Sunday, September 28, 2014

Ben's Birthday Weekend...

Last week was Ben's 23rd birthday and as a way of celebrating, we decided to spend some time exploring parts of London that we hadn't been to together. We started on Saturday by taking a stroll round Borough Market and grabbing a coffee from Monmouth. The prospect of joining a queue that went round the corner and half way down the street wasn't exactly what I'd been hoping for on a Saturday morning, but the wait was well worth it - definitely stop by this coffee house if you want the best tasting coffee! We then jumped on the tube and headed to The Saatchi Gallery as we both wanted to see the giant ants. 

On Sunday we hopped on a train bright and early to go and see the poppies at The Tower of London. It's such an impressive sight and a beautiful way to commemorate those who lost their lives fighting for our country. We found out that you can actually buy the poppies and once they are dismantled after November 11th they will be delivered to you, the money from the sale goes to six service charities. We then decided to go into the Tower of London as we'd both not been since we were little kids and I wanted to see the Crown Jewels (who wouldn't want to see diamonds the size of rocks!?). I forgot how much I love days out in London learning the history of the city I live in, it brought back lots of fond memories from childhood. 


Monday, September 15, 2014

The Breakfast Post | #5...

Another month, another breakfast! This month, we kept it close to home and took a short trip to Royal Teas Cafe in Greenwich. Positioned a short walk from the train station and Cutty Sark, this little gem is the perfect local spot for some delicious breakfast. 

Tucked away on Royal Hill, this cafe can instantly be spotted by the shabby chic tables spilling out onto the pavement. A couple were just leaving when we arrived so luckily, we grabbed a table without any waiting. The menu is short and sweet but I was still left struggling to decide what to have; in the end I went for the vegetarian breakfast whilst Ben had a mushroom omelette. 

The food was great and not too expensive. If you're in the area and want somewhere away from the hustle and bustle of main Greenwich then this is the place to go!

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Travel Photo Diary | Part 2...

Last week's Part 1 of my travelling photo diary included highlights of Dubai, Bangkok and Chiang Mai. The second half of our trip consisted of a whistle stop tour of Ha Long Bay and ended with some island hopping round Koh Tao, Koh Phangan and Koh Samui. The best bits were definitely the hill tribe homestay and whizzing round Koh Samui on top of a 4x4 jeep!

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