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100 Cups of Coffee

Cold Brew in the Park

One of the best things about living in London is the green spaces. London has so many amazing parks and most of the time I never get the chance to enjoy them. When I know I am going to be visiting a new area, I search online for interesting coffee shops. As I knew I would be near Regent’s Park for an appointment. I searched for a local coffee shop, grabbed my kindle and sat in the park to relax after my appointment.

Mojito Coffee

Over the summer, I had a lot of meeting in St Paul’s. The first place, I discovered in the area was Nespresso Cafe. As well as serving all their own coffees, they have an amazing menu of alternative coffee drinks. So I finally, got to try a Mojito Iced Coffee!

Coffee with a view

Still in the St Paul’s area, I started to explore and found the amazing rooftop area on the One New Change shopping mall. As well as this amazing view of St Paul’s Cathedral, you can see the famous building in the city and along the river. At the time I was reading the book, The City’s Son. Which featured the Cathedral, so it was nice to spend my free time, reading this in the shadow on the dome.

My Favourite Coffee

The reason had not been blogging over the summer was due to me being called up for Jury Service in July. One of the worse thing about Jury Service was the lack of decent coffee. The coffee in the court was un-drinkable and they nearest coffee stand burnt the coffee. So after a fortnight of bad coffee on my first day off, I “earned” a decent coffee from one of my favourite coffee shops!

Same View, Different Coffee

In August, it was back to St Paul’s for more meetings. Although the weather had started to change. The roof garden at One New Change still provided the idea place to relax and drink my coffee. And I discovered yet another new place to try!

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(P)inspirational- Summer Crafts

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As I have mentioned before I would decorate the house of any occasion, Valentine’s Day, Halloween and Easter. Here in the UK we don’t really have a reason to celebrate in the summer (apart from the cheery weather). So our summer theme is normally just fresh flowers around the house.

Living in a flat, we don’t really have a garden – just a few flower boxes, so I have to buy flowers rather than, pick them from my garden, I normal get cheap flowers in the supermarket, they tend to be only a few pounds and normally last just over a week. Instead of using traditional vases I love upcycling old bottles. After seeing this pin, I started using my strawberry jam jars to hold pink or red roses.

Continuing with the upcycling theme, I noticed a trend on Instagram this summer of people trying to collect all the set of these Orla Kiely coffee jars from Douwe Egberts, I was lucky enough to find all three in my local supermarket – and can’t wait to start using them as candle holders. (They also make fabulous vases)

One thing that does scream British Summer to me is bunting; it conjures up images of village fêtes or street parties, over the last few years I have an excuse to hang paper bunting, (Football themed for the World Cup or flags for the Olympics), but this summer my hallway looks bear so I am thinking of making some with floral material.

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