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    11 hours in London Bridge

    The spending money was gifted by Hotels.com, but all views are my own.

    I think all Londoners agree that out of all the seasons, London in the summer is definitely the best. People are buzzing from the extra vitamin D, and so excited to have a little bit of extra daylight to enjoy their afternoon in. London Bridge is the perfect area in London to soak up some sun, and feast your way through the day. I wanted to see how quickly I could fill my day with exploring the area with friends!

    10am – Breakfast at Borough Market

    London bridge borough market

    This isn’t a new find but there is a reason why people keep recommending it – when visiting London Bridge you should start your day with breakfast or brunch at Borough market, they have an incredible selection of tasty treats made by local independent companies. The delicious smells are intoxicating and you can find anything from fresh watermelon slices and spicy curries to handcrafted delicate French pastries.

    london bridge borough market
    london bridge borough market

    There is currently a heatwave in London and my favorite find has been the iced English breakfast tea. It’s so refreshing!

    12pm – The Science Gallery

    After an hour of munching on the best Borough Market has to offer, we ventured down to The Science Gallery. It opened in August 2018 just a few steps from the Shard and is an awesome new edition to the area. The museum is described as where science meets art. It also has free entry! Right now there is an exhibition called Dark Matter on and it’s a bit mind blowing 🙂

    london bridge science gallery

    I’m not gonna give away too much of the Dark Matter exhibition because you really need to experience it for yourself, however, I had to share this little snippet. This is one of the installations, and it’s by a South American artist. This is actually two different spiderwebs, created by two different spiders and it´s just incredible what nature can do!

    London bridge science gallery
    london bridge science gallery

    If one museum isn’t enough for you, I also recommend checking out the Fashion and Textile museum down Bermondsey Street and the Old Operating Theater Museum by Borough market!

    2pm – Drinks and lunch at Vinegar Yard

    If you were a fan of the old Camden market you will love this new addition to the London Bridge area! We randomly stumbled across it on our way to lunch and we ended up changing our lunch plans. It’s busy, but not overcrowded. You will find a seat even on a sunny Friday afternoon and you won’t find the tourist mass you encounter at Borough Market. No, Vinegar Yard is more for the locals who live and work around London Bridge and I love it! Just look for the Blue moon van with the giant red ants!

    There is street food, a flea market, a prosecco van and even a flower wall! There is also an indoor area, decorated in a cool industrial style, perfect for those days when the sun isn’t gracing London with its presence. We ended up spending a lot more time here than planned, it just has such a chilled vibe.

    london bridge vingar yard
    Vingar yard
    Vingar yard

    8pm – Dinner at Duddells

    If you haven’t guessed it yet, London Bridge is the place to be if you are a foodie like me! Another great new find is Duddells, a newly opened Cantonese restaurant. Duddles is hidden in a restored old church next to the Old Operating Theater Museum. I first noticed it on my way to Borough market for breakfast, chasing those pastries! Thinking it was just an old church I had to look twice to see the sign outside which is done in keeping with the style of the church. The food is delicious, and if you are looking for an opportunity to treat yo’self this is London Bridge at its finest. The decor is so Instagram worthy, it turns anybody into a wannabe influencer!

    Duddells
    Duddells
    Duddells

    We topped off a great day in London Bridge with some of the chef’s recommendations and a chilled glass of rose. Finishing our dinner at 10pm, filled with new memories and delicious food!

    Duddells

    If you are looking for more London tips – check out my post on how to survive London as a tourist!

    Lifestyle

    The office tour

    You see the trouble with home renovations folks is that when you are perfectionist like me, they are never freaking ending.

    The office tour

    For months I have been dying to show you all our new home, the before, the afters, and all of the in between but alas instead I have avoided blogging and sharing all together. So here we are, approximately 8 months since my last blog post with nothing really substantial to show for. Well thats a lie, I have loads to show, but nothing that is finished.

    Our bathroom drawers are still missing handles, our kitchen cabinets have yet to be painted, the living room is missing pictures on the wall and dont even get me started on the bedroom.

    So in an attempt to tie up the shortest of the loose ends, I figured the best place to start was with an office tour. Mostly because that is basically the only room that is almost done…

    The office tour

    I obviously didn’t have enough foresight to tidy up around the desk before taking these pictures…. Ignore the wood chip blocks and the electric cables..

    See what I mean?! Perfectionist…

    Anyway….When it comes to home renovations, we are have tried to keep the cost down to minimum so a lot of what we have used has been bought second hand or from our favourite place on earth – IKEA’s Bargain corner! The floating shelf was actually brought with us from London!

    The office tour

    The desk cost us roughly ÂŁ2 – the desk top is actually the top of a chest of drawers, and the legs we found in the loft.

    The office tour

    Our gold wall grid is old chicken fence wire leftover from when there were rabbits in the garden, found in the garage and spray painted gold. In hindsight, it would have been cheaper to just buy a gold wall grid because spray paint is expeeeensive.

    The office tour

    Heres to hoping it will get the creative juices flowing and it wont be 8 months until the next blog post…

    Lifestyle

    Welcome back to the circus

    So here is where I am at life wise – my kitchen is in my living room, my new plant doesn’t fit the pot I bought but I refuse to accept it and I have yet again signed up to another gym, and by gym I mean the charity. I am also way too into Pokemon GO and Bones on Netflix. Welcome back to the circus.

    Welcome back to the circus

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    Fashion, Lifestyle

    12 Janaury 2018

    Dear diary,

    I am fed up with freezing, I am fed up of being broke post Christmas, and I am fed up with not being motivated to go the gym more often. Oh and btw, I haven’t been able to give up sugar like I thought. Happy freaking new year to me.

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    Fashion, Lifestyle

    2018 Goals

    Hey Sasspots and welcome to the very first post of 2018! I hope every one of you had a GREAT NYE. Before we resume with our regular posting schedule on Friday (you can read more about the schedule here) I just wanted to drop by and say Hey! If you read my last blog post you’ll know I am pretty happy to see the end of 2017 and extremely happy to kick start the new year. There are great things in store for this year! I wasn’t really in the mood to set any new years resolutions but I figured that setting some 2018 Goals wouldn’t hurt 🙂

    So here are 8 goals I have for 2018!

    2018 Goals Zara jacket

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    Christmas, Lifestyle

    Goodbye 2017 – You will not be missed

    I should have known. I started 2017 with my blog getting hacked, and that set the precedence for the rest of the year.
    I’m not gonna do a 2017 outfit recap, or post pictures from what I have done the past year because in all honesty there is absolutely nothing to recap.

    Ok that’s a lie. I know the start of 2017 was great, it was beyond great, it was amazing. Then October came around and everything that happened before drowned in the shadow of my fathers’ death. The only thing I can remember is the boyf turning 30.

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    Christmas, Lifestyle

    This years christmas wrapping theme

    I’m such a sucker for pretty much everything Christmas and I should probably be embarrassed. But guess what, I am not! You’re probably gonna laugh now but one of my absolute favorite things about Christmas is selecting a wrapping theme for the year and actually wrapping presents. Yes you read right, I have a Christmas wrapping theme and, no I am not insane.

    dr house Christmas wrapping paper theme

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    Christmas, Lifestyle

    5 Christmas Movies your teenage self would LOVE

    The countdown to Christmas has begun people and believe it or not I have already finished pretty much
    all my Christmas presents for the year! I mean look – it’s even snowing on the blog!

    Snaps for me!

    Although I am super excited for Christmas this year, I am also dreading it. I feel like Im floating outside of my own body at the moment and I am just kinda waiting to land. It’s also really difficult to know I won’t be able to wish my father a Merry Christmas. It’s a thought that is constantly running through my mind, I have been toying with the idea of starting a separate blog where I write to my dad. I just need to get it out, you know? Anyway, I found a great way to distract myself from, well, myself. Christmas movies! Now I just gotta get Santa (I mean the boyfriend) to buy me a Panasonic Oled 4K TV –  it’s the TV of TV’s, the crème de la crème.

    Christmas movies

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    Lifestyle

    It’s ok not be ok

    I feel I lived a whole lifetime in just a month, but I guess death does that to you.

    Grief does that to you. I buried my father 2 weeks ago, but in many ways, it feels longer. It also feels like it was yesterday. Your perception of time disappears when you’re grieving. I wish could be one of those bloggers who pours her heart out in words on her blog. Finding comfort in sharing the pain and putting pen to paper, so to speak.

    But I’m not, and I don’t. Instead, I hide. From myself, from the world and above everything else from the pain at least I am trying to. A friend said “Greif is love with nowhere to go’ – and I couldn’t agree more. Where do you send the love when that person is gone? Every day is different. I can be fine, and then suddenly I’m not. It’s a light switch I have no control over.

    It’s been a month since my last blog post, just when I felt I started to get into the swing of things. The last time I posted was 3 days before he died. Little did I know that I would be spending that week with my arms wrapped around a man who had never been there for me, while he left this world. I can’t stop thinking. It’s like living in my own fucking torture cell. Me against my mind.

    I have no idea how to start blogging again. I have a million things running through my mind. Do I start with a sponsored post? God knows I have so much work to catch up on. Something personal? Do I pretend like nothing has happened? I don’t feel like the same person anymore, and sometimes I wonder if I really have anything more to say. Anything more to share.

    What is the etiquette for situations like this? Where does one begin again? Will I be judged for posting again now?  I don’t know. I spend 90% of my time talking to myself in my mind. I know I am slowly starting to lose it. I can feel it and then suddenly, out of the blue I feel like myself again. Like I’ve just woken up, or somebody ha lifted a veil off my eyes. Is this what its like to go insane?

    I want to be ready to write again. Need to be ready to write again. I don’t want to feel like every breath I take could be leading to a panic attack, I don’t want cry in my sleep anymore, and I don’t want have nightmares every time I close my eyes about new ways my father dies. I dont want feel so fucking much.

    I am desperately craving normality, and although I have never done drugs I imagine this is what its like to want a fix. To need a fix.

    Don’t be surprised if on Monday you see a new post. It might be sponsored one, it might be a personal one. It might be nothing at all. I am finding my strength in making my own etiquette and constantly remind myself that its ok not be ok.

     

    Fashion, Lifestyle

    A little blog news

    Hey sasspots

    and happy Monday! I know it’s been a while since you’ve heard from me, but I guess you are used to that by now! You know me, quality vs quantity over on this blog 😉

    but alas here I am, with a little blog related update for you!

     

    Checked blazer and denim skirt

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