What a busy few days I have had. I have been incredibly busy at work, making the most of the last couple of days in Bankside and enjoying socialising.
Thursday was my last day in the Bankside office and I made the most of being so close to Tate Modern by visiting it at lunch time. It is an enormous building, much of which is left empty which is unusual, to be in so much space. There was a big exhibition of Surrealism and I was delighted to see a Dali painting. When I was a much younger woman, and we decorated university rooms and bedrooms with posters, many of my friends had a poster of this picture. I didn’t have this one, I had ‘Sleep’ but seeing this painting brought back so many very happy memories of a time that suddenly seems so long ago. I think this painting is fantastic and it seemed a real honour to be standing in front of it. It is surprisingly small! There was so much to see but so little time. I will miss the views of Saint Paul’s but I am sure our new location will have a whole new panorama for me to enjoy. I whizzed in to Albion on the way back to the office. I will miss this place. It opened when I moved here and it has been a pleasure to see it becoming more and more popular. Roasted vegetable and chicken salad. Delicious. In the late afternoon I ran over to the lounge at Citizen M for a cup of tea with Gail. It was too rushed but at least I managed to see her and enjoy being in this lovely lounge, albeit briefly, before I left.In the evening I enjoyed a delicious pizza with my sister Lucy and her family. We went to Mosaic, an Italian restaurant and Pizzeria in Archway which was excellent.
I did weaken and enjoyed a huge and cheesey pizza. Since then I have eaten some extremely healthy meals such as this huge bowl of kale cooked with onions and mushrooms. Topped with some brown basmati rice and an omelette. Sardines with rice and raw vegetables. A smoothie made with mixed berries, cashew butter, coconut water, Maca powder and protein powder. A very healthy lunch today made with brown Basmati rice, black eyed beans, yellow pepper, tomato, celery, carrot, parsley, basil and coriander. No dressing, just salt, pepper and some chilli.Unfortunately I have also eaten some cakes, chocolate and we had a curry for supper tonight. I have put on a few pounds which I am disappointed about. I need to be in more and prepare meals and be less rushed and busy. Next week is looking ridiculously busy too but I will do my best to eat well and exercise.