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Photos of the Week #28

July 15, 2014

WEEK 28 OF 52

What a week! It was always going to go quickly. The culmination of nine months preparation came to a head on Thursday, I had eight days worth of work to squeeze into three (interesting!), I was counting down the days before my sister came to visit on Friday and had a few other things on my mind.

Let’s start from the top. I’m back to the smoothies after a brief love affair with lemon & lime soya yogurt – they’re just such a great start to the day. I’ve also been enjoying bowls of gingerbread porridge – yes it’s July, but the weather last week certainly didn’t realise. Plus who can resist gingerbread anything?// Freeze-fried strawberries coated in white chocolate. So good!//

  

Trout and I made a pretty large order of Daiya and dove straight into making pizzas. I had two pizzas last week (actually, technically three. Wow.) We use ready made pizza bases from Waitrose, which are awesome! One pizza was a sausage BBQ (sausage, onion and mushroom with BBQ sauce on top) and the second was a version of Papa Johns’ The Works (vegan pepperoni, bacon, sausage, onion, mushroom, green pepper and jalapeno.) Yum.//

At the weekend I tried another brand of coconut yogurt, this time by The Coconut Collaborative. It was really good! I’ll be writing about them a bit more another time.//

 

On Thursday I was at the Tech4Good Awards. We’ve been working on the Awards with the organisers, AbilityNet, for a number of years – this was the 4th year of the Awards, but my first event. The finalists were fantastic; so many amazing stories, and they were so chuffed to win. I’ve absolutely loved getting to know people from each of the organisations and individuals who made it to the finals and those who won – their emails have been so sweet, and finding out the impact of being nominated for them is just amazing. In the past, winners have been granted additional funding, reached a much wider audience and have been taken more seriously as a result. I also got to meet Mariella Frostrup and Hannah Cockroft, which pretty much made my YEAR. Here are the amazing awards, designed by a very talented artist from Brighton.//

 
 

After the Awards I headed into London to meet a friend for dinner, and somehow managed to make him walk almost the entire length of London in search of pizza. Finally we settled on an Italian restaurant near Waterloo, and the walk wasn’t so bad. We passed by The Festival of Love on the Southbank, which was super bright and fun. I just love the Southbank – it always feels like an amazing part of central London, with so much history and energy. I felt so bad for all the walking, but at the same time it gave us an extra hour or so to catch up. In fact we talked so much the restaurant pretty much asked us to leave to make room for another group of customers.// More walking, but check out this view outside Blackfriars station. It was amazing to sit by the river with our backs to the water.//

On Friday my sister came down and we had a bit of a pampering day. I took her to The Final Nail as a belated birthday gift and she absolutely loved it. Look how amazing those nails are! The girls are so lovely there, and they’ll be launching a range of vegan treatments soon so watch this space.//

  

Before her nail appointment we went for lunch at Wai Kika Moo Kau – their wraps are just too good! I really need to venture into the rest of the menu, but their bang bang tofu wrap is so hard to resist.// Later in the afternoon we stopped off at Infinity for coffee and cake to escape the torrential rain, before heading home and making quiche.//

 

Happy Campers! At the weekend we pitched up our tent with a few friends and spent the evening stuffing our faces with BBQ, quiche, hummus chips, white chocolate chip cookies and marinated figs, and sat around a bonfire listening to music and chatting. It was a really lovely way to spend the evening, especially as we were also celebrating an engagement. I finally got to catch up with them and find out all the what’s-who’s-how’s-then’s-tears-photos! I headed to bed at around 1am and fell asleep to the sound of friends crowd-surfing and circle-pitting in the tent next to me.//

 

HI Mr Whiskerson! He was leaning over the banisters looking down at me and I couldn’t resist getting a quick snap. He’s such a funny cat.// Finally, here’s what Rasputin wishes he was eating; peanut butter on toast. Utterly bonkers.//

All photos taken on my iPhone.
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11 Comments leave one →
  1. July 15, 2014 8:06 am

    Oh my lord, I don’t even like porridge but that looks amazing! And pizza! So hungry…

  2. July 16, 2014 1:26 am

    Love the nails and kitty pics!

  3. July 16, 2014 7:46 pm

    What a packed week! That pizza looks amazing, I have such a craving for it at the moment! Love the nails too :-)

    • July 20, 2014 12:46 pm

      I know! Super busy but all really fun. I can’t get enough of pizza right now!

  4. Deb permalink
    July 19, 2014 9:34 am

    OMG where do you order Daiya from?? I lived on that stuff when we were in Canada last summer and miss it terribly. That pizza looks incredible! (I’ve also been addicted to that lemon lime soya yogurt – so good!)

  5. July 20, 2014 4:02 pm

    What a busy week! and all that food looks delicious!

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