Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Life Lately

So here we have it, we're into July and the sun is finally gracing us with her presence. Yippee, hello Summer. I've been busy trying to make the most of it, with lots of picnic teas and visits to the pub garden in the past few weeks. What have you been doing to enjoy the sun and also stay cool?

Here's a little round up of what I've been doing lately. I always find tonnes of pictures that disappear into my phone gallery, which I intend to share on instagram/ twitter but sometimes it doesn't happen. So here is my little way of showing you those pictures.

Last week I met friends at Foxcroft & Ginger. It's a great little coffee shop on Berwick Street, Soho. I was convinced I had written a blog post about it before as it's not my first visit. It turns out I haven't, it must have been a dream!

It's a really good for cakes, wifi and cute tea posts. I'll come back to the grey & mustard thing..

 Last weekend I also visited Mud in Tooting for brunch which I have written about here.

Over the past few weeks I've been meeting friends in central London coffee shops whilst we work on a little project. We went to Tap on Wardour Street. Where I came across very photogenic coffees and cute spoons. Coincidentally mine was from Glastonbury (very close to where I grew up), and my friend's had a Scottish crest on, which is where she grew up. What are the chances?


I told you I'd come back to the grey and mustard thing, didn't I? Well I'm trying to create a mustard and grey theme in our lounge at the moment. So I was very happy to find these mustard yellow cushion covers in H&M home (Oxford Street) at £3.99 and the frame £6.99, I just need to print a nice photo for it. I was quite impressed, it was my first visit to H&M home and they have some nice little pieces, at very reasonable prices of course. I also recently bought this clock in a local Earlsfield shop, Bunka. It was £8.99 which I was quite pleasantly surprised at. It reminds me of my time in Copenhagen. :)

I've also been picnicking in the evenings, this hot weather plays havoc with my eating. I've no idea what I fancy in the heat and don't want to be stood in a hot kitchen. I had picnics 3 out of 5 of the weekday evenings. It's so nice to be able to sit outside and enjoy the summer weather. On Wednesday, the hottest day in forever I met friends in Hyde Park where we caught this beautiful sunset over the Serpentine.

On Friday I went to Chiswick to see a friend of mine perform in A Midsummer Nights Dream. It was amazing, I'm very happy to say I've watched and enjoyed a Shakespeare play now. (I can't really remember back to the Shakespeare days at school...) The summer spectacular was an outdoor performance, by St. Michael's Players, in celebration of their 65th anniversary. I was really blown away by the performance, and strongly recommend their productions if you're interested in theatre, but perhaps not wanting to spend hundreds of pounds on West End tickets. 

It's been a busy weekend as on Saturday The Boy and I went to Worthing for the day. It was the perfect little escape from London and I look forward to sharing more photos with you soon. Here I should add a little #nofilter !

So there we have it, what have you been doing to enjoy the Summer sun?



  1. You have been filling these gorgeous summer days perfectly! I would have found every one of your outings fun, too!We're in the second week of summer vacation around here and we've yet to picnic! We have been consuming our meals out on the deck, but no picnics yet. I must remedy this immediately!

    1. Thank you for always taking the time to comment Bronwyn it means a lot. :).
      Amazing.. I've got 1.5 weeks until the little ones finish - can't wait. Yes you best get picnicking.. xx

  2. We've just bought a brand new house and will be moving in about 8-9 weeks (ahhhh!!!). Decorating the lounge, bedroom and office are my current big obsessions even though I don't have a clue what I'm doing! I've seen so many lovely things people have bought from H&M Home but we don't have a store anywhere near us :(

    1. Eeeek how exciting!! Congratulations Chloe. I have to say I love interiors blogs, so I'd be up for that if you have time.

      That's just another excuse to come back to London. ;-) I'm really not sure how many other H&M's have a home section.


  3. I would love to read about your Worthing trip. I am also trying to do lots of summery things this summer. In and out of London. Enjoy.

    1. I agree, it's the perfect time to explore. I'm just about to hit publish, Jaklien. Hope you enjoy the post. :)


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