On the first day of the month, James and I headed to Greenwich, where James studied at uni.
We had lunch at his beloved Noodle Time and went for a wander around the area.
We also picked up this gorgeous little succulent from Peng’s Succulent stall at Greenwich Market.
There were so many beautiful and adorable succulents, all hand grown with each pot made specifically for the individual plant by Peng, I just wanted them all.
Luckily, James was a lot more decisive and went for this little baby and we love it!
My parents came to visit our new flat aka: Mum reorganised all the food in our kitchen cupboards and taught me how to cook some new dishes, while James showed off his voice-activated robot hoover to my dad (he was very impressed).
On my day off, I visited Somerset House to check out the 24/7 Exhibition which was OK but nothing spectacular.
My personal highlights were reading the comments about the exhibition at the end.
My favourite corner of the flat.
Hannah and I went for Malaysian food at Satay House in Paddington which was delish.
I had the tomato sambal noodles – NOM!
We also checked out the On Venus exhibition at the Serpentine Gallery.
Loving that West London backdrop.
The charity shops on Kensington High Street were also fun to wander around.
Also, I made it onto the Monki website with this brand new in-season dress that someone had very kindly donated to my charity shop so that was cool!
I love this quote.
I sometimes worry that I’m not living up to my full potential.
However, we’re all a work in process and everyone achieves things and lives their lives at different speeds.
Lovely view of the sunset from my flat.
You’re bun in a million.
Celebrating Galentine’s Day with Anna with a delicious Caribbean dinner at Ma Petite Jamaica in Camden and watching Parasite at the cinema.
So bloody good that it made it into my Top 10 Films!
James and I somehow managed to get each other the same Valentines Day card this year!
My V-Day present to James this year was a visit to the Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery which he had been keen to check out.
It was so busy, as to be expected on a Saturday, but fascinating!
For dinner, we headed to Eat Tokyo in Notting Hill which, thus far, is my favourite Japanese restaurant in London.
James’ family cat, Mabe, having a snooze in a box.
Tina and I went on a day out to Brighton and although the weather wasn’t the best, we still made the most of it with a trip to the pier where we won a lot of tickets, wandered around the Lanes, took obligatory snaps in the photobooth and had a delicious dinner at Riddle and Finns which I’d been meaning to go to for ages!
As Tina loved hanging out with me so much, the next day, we headed to Bao in Borough for lunch (before hitting up the charity shops in Camden).
I arrived at 12 when it opened and within 10 minutes, the restaurant was pretty much full.
On a weekday.
Impressive stuff and completely understandable as the quality of the food is incredible and I’d say that this is one of my new favourite restaurants in London.
I love an illustrated menu.
The pickles, Yu Shiang Boiled Eggs and Classic Bao were my faves.
The Taiwanese Fried Chicken with Hot Sauce (not pictured) was also divine!
Tina had the 40 Day Aged Beef with Taipei Butter Rice which was a beautiful dish but we found the beef to be a little chewy and the rice was a bit too rich for my taste.
Happy first birthday, Shelter Kings Cross! <3
I checked out all the charity shops on Streatham high street – there’s so many, I’d thoroughly recommend it if you’re a charity shop lover like me! Hannah was helping out at the Streatham shop so I caught her at the end of the day and we grabbed dinner at the The Blues Kitchen in Brixton.
The food was delish, especially the padron peppers and buffalo cauliflower; the passionfruit pavlova is also a must have! 😀 (Sorry I didn’t get any more photos as I was too busy tucking straight in). Basically, it’s all great and you need to go, despite the overly friendly waiter that we had who had no concerns regarding personal space…
Just wanted to share a few of my favourite books.
I’ll leave you with these wonderful words by Matt Haig.