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An English Picnic

Hyde Park

Ah sunshine, oh how I adore your sweet lips on my flesh
Sending ripples of pleasure over my exposed body,
In the serenity of nature, my soul so fresh
Ah sunshine, your touch, your smell so sweet and lovely.

I love those days where you don't set out to do anything of particular importance, and you end up doing something really quite amazing.
Today was one of those days, yes it involved coffee, but today was all about quality food, friends and sunshine.

My two housemates and I headed into the city with a burning desire growling from our stomaches. We met up at Starbucks on Park Lane (and yes I find it completely amusing going to places from the monopoly board) and i decided to shake things up a go for a caramel frapuccino, and on a hot london day, it was definitely necessary.
Inspiration struck me from the gooey, sweet goodness of the caramel and we were off to Harrods.

Now I love Harrods... not for the ridiculously priced, Italian leather handbags or cosmetics, but the food.
I cannot stress how incredible the food is there! If you haven't dared venture into the centre of Harrods, I strongly recommend entering with a blindfold and follow your nose and tastebuds.
The food is freshly made everyday and is reasonably priced.
I usually opt for a sandwich or croissant, pastry really is my weakness, however, we decided to go gourmet ourselves.
We stocked up on baguettes, salami, ham, chirizo and brie, and with out mouthes salivating, we headed to hyde park.

We settled down in cute little deck chairs, in the sunshine, overlooking the lake... it really was so beautiful.
Where I'm from at home, I'm surrounded by nature. I live near the beach and love nothing more than walking along the beach, listening to the melodic waves caress the shore and exploring our headland and hearing the dissonant crash of ferocious waves against rocks.
In London, you can sometimes feel imprisoned by concrete...
Words cannot describe how free I feel in nature, and sitting in the park, feeling the sunshine on my skin, eating our incredible food, listening to the ducks and swans sing and the hum of people enjoying their afternoon was absolute bliss.

It's little moments in time like these that my spirit escapes my body and joins the sparrows in the sky and contemplates everything that's happening at this moment in time and just how lucky and blessed I am. My imagination runs wild as I took a little nap.
My daydreaming was interrupted by a man kicking us off our chairs as our hour had expired. All warmed up like lazy lizards, we headed home.

I really did have an incredible day today, food, friends, sunshine and freedom... and this is why I'm loving, living in london.

Posted by missadelaide 15:04

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