I LOVE LONDON!!

 

We’ve managed to live here  5 months without properly sight seeing… Tut tut! Finally today was the day we visited some famous sites London has to offer and it was a beautiful day too!

Here are a few photos to show what a lovely day we had 😘 xxx

 

Mini milk xxxx

Big Ben. 

London Eye.

Big Ben from South Bank.

Me and my boyfriend Liam 🙂 

 

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PRIMROSE HILL

A walk through Camden up to

Primrose Hill and a little pit stop at The Albert.

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Even after after a few busy days spent in London it’s hard to think there are any real escapes from such a hectic city life…how wrong could I have been?

We we’re recommended by someone to walk through Camden up to Primrose Hill. So we set off on our little stroll taking in the quirkiness of Camden town, shortly after we found ourselves surrounded by large town houses amongst the greenery in regents Park which is just below the famous Primrose Hill.

We briskly walked our way up to the top of the hill and took in the views. After our high expectations of this place, myself and Liam looked at one another disappointingly. ‘It’s not that great is it?’

We decided to give it another shot and come back up once  the sky grew dark hoping the moonlight would make it that little more magical. We found one of the nearest coffee shop’s – a quaint cafe named ‘ le tea cosy’ – perfect! As you would expect from Camden itself the cafe was unusually cute inside and affordable too! I had a cafetiere and Liam had a hot chocolate. The bill came to just under £6. Not bad I’d say for an indie coffee shop in London. The waiting staff were lovely too!

Our tummy’s warm and satisfied, the streetlights on and the sky now in darkness for the second time we set stroll up the hill of Primrose Hill. Typically all day we had been singing The Promise by Girls aloud – if you don’t know the lyrics (embarrassingly we do) Sarah Harding sings ‘Here I am walking primrose…wondering when I will see you again.’

I am so glad we gave it another chance! It was (almost) breathtaking. Very hard to believe you’re still in London. (Apart from the obvious signs that are the big wheel and the BT tower). Here are a few images…

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Beautiful isn’t it! (If only I had my camera and not an iphone ha) It’s Even better in person I highly recommend the walk in the evening if you want a romantic stroll. What a perfect idea in time for valentine’s day!? On the way back we spotted a cosy, traditional looking pub – The Albert, it was hard to resist stopping off for a swift few. Here’s what I thought…

Interior: 

  • Currently under going major refurb, for us this wasn’t an issue. When taking in the beautiful architecture, traditional log fire and traditional interior you soon forget about the scaffolding outside.
  • The staff – Lovely and super friendly!
  • The prices – Affordable to mid price range. We paid £6.60 for a pint and a half for Estrella. Shorts were a little more on the expensive side (although for London maybe this is the norm).  

Events:

Quiz night – quiz night Tuesday

Features:

   

Take a peak inside –

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I hope you enjoyed this kind of post 🙂

Mini Milk xxx

LONDON LIFE ON A TAP WATER BUDGET

3 months and going wrong…

Well wrong in the blogging world anyway. It might have been a very sad little tumble weed swiftly floating across miniature milk land. However, in the real world I am now a #RealLifeLondonGirl. Its official, everything I have previously said five or so years ago about despising the thought of living a busy London life is now a distant thought! And It all happened very fast. Who said having no savings gets in the way?

There’s one thing I have learnt about myself in the past few years…Once I have my heart set on something, I try and be as determined as I can to make it happen.

Although don’t let any part of this post fool you into thinking it has been an easy journey. I’m definitely not saying it was easy. Because for sure it has been incredibly hard. I mean it’s one thing moving from a quaint village in Nottinghamshire at 18, two hours down the road to Madchester for the following 4 years attempting to break into the television industry. But, I lived with my dad. I don’t count that as making the big move. I had support and if I didn’t have any money I could rely on eating whatever my dad had in his fridge. I mean don’t get me wrong.. now I have the support of my lovely boyfriend. But when your household income (and when I say ‘household’ I mean studio *cough* shoebox) is based on short term contracts within a highly competitive industry it is difficult but SO worth it! I want to start writing again and in the hope of exploring London I can document the highs and lows of living the London life. Come join me 🙂

Mini Milk xx

A few blogs I have found most helpful :

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hmoving-to-london-dos-and-donts