June went by in a flash – so it’s time for my month in photos roundup!
I’ve had a really nice month – full of days out, a city break, fun in the sun and Love Island every night (obviously!). Here’s what I’ve been up to in June.
Zoo nights at ZSL London
At the beginning of the month, I managed to get tickets for the opening night of Zoo nights at ZSL London. James and I had hot dogs and cocktails, then explored the Zoo looking at all the cute animals – the penguins were my favourite. Zoo nights is on every Friday night 6pm-11pm for guests aged 18+. It’s a fun date night and something cool to do in London in these warm summer evenings.
Pancakes at the Chocolate Cafe
I went to Canterbury last month to see my best friend Alice, and we took a trip to the Chocolate Cafe whilst we were there. We’d had a long day exploring the cathedral town in the sun, so we treated ourselves to some insane pancakes. Alice had the special of the day (kinder beuno) and I went for strawberrys drizzled in white chocolate.
Slimming World overnight oat muffins
As part of my goals for 2018, I wanted to make a point of cooking more recipes from scratch and trying new food. I gave this Slimming World overnight oat muffin recipe a go as I’m stuck on ideas for filling breakfast ideas; it’s quick and easy to whip up but I wasn’t a fan. I have a real love/hate relationship with oats so these weren’t for me. My family enjoyed them however, so if you’re an oat fan you might like them!
Cake at Fitzbillies
I went to Cambridge with James and my family for the day as my Nan was up from Somerset for a week. We spent the day punting and walking around the cathedral city, before heading into Fitzbillies for coffee and cake. Fitzbillies has been open since 1922 and they’re famous for their chelsea buns. The bakery in front is apparently the original bakery, too!
Punting in Cambridge
I love going to Cambridge as there are so many things to see and do in Cambridge, but punting is my personal favourite. It’s relaxing and enjoyable, and I love hearing all the quirky little facts about the city.
Michael Kors bag for the summer
This was definitely a “treat yo self” kind of moment… James and I watched the football last week in a pub just off Covent Garden. It was my first experience watching a football game in a pub and it was actually good fun, so much so I happily tapped away my credit card for an £8 glass of prosecco… So a little giddy, James and I walked to Covent Garden and did a bit of shopping. Next thing you know, I’m walking out of the Michael Kors shop with a big grin because I treated myself to an MK bag at last! It was part of their summer sale so the price wasn’t the worst, but it’s a cute over the shoulder bag in a bright/pink colour – perfect for the summer!
Bottomless brunch at Mabel’s
I was fortunate enough to win a competition for bottomless brunch at Mable’s Covent Garden, so James and I went their Sunday morning before the England game for a full English and drinks. James opted for beer (after a fairly gross experience with a Bloody Mary) and I opted for peach bellinis – which went down a treat!
Come to Hamburg trip
I was fortunate enough to go to Hamburg thanks to the #cometohamburg project! I have a few posts coming up about the hotel we stayed in, what we did and where we ate and I can’t wait to share them. Hamburg is a beautiful city and the weather was really on our side! There’s so much to see and do there, and it’s definitely worthy of a place in my top European cities to visit this year. Keep your eyes pealed for those Hamburg posts!
Maritime museum in Hamburg
One of the things we did in Hamburg was go on a guided tour around the Maritime museum by the lovely Damian! He was so passionate about maritime and its extensive history, so it was really interesting seeing how the industry has changed over the years.
Drinks by the water
For our last day in Hamburg, James and I found a lovely restaurant on the waterfront called Alex, and we had chilled fruit juices and currywurst for lunch. I like visiting new places and trying their traditional dishes – and this wasn’t too bad! It was basically sausage cut up into chunks, soaked in a sweet curry sauce and sprinkled with curry powder with a side of crispy fries. It’s was filling and quite rich!
Reichshof of Hamburg
We stayed at the beautiful Reichshof of Hamburg Hilton during our time in Hamburg. The hotel was in a great location; just opposite their main train station and surrounded by restaurants, bars and cafes. The art deco interior style is stunning, and the breakfast was delicious too. If you are heading to Hamburg for a city break, I would definitely recommend staying at Reichshof of Hamburg.
Build your own McFlurry
I love going to McDonald’s in different countries because they always have different food to us in the UK. We had the most delicious burger in McDonald’s (tomato bun, double beef burger, onion, lettuce, tomato, bacon, cheese and garlic mayo) with lattice fries. The Mcflurrys in Hamburg were a sort of “build your own” ones. For €2.99 you could choose a topping and a sauce. The toppings included oreo, popcorn, pick me up bar and smarties, with chocolate and caramel sauce as a side. I went for smarties and chocolate sauce and James went for smarties and caramel sauce. Super yum!
I’m hoping the warmer weather sticks around so we can have a good summer for once! I have a week planned in Weymouth in July and tickets to see The Cure with James in London – so July is shaping up nicely.
What did you get up to in June?