Weekly round-up: Whole Foods revelation and being a tourist in my own city

Another week been and gone already. Where are they flying off to? The really exciting part of this week was that it finally started feeling a tiny bit like spring. It’s not pitch black when I leave the office anymore, and there’s still a bit of light left in the sky when I get home now as well. After months and months of barely seeing daylight, this feels practically indulgent. Bring on the day when the clocks change and I’ll get a whole hour of sunshine/cloud before the London sky goes from grey to blackish orange. Got to love that light pollution.

After that terribly British intro of talking about the weather, I have actually done some other interesting things this week. I fell in love with Whole Foods (I was previously an anti-snob about it, but I was wrong), sang a bit of Coldplay at choir, and went on a London day-trip with my University pals.

Read on to find out how it all went.

BLOGS I'VE LOVED (1)I feel like I could wax lyrical about Whole Foods, which is quite concerning for someone who thought it was ‘pretentious as hell’ only last week. But the Kensington High Street market converted me. I was amazed at the variety of ready-to-eat beautiful produce as we walked through the supermarket section, and my mouth practically reached the floor at the food court. It’s proper American style with a great selection of food stands. Best of all, it’s realistically priced for a good hearty lunch. I had a gigantic pulled pork sandwich with mac and cheese and I was full before I was half finished, so it’s definitely worth the money.

While I could never dream of doing a full shop there, it’s great for picking up healthy treats and seeing products a bit outside of the norm. Even if I was rich I don’t think I could justify their prices for everything, though. I’m too thrifty for that life.


Image credit: www.wholefoodsmarket.com/

On Saturday, I went on a London adventure with my friends from Uni. Greenwich is one of my favourite places to visit in the city, and it makes such a good day trip. I wrote all about my last day trip to Greenwich here. We had a great time picking out lunch at the street food market and trekking up the hill to take thousands of selfies with Jess’s selfie stick. Yes, we looked like major tourists, but it was good fun.

Then we went on the Emirates Air Line and enjoyed amazing views of Canary Wharf and the docklands. It was my first trip in a cable car in years and years. We went to Stratford from there and had a walk around the Olympic Park, which I’d never been to before either. Since it was so cold, we paid £1 each to go and warm up in the swimming pool complex while watching impressive swimmers complete length upon length. The diving pool looked so peaceful and quiet, with the immense diving boards looming above.





If you’re a regular reader of Faraway Lisa Mae you may have noticed that this section has no continuity from week to week. That’s because I’m the most indecisive person ever. One week I’ll have decided that I need to go travelling for at least six months before I hit 24 (this week’s resolution), and then next I’m planning a multitude of mini-breaks that will smash my savings into smithereens.

At the moment, I’ve knocked one of my mini-break ideas on the head and I’m trying to figure out my finances to therefore find out when/where I could go on an extended trip to.



Mrs Ayla’s Adventures wrote a great round-up of some fun things to do in London. I’m definitely going to be following some of her tips over the next few weeks. She also loves Greenwich, which you already know is one of my favourite parts of the city to visit on the weekends.

Lily Blogs Life has been majorly inspiring me this week, as she’s just jetted off for a year-old around-the-world adventure. I’m very jealous. Her first instalment of her travels is up on her blog now and the photos from her friend’s apartment are beautiful.

Nourish Me Clean rounded-up some of the newest Lush products. All of the Easter products look super cute and I’d love to pick up a few.

How has your week been? Let me know what you’ve been up to! 

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  1. March 20, 2016 / 9:30 pm

    I’d like to have a look around Whole Foods but like you I’ve always assumed it would be overpriced and potentially pretentious. Doubt it’s going to come up north anytime soon!!

    Lauren xx

    • Lisa Mae
      March 20, 2016 / 9:50 pm

      I’m afraid you’re probably right – I think Northerners would definitely think it’s pretentious rubbish! Next time you’re down south I definitely recommend a visit X

  2. March 21, 2016 / 9:43 pm

    So glad you love Greenwich as much as I do and it’s great being tourist in your own city every now and then! Whether you’re planning a big trip or lots of mini ones at least you’re still travelling in some way 🙂

    • Lisa Mae
      March 21, 2016 / 10:04 pm

      I love being a tourist for the weekend because there’s so much to see and do here. Sadly I’m not able to travel all the time right now, so little adventures keep me sane!