I’ve lived in London for a year and a half now, and yet there are so many places I haven’t been. One of my New Years Resolutions was to get out and see more, I’m only here for another year and a half, so I need to make the most of it!
I love a good lazy Sunday, when I have no plans but have a good day. The boy and I had a long lie in this morning, then got up and headed out without much of an idea of where we were going. With it being the first sunny day we’ve had in weeks, we definitely wanted to get out of the flat! We ended up at Warwick Avenue (queue singing Duffy songs for the rest of the day), which is the closest tube station to Little Venice. I’ve wanted to go to Little Venice for a long time, but to be honest it was a little disappointing, I expected there to be loads of cafés and bakeries for us to have brunch in, but no such luck. We ended up walking along the canal path, where I snapped a few pretty pictures of the boats. Walking along canals brings back a lot of good memories for me, where I grew up we pretty much had a canal in our back garden, and I spent a lot of time with my family and friends walking along the canal, and even once pulling our dog out of the canal.
As we walked further along the canal path we came across these big black chalkboards where people had filled out what they wanted to do before they die, everything ranging from “make my children proud of me” to “have my own plane”. I love these kind of installations, you never get anything like this back in Bournemouth, they really warm my heart to see!
We followed the Canal up to Regents Park, which despite my uni being approximately seven seconds from, we’d never been to before. We strolled through watching the ducks and the birds, and admiring the surrounding London skyline. I love these parks, they’re right in the middle of the hustle and bustle, but they’re really peaceful, even when they’re busy!
We ended up walking for three hours around the parks, so we stopped for a well deserved smoothie at the end! Word of advice, don’t put Pomegranate in a smoothie, I kept picking out hard bits and ending up ditching the end!
Not a particularly exciting day, but hey, I never said this blog was going to be about me abseiling down the Chrysler building.
What’s your favourite way to spend a Sunday?