What a bleurgh day today was and how badly I ate ! I went to the funeral of a friend and neighbour yesterday. It was beautifully done but profoundly sad and I couldn’t stop thinking about her or her beloved boys, who are now growing up, just 3 houses away without their Mummy.
I am still struggling with jet lag too. I feel exhausted in the evening but can not stay asleep long enough once I go to bed. I was awake just after 3am this morning and could not get back to sleep so I got up and caught the 5:30 am train to London.
While I was away we moved offices. Our new office was described as “looking like a prison”. I see what they mean! Luckily we do have windows on our floor. We look out over Blackfriar’s Bridge. The windows are much smaller than our previous office and we have less space but the inside of the building is actually better than the other one. It is also further from Borough Market and Monmouth coffee so that may save me. I ate some unhealthy rubbish for breakfast and mid morning felt tired again so I set out to find something healthier. There is a Crussh nearby so I went inside to choose something. I selected a Super Smoothie which had some super nutrients to help elevate your mood, allegedly. It didn’t work but it tasted good. I also had a Bounce ball for protein. They taste delicious but have a high sugar content. At lunch time I decided to walk to Borough Market. I know I just said previously I am further away so I won’t go so often but I didn’t mean I won’t ever go!
My route took me through this housing estate. Behind one of these houses is the most surprising garden. It is not very large but it is completely full of vegetables. Just look at those gourds hanging from the wire netting that covers the garden. Every inch of space has something growing in it. There were at least 3 types of gourd hanging from the “roof”. Quite incredible. Borough Market did not please me today like it usually does. It was hot, very humid and completely packed with people. I felt very claustrophobic and uncharacteristically irritable in there today. I rarely work in London on a Friday, I usually work from home. I had heard Friday’s were busy in the market but it was quite ridiculous and not very enjoyable.
I did go to Monmouth where I decided to stop and have a coffee and a brownie inside. The coffee and brownie were lovely but naughty. As were the other things I chose for lunch! This was Waterloo East station at 6:30am this morning. I preferred the view at 4:30pm when I was on my way home 🙂 Having had one of my worst eating days for a very long time, I decided a super healthy supper was the way to go. Harvey and I shared 3 huge Swiss Chard leaves, including stalks.Courgettes from the garden and onions.
Plus some brown Basmati rice and cherry tomatoes. I needed something very nutritious and light for supper as I am going to juice fast tomorrow and I want to set myself up for a good nights sleep.
I also needed to compensate for a very bad day of eating.
I know,it was incredibly sad to lose her so suddenly, but it makes us realise how incredibly fragile and precious our lives are ( and our friends!) x