Living Grateful #14

Hey guys! How are you doing? It’s been quite a busy week work wise so most of my gratitude comments for this week come from this weekend which has been truly lovely!

1. Spending some time at home

I went home for a day and night this week and it was SO nice to spend some chill time at home and of course have cuddles with my baby!


2. Columbia Road Flower Market

I wrote about wanting to go to this flower market in August and after 4 months I finally made it! It was so nice to go this time of year as it is so Christmassy and there were SO many Christmas trees for sale – it took a lot of self control not to come home with a huge one!!


3. Brick Lane Market

This has been a favourite of mine since I went back in August and I’ve been meaning to go back for ages (there’s a theme here I feel…) I found a stall that does vegan and gluten free pancakes – they were absolutely incredible! I honestly can never believe when I find things I can eat in markets that I can eat and this honestly didn’t disappoint!


4. Kahaila Cafe

Scott and I stumbled into this cafe whilst walking down Brick Lane. It is probably the best coffee I have been had and also all profits go to charity. If you’re in Brick Lane then definitely pop in!! They have a great selection of cake as well!


5. This view on our walk home

On our way home from Brick Lane we came out of Rotherhithe tube station and were confronted with this view. Amazing! The sky was so beautiful.

What have you guys been grateful for this week?


3 places in London to go this weekend

Wondering what you can do in London this weekend?  I have you covered! Here are a few gems I have recently discovered – I am sure there are hundreds more, and I’ll hopefully be discovering them in the next few months. Let me know if there is anything I should be searching out pronto…..

  1. Greenwich Observatory

I hopped on the bus here a couple of weekends ago, on the super sunny bank holiday Monday (boy has it been a while since we have had one of those right?!) We wandered up to the Observatory with our picnic (such a good call!) and lay in the sun admiring the view for a whole afternoon. It was so nice to have some chill time in the sun and made me feel so grateful to be able to live in London, it truly is amazing! (Plus look at that view!) Greenwich is also such a lovely area to explore, some lovely pubs and a food market as well. It feels like a little suburb of London!


2. The Sky Garden

The views from the Sky Garden are absolutely incredible. I would definitely recommend a visit – it’s free, unlike lots of other views in London! You can see my post about when I went a few weeks ago here.


3. Neal’s Yard

I have been desperate to go to Neal’s Yard for ages (mainly because of all the Instagram photos of it, let’s be real) and it definitely lived up to expectations. It took me a bit of time to find because I basically suck at following the blue dot on google maps, but it is tucked away and that makes it all the more amazing that there is this little buzzing Courtyard in the middle of London.

It truly is as colourful as Instagram suggests and I couldn’t recommend the food places there enough – they all looked amazing and the Wild Food Cafe is firmly on the top of my list to go to soon!


Living Grateful #4

I can’t believe I’ve been doing these posts for a month now! This week has been busier than others so here are 5 things I have been grateful for this week…

1. Going on a “velo-bike” trip

We drove over to Millau on Wednesday to go on a “velo-bike” trip. First of all we stopped off at Millau bridge for the classic photos and of course a coffee and then we headed over to an disused station for our bike trip. The “velo-bikes” were made up of 2 bikes and then a bench at the back. So 2 people cycled and 2 people could sit in the back. They operate on a disused railway line which goes through the most beautiful countryside which was really high up as well so we had some fantastic views! Half of the trip was up-hill, going through tunnels, through beautiful countryside and across a viaduct. The other half of the trip was all downhill! Whizzing through the fields and through tunnels was so fun! This was the first time we have ever done this and I think it was definitely something we’ll be doing again in the future as everyone loved it!


2. Finding this beautiful cat

After our velo-bike trip we stopped off at a local village for beers/coffees/ice creams. (They were well deserved!) It was the most beautiful tiny village with a lovely square with a fountain and a little cafe. The best bit though was finding this gorgeous cat curled up on a windowsill having a nap! It loved having a little stroke before it dozed back off again! For anyone who doesn’t know this, I am an absolutely crazy cat lady – so this made my day!

3.  Blog love!

Getting lovely comments about this blog over the past couple of days has absolutely made my week. Having people comment how much they love my blog has literally made me jump with excitement, especially as I am so new to all of this!

4. Spending time with family friends

This week we’ve had 4 family friends out to visit for the week and we’ve had the BEST time. I’ve loved seeing everyone and having lots of late night chats & giggles!

5. A day trip to Albi

We spent Friday in Albi, a town about an hour away from us. It’s absolutely beautiful and has a lovely Cathedral and old town to walk around!

What are you grateful for this week?