View tracker

I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas and happy new year!

A couple of days before Christmas I went to The Delaunay counter just to grab a coffee and cake before I went ice skating with my family. Having been to the restaurant I knew that this would not be any ordinary experience! If you get the chance to go to the Delaunay please go! The food is amazing and the decor is fantastic. The price is also very good considering the atmosphere and located in Aldwych. The counter is more to pop in for a coffee and cake or even to go. The Christmas decorations were so lovely and I genuinely felt that I was somewhere in Austria, it was a lovely feeling. Best hot chocolate I have ever tasted!

-Sophia :)

Likes

Comments

When it's freezing outside and you have too many assignments on your hands, too many spots, not enough time to loose weight for Christmas and many other personal worries, this can be the most horrible and anxious feeling. You can feel that there is no one ever there to understand or listen to your worries and to help you. Looking at pictures of when you used to be that skinny girl with the long hair, so happy and almost completely comfortable in your own skin does not help the situation. Since living at university I have learned so many things about myself and the way I handle things. This has made me appreciate life but at times take it for granted...

Recently I have come across many things that have helped me to cope with self anxieties and just rubbish feelings really!

1) speak to someone that you trust and if you can't, write it down, write the pros and cons of situations or sit and think about things.
2) watch something humbling such as a documentary about something that is huge issue in the world. This helps you to understand that being self conscious is hard but there are awful things in life that some of us do not have to go through.
3) treat yourself right, you do not have to have money to do this, but before bed sit there with your favorite drink whether it be a glass of wine or a tea watching your favorite show or a cosy film.
4) ask yourself what it is that you do not like or feel anxious about, try and fix it. For example if you are uncomfortable about your weight, try to eat healthy and drink plenty of water, try to exercise. This will make you feel a lot better about yourself, progress is key.
5) be brave and go for it, there's no point not getting things done as these worries will never leave.. I'm not an expert and yes it's hard and I STILL have not got there yet but you have to keep trying.
6) do something that YOU enjoy! Even if anyone else does not appreciate it!
7) be yourself... there's no point being unhappy just to fit in with other people
8) the most IMPORTANT tip is to surround yourself with good people, be with people that make you feel wanted, make you laugh, smile, think about good things and are great company. At a time when you're at your lowest this may be the hardest thing, but seeing people, especially at uni every day, who know how you feel and love you and make you smile can make all the difference.

I am definitely not a guru on things like this and these tips may not help anything specifically but these are things that may help people day to day to improve their feelings and feel better about themselves.

Hard work always pays off.

-Sophia:)

Likes

Comments

Southbank market definitely put me in the Christmas spirit❄️! This is one of my favourite things so far that I've done this winter. It's such a chilled atmosphere with so many food stalls and little gifts. Rhys and I decided to go to winter wonderland after but it was a lot more hectic and claustrophobic, I guess we just went at the wrong time. Both markets were different and obviously Hyde park was a lot bigger! But when you're walking along the Thames with mulled wine and a hot dog there's nothing better!!

So excited for Christmas.

-Sophia:)

Likes

Comments

I've met the best Norwegian person ever!! My beautiful friend and I took a trip to covent garden after our lectures. This was definitely a good way to cure a hangover!

Firstly we wondered around covent garden and the little market stalls. We went to Whittard and tried some tea...chocolate tea was actually my favorite! We then wondered over to the Moomin Shop which was the cutest little shop I have ever been to, it felt like I was in a little cartoon world. My friend Oda was in awe😂! There was a Vivienne Westwood shop/exhibition which was amazing, the lighting, the products and the rooms were completely different and incredible in comparison to what I've ever seen before! https://www.coventgarden.london/event/galeria-melissa-london-open-king-street-covent-garden

Even though the weather was cold and rainy we still managed to get lost into the back streets of covent garden and walked into Carluccio's deli. The meringues looked insane but I was saving myself for the Pizza we had been craving from Neal's Yard.
Neal's Yard and all of the surrounding areas is one of my favorite places to visit. The colour and atmosphere is amazing. Homeslice was the restaurant that we went to that cured that hangover for sure! 20 inch pizza was DEFINITELY the right way to go. This is one of the best and casual pizza restaurants in london, the restaurant is so chilled and the service was amazing.


To finish the day off, we ended where we started with alcohol... We went for a cocktail at Dirty Martini in Covent Garden during happy hour.

We had the best day😊

-Sophia

Likes

Comments

Summer is officially over! I keep looking through the pictures on my phone and wishing it was sunny and warm again, although winter is one of my favourite seasons!

My boyfriend Rhys and I went to Rooftop Golf at Roof East, on top of a multi-storey car park in Stratford, one day in the summer when it was really warm. There were singers, a couple street food stalls, an outdoor cinema, a bar and of course crazy golf! As you will be able to tell quite soon, Rhys and I are huge crazy golf fans..! Soon after we ventured to Westfield where we had lunch at GBK, mainly because there was an offer at the time for two burgers for £10.

Birdies Golf has now moved locations to Peckham festival, with tickets for crazy golf at £9.

Now that the weather is getting colder, Roof East will be launching Curling lanes (I think its kind of like bowling) where there are DJ's, heated cocktail bars, Karaoke cabins for up to 10 people and street food. I cannot wait to get back up to Roof east for cosy winter vibes!! It will be launching on November 3rd:)

-Sophia

<a title="Sophiacole blogg" href="http://www.blogkeen.com/visit_blog.aspx?id=845488&mid=209589&f=true" target="_blank"><img alt="Sophiacole blogg" border="0" src="http://www.blogkeen.com/stats.aspx?id=845488&p=1&l=en" width="120" height="51" /></a>

Likes

Comments

 Eeeeeeeeek my first post!! I have moved into Roehampton to study at university. The most exciting thing is going to new places to try the new restaurants because there are so many...! My cousins came to visit, we were hungry and ordered; courgette fries, normal fries, sweet potato fries, a burger and a milkshake each. Although my burger was too spicy because of the sriracha mayonnaise the food was so good (I had the Clucky Baloba).

Also the restaurant was so small and cute i felt that I had gone back in time. It's in the nicest location in Putney, so close to the Toy Shop bar, Be at One and Tequila Mockingbird which are good to visit after :)

-Sophia

Likes

Comments