As most of you know, I try to visit London once or twice a month to stay with my boyfriend James who lives down there. It can be exhausting travelling so often (and London’s expensive) but it has many benefits, including that I get to spend time with my best blogging buddies Laila and Bel. Last weekend, Laila organised a second blogger brunch (nicknamed “#lailabrunch“) and I was so excited to be able to go! I almost never go to blog events and since moving to Edinburgh I’ve not met any new bloggers (asides from the lovely Lucie who I was introduced to a couple of weeks ago.) We met up at the Hive Wellbeing on Cambridge Heath Road for brunch, coffee and cake. The food was actually lovely (despite their smoothies costing a whopping £7) and we were sat next to a nice big window, perfect for food photos. We slowly trickled from brunch to the pub, which was followed pre-drinks and ring of fire and then dancing in Dalston. My first night in a club in a year! Although it was technically a room in the back of a pub, so I’m not sure it really counts.
I ordered the hummus and tempeh sandwich, with coconut ice cream for dessert. The ice cream was divine! All the cakes and puddings were vegan which was pretty sweet (geddit?) and I’ve also shared a snap of Holly’s coconut citrus cheesecake. It was awesome spending so much time just chilling out, eating, drinking and talking about blog stuff, amongst other things. I loooove talking about the internet but none of my IRL friends up in Scotland blog so I have to make the most of it when I’m with my online buddies.
I have to say it was a bit weird being in London and spending so much time away from James. By the time I’d returned to his flat on Sunday afternoon (there’s no way I was going to fork out £££ for a late night taxi and I couldn’t face the night bus… bring on the 24hr tube!) it was nearly time to go home and I felt like I’d barely seen him. Most of the time I can cope with the distance but right now I’m counting down the days until he moves up for summer.