DEVON

 
A couple of weeks ago my mum and her partner came to visit for a week. They had requested that we weren't to stay in London for the whole week, as they are getting a little bit tired of the city life when they come over to visit. We decided to take them down to Devon as we were invited to a wedding there that weekend as well. 
 
My mum absolutely loved it down there and was already looking into if she could get a house there (just kidding, but not really). We did not only explore Brixham, where they were staying, but also Dartmouth, Dartmoor, Slapton, Torquay and various other places including Bournemouth on the way down there. It was a really nice little trip and the first of what I belive will be many, as my mum loved it so much. 
 
 
 
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FRANK'S ROOFTOP BAR

 
Last week a friend of mine from the states was in London because of work, so we met up for some drinks and dinner one evening. Allee and I went to LCF together and it was so nice to catch up on what she's been up to for the last two (!) years since we left LCF. We went to Frank's Rooftop Bar which actually is a the roof of a carpark in Peckham. You get an incredible view, especially when the sun is setting and once it has set. London lights up like nothing else in the night time. It is really spacious, only down side is that there isn't much space to sit as most of it is just open space and also, the food is great, however it is not ideal if you are starving. The food is more if you're feeling a bit peckish whilst enjoying your drink. 
 
Anyway, it's a little hidden gem in south east London I've been dying to tell you about. It's a perfect place for when you actually just want to be able to hear what you say to each other as there isn't really loud music. It can get a bit windy as you are so high up, but if you choose a nice day it is amazing. 
 
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PRIDE 2016

Photo courtesy of @laurenreiman
 
Yesterday we spent all day in Soho, celebrating Pride and dancing on the streets. Except for a few showers in the afternoon the sun was out all day, which just made the day even better. It was such a nice day where everyone just came together to have fun, a well needed reminder that London accepts all and everyone after the devastating Brexit results. I plan on writing a longer, quite opinitade piece on Brexit another day, but let's just say that I think that the results are absolutely horrific and I'm not actually sure how I feel about some people being so stupid, ignorant and backwards thinking that they could even consider voting out. I'll leave it at this for now, but will return with some more thoughts later in the week. 
 
But anyway, back to Pride and the good times. We met up with the group at about 2pm and spent quite a few hours in Soho Square before the rain started. Then we made our way to Freedom, a club in Soho, where we stayed till 8pm. Yes, you heard me right, we left the club at 8pm. For some reason it was completely acceptable yesterday to go clubbing before we even had dinner. It was a great laugh though! When the rain stopped and we all started to get hungry, we made our way back to East for a house party. It was such a lovely day! I've never been to Pride before but I will definitely go again. 
 
 
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