Friday, March 25, 2016

Sunny Southampton (Instagram)

If you follow me on Instagram, you've seen that we've been out and about in Southampton today! The weather was gorgeous, but I'm still feeling a bit under the weather, and I think the fresh air really helped. My Health app says we clocked in about 5 miles of walking today!

One of the things I love about Southampton is that it's such a liveable city. You can walk it in a day, and it's not super-city-expensive to eat and drink (like London). Southampton compared to London, actually reminds me of Philadelphia compared to New York. I dig its vibes. We've been talking about making it our next home, since Steve's business has him travelling down there quite a bit these days. I'd love one of those new flats overlooking the water, but we haven't won the lottery yet. 

We stopped for a meat-free lunch at a French bistro, because I needed somewhere to sit and feed Chloe and the menu was perfect for today's weather. I had a Niçoise salad and Steve had a veggie-laden frenchbread "pizza". All in all our meal was like, £8, another testament to how affordable (food-wise) Southampton is as a city. I mean, sure, you have your fancier restaurants, but it has a ton of "everyday" sorts of places too.

Our whole purpose for going out today was to have a browse around IKEA, and I came across these chocolatey amazeballs. 4 of them are gone as I write this, and no, I haven't shared. 

I think today solidified the idea that we want to get a baby carrier for Chloe. We splashed out on a sling before she was born, but she's not a massive fan of it. She really likes to sit up and look around (little miss inquisitive!) and we think something like a Baby Björn would be perfect. If you have a carrier recommendation, let me know in the comments!

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