Saturday, 7 April 2018

Notting Hill

I love the journal style of blogging. Recording our thoughts and days. It is what I enjoy most when I read the blogs of others. While sometimes there are events in our lives that deserve a whole glorious post to themselves, it can be hard to keep up and carve out the time to sit down and write.

Right at the beginning of the month one of my best friends from university came to visit to celebrate her birthday. She comes 3-4 times a year and we always pack so much into those weekend visits! By coincidence we spent the day in Notting Hill, exactly where we were on her trip one year ago! I arrived slightly earlier than her and enjoyed milling around the market before it got too busy. It was so calming. Music was being played by street performers to the dreamt back drop of multicoloured houses and smells of fresh market food. Once Leanne and I were united we tried to visit Biscuiteers cafe but they were all booked out for Mother's Day afternoon tea and instead drooled over their beautiful biscuits. My favourites were of course the unicorn and teacups.

We went for lunch at Farm Girl Cafe, a place I have been lusting over for so long but the food didn't quite live up to what I had hoped. Afterwards I felt like something sweet and in keeping with my '80% plant based goal' I was thrilled to spot a Hummingbird Bakery who have just brought out VEGAN red velvet cupcakes!!! It was divine.

In the afternoon we meet up with our dear friend Rickie. I had proposed that we visit The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art and Natural History which is pretty macabre but I knew that they would both like it. It was my first time visiting and it was really interesting! 

Tucked away in an unassuming space, it first looks like a bar and we had some glorious mocktails. Due to the space of the museum it can only hold a few people at the time, so once we were called we descended the steepest, spiral staircase to have our senses assaulted with the weirdest, interesting and most disturbing array of objects. I felt really inspired by some of it but had to look away at others. All in all however it was a hit and they loved it!

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