More of that yummy Coco-Nutty Granola for breakfast, eaten with a small dollop of Greek yogurt and some almond milk. I took it to work and ate it at my desk and yet again, it kept me going all morning until another late lunch.
Back in the day, going out for lunch with colleagues was a very regular occurrence but these days it is very rare. We all seem to work harder, faster and longer. The team I sit next to were going out for lunch today to say farewell to someone re-locating to Switzerland and they invited me to join them. We went to Jamie’s in Covent Garden. I was not comfortable taking photos so I will have to tell you what I had. Water to drink and a bun less burger with fries. It was really good.
Now many years ago, a City lunch would have lasted hours and involved vast amounts of wine. Todays had no alcohol at all and did not go on for hours. Shame as I would have liked to sit there longer. Mind you, lunch was brought to a halt by a poor man being taken very ill at the table behind us and then a fire alarm so we all had to evacuate.
So instead of food photos I took some pictures of my walk back to the office. Hello Gudrun Sjoden. 4 pounds down, 10 to go and I will be there, shopping! So this is one of my favourite parts of London, Seven Dials. So called because the dial is in the middle of 7 streets that radiate out from the little roundabout with the dial on it. The little streets are not too busy, there is a chilled vibe and lots of interesting shops and cafes. I read yesterday that Marcus Wareing is opening a cheap restaurant in Seven Dials which I will be interested to try. The production of Matilda is excellent and well worth a visit. These much bigger and grander buildings are at the Trafalgar Square end of the Strand which is beside Charring Cross train station. The buildings looked even more stunning in the early evening light. Neither of us were hungry for supper so I had a quick smoothie. It had the remnants of Harvey’s smoothie in it so I did have a little bit of the apple and raspberries he had. I mainly had coconut water, Chia seeds, Flax seeds, Spirulina, Matcha powder, Coconut yogurt and some blackcurrants. It came out a very unappetising green/grey colour but it tasted OK so i drank it and enjoyed the nutrients.
I ate 3 reasonable meals today and managed some walking. I didn’t eat enough vegetables but apart from that, I feel quite pleased with the days effort.