I made a deal this month that I would get out more in between my busy schedule and do nice summery things in London.
And when you say British summer what springs to mind? Wimbledon of course! Being a bit of a tennis nerd, it does take over my life every July and so of course I couldn’t miss it.
I worked pretty much six day weeks this month but managed to fit in quite a lot from trips to the Globe to see Romeo and Juliet to The Killers in Hyde Park. August is looking much better work-wise so I am hoping to get even more things into my schedule.
So here we go with July. I can’t wait to write more in detail posts about some of these experiences.
A workout session with Les Mills and Reebok
My friend Kirsten brought me along as her plus one to a workout day with Reebok and Les Mills at ExCel.
Despite my rubbish bones at the moment we managed to have a great time both working out and laughing at our fitness level. We did body pump and then an awesome dance class that had a lot of rock music and a great instructor who made us feel like we were quite frankly rock gods.
A few weeks later, I was also a plus one to the Deliveroo party at their offices and oh my word what a view. We eat lots of delicious food from Ping Pong and Hummingbird Bakery and took in the amazing view down the River Thames.
Well I had to mention Wimbledon didn’t I after that intro! With me working quite a lot I thought I might not have made it to the All England Tennis Club this year.
But after watching it on TV I knew I had a Friday off and I was going to make the most of it. I got to the queue at around 6.30 in the morning and met a journo buddy there. We thought we’d only be able to get ground passes but when we got into Wimbledon they had Court number 1 tickets on offer. Well, you would, wouldn’t you?! We managed to see the doubles match with Heather Watson which turned out to be an absolute belter.
A nice day out at the Langham and U2
My mum was in town to see U2 with me at Twickenham which turned out to be a great show. But before that we ended up having afternoon tea at the Langham – it was Wimbledon themed! It was meant to come with Champagne but the staff there offered us some delicious non alcoholic cocktails instead which I think were even more delicious. The cakes looked like tennis balls. We had the best time!
Following the afternoon tea, we headed out to Twickenham to be blown away by the Irish lads that are U2. They performed the entirety of the Joshua Tree in full and I finally got to hear Red Hill Mining Town live. Hurrah! More on those Irish lads next month when I roundup Brussels.
A day out with The Cosy Traveller
Me and Emily from The Cosy Traveller have this now kind of annual thing where we go to a new lavender field. We’ve done Hitchin so we decided to finally visit Mayfield Lavender farm in the south of London. And of course in true Sophie & Emily style…..it hammered it down with rain.
BUT we had the best time, took some pictures and then on the way home ended up in Primark battling the masses over Beauty and the Beast t-shirts. I propose that to be a win.
So there you go, that was July. August has many more adventures in store from a trip to Brussels to a friend’s wedding.