Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Back in the city again

London! It’s been so long…

I spent yesterday walking, shopping, and sadly – eating!

I decided to visit a new Wholefoods Market I’d discovered in Soho, buy M some ties while I was there, and wander around in the morning then go to a museum in the afternoon. Unfortunately due to a temporary Monday morning insanity the shopping took all day and I never made it to the museum – instead I walked almost 10 miles in the baking heat basically going round in circles. Still enjoyed it though!!!

I got some outstanding views of the Houses of Parliament across the Thames:

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Found a memorial to the women of SOE in WWII:

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And walked alongside Buckingham Palace:

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Through a sunbaked Hyde Park,

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Past the Royal Albert Hall and Albert Memorial:

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Wound up visiting 2 Wholefoods Markets because the first one was too small, and then walked up Kensington Church Street to Notting Hill Gate

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before descending into the tub system in total exhaustion!

Food today: I fucked up and pigged out big time! I realised eventually that where I thought I was hungry I was actually thirsty and even dehydrated due to the heat. I will do better at drinking fluids today instead! (though still allowing for treat obviously)

Breakfast: Before leaving I had an overnight brekkie of Greek yoghurt mixed with soaked chia seeds and cookies & cream whey. Very tasty, but no real sticking power. So when I reached a Costa coffee I was powerless before the white chocolate & raspberry muffin…

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Lunch: A pot of Japanese curry tofu soup at another new chain I hadn’t tried before – Wasabi Sushi & Bento. Very tasty, probably not too unhealthy. Followed by one scoop of banana chocolate brownie gelato from Wholefoods Market once I hit the Kensington branch

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Dinner: Nando’s 1/4 chicken with corn and peri peri chips, served with a glass of sangria and followed by a serving of strawberry flavoured frozen yoghurt

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Snacks: One cashew cookie Nak’d bar; one Banana bread Nak’d bar (both the smaller size); an apple and some dried fruit & flavoured nuts on the train coming out of London

1 comment:

  1. I would have never thought of London as being parched, but it surely looks that way. I'm glad you had a good time - and the snacking doesn't look bad to me at all. That grilled chicken and corn sure looks yummy!

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