Tea With The Queen

Wednesday – London Haven’t you had tea with the Queen? Seriously, what have you been doing with your life. So, on Wednesday, after spending the whole day out in London walking about a hundred million miles we went back up to London, but this time with a little bit more planning than my day out…

Oh, Look, More Tea

Sorry for the rubbish quality of these photos, I think my camera is losing it even more. I ran out of my Knightsbridge Green Tea so I had to get some more anyway, and I remembered how much I love the Clipper fruit teas (see here) so I bought these. And they were incredibly good…

Flying Solo

Tuesday – London I took the train(s) up to Charing Cross Station to explore London by myself for a day. I was aiming for Trafalgar Square to begin with but I wasn’t expecting to, after climbing up a very narrow staircase out of the station to find myself right in the middle of the Square, with Nelson’s…

One Month On Air

Also, because I forgot in the previous post, but today is a month since I flew out to England. Today a month ago was when my first post, carefully scheduled to go up while I was travelling went live and this whole thing started. I’ve really been enjoying this and thanks to everyone who has…

Radio Silence

So a few days went by without me actually posting anything! Shock horror! It wasn’t that nothing happened, but rather the contrary – too much happened and I didn’t have time to write up posts and upload photo’s. The posts of the last few days will be going up over the next few days. I’m…

Duck Pond Market | Pinner

9th of August – Pinner The Duck Pond Artisan Food and Craft Markets have been running in the area for a while now, and my first experience was at the little one in Pinner this Saturday. It is a market better described in pictures than in words, because nothing but a trip there will give…

Glamourous Work Day

Tuesday and Wednesday were super glamourous days at work, which were, sadly, not quite the same as the work day spent around London, which you can read more about here. This is the other side of the job. Going right back to the store room where all the boxes of wine are stacked in unstable piles. Our mission for…

Porgy and Bess | Regent Park Open Air Theatre

               7th of August – Porgy and Bess at the Regents Park Open Air Theatre We caught the train to Baker’s Street station in the morning and found ourselves surrounded by a hundred million tourists milling around the street. The statue of the big man himself – Sherlock Holmes…

Grover’s Adventure Numero 3

  Exploring London! Going to the Tower of London..   With that person who carries me around in her bag all day.   By the Tower Bridge with that one again… Met this awesome woman – Moira Cameron first female to join the Yeomen. There she is again by the poppy installation. The beautiful, beautiful…

Clipper Tea

I do have a self proclaimed addiction to tea. I usually drink green tea, but I also love fruit teas and peppermint tea, etc.  So, the other day when I went to Sainsburys I happened to walk past the tea and coffee section. Firstly, I could not believe the variety of tea. Literally every single…

My Ongoing Hate/Hate Relationship With Public Transport

So you would think that after my experience with Waterloo Station I would have learnt that I should never feel like I know what I’m doing where public transport is concerned. Hahaha…. Unfortunately not.  On Monday I had to travel up to Chesham again, and I looked on the Transport for London website and used…

A Little Piece of Freedom

On Thursday, last week (I know, I know, I’m really behind), I had to go up to London for a job interview at a PR company. And I had to go up by myself. Yes, I know, I’ve been on the Tube by myself before – to Chesham and to Waterloo the day before –…

Happy Birthday You Idiot

I thought I’d be really sappy and do a little post for my sister’s birthday today, which means that I’m going to have to keep this tradition up, which kind of sucks because almost our entire family was born in August, but there you go. So, happy birthday little sister! (shamlessly stolen from my sister’s…

London for a Day

As one of the coolest days one could ever have at “the office”, I have to share this day. Last week Wednesday I went up to London to experience what it’s like to scout for events for a big wine launch (The answer is: pretty cool). My idiot moment of the day managed to take…

Loss

Someone I knew died today. I wasn’t planning on writing a post today, but sometimes there are things are need to be said. I think that “loss” is a good word to describe someone passing away, because almost immediately after you hear the news you start to feel the loss of that person, no matter…

Loombands, And What the Heck Are They?

So, back in SA I saw a bunch of ads on TV for these Loombands. I stupidly presumed that they were just one of those weird children’s toy crazes that die out. It turns out that here it is weirder to not have a bracelet made of these rubber bands aroudn your wrist. In fact,…

July Favourites

Things that I’ve loved this month in July.   This notebook, which you might have seen in other posts. It currently organising my life. The Oh So Heavenly Bye Bye Stress body wash smells so amazing, and it is so so so so good. I don’t usually rave about shower gel but it was just…