Self-Care Sunday: Coffee and Lunch Date

Self Care Sunday

After a crazy busy week in London where every day was filled with events, meetings, networking and trying to squeeze in work in between, I was totally ready for a bit of Self-Care Sunday.

To be honest, I think my body really could have done with spending the whole day sleeping. You know that heavy, lethargic feeling you get in your bones when you’ve just done too much? Yeah, I had that.

But as we had been staying at a friend’s house in London all week and with work-y stuff the next day, we still needed to make the long drive home.

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Thus, Sunday’s self-care moments were all about taking a bit of time together to have a lunch date.

We chatted about the craziness of the week that had been. I caught the boyf up on all the happenings from the BritMums conference. And we planned ahead for the coming week.

Lunch date

Fittingly for Summer Solstice the sun came out. So we made our way to an adorable little coffee shop in Walthamstow where sipped at delicious coffee and munched away of on salad and sandwiches all whilst soaking up some rays in the small sun garden out the back.

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’twas just what we needed.

And that’s the thing about self-care. It can be as elaborate as a simple as you need it to be. Sometimes you need a full day of pampering, or nutritious feasting, or spiritual centering …. other times you just need an hour with your favourite person and a bit of sunshine to fill your soul with goodness.

Coffee and Lunch in Walthamstow

If you would like to join in with Self-Care Sunday do take a snap and share on Instagram (you can find me here) what you’re up to with the hashtag #SelfCareSundayShare

Happy Sunday!






  1. 22 June 2015 / 10:25 am

    That salad looks awesome! We took part in self-care Sunday yesterday; we treated ourselves to some nice cheese from the local specialist cheese shop, and sat and ate it with crackers and all the trimmings while watching Why We Ride, a motorcycle movie/documentary. Was a fantastic way to spend a couple of hours on a Sunday evening.

    • Elizabeth
      22 June 2015 / 11:21 am

      Ahh, that sounds like a wonderful Sunday evening.

  2. Polly Cat
    22 June 2015 / 4:15 pm

    I agree that it’s necessary to take a break and treat yourself every now and again 🙂 Looks like lovely, summery food! x

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    • Elizabeth
      23 June 2015 / 2:46 pm

      Thanks Polly! It was. 🙂

  3. 23 June 2015 / 1:05 pm

    Love this idea darling and the food looks divine. What a whirlwind of a weekend, I’m definitely needing some self care this week xx

    • Elizabeth
      23 June 2015 / 2:47 pm

      Thanks lovely! Yes, it was quite the whirlwind.

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