At the end of January, I packed up my backpack and hopped on a train to London to see Kim. People often ask what I'll be doing down there, but quite honestly, I go to London to visit my friend, and hang out. And if that means a weekend spent in our pyjama's then hell, book me the next train. It's nice to have the option to do the tourist things, but equally for me, I like catching up with my favourites, hanging out. That's what matters.
On Friday night we headed to Honest burger to load our stomachs with the best cooked chips and a few cheeky cocktails (and burgers of course!), before heading to the Ice Bar for something different to do. In all honesty, we were a little disappointed with it as it wasn't really what we expected - but hey, we tried it and still managed to end up tipsy. We tottered back to Kim's where we curled up and caught up on the past month before falling into the best sleep I'd had in weeks!
There is a reason Kim is one of my favourites, and part of that reason is because she makes my favourite breakfast - waffles! We spent Saturday morning drinking orange juice and tea, discussing the other species and laughing over failed dates, whilst in our pyjamas.
After a lazy morning, we freshened up and jumped on the tube to Carnaby Street for a potter around the shops, picking up a few pointless delights in Tiger before stopping for a cheeky lunch in Leon (because nothing beats their sweet potato and halloumi box. Winner!). We spent the early evening eyeing up all the beautiful windows and doors in Finsbury Park, dreaming of houses we'd like to own.
The best way to spend a Saturday night is with a garlic and rosemary cooked Camembert, some tapas dishes, home made hummus and prosecco. With good company, and some trashy TV. These are definitely my most treasured memories. Also, A+ spread!
Sunday morning came and went far too quickly for my liking, but with my ridiculously busy diary - I was up and on a train at 9am heading home for a Christening. I quietly woke little Kim as I said my goodbyes, picked up my headphones and hit play on Spottily as I left the bright lights of London and one of my ultimate best friends. Weekends seem to go far too quickly, but it makes me appreciate time spent with friends so much more.
If there's one thing you take away from this blog post it's this: next time you're in London, and you're walking.. Play The Pink Panther Theme Tune. I guarantee you smile. And if you're anything like me, you'll laugh that loud, that you don't even care if people look at you funny. If only they knew...