Snapshots of the city ~ June joys

A week into July, we’re over half way through the year and summer has finally arrived! June already seems like a distant memory but oh what a fun month it was! Thanks to the rising temperatures and the summer events calendar it was definitely a very social month. There’s so much going on in London at this time of year I can hardly keep up and I’ve definitely missed a few great events when I’ve been out of town. It’s also been a bit of a struggle keeping up with the blog posts so thanks to everyone who keeps coming back! 🙂

Here are a few snapshots of what filled my diary last month.


Celebrating a friends birthday at the beginning of the month gave me a great excuse to get baking, I’ve hardly done any at all over the last few months as I’ve barely had a leisurely day in the kitchen. Even this one was a challenge as I got distracted by a food and flower market at Clapham High Street on my way home! It was all worth it though once I got to relax and enjoy a BBQ lit by fairy lights and balloons.


Whilst spring blooms, summer shines and you can’t deny that everything looks pretty in the light of clear blue skies. I do my best to make the most of these days and explore the outdoors. Little Venice is a regular favourite as it’s just a short walk from the office but I love wandering around the streets of Marylebone, I’d love to have a nose around some of those lovely tall townhouses!

But my own local area has some treats too. Pops of pink petals in our neighbours’ gardens often catch my eye when I’m out and about in Tooting. I’ve also discovered that The Avalon in Clapham South is a pretty lovely place to enjoy a chilled glass of wine in the evening.


Rekorderlig’s Midsummer House was the perfect alfresco evening. Cider, cocktails and sunshine in the midst of the picturesque Victoria Park. Plus a lovely acoustic set by Nina Nesbitt to provide a relaxed atmosphere.


Father’s Day meant a long overdue trip back to Birmingham to spend some time with my dad and sister, and the opportunity to dig out a few favourite photos from the family archive.


Coffee, cupcakes, cocktails and a quick peek at some City icons kept me going on a hectic Saturday involving a conference in Richmond and birthday celebrations in Shoreditch.


The ultimate sweet tooth satisfaction was discovered at The Goring as I enjoyed their delicious Afternoon Tea. (There’ll be more photos to drool over soon so keep an eye out for my review.)


But of course the highlight of the month had to be Glastonbury. It’s my second time and it’s a festival that seems to get better with visit!

What were your June joys? Did you go to any festivals? What are you looking forward to in July?

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