Kew Gardens lake bridge


It has been a lovely weekend over here!

My parents came down to stay this weekend. It’s the first time they’ve braved an overnight stay so it was very exciting!

I don’t know about you but I always feel a bit of pressure when people come and stay: I want people to feel at home and for the flat to be spick and span. So Friday night was spent cleaning, making up the spare room and baking homemade granola (for those interested I used this recipe from Deliciously Ella – it tastes and smells amazing!). I can’t actually eat granola as oats don’t agree with me (despite it being one of my all time favourite things!) but I think my Dad enjoyed tucking into a healthier version of his usual sugar-laden alternatives.

Cinnamon and pecan granola

Saturday was spent soaking up time with my parents, heading in to central London to grab some food (I had the naked veggie satay burger at Gourmet Burger Kitchen – love that place!) and to Tower Bridge.

Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge is my go to place to take visitors. It’s such an iconic part of London but the glass walkways add an extra bit of excitement.

Tower Bridge glass walkway

Tower bridge glass walkway selfie

View from Tower Bridge

After a brisk walk along the Thames and a quick coffee we headed home in time for my parents to go to a show they’d booked.

Today was super relaxed and just full of loveliness. We all went for a walk around Kew Gardens, including the Treetop Walkway (somehow me and the bf always miss this when we normally come – and boy is it high! My vertigo was not a fan, but it was worth it).

Kew Gardens tree top walkway

It was so nice just wandering around with all the wildlife in the sunshine – it felt like spring!

Kew Gardens Egyptian Geese

Kew Gardens redwood

The last stop of the day was a trip to The Glasshouse in Kew where my parents treated us to Sunday lunch. If you’re looking to go out for a special occasion then I cannot recommend this restaurant more! It’s got a Michelin star (which makes it’s lunch menu actually quite reasonably priced), and you can really tell: the food is delicious and beautifully presented! The service is also brilliant – your water glass gets topped up without you realising it but they’re never in your face. The desserts were particularly beautifully presented.

Glasshouse Kew chocolate mousse

I was super sad to say goodbye to my parents – it was so nice having them down!

What was your favourite part of the weekend?

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