My Weekend in Pics

Ok, I regularly bring you stories from my daily commute – the entertaining, touching, romantic and darn right jaw-dropping – so I thought it was about time I shared with you a little snippet of what I like to do when I’m not in full ‘Peak Time Tales’ mode. Enjoy, I certainly did!

An early morning run along the Thames is all I need to start the day off in the right direction

An early morning run along the Thames is all I need to start the day off in the right direction

Running is fast (well, not that fast) becoming one of my new best friends and with autumn in full swing, what better excuse than to lace-up and appreciate the season in all her colourful glory.

Relax Spa, London - does exactly what it claims to do.

Relax Spa, London – does exactly what it claims to do

Fresh, flamboyant & utterly gorgeous

Relax Spa, London, interior – Fresh, flamboyant & utterly gorgeous

A gift voucher had been burning a hole in my pocket since last Christmas, so I thought it was about time I put it to good use and decided to treated myself to a gorgeous manicure. I felt completely at ease as soon as I set foot inside the beautifully refreshing, Relax Spa, London. I opted for a midnight blue shade with subtle gold flecks from beauty salon favourite, Jessica.

I may've just found my perfect blue

I may’ve found my perfect blue

A quick peek at the always impressive display from, The Covent Garden Academy of Flowers, and I was well on my way. Next stop, The National Portrait Gallery, for Grayson Perry’s, ‘Who Are You?’ in conjunction with the Channel 4 TV series. If you’ve not yet seen the programme or viewed the exhibition, they are an absolute must – fast becoming my cultural favourites of 2014.

Always a crowd pleaser - The Covent Garden Academy of Flowers

Always a crowd pleaser – The Covent Garden Academy of Flowers

Perry's, Who Are You? at The National Portrait Gallery

Perry’s, Who Are You? at The National Portrait Gallery

Section taken from, Comfort Blanket, Grayson Perry

Section taken from Perry’s, Comfort Blanket

The Earl of Essex, Grayson Perry

Perry’s, The Earl of Essex

A personal favourite of mine was Perry’s piece entitled, Memory Jar. Depicting husband and wife Christopher & Veronica Devas, it illustrates their changing relationship as Christopher silently battles against Alzheimer’s disease (see previous blog post – https://peaktimetales.wordpress.com/2014/11/03/in-loving-memory/).

Perry's, Memory Jar

Perry’s, Memory Jar

I’m always on the lookout for somewhere new and exciting to eat. Having a mostly vegan diet, I can say with confidence, that the choice is limited. There are occasions, however, when I jump off the vegan bandwagon and this weekend was one of them. I’d heard good things about the Mexican restaurant, Wahaca, and having eyed-up their menu, my tastebuds got the better of me dragging me kicking and screaming…ahem…to their Wimbledon branch.

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Horchata (vegan) heaven – almond milk, rice milk & cinnamon

Result! My tastebuds were well and truly tantalised and I can guarantee, Wahaca, was a welcomed addition to my palate.

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Give a girl a mani & a horchata & she’s happy!

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Worth jumping off the vegan band wagon for – delicious beetroot salad, black bean tostadas & tortilla nibbles

There was only one thing to do on Sunday evening; sit back, switch off and enjoy the beautiful aromas from my newly purchased, True Grace, (Jasmine Tea) scented candle. Devine.

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True Grace candle courtesy of, Relax spa, London

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