Trafalgar Square

Last night, when I was having a lovely dinner with my friend Lucy, I made the comment that some mornings I get off the train at Charing Cross but instead of going straight to work, I enjoy a walk first.  I particularly enjoy being in Trafalgar Square.  Here’s why.

Trafalgar Square street signOn a beautiful sunny morning like today’s, when the sky is bright blue and the sun catches some of the buildings with its early morning orange tint, it is wonderful to stand in this huge old Square with its  grand monuments to times gone by and be almost alone.

You are more aware of its size and grandeur when you are practically alone in there.T.Sq 6 Cars, bikes, buses and pedestrians race around the square but very few walk through it or stop and sit in it during the early hours.Nelson's Column The Houses of Parliament can be seen in the distance, adding to the grandeur of the buildings.  But look, no people.T. Sq 5 I almost have these glorious buildings to myself.National Gallery London You can keep the cockerel.T.Sq 3This is one of my favourites, The National Gallery.P1010411 T.Sq 1 By the evening the square is full of people. Busy T.Sq The fountains are on in the evening which adds to the loveliness of Trafalgar Square but I prefer it in the mornings.T.Sq in evening Having enjoyed a few moments in the Square I bought a skinny latte to enjoy on my way to the office.  I would have liked to sit on this concrete bench but I kept going as I had so much work to do.  The West End is so much more peaceful in the mornings than during the day and evenings.concrete seat I took one more detour – I walked the length of Monmouth Street which appeared to have had a morning wash!wash Monmouth I bought scrambled eggs with spinach, ham and Parmesan from Pure.Pure eggs and ham It was very good and kept me feeling full all morning.

eggs and hamI bought my lunch from Pure too.  We have given up with the Timber Yard because the service is so appalling.  Pure is actually the closest eatery to the office anyway.  I bought 2 side salads instead of one large salad.
2 Pure salads They were bothquinoa and butternut salad very edible.Feta salad For supper I had Wild Alaskan salmon with a huge portion of stir fried vegetables.  Thank you Lara, it is much appreciated to come home and have dinner ready.salmon and stir fried veggies


About Lose Weight and Gain Health

Hi! My name is Zoe and I live in Hastings, East Sussex, with my son Harvey and dog, Milton. 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 do not eat animal products so follow a vegan diet. 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. Another objective is to add more exercise to our days. It sounds so simple when I write it down :-)
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1 Response to Trafalgar Square

  1. suzjones says:

    I think mornings are always the best. There is always a promise about the coming day that is beautiful.

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