My Sunday mornings usually follow the same relatively set routine. See, Sunday is the only day that Joseph and I get to spend together a week where neither of us has any other commitments, and therefore we tend to try and make the most out of it by seeing and doing absolutely everything we can.
We tend to sleep in, because after 6 days of hectic work both of us are completely exhausted. Sunday Brunch is on the TV, Joseph makes the coffees and breakfast, and we’ll stay in bed until around 12pm because we are both a disgrace. Once we eventually crawl from under the covers, we’ll get ready to go out and shoot for the day usually heading to the South Bank and then into Central London before we grab an afternoon drink at the Picturehouse and then head home to cook.
We always enjoy it, but it never changes, and in 11 months it is how we’ve spent almost every single Sunday. Until today. Today we ventured further afield and let me tell you, it was such a joy.
We woke up even later, the joys of deciding to not set an alarm, and because the London Marathon was on and we really could not be bothered with how busy Central London would be, we decided that we would head further south of the river for a change of scene. We ended up going to Borough which is in fact only 10 minutes down the road, however it’s somewhere that in 11 months of being together, and a year and a bit of me living in London, we’ve never actually explored together and I have never seen. It was so refreshing wandering through the market, taking in the sights and smells and seeing the incredible food and gorgeous flowers on offer, and I thoroughly enjoyed walking down unfamiliar streets and seeing new and exciting landmarks.
Admittedly I didn’t find Bridget Jones’ flat or the Leaky Cauldron but I am determined to next time.
After our afternoon of wandering without purpose, we headed up the South Bank again to more familiar territory, but I felt far more inspired and satisfied from seeing somewhere new for a change and changing up our Sunday routine. I always think that a day escaping your routine is good for you, it’s almost like a total brain refresh, and even by going 10 minutes in the opposite direction I managed to feel completely recharged and ready to boss the week ahead.
Therefore, I have a challenge for you. One day this week, take yourself somewhere new. Allow yourself to explore the area, visit a new coffee shop or bar and give your brain a break. You may just thank me.
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