Suns out, picnic blankets out. We all know that as soon as the nice weather arrives, the majority of Londoners will pack their rucksacks, grab a blanket or anything which could possibly work to sit on (I’ve seen old curtains, towels and cushions) and head to the nearest park – or the best looking green space. If you could take an aerial photo of London’s green space on a hot day, I’m sure there wouldn’t much unoccupied. We followed by example last week during the heatwave, with a picnic on Primrose Hill. It was my first trip (I know, I can’t believe it either), and the perfect spot for an afternoon soaking up the rays, having a laugh and enjoying some nibbles and a drink…

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I refuse to believe summer is over yet! Yes I know it’s a bit colder and a little wetter sometimes, and yes it is being pretty unpredictable BUT we do live in England! We have to remember this, and make the most of the weather being a reasonable temperature to do all the summery things we haven’t done yet. Come on, let’s all think positive! And who knows what September might bring – I’ve got my fingers crossed for a spontaneous heat wave! There’s still a few weeks left yet (at least!) and lots I want to do. So I thought I’d share with you the extras on my to do list before summer really is out. – Carnival – this is obviously a must!…

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This weekend I visited the lovely Richmond Park – London is actually a lot more green than many think! A view in Richmond on the way to the park – so beautiful!  One of my friends invited me along for a picnic (weather permitting, obviously. Don’t we all love the english weather?!), and so Sunday afternoon I headed down to Richmond station, nice and easy on the bus, to meet them all. We popped to the supermarket to get some picnic munch (Baguette, strawberries, carrots, houmous…) and headed to the park. Good old phone navigation did lend a helping hand I must say 😛 It is a little way from the station, but pretty easy to find! We then walked down the main road of the…

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This morning I dragged myself out of bed at 6.40am to go for a run. I say dragged, but it wasn’t too hard to get up once I’d woken up properly, and I wanted to run in the morning to keep my evening free and to give me a good start to my day (The first part of my morning run-tivation) Time for my first tempo run of the week (part of my training for half marathon) I left the house at 6.50 and slowly jogged to my nearest park. With distance set I started my run – But had to take a quick pause at one point to take some photos to share with everyone. The weather was gorgeous this morning which made my…

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