing sunset…

 

Did you see that most amazing sunset on Saturday evening? I haven’t seen anything like that in ages and was completely in awe. I tried to take a photo of it (see above!) that would do it justice, but even though it turned out alright, it was probably still about 50 times more gorgeous in real life. We happened to be travelling on the DLR when the sun was going down, and boy was that the most beautiful train ride I’ve had in a very long while!

 

What little things have you been loving this week?

 

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9 comments so far.
  • That sunset looks incredible, so dreamy! I always feel better after running but I find it really hard. The first two minutes are good and I’m on a high like “yeah, I can do it” and the rest is pure torture. I do feel better afterwards though. I’m trying to do yoga at home at least three times a week and I feel so much better for it – some of it is still torture mind you.

    • It was the most amazing sunset I’ve seen a very long while – it was like the sky was on fire!

      Ooh I love yoga as well – I was doing it for a long time but felt finding motivation to do it was getting harder and harder. Now that I’m doing running with my boyfriend it’s slightly easier as you don’t want to let the other person down by bailing! xx

  • Well done for braving a blogger event alone and I’m so pleased you had a nice time and made new friends. My week’s highlights have been ticking a few more Christmas presents off my list, watching football with my dad and finally trting our the new Turkish restarant in my village for my nephew’s 12th birthday.

    • Thank you so much! Your week sounds so lovely too – how was the Turkish restaurant? I haven’t had Turkish food in aaages and am really craving some right now! xx

      • It was great, thanks. I had the cold mezze which came out like tapas with hummus, olives, tzaziki, and some lovely mixed pepper and aubergine concoctions with loads of pitta bread. Delicious! x

  • Woo well done on the blogger event! Hopefully see you at one of them soon!! xx

    • Thank you Jasmin! Yess, that would be so lovely – hopefully soon! xx

  • Oooh that sunset is really pretty. Glad you had a lovely time with your friend,and got to enjoy a lazy Monday because of it.

    Also go you with the blogging event! You’re much better than me then ha! xx

    Lynsey || One More Slice

    • It was the MOST AMAZING sunset I’ve seen this year – so breathtaking!

      Haha thank you – I was so nervous though! xx