― Orson Welles
I had a lovely Saturday planned and was delighted when I woke up to 20 degree sunshine (despite having left my favourite sunglasses in Vegas). For anyone who doesn't live in the UK - yes 20 degrees is warm!
Obviously having no suitable summer clothes (must go shopping) I decided foolishly to wear jeans which I then regretted for the rest of the day. I met my sister and we headed to East London for a spot of lunch at my fave The Diner. My sis had never been before so she tucked into a pulled pork burger while I stuck to my favourite - the humble hotdog.
|a glorious hot dog|
|Sweet potato fries are the best|
In the evening I met a friend for a wander round the Southbank, stopping at The Scooter Cafe for an Aperol Spritz. I'd never been before but instantly fell for it's charms which include eclectic seating, a Vespa in the window and a little cat sleeping on the seat by our table. The bar maids were so friendly and I really liked the laid back vibe. There's a room downstairs you can hire too for a party.
|Quirky bits and pieces|
After a wander back to Waterloo we decided that we simply must eat Franco Manca before going home. As I've previously mentioned I love pizza and I really love Franco Manca, so I gladly headed up to Goodge St and luckily only had to wait 5 minutes or so to be seated (they don't take reservations so by the time we left the queue was huge).
We tucked into yummy garlic bread and a number 2 pizza (cheese and tomato) which as usual was served super fast and we had another lovely waitress.
|delicious garlic bread at Franco Manca|
Feeling completely stuffed I rolled home and now definitely need some sort of serious diet! I had such a lovely day though and nice to see two of my favourite people in one day.
|gift card that seems to sum me up too well!|