March may have been grey but there were loads of daffodils showing spring was on the way!
March is a funny month in London – often still chilly and wintery, but with daffodils springing up everywhere, reminding us that there is golden light at the end of the tunnel. I started my March in Paris, which was most decidedly still in winter – it was officially the worst conditions in which I have ever run a half marathon. And in a total contrast, I ended it in beautiful sunny Granada – what a month!
Eurgh. A race for surviving rather than sprinting!
ALLL the neon at God’s Own Junkyard in Walthamstow – so cool!
The amazing London view from New Zealand House
A combination of crazy work hours and flat-hunting meant this was the only blossom I saw… bad blogger!
In my happy place at Broadway Market with Anna and Emma
Fabulous feasting at Paradise Garage with Alana and Hamish (feat. the “World’s Greatest Carrots”)
Beautiful sunshine for my visit to Zoe and Tom in Granada, Spain
Tapas bar crawling in Granada – and they were so tasty they were gone in seconds!
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Gorgeous street art contrasts in the Realejo area of Granada
British Summer Time has now started which means 7:30pm sunsets – so good!
It reached 20 DEGREES in London so I had to go for a lunchtime walk to visit my favourite building
And I also celebrated by enjoying beers by the Thames that night
Favourite posts this month:
- 36 Hours of Fun in Lyon: Looking back on all of the incredible fun I had in just over a day in this beautiful city, I just wanted to jump on a plane back there
- An Epic Day Hiking Mount Snowdon: Another of my Sunday Ramble Club excursions and definitely one of the best adventures I had in 2016
- Pitstops, Passports & Tarte Aux Pommes – Surviving Long-Distance Bus Travel: Zoe debuted on the blog this month and I loved her hilarious take on her 15-hour coach trip from London to Lyon and back. You have to check it out for her gorgeous illustrations alone!
April is a crunch month for me – I’m going into semi-hibernation with three essays due and an exam in early May. Not to mention the usual work craziness! But I’m looking forward to an Easter staycation featuring some delicious brunch and possibly a day-trip out of London to balance the study. And it’ll all be worth it when I finish my course and head off to southern Spain again for a 9 day family trip – that’s right, my parents and brother are making the long trip from NZ and we’ll all be together again for the first time in 18 months! Cannot wait.
What are your April plans?