I can’t believe it myself but I have completed ‘Dry January’, I used to scoff at the idea but I’ve done it and feeling pretty proud of myself.
For those in the Southern Hemisphere you have the similar ‘Stoptober’ because who could give up drinking in January, the best month of the year for you but for us in the Northern hemisphere it is by far the worst.
I don’t know why I decided to do it, it wasn’t a big thing but after I over did it on New years eve and ended up with my head down the toilet New Years Day it was a better time than any to do it. I blame these jugs of frozen margarita’s.
So there isn’t too much to report for this month, that means that my life certainly revolves more around ‘social drinking’ that I thought. After coming back from New York and straight back to work it was a stark reminder of just how depressing January really is.
I got a few jobs done that I have been putting of forever though. I finally got some of my favourite wedding photos printed and framed and put them up on my walls. I found a new cafe/coffee spot near my place that is so quaint. It is called Wilton Way Cafe and it is also the host to London Fields Radio.
I witnessed countless beautiful sunrises because the sun rises at 8am which is the time that I leave for work.
I went to Lumiere in Kings Cross and totally froze and felt really underwhelmed by it all, except this projection, this was cool.
I enjoyed every single blue sky that made an appearance.
I was lucky enough to see this gorgeous sunset over the Regents Canal during my walk home from work.
I walked from my house to the Tower of London one Saturday morning and was graced with this gorgeous view and literally no tourists anywhere!
I did a tourist day in London as part of a Travelex campaign, I was tasked with creating a great London day out with $150 of my home currency (New Zealand). It was really fun to get out there and enjoy things on my doorstep that I hadn’t before. I did an alternative walking tour, got some street food, tried the famous Mast Brothers hot chocolate and went to a board game bar.
Then my month went a bit pear shaped, I got sick and had problems with my asthma (who says no drinking makes you healthy?). So I’ve spent a lot of time in bed, watching countless episodes of Gossip Girl and sleeping because sleep is the best medicine.
Then I decided pretty randomly to get a tattoo one Monday night. I’ve wanted one for quite some time and have been thinking about it for a while now so I just went and did it because why not? I chose two arrows to show me moving forwards in life as I truly believe this. I am all about getting out there, doing it, making things happen and moving forward with my life, not staying in the same place and doing the same things. It has a lot of meaning for me which I think is important.
For those that don’t have tattoo’s – it didn’t hurt! I was really surprised at how little pain I felt. I still keep looking at it and still adore it!
The 5th weekend, yes FIFTH WEEKEND in January I spent my Friday night at the brand new Molly Bakes shop trying out their Freak Shakes. I’ve seen these pop up on instagram for the last year in total envy so when I heard they were in London and a 10 minute walk from my house I got down there to try sample one of their Chocolate Freak Shakes. It exceeded expectation and I will no doubt be back.
Plans for February
Duck and Waffle breakfast
A kiwi girls blogger meet up at Ozone cafe
A trip to Jersey to meet my new little niece
Friends flat warming party (I’ll be able to drink woo hoo)
TNT Travel Show
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