Sunday, June 29, 2014

Wimbledon 2014...

Wednesday morning I set my alarm for 5.30am and was sat in a field with 5000+ other people before I'd even had the chance to fully wake up. But boy was it worth it! My fun day made up for the fact I was up and out of the house at the crack of dawn all to try and catch a glimpse of some tennis at Wimbledon.

As we didn't have tickets, we joined the thousands of people all after day passes. We ended up waiting around for 4 hours before we finally made it into the grounds. I was a little worried beforehand about how boring it would be just hanging around but the time actually flew by! The queue is really well organised and there's plenty of things to keep you entertained - from food and coffee stalls to other queuers having a dance off. 

It was a brilliant day, we sat on the infamous mound to watch Murray win his game, drank Pimms and snuck into Centre Court to get a cheeky photo! I'm definitely going to go back next year, it is so quintessentially English there is nothing not to love about Wimbledon.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

An Evening In London | A Photo Diary...


Sunday, June 08, 2014

Gone Girl...

I'm a self confessed book worm, I love nothing better than getting lost in a make believe world. If you saw my post from a little while back, you'll know that I'm usually a rom-com kinda girl so Gillian Flynn's crime thriller 'Gone Girl' is a bit off the wall for me. I decided to give it a go as I'd heard a lot of good things about it and after seeing about a million people on the train with their noses buried in it, I thought it must be worth my time. 

Nick and Amy appear to be a happily married couple but when Amy vanishes on their fifth wedding anniversary suspicion falls onto Nick. The story is told via alternating chapters narrated by Nick and Amy, as the reader you hear the events of their marriage from both perspectives. For the first half of the book, you don't know if Nick is responsible for Amy's disappearance and from the past diary entries that make up her chapters you question the 'happy couple' they appear to be. 

It's a gripping thriller that will have you wanting to turn the pages faster than you can manage; the only slight disappointment was the ending, as for me it didn't come to the concise close I wanted it to. 

Sunday, June 01, 2014

The Breakfast Post | #2...

For this month's breakfast post, I decided to stay a little closer to home and venture into Blackheath. My favourite kind of day is breakfast on the heath, a short walk over to Greenwich then a stroll around the park and market. For Bank Holiday Monday, Ben and I headed to the wonderful Chapters which is set overing looking Blackheath towards Greenwich Park. It's a fail safe bet heading there - you'll never be disappointed with the food and especially not their caramel lattes (fyi: it's the creamiest, sweetest caramel coffee you'll find!).

I decided to stay away from my usual go-to sweet brunch and opt for the daily special of Breakfast Risotto. Rice for breakfast? Yep, I felt a bit uneasy about the choice but my curiosity won and I'm sure glad I listened to my gut!

I essentially had a Full English (minus the soggy stuff aka beans/tomatoes) in a risotto. Once I got over the initial eating rice for breakfast/brunch, it was great. Creamy, flavoursome and with a poached egg to die for, there was nothing to complain about. It's definitely a brunch rather than breakfast, even though I loved it, I couldn't imagine tucking into it at 8am!

Ben decided to go continental and have a Croque Madam. Judging by how fast he ate it, it must have been good. Chapters is the perfect start to a day hanging around Greenwich. If you're ever in the area, I'd definitely recommend you stop by.

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