City living is hectic. It's amazing, exciting, adventure-filled; always new with touches of old; fun, full of energy, frivolous. But it's hectic. And honestly can be really draining. I spend most of my weekends exploring, trying to satisfy my London curiosity. "What IS the next pop-up?", "There's that new food trend I'd love to try...", "I've never even been there!" - yep, I can be a little insatiable.
The one area I am actually really bad at exploring is where I live - I'm always concerned about what else is going on. So this Sunday, I decided to do nothing, to take a quiet day, to recharge my batteries, and simply stroll around the area. And honestly, I really bloody enjoyed it.
Comfy Sunday clothes, easy trainers and dry weather meant easy strollin' down the Thames, amongst brick buildings and bustling pubs. But more importantly I got to appreciate a place I only go to with a task - the milk run normally - to see it with fresh eyes.
Wondering through brickwork-filled-wisteria made me a lot happier than any pop-up or vintage market would have this Sunday. And while I'm sure London's vibrant heart and ever-new-events will draw me back next weekend - I normally only need to read Time Out on Tuesday for the plans to start hatching- my 'doing nothing' Sunday was exactly what I needed. London IS hectic, but it fills me with joy - whether eccentric and new, or quiet and slow, it can offer just about anything your weekend needs, even easy Sunday Strollin'.