Friday, 12 October 2012

Mummy and daughter day out my Mum put it.  I've been having a stressful time at work recently in the lead up to our annual major launch of results as well as coping with some painful pregnancy woes (going to physio on Monday!) so my Mum saved the day and said we needed some girly time together.  As much as we went backwards and forwards with ideas of what we could do, we ended up doing what we always do when it's just the two of us...meander around London.

Our first port of call was to the Real Food Festival on South Bank which was amazing though sadly no pictures taken I was too busy salivating, we couldn't even decide what to eat so walked some more and got paella from Covent Garden.

Before we dove into the hub of the festival we had a coffee on the roof garden of the Queen Elizabeth Hall which was lovely and peaceful.  I'm sure it's not as peaceful in the summer but look forward to going back there when there are more flowers in bloom and some bits aren't closed off.  

The rest of the day was spent plodding about central London, we even ventured down Regent Street! A quick stop in Hamleys made me jump for joy that pretty soon we can start being kids again playing toys with our offspring, however, how we will ever afford said toys is a whole different issue I'm trying to work out right now!!

My purchase of the day was on a really nice scarf from the Orla Kiely range that's in Uniqlo.  I could have gone mad there was a lot of scarves and they were all so nice!

Unfortunately I was flagging quite early on so we headed back home late afternoon.  To avoid mental crowds on the tube we jumped on a bus and reminded ourselves we must do that more, you see so much of London from the bus it's a no brainer.

Then popped back into the food festival on the way to the train to get a cheeky bit of cheesecake yum!

It was definitely needed though my Mum probably got a bit exhausted of me trying to get out all the womanly things I need to know right now like really how is this baby going to get out of me?!!?


  1. Looks like a good day with your mom! Sometimes you need those. When I'm really, really down, sometimes I just need a convo with my mom, and it really does help. You're never too old for mom. :) And those gardens would look amazing in warmer weather! I'm sure there would be dozens of more flowers. At least you got to experience some peace while there, though. ... enjoy your weekend!

  2. That looks like my kind of day out. Thinking about cheesecake now.....x