5 Happy Things #28 | The London Edit

March 21, 2018

Hello hello! I’m back again with a little update from me. Aside from starting to re-watch Parks & Recreation for the millionth time (I love it so), I’ve been busy with lots of other things that make me happy!.  

This week it’s mainly things to do with my three day weekend. A really lazy Friday in Worcester followed by a couple of days in my second favourite city! So what’s been making me happy lately… 


#1 Quiet Mornings in Coffee Shops

As I hinted at in my Instagram post the other day, I’ve been told to slow down a bit. This is not something new, I’m a bit known for going all out for a while and then having a bit of a burn out. But this time before I do actually burn out, because I am a responsible human with a highly responsible job, I must take the upper hand. So I’m going to put into practice saying no more often. I’ve been trying to get fit but struggling to get routine because of being so busy, so I’m hoping I can now spend some extra free time focussing on improving my fitness. Kind of important as I have goals for later in the year (more about that soon…) Also the above hot chocolate is from Wayland’s Yard – check them out!


#2 Lazy Breakfasts with Dr W

We were in London for a very early appointment on Saturday. Once this was over we headed over the road to our favourite little bakery, Karma Bread by the Royal Free. Somewhere we usually frequent after appointments. This time instead of sweet treats (try their donuts) we had breakfast as we were about super early. Wonderful freshly baked sour dough with poached eggs. I had avo with mine and Dr W had salmon. It was just lovely to watch the world go by in Hampstead and also to chill out with each other. Plus the food was wonderful!


#3 Seeing Wonderful Friends

At the weekend, whilst in London, I also got to catch up with one of my besties Sarah. We met in John Lewis on Oxford St (Dr W and I were eying up their sofas) and spent about an hour just sitting on various sofas, it was quite fun actually! Our afternoon then took us all the way to the Tate to play on the swings in the Turbine Hall and then to the next thing on my list…


#4 Losing my Pizza Pilgrims Virginity

This has been on my list forever (discussed previously also) and well yeah, my time for Pizza Pilgrims came. The pizza is incredible and for me to eat the crust of a pizza means it was pretty darn special pizza. It’s gonna be hard to beat this bad boy if I’m honest! I loved that you could be creative with your pizza choices, but also the pizza choices on the menu are pretty solid. But whilst I’d head back quite soon if I could, I think my next visit will encompass Dirty Bones as I have so many things to tick off…


#5 Walking Around Soho

We basically spent most of our time on our feet on Saturday. I walked 30k steps and we walked a lot of these around Soho. We ended up in Brewdog, maybe not the most ambitious bar to head too, but craft beer – woo. I enjoyed pints of Punk and 5am Saint. I will admit if it wasn’t for Sunday’s run, I would’ve had a rather more fuzzy head for all of Sunday – running makes a fairly good hangover cure…

Have you been to London lately? What’s been making you happy lately? Let me know in the comments,


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  • Reply Jasmin Charlotte March 24, 2018 at 1:58 pm

    Yay it sounds like the best day! I haven’t been to Pizza Pilgrims yet. We need to catch up next time you’re in London! x

    • Reply MissPond March 26, 2018 at 10:04 pm

      You really need to go 🙂 I’ll let you know next time I’m in town x

  • Reply Aimee March 22, 2018 at 5:39 am

    30K steps is amazing! Cant remember the last time I walked that far i’ve also been that bakery too soooo good great post x

    • Reply MissPond March 26, 2018 at 10:02 pm

      I try and get 11k steps in everyday! 🙂

  • Reply Erica Hughes March 21, 2018 at 10:47 am

    30k steps is a lot – I think you’d earnt that craft beer. I’ve been trying to fit more walking into my daily life because like you I struggle with a routine. I find walking to places I might otherwise have driven to helps, but it does take longer and I’m so busy, but I’m sticking with it.

    • Reply MissPond March 21, 2018 at 9:23 pm

      We try to avoid the tube – I like to walk as much as possible, there’s also so much to see 🙂 I have to walk as part of my commute so I’m usually up for walking places!

  • Reply Susan Earlam March 21, 2018 at 9:45 am

    I saw this day out in your stories over on insta!! Looked like so much fun x

    • Reply MissPond March 21, 2018 at 9:24 pm

      It was such a fun day 🙂

  • Reply Anca March 21, 2018 at 9:09 am

    How wonderful. You did a lot of walking around Soho, 30k steps! But I can understand why, it’s a fab place to see.

    • Reply MissPond March 21, 2018 at 9:26 pm

      It wasn’t just Soho – we walked all the way to the Tate pretty much! I like walking round London – the crowds tend to stick to the underground (aside from the usual places) so it’s actually quite pleasant to walk most of London 🙂

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