Being a Lunchtime Tourist.

Last week I got a Fitbit, and it’s sort of changed my lunch breaks for the good! Whilst I am going to do a post on my Fitbit in a month or so when I can really see what I have achieved, I thought I would write a little on the things I have discovered whilst walking more around London.

I work right next to St James Park, but never take much advantage of it. Whilst on weekends and in school breaks it can be quite hellish to navigate, between the hours of 2-3 it can be quite nice to have a stroll around. You can often hear the echos of the Changing of the Guard as the band are walking back to barracks. Last week there was the WI Centenary Event at Buckingham Palace, so there were a lot of very well dressed ladies holding on to their hats, clearly excited about their trip. It’s always an ever changing atmosphere that can make the same walk each day different.

Daisy. Giant Daisy

Shasta daisies are my fave!

And the birds. Lots of birds.

And at this time of year… GOSLINGS AND CYGNETS!

Swan. Cygnet.

A beautiful Swan and her Cygnets.

If you follow me on Instagram you will know I love birds…

On days when hayfever is too much, I walk down Whitehall and go to the Queen Elizabeth Clock Tower, more commonly known as Big Ben.

There is always something going on in Trafalgar Square – for example, one day last week I saw these things, which apparently are called TSUM TSUMs. They were on their way to the big Disney Store on Oxford Street.

I also like keeping an eye out for little things, including this Lord of the Rings inspired street art opposite Big Ben.

I think that being surrounded by this on a day to day basis sometimes makes you immune to the wonder of the things that people travel from all over the world to see. It’s nice to take an hour every now and again and really appreciate what is around you. I do it when I go back to Norfolk, why shouldn’t I do it here too.

The Fitbit has really got my getting in the miles. I always aim for 10,000 steps a day, and I am hitting it too. By walking to the next station, or getting off a stop early on the bus, I am also discovering new things too.

Like Velociraptors.

In Waterloo.



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