A London Saturday and a lazy Sunday

Exciting news! A post from my other blog got featured on the front page of WordPress this weekend. One of the things I like most about WordPress is how easy it is to “meet” other bloggers, and the times I’ve been Freshly Pressed before have been a great way to meet a lot of amazing bloggers at once. So happy!

Yesterday started with a classic breakfast. Crispy Serrano ham, fried eggs, wild rocket salad with home made honey mustard, and a heaping pile of sautéed ‘shrooms. Ice water on the side.

I know I said I was going to be eating fewer animal products, but in my defense I already had all this stuff from before!

My housemate recently moved to London from New Zealand, and when I found out she still hadn’t been to any London sites I told her I was taking her out immediately. We started out by going up the Northern Line to Camden Town because we wanted to look for some 80s records to hang in our bare house.

Camden is great for finding little things like that. The market is HUGE and you can spend hours there getting lost in junk and sometimes cool stuff. I ended up going with the humorous approach and getting Springsteen’s Born in the USA album to hang in the empty frame over my bed.

Food everywhere!

Vintage suitcases in the stalls.

After Camden we headed back down the Northern Line to Big Ben. I absolutely love the South Bank at night. All the pretty blue lights!

It’s so dark in these pictures, but it was actually only about 5 pm. After the site-seeing we headed over to Greenwich to meet one of my friends for a drink. What was supposed to be a single drink and a meal turned into us getting stupidly drunk, missing the last train home and having to waste a bunch of money on a cab. My pocket was angry, but my housemate took the view that she got the real London experience, complete with the black cab!

Today I don’t even really want to tell you what I ate. I woke up, ate what could possibly be the world’s most unsatisfying frozen pizza baguette, then washed that down with seven fish sticks and five re-runs of Seinfeld.

This afternoon I ended up making Cassie’s vegetarian Thai quinoa chili. I added SO much spice that after one bite my face was burning and my nose was running. Excellent! The chili’s taste overall is just OK. I wasn’t very happy with it at first so I added a bit more coconut milk and a dash of agave nectar. I love how healthy it is with all the sweet potato and quinoa, so I’m calling it a success.

One last thing. I know I’ve mentioned it before, but if you want to see some funny cat pictures/stories, or the makings of a crazy cat lady, check out my sister’s blog, Furry Little Cousins.


6 thoughts on “A London Saturday and a lazy Sunday

  1. Those giant pots of curry/stew look amazing! And I had an evening where a drink and meal ended up being…a lot of drinks and going out 🙂 Totally worth spending a few extra bucks.

    • Thank you! I’m so pleased with how it turned out, because I’ve never taken a night picture that looked even halfway decent. I can’t wait to learn how to better use my camera. You should come to London, the whole South Bank is always lit up and it’s really beautiful!

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