Snapshots of the city ~ Springing into March

The city breathed a sigh of relief when March finally arrived, signalling the end of a winter and the promise of spring. Throughout the month we were kindly treated to some sunny weekends, glorious sunsets, and bright bursts of yellow daffodils filled gardens and parks. Spring definitely battles with autumn for my favourite season of the year. Here’s a few snapshots of how I enjoyed the springing through the month.

Pancake Day, for me, is an annual highlight. It takes me back to my childhood days when I was beyond excitement that I was allowed to eat a stack of sugary sweet pancakes for dinner. The boyfriend and I definitely enjoyed a little pancake flipping competition this year.

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There’s nothing quite like those first days of real sunshine, when you can actually take your coat off and enjoy the outdoors. I did my best to make the most of every ray by taking a long walk along the River Thames one Sunday, then hiring a Boris bike to cycle around Hyde Park the following weekend.

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I’ve also been trying to keep up my running regime for the British 10K London run. Running around London’s great parks meant I enjoyed the sight of plenty of daffodils along my route and managed to catch my first post-work sunset in beautiful surroundings.

I got my coffee fixes for the month in a few of my favourite cafes – Kaffeine, Ozone Coffee Roasters and Freestate Coffee.

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And gave my friend the best sugar fix of the year with a rather large birthday cake (it was a 30th birthday after all!).

The city’s architecture is one of the few things that stops me in my tracks when I am charging around.

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Kings Cross St Pancras, the Royal Courts of Justice and the British Museum are all fine examples. And I love the sight of the buildings that twinkle along the River Thames!

The last Saturday of the month was spent walking along the Regent’s canal from Paddington to Kings Cross (more on this to come!).

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Followed by ciders in the sunshine.

Flowers are nice to have in the house at any time of year, so to end on a pretty note here’s a snapshot of my purchase from the Columbia Road Flower Market.

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How did you spring into March? Is spring your favourite season of the year? 

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