We had a whole variety of weather today in London. I know as I got caught in a huge rain storm walking back from lunch today only for it to be blue skies about ten minutes later, typical. We did get this dramatic sunset though which was gorgeous.
I had a half day off work today. Mum is visiting and we went for a tasting menu lunch which was absolutely gorgeous. Afterwards we went for a gin in the Royal Opera House where I snapped this view. It was a very decadent Thursday.
It’s officially dark now as I head off cycling home from work. I’m a mix of emotions about this as I love autumn and winter so welcome the cosy evenings, but at the same time it’s a bit bleak not seeing much daylight when I’m in work all day! However, you do get to see excellent sunsets and scenes like this one, so I’m okay with it.
I spent way too much time looking at spreadsheets today.. But then moved on to funky concept website designs! Casual Monday.
Today started off the way everyday should start, with a complimentary hash brown in my bacon roll at the station! Yum.
I’m tired today.. quite tired. The sort of tired where you become confused over the simplest things, like stairs for example (ouch) and curbs (ouch) and where you quickly become aware of how clumsy you are when tired (ouch x 5).
Though it’s not all about hashbowns and fall downs today.. This evening Corinne and I went to Fae’s house for a homemade dinner and it was absolutely delicious. Wonderful company and dinner with a sky that pink, how could you end your day without a smile on your face?
After work I went to dinner with Ali and Kat, two of my old housemates from when I lived in a shared house in Clapham. It was a great catch up, as it always is with these two – though it makes you realise how quickly time passes you by when it was months since your last dinner, yet it felt like just yesterday.
Sadly I had to keep it brief and leave Cinderella style before 8pm as I forgot my bike lights (not quite as stylish as a princess)..
An upside of this was making it home just as the sun was setting, and getting this picture of the glorious sky about Crystal Palace Radio Tower.
Back to business today – fitness biz. Finally managed to go running for the first time since I got ill weeks ago and it was bloody knackering.. but very satisfying to be back out there.
After work Nic and I went swimming in Brockwell Lido. There was a small rain shower at one point but we swam for nearly an hour then had dinner in the lido cafe. It was a beautiful evening all round.
So turns out being ill AND hungover is horrendous, so I spent a large portion of today napping.. It seems my illness isn’t going away anytime soon and wants to get worse before getting better.. Oh dear.
Later this evening we went to visit an old colleague and his family for a nice (sober) catch up with them, so that was nice! Here’s a photo of the summer sunset from inside their house.
I’m taking full advantage of being reunited with my baby car this week! “Jetted” off to Bristol today to see Dae! He was in this blog quite frequently when I lived in Newport but we’ve been rubbish recently due to distance. Today was fantastic though to see his lovely face again! It’s wonderful to see a friend you haven’t seen in over a year, yet it feels like you saw them yesterday.