Tag: Canary Wharf

Absorbing the riverside sunshine

After a fairly hectic day yesterday - running, shopping, errands and the rest - it was nice to pop round to our local on Canary Riverside and enjoy a drink or two in the evening sunshine. We were meant to go for a single drink before dinner at home, but it turned into three, very slow ...

Be still my beating heart: BrewDog is coming to Canary Wharf!

While I'm in the throes of planning a one-day Brewdog pub-crawl in London, they've only gone and decided to open up another pub! And this one is just minutes from my front door, in Canary Wharf! They've taken over the space previously occupied by Jamie's Italian (no loss to the neighbourhood there!) and I predict ...

New routines

Early Saturday mornings aren't for lie-ins any more. They're for a gentle waking up, spread over many cups of coffee and luxuriating in the silence.

The afterglow

An afternoon in the summer London sun is second to none. Especially when spent with friends and good food.

Look up for the old and the new

My walk in this morning was characterised by blazing sun and blue skies. Quite the change from yesterday's incredibly awful conditions! As I walked along the Thames path, the new buildings (pictured above) in Canary Wharf contrasted sharply against the blue sky. They've been building these new offices and homes for what seems like an ...

Another view down the Thames

As it turned out, the weather had improved dramatically by the time I left my office yesterday evening, so I did, in fact, walk home. And the view over my shoulder as I approached Canary Riverside was just lovely. I know I might be turning into a bore, gushing about the London skyline over the Thames, but ...

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A quick run in the sun

I was hit by a strong need to skip the gym this morning, but instead get outside and go for a run. So after a suitable amount of time drinking coffee and doing various chores (and then procrastinating on the internet), I got into my running gear and headed outside. It was gorgeous. About 18C ...

Waking up to sunlight…

One of my (many) quirks is my preference to sleep with the curtains open. It's definitely not an exhibitionist thing, a we're barely overlooked here at home. And it's really only applicable in the Spring and Summer. It's just that I just love being woken up by sunlight. It's gentler than any harsh alarm and wakes ...

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The constant inner battle…

...between my very strong desire to stay in bed and my rational understanding that I need to get my ass down to the gym. I'm sipping a coffee and procrastinating online, still in bed. The only factor tipping the scales is the ungodly noise coming from one of the building sites here in Canary Wharf. ...