I met up with two of my friends, Anita and Benita from secondary school yesterday. I had not seen them in about three or four years. They messaged me that they were in London on holiday and would love to meet up. I planned that we would go to the Museum of London Docklands as I had enjoyed going to the Bristol Museum and Art Gallery and Red Lodge museum in Bristol with my friend, Eniola.
When it’s the holidays, I start thinking of how to make the most of my time before I have to go back to normal life. This year, I’m spending Christmas in England with my family. A lot of my family have travelled across the seas to spend the holidays so it feels weird spending the bulk of the holiday sleeping and staying at home.
Yesterday, we decided to go to Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park, London. This was my first time going to Winter Wonderland and I got there in the evening and did not stay for very long. I do not like going on scary rides; I get scared even on some of the milder ones. I only went in the bumper cars. I was reluctant at first to ride the bumper cars because I had done this many times and wanted to try something else. In the end, I only went in the bumper cars and didn’t go on any other rides.
There was a lot of food being sold and my friend bought Chinese stir-fried noodles. I wondered if it was junk food and she said it was spaghetti and chicken so not junk food. If you are interested in knowing if the Chinese take-away you’re consuming is junk food, you can read this page here by the NHS. Junk food or no junk food, I had mini pancakes and a grilled chicken skewer. I said I was “treating” myself; the #fitfam life was on a break.
I really enjoyed going even though I didn’t go any rides and I would strongly recommend going if you’re looking for a place to go with bae, family or friends. If you go, don’t forget to withdraw cash as it costs more to use the cash points at Winter Wonderland and look after your personal possessions there. You don’t want to leave knowing your phone got stolen there.
Have a Merry Christmas
Eniola kissing a Nigerian sculpture at the Bristol Museum- I was the photographer
Eniola and I at the Red Lodge Museum
I was no longer in Bristol so I met up with my friends in London. The station we met at was close to to Canary Wharf and given as we were hungry at the time, we went looking for a restaurant. We decided to eat at Gourmet Burger Kitchen. We had lovely burgers wth fries and were filled up. I was a bit concerned that everything in Canary Wharf would be expensive because of how posh the area is but the meal we had was not too pricey.
My lovely friend eating
My friends wanted to buy a few things so when we finished our meal, we spent some time shopping at Boots. We ended up not going to the museum as it was dark and we did not want to spend time looking for the museum. We had already spent a long time looking for a restaurant to eat in the afternoon before we got to GBK and we did not want to look for another place again. We spent the rest of the time talking and taking pictures.
My friends had never been to Canary Wharf and it was nice showing them a different part of London. It was lovely catching up with my friends as I enjoy going out with friends. For me, it’s not about what we get to do or where we go when we meet up. It is more about the fun of being with my friends. I do not get to see any of my friends regularly as we live in different places but when we happen to be in the same city, I try to make time to see them.