I decided to take things a bit easy on Thursday as my sunburn woke me up at 3:45 am and I was kind of tired! I did plan to go to Paddington and walk along the Regents Canal to the London Canal Museum but in the end I just walked a little way from Paddington to a canal area called Little Venice, then headed down to Oxford Street and Piccadilly for some shopping (nothing exciting, just a couple of ties for M and a pair of jeans and 2 new t-shirts for myself.)
Little Venice was quite picturesque but there was nothing to do there…
… so I didn’t stay long. After shopping I walked through Whitehall back to the train station
Breakfast: Greek yoghurt with honey and blueberries and some ‘mix your own muesli’ that I made up in Whole Foods on Wednesday. I don’t generally make my own mueslis because I know I’d just use loads of dried fruit and nuts and very little in the way of grains (and so I did!) but I just made up a small amount for one breakfast and it was a lovely change! Of course I also had my bran muffin.
Lunch: Itsu vegetable dumpling and udon noodle soup followed by low fat frozen yoghurt topped with blueberries.
Dinner: A takeaway once we got home. I ordered mixed vegetable chow mein and a side portion of mixed vegetables, plus stealing a handful of chips from M, but only managed to eat less than half the chow mein.
Snacks: A nak’d mini banana bread bar & Starbucks fruit salad;
and a Frescato and chocolate tiffin triangle from Costa coffee to give me a sugar boost for the last 2 miles I had to walk to meet M – the lack of sleep was really catching up with me by then!
Way over calories obviously, but the only thing I regret is the Frescato, which was annoyingly hard to drink with a straw because the ice wasn’t pulverised enough!
Glad to be home and able to get back to normal though….