5 Things I Love This Week – 9th October 2017

In this series, I like to post the things I have enjoyed the most this week. It could be an item, a song, a playlist, could be anything.  I try to publish one every Monday.

1. Nights Drawing In

With autumn in full swing in the capital city at the moment, the nights are definitely drawing in. This has been more apparent on my bus rides home. Sitting on a bus, driving past the landmarks while the sun sets over the beautiful city, it makes me feel all warm inside 🙂 This also gives me a big excuse for hot chocolates (read: mulled wine), large jumpers and hot tea. My favourites!

2. Bluebird Tea Company – Coming to LONDON!

My love of loose leaf tea started in Crowborough when my dad and I went to a small cafe that sadly closed a few years ago. We had a pot of tea that tasted amazing and ended up leaving the shop with loose leaf tea – but no way to brew it (early days!). When that shop shut, we rationed our loose leaf until we came across a tea shop down the road in Tunbridge Wells. I was not one for being adventurous with tea but we were given a sample of their Pumpkin Spice Tea and I loved it. Ever since, I have credited Bluebird with my ridiculous tea obsession/collection! When I moved to London, I had to start stocking up when I visited Tunbridge Wells and sometimes miss special tea offers/limited edition teas. But now! Bluebird have opened a new shop in Camden Passage, Islington, which is a 15 minute walk from my work. THANK YOU!! I will be visiting soon! 😀

3. Thorpe Park

This Saturday, me and a group of friends headed on the train to Staines and for the first time in 5 years, went to Thorpe Park 🙂 I am not very good with Roller-coasters but it was Fright Night! My friends went on pretty much everything there, we went into one of the Walking Dead Mazes and it was so realistic, I ended up running into a wall :p ! Anyway, being Fright Night, the park was open until 10pm, we stayed right till closing and had just the best day! Thank you all for that 🙂 It was so fun.

4. Tate Modern

I heard on the web that there was a new installation at the Tate Modern with swings…..SOLD! But in all seriousness, I have not been to the Tate for a while so I thought I should probably try and appreciate some art 🙂 Those that know me know, this is not my thing so this is going to be a short paragraph! The swing installation and the swinging pendulum were very cool and wandering around the galleries was really nice. I only managed up to Level 4 on the taller part of the building, checked out the view from Level 10 – wow – then headed out. It was a nice day overall.

5. Wagamamas Vegetarian/Vegan Menu!

After the Tate, I was a little hungry so walked along to the Southbank to get me some Wagamamas! I like Wagamamas because you can get something decent there without spending through the nose. As I approached, I noticed the board out the front was advertising a Vegan menu. I was interested and since I have gone veggie recently, I thought I would check it out. The choice on there is massively improved and a lot clearer than it used to be. I had a Vegan Pad Thai with some Yasai Gyoza. Then a White Chocolate and Ginger Cheesecake 🙂 Nom. I thought it was worth mentioning because eating Vegan/Veggie anywhere can be really tough so making it more accessible is a really cool thing to do. Thank you Wagamama! 🙂

And that’s it for this week. 🙂

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