On Friday I had my first day off work since Christmas (not counting weekends, I’m not mental). I’m basically saving up all my holiday this year for my wedding so January to March has been a pitiless slog of endless rainy commutes, broken up only by pausing to eat Asda value soup because our impending nuptials are bleeding me dry and I need to starve myself into my wedding dress. I might be exaggerating (slightly), but I have started to notice the exhaustion creeping in, mostly in the form of a two week cold I just can’t seem to kick.
Anyway, I have a couple of precious spare days so my sister and I decided to have a day out in London, starting with brunch at The Breakfast Club. I’ve always wanted to order the obscenely luxurious All American Breakfast – egg, sausage, potatoes, bacon, AND pancakes and syrup – but never felt like it was quite justified…today, I decided, was the day! I don't think this is the last time I'll order this beauty - I mean, just look at it...
We queued for maybe 15 minutes to get in (which baffled my parents, who at the last minute decided to join us but couldn’t imagine why anyone would ever QUEUE for breakfast) and eventually our food arrived. Honestly, every bite was like a party in my mouth. 100% worth the calories. I love the Breakfast Club, with it’s quirky interior and strangely decorated toilets – I’m really excited that they’re planning to open one in Canary Wharf soon! (Although my bikini body is less excited).
Afterwards, we did a little bit of shopping – I feel like it’s time to buy Spring pieces, even if the weather doesn’t entirely agree, so this River Island mint green satchel leapt into my bag, alongside a new pink bikini which I might save for my hen do – exciting!
With tired feet, we settled into Corney & Barrow for cocktails. It was a nice enough day to sit outside, which made me really feel like I was getting a holiday. Come on, England, we just want summer now!
Cocktails escalated quite quickly into wine and another food blowout at the Diner. My camera died before I could take any photos of my insanely huge fried chicken burger, sweet potato fries, and strawberry milkshake, so you're just going to have to imagine how good that was! What wedding diet?
I want to tell you I feel relaxed and happy after a day off, but in actual fact I just feel desperate for another one…roll on bank holiday!