We’re not letting go of summer just yet, despite our love for Autumn. Which is why we thought we should save this post for when August has slipped away. A couple of weeks ago, Amy had a meeting with a brand regarding an internship. In all honesty, it was time wasted. They had already decided the role wasn’t for her (wrong type of degree) before she even got there. However, Amy and I then decided to make a day of it.
A SPONTANEOUS DAY IN THE CITY
We left for London reasonably early to give us plenty of time to get to Amy’s 10am meeting in Victoria. With a painless train journey, we had coffee and croissants before making our way to the office building. There, Amy would spend the next twenty minutes listening to a brand talk about themselves (getting salty now eh?). During this time I enjoyed another coffee nearby.
Originally the brand had got in touch with me for a (free) blog post promotion, which is cool and I don’t mind. But she felt pretty used as all they spoke about was the brand. Ultimately, they decided she wasn’t right for a role, although they asked her no questions other than what was already on the CV she sent a few days prior. The job she was there to discuss wasn’t the one described on the website which made the whole thing pretty pointless. They could’ve told her everything via email. Hey-ho.
So, we decided to make the most of the glorious summer weather and have a day in London.
I HEART LONDON
Although a little disheartened, the sun was shining and London was looking beautiful. It made Amy feel truly inspired to find a job/internship in Central London. And who wouldn’t? I know loved working in London. Just a shame that I hated my job.
Anyway, we made our way to Westminster admiring the stunning architecture along with hundreds of other adoring tourists. After a brisk walk through the crowds, we found ourselves at BFI Southbank (a favourite of mine as you all know!) for a nice cold drink. We reflected on the morning so far and decided that it was for the best. For one, Amy and I didn’t enjoy the product they gave her when she left the meeting so it would’ve been a hard one for her to promote in that role.
WHEN HUNGER STRIKES
Easy, obtainable, fresh and affordable. It was time for Wagamama’s. Yes, it’s a chain restaurant but hey, it’s good food! Admittedly, it’s food that I had only discovered this summer so I needed to catch up with the Japanese food craze.
SUN IS IN THE SKY
Amy did say I looked like Lily Allen that day, with my red summer dress and her rainbow laced trainers. And in true Lilly Allen fashion, we wandered merrily around the streets of London enjoying the sunshine (well until Amy got heatstroke).
We walked along by St Paul’s, past London Bridge and towards the Tower of London (too much walking in 30-degree heat). In desperate need of some cooling down, we paid a ridiculous £9.00 for two Ben and Jerry ice creams and a bottle of water. In an attempt to stop the ice cream from melting, we hid in the shade, admiring the view of Tower Bridge before deciding it was time to cross it and head home.
Spontaneous days out are always best because there’s no intense planning involved!