Been a week of mixed emotions but I’m feeling more content and ready for my next adventures! I’ve finally been able to explore more of South London, but more of that below!
Meilyr Jones @ The Islington Assembly Hall
Wednesday evening, after stuffing our faces with pizza at The Vineyard, we hopped, skipped & jumped across the road to catch Meilyr Jones at the Islington Assembly Hall. This man, he just gets better each time I watch him, and this was, I think, my 6th time seeing him. Superb!
Accounts Team Lunch
Last week we had some of the ladies from our accounts team in South Africa over here at our London office, so we had a little accounts team lunch at The Mayflower, the oldest Thames pub. Unfortunately, it was a little too chilly to sit outside and take in the beautiful views. I went for the veggie burger which was made up of a sweet potato blackbean patty, avocado and sweet chilli jam, nestled in a fresh bun, and it was absolutely delicious. Also, the chips were some of the best I’ve ever had – so fluffy!
Working in such a social office is still pretty alien to me, not that I didn’t like or get on with my previous colleagues, we just never used to socialise outside of work. I’ve been working with Expat Explore for just over a month now, and this was our 5th evening of hanging out altogether. We all gathered at The Salt Quay for a couple of bevvies with the perfect river sunset as our backdrop.
This past weekend was my 1st proper weekend I had free to explore my new area in South East London. Thankfully, my new neighbour Erica happened to be free too and so became my personal tour guide. We strolled to Penge, taking in all the colourful street art, and we also stopped for lunch at Blue Belle café – a totally adorable café just off the high street. We then walked off our hearty brunch with a wander around Crystal Palace Park and a visit to the famous dinosaurs. All in all, a ruddy good day!
Sunday in New Cross
Sunday’s aren’t usually thought of as the best day to go to a pop punk all dayer, but nonetheless James & I headed to New Cross Inn for exactly that. We stopped off first for lunch at The London Particular where I had a deliciously simple, yet effective dish of garlic mushrooms, spinach and goats cheese on toast. Sadly we couldn’t stick around for the whole pop punk all dayer, but we did manage to catch a couple of bands. Charmpit were definitely my favourite, and I’ll definitely be going to see them again soon!
So, that was my week. What have been your #HumpDayHigh5’s?
Check out last week’s post.