As a result, I am down by £480 which is a really rotten way to begin the New Year and I am still extremely upset about it. But if I’m being positive and looking on the bright side of life, at least I had an extra two days off to (try) enjoy the Capital city with Mum and spending some quality time with her was so great. Every silver lining! I couldn’t take my proper camera with me but I managed to capture a few moments on my iPhone. Sorry if they are a little fuzzy!
— DAY 1 —
Burger & Lobster is great place if you love lobster – of course. But I’m not a huge fan of it myself so I went for the lobster roll whilst Mum opted for the full lobster! They only have 3 things on the menu which are burger, lobster, and lobster roll, each comes with salad, fries, butter sauce for £20 which is decent for central London. They don’t take reservations so I was worried my mum and I would have to queue up in the cold for ages but we walked in at around 5:30pm, put our names down, took a seat at the waiting area and were shown to our table within 5 minutes!
We were so full, and had to walk it off so we walked to nearby China Town and Piccadilly Circus for a few fun, touristy snaps. Every time Mum has visited London, it has always been hectic and Dad always gets them lost. Those were the days before Google Maps! It was nice to see her feel more at ease in the big City and therefore able to properly take in the sights of London. Piccadilly Circus is always a great place to take photos. I love going here and people-watch but it was too cold to sit so we didn’t stay in one place for long. Had to keep moving to keep warm!
— DAY 2 —
We had reservations at Duck & Waffle at around 6pm so had to get back to the flat to get ready quite early-ish but that was fine by us because we had walked for ages and my knee was doing a wierd thing where it kept locking up! So weird! But dinner was delicious, we ordered the crispy pig ears, rosemary and garlic bread, yellowfin tuna and watermelon, foie gras creme brulee and a duck and waffle.
Being at dinner with Mum, I didn’t want to be too focussed on taking photographs but you can see more food pics from one of my previous visits to Duck & Waffle. Again, we had to walk off our food coma so we headed towards Canary Wharf (one stop from my flat in Westferry) before returning to the flat for a night of cleaning and packing my belongings in the suitcase.