The past week saw my first week of self-employment meaning more time for fun...which was the point of my self-employment in the first place.
Inbetween finding new clients and having meetings, I managed to have a lovely day with visiting friends who showed me the delights of Exmouth Market and the surrounding area. I can't actually believe I had never been to that part of London before but now I know it's there, I'll be back.
We started off having brunch in Caravan (http://caravanonexmouth.co.uk/) which I loved. It had an almost scandinavian feel about it, with big wooden tables, and people working on laptops. I had creamy soy mushrooms on sourdough bread which were scrummy. I feel I should probably make it my mission to try out the rest of the menu sometime very soon.
Exmouth Market had a nice feel about it - lots of interesting little shops and places to eat. I can imagine it's a nice place to work so perhaps I'll target those interesting shops for work opportunities.
http://www.stpetersbrewery.co.uk/london/history.htm). A bizarre place founded in apparently the 12th Century. Although it looked as though the only people that might drop in would be one old man and a dog, it's obviously very popular and filled up quickly, despite only just opening up. Although I didn't feel anything strange in the pub, I can imagine it has it's fair share of hauntings!
http://www.lookmumnohands.com/) in Old Street. If you walked past this place and didn't actually know about it, you could think it was just a bicycle repair shop. It is (and sells bikes I think) but is much more than that. There's a cafe', a beer garden and a noticeboard full of flyers for events they're holding. The food was fantastic and I enjoyed my Goats Cheese & Butternut Squash homemade pie with salad. It seemed to be a popular lunch venue so don't be surprised if you don't get a table straight away.
Final stop, cake at Drink, Shop, Do (www.drinkshopdo.com) in Kings Cross.
I'm sure it looks as if all I do is eat and drink...probably true in reality. I'm considering changing the name of this blog to Pies & Me very soon.