Escape the city. Let’s face it, sometimes we really want to, or even need to. Just to grab a moment of serenity. Just for yourself to breathe, take 5 and think about the here and now. Not let any of the work stress or city anxieties, the daily to-do list or bills, get through. Just to relax. The city can be a little too much sometimes. Always on the go, constantly something to do or see. Working days are known to be longer in the big smoke too, and with everything on top, it can get a little much – and that’s perfectly normal. Escaping at lunch for a break (when possible) isnt really always escaping either, with everyone available at the end of a…

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It may be colder but it doesn’t mean the outdoor activities have to come to an end. Unless it’s raining, I still like to be wrapped up in a jumper or coat and out exploring the city from time to time. My brother came down to London to visit recently, which always ensures an action packed weekend. He hasn’t been to London that much, so I make sure I plan plenty for us to do whilst he’s here, including lots of eating (my fave subject), but also activities and a little sightseeing (depending how touristy he’s feeling). This time, on the Saturday afternoon after a little rainfall, I decided it’d be fun to rent out some Santander cycles and have a bike ride along the…

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