Today I made a day trip to the Big Smoke, and resolved to not buy any food on location, so effectively packed a whole day’s meals and snacks.
I cut it a bit fine with timings in the morning, and set off powerwalking to the train station in the cold, having only drunk half a glass of water – BAD idea. Then I sat down, for no reason, on a bottom-numbingly cold seat on the platform and ate
Realising that the malt loaf was not quite enough:
Though one should not forgo healthy snacks.
I was walking across the rear end of Westfield (the Wood Lane end), as I came across a Coca Cola lorry (doubling as a stage for a random, way-too-early, Christmas performance) handing out free mini-cans of coke. Why say no?
The day also involved standing outside in the cold for an hour, which is the ultimate, justified reason, for a hot drink.
Then I attended the commitment I was in town for, and errr, decided to see if the lorry was still there…
That ought to answer the question.
What ensued was more hanging around outside, waiting for the train this time. Another hot drink.
Arrived back home to be greeted with cupcakes, which reminded me to bake cookies.
Food for thought: Packing food is definitely the way to go on trips, provided you pack snacks too. In that way, you effectively impede the desire to splurge on “oh let’s have an almond croissant, shall we?”
P.s. Almond croissants are amazing.