Days out in central London always surprise me, after living here practically my whole life and being the official family tour guide, Alex managed to take me to places I had no idea existed that close to some of the sights iv’e been visiting for years. Before my private tour of the cutest places in London, we stopped in McDonald’s. Just as we were walking up the stairs to leave, I tell Alex to be careful with the ketchup… have you ever had a moment when you warn someone about something and then it happens a second later just as you predicted it would? She dropped the ketchup all down her top, jeans and bag. Hilarious is an understatement. I tried to look concerned and sympathetic but it just didn’t seem to be working. She was furious and keeping a straight face at someone with ketchup all over themselves is one of the hardest test in a friendship. Sadly I have no pictures to express the situation because she was too busy giving me screw faces and cleaning herself up. If only I had my phone out in time.
We then walked through a small park (have no clue what it’s called and google was not very helpful), but it was extremely cute and had a sort of shelter area carved entirely out of wood. Definitely something I would have in my garden, around a fire pit, hmm…
Here I caught her off-guard while she was explaining how awesome she thinks this blog is. That explains the huge smile 🙂 Next time we are carving our names into the back of the bench, so when we are old and wrinkly, we can come back and reminisce our days out. Forever remembered as ‘ The day Alex decided her clothes needed some artistic red stains’.
We passed some boat shaped seats along the other side of the Thames:We then sat in the strangest pub I have ever seen. The Thames Dock is a boat converted into a pub; from the outside I was questioning Alex’s choice in place, it looked extremely small and old, but inside it had a lower deck seating area, with a view out to the River Thames and a cradle swing. It looked like the perfect place to snuggle up with a hot chocolate on a rainy day. Instantly fell in love with this place and plan to bring everyone I know back here. And to finish the evening I managed to capture this beautiful picture of the sun across the river.Very cute day out in London to start the half term on a good note. Thank you to my model Alex for putting up with my very picky choice in photography techniques :*