Mean Time: A Day in Greenwich, London

wardrobe challenge: day twenty-four. photo: Tiana Sgambelluri

{shorts: Dynamite, t-shirt: H&M, belt: H&M, shoes: Asos, necklace: H&M, earrings: gift from a friend, watch: gift from Brendan (Toy), bracelet: gift from Brendan (Tiffany & Co.)}

Easter Sunday began, as it should, with a breakfast of delicious toasted and buttered hot cross buns, followed by an Easter egg hunt around the house, which was a lot of fun! With another day of exploring planned, we set off early into London Waterloo and strolled along Southbank, checking out the street performers (including Will & Kate zombies in wedding attire) and book stalls for a while. Our destination for the day was Greenwich, home of the Prime Meridian, the clipper ship Cutty Sark, the Queen’s House, and many more sights and activities. We decided to travel by boat along the Thames to get there and chose the affordable Thames Clipper option (£5.50 one way, or £3.70 if you’re a travelcard holder), which departs from right next to the London Eye and takes about 30 minutes to Greenwich, offering great views of many of London’s best sights along the way.

We arrived at lunchtime and ate fish & chips in the Greenwich market, which is well worth a visit for all of the craft, jewellery and food stalls available. We then strolled into Greenwich park, which was a LOT bigger than we had expected! The views from the top of the hill were stunning and it was the perfect weather for a nice walk through a leafy green park. We chose to take the DLR/train back home rather than spending the £5.50 on a return boat ticket; although we didn’t get to spend long in Greenwich, I loved it and will definitely be back to spend a day exploring and photographing all of the beautiful areas around there.

Once home, we baked a flourless chocolate lime cake (see the recipe by Nigella Lawson here) and then made some pizzas for dinner. One pizza was ham, pineapple, olive, red pepper, chives, onion and mushroom, and the other was a garlic base with spinach, tikka chicken, cashews and crème fraiche – both were absolutely delicious and much better than a lot of restaurant pizzas, so we were pretty pleased with our efforts! The cake was also delicious, although we were almost too full to sample it!!

Oh yes, I guess I should mention my outfit for the day too – it was a pretty casual look, but perfect for the weather and for our day of sight-seeing. I like the burnt orange/purple combination here, and I also love these shorts – they’re the perfect length (aka fairly modest) for me and they’re also super comfy. I hope this gorgeous weather lasts – I am getting into this whole summer wardrobe thing!!

tikka chicken pizza

Nigella Lawson's flourless chocolate lime cake

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