Mitsu’s blog

Tourist for the morning

17th December 2014

I’ve lived in London all my life but don’t think I could ever run out of things to explore. Waaaaaay back in July after I discovered you could climb up the Elizabeth Towers and view Big Ben (the bell at the top of the tower) i signed myself up. Due to high demand I wasn’t able to get a place till December but that day came last week.

I took the morning off work and started my day off with a spot of yoga followed by hot chocolate and avo on toast at Le Pain Quotidien. Their menu is super vegan friendly at the moment with lots of options all clearly marked, plus a Christmas menu.

Le Pain Quotidien, St Paul's

Le Pain Quotidien, St Paul's

Fuelled up I took a leisurely stroll along the Thames…

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On to Westminster.

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Unfortunately photos in are not permitted anywhere in the Elizabeth Towers and out of respect I was more than happy to comply. It certainly makes the experience more magical if you can’t Google images of it first. Our guide was really informative, covering not only the history of the building and the bell, but also how the clock mechanism is maintained today. The tours are timed so that you actually get to hear Big Ben chime and you also get to see the views from the top.

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{ I’m still excited about the fact I was behind those clock faces! }

If you are interested in climbing the tower you need to contact your local MP and ask them to arrange a tour (which is free and only to UK residents), however our tour guide did mention they would be shut for refurbishment sometime next year. You can find more details about the tour here.

 

L♥ve

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♥ Thai and Lao. I am obsessed with this place at the moment, it’s located at Box Park where you can also get a bubble tea (so obviously I do). It’s the perfect distance from my work which means I can make it there and back in my lunch break. I really want to try the jungle curry, but go for the red. Every. Single. Time.

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L♥ve

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L♥ve

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Some of the things I am loving at the moment:

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VegFest UK London 2014

2nd October 2014

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L♥ve

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Some of the things I am loving at the moment:

♥ Yemama Gojjo. One of several Ethiopian stalls over at Brick Lane markets. I want to try everything on their stall and all the others too. :)

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99 problems but a nut milk bag ain’t one

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L♥ve

12th of September 2014

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Veganism for little ones pt1

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V Delicious, Olympia

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Is it just me or is this getting better every year? They ashared a space with 2 other exhibitors this year, the Allergy  and Free From Show and The Back Pain Show. I didn’t have much time to check it out so I stuck to the pink carpet which was the V Delicious vegan area. I just knew however that I was missing out on the gems in the Allergy and Free From side, so I made sure Sash paid a visit too and she was glad she did! (more…)

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L♥ve

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Goodness it is almost a year since I received a copy of The Vegg Cookbook for review, during that time however The Vegg has definitely become a staple of my cupboard and is makes regular appearances during weekend full breakfasts. It is still a product that has so much potential for experimentation but I can only dream of having a life where I had enough time to cook all the things I have in my head and in the books on my shelf. (more…)

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