Bye Bye Borough

We are gearing up to move offices so this will be my last week in our current location.  I have worked on the South side of the river, near Borough Market and at Bankside for 2 years now.  I have become very fond of this part of London and will miss it but I am excited about new location too.

This is the part of Bankside I have been working in since August last year.

Walking to office

The little house in the foreground featured in a tv programme recently about interior decorating.  It is one of the almshouses.
Bankside 2 cattle trough I really like the mixture of modern buildings and old in this part of London.Hopton's Sign Bankside 1 Hopton's Almshouses sign This is my current office – known to us, not very fondly, as “the concrete bunker”.  There are few windows and phone reception inside is terrible but the location is good.concrete bunker 2 An old favourite for breakfast; oats, almond milk, chia seeds and a banana.

343 calories.breakfast 19-2-14 The office looks out over Blackfriars station which is covered in solar panels.view over Blackfriars At lunch time I set off on a walk to my favourite part of London.  I initially went past Borough Market to More London Place.glass building in BM I was on my way to get to pod for my favourite lunch of the moment.3d map of More Place Another part of London with lots of extraordinary architecture.More Place 4 More Place 3 More Place 2 Chicken nori wrap.  Yummy.  187 calories.pod nori More Place 1 On the way back to the office I took a detour round Borough Market.  I will really miss this place.BM5 This foodie haven, crammed in under the railway lines.BM4 BM3 I popped in to Turnips and treated myself to three types of mushrooms to have for supper.mushrooms at TurnipsNot many places go to that much trouble to display their wares.

onions in Turnips

 

tomatoes in Turnips Then back past these familiar and lovely buildings which I may not get back to for a long time.BM2 Lewis Woolf BM 1 inside Aesop The Clink The Anchor I ended my walk by walking along the riverside.Southwark bridge from Globe Globe 19-2-14 Back to the bunker.P1000995 concrete bunker Where I ate the other half of my lunch – a pod supergrain side salad.

238 calories.pod supergrain salad At home I tackled those lovely mushrooms.  I cooked them with some chopped onions and spinach and made an omelette.mushrooms and spinach It was delicious.  The mushrooms added an earthy flavour and meaty texture and the spinach went with it perfectly.

453 calories.dinner 19-2-14Bye bye Borough.  I will go back but I am not sure when.
spinach and mushroom omeletteI had some nuts while I was writing this – 340 calories.

About Lose Weight and Gain Health

Hi! My name is Zoe and I live in a small village in the beautiful Weald of Kent with my husband and 2 children. I have been fighting the fat for years but this time I am serious. I want to lose weight and gain health. This blog is about how I am changing my lifestyle so I can lose weight but not by just "being on a diet" but by making small changes to our lives so that as I lose weight, I gain health. I want my family to be healthy too and never have to struggle with their weight like I have. In common with many large people, I have gained and lost weight many times over the years. This time, I want to lose it and maintain a healthy low weight. I am interested in eating food that is nutrient dense and delicious and that appeals to children and adults. I try to use locally produced food supplemented with what I can grow myself. I support and try to use local farmers markets and farm shops. After all, I live in the 'Garden of England' so it seems silly to not take advantage of that. Another objective is to add more exercise to our days. It sounds so simple when I write it down :-)
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