Weekend Scenes: July 18th & 19th

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Lately, weekends seem to have a routine—one day we focus on us and our home while the other day is spent outside exploring a new section of London. It doesn't matter which day we do which and in all honesty, we usually leave that decision up to the weather. We enjoy the balance that it provides and the refresh it gives to get us ready for the week ahead.

This Saturday was our at home day. We spent some time doing some chores that had built up and talking to our families back home but the majority of the day was dedicated to a project Rico has been working on with his music. We will be sharing more on that soon so for now I'll keep quiet!

On Sunday, our wandering brought us to Little Venice, a section of London we have been to before but not since our trip over here when we were still living in Boston. I always enjoy finding little pockets of the city that are quieter and allow you to just unwind—Little Venice does just that! As we strolled along the canals, I could feel my body relaxing.

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After walking around and spending time looking at the house boats along the canal (I always wonder what would it take to live in one of those) it was time to grab a late lunch.

There's been lots of chatter about the Clifton Nurseries by fellow London bloggers and judging by pictures, I knew it was a place we needed to pop in. As we made our way through the arch, we followed along the path and eventually began to weave ourselves in and out of all the flowers and plants. We let our minds forget we were still in the city as we surrounded ourselves with all things green. Eventually it was time to eat and The Quince Tree was buzzing away with laughter as people enjoyed their freshly made food. The energy there was so positive and inviting, creating a great gathering point for Londoners.

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Once we had our share of food, we found our way home through the canals and back to the bus stop. We came home and relaxed, later enjoying our treats we took home from the cafe—cookies and macarons. Though we were too full to eat there, we never pass on sweets so bringing them home was the perfect solution. And, of course, eating them was the best way to end to our weekend.

Another weekend done, another section of the city checked off!