Girl About Town - London Town

Hello. In a nutshell, I'm a lovely, honest, Italian/English gal that likes laughing, socialising, travelling, going down the pub, eating good food and having fun! You can also follow me on Instagram @girlaboutlondon
Train waiting #London

Train waiting #London

Holidayyyyyy Celebrateeeeeee!!

Being so sick last year prevented me from taking any holiday; as I had to use it all as sick leave so I’d still get paid by my place of work!!! ๐Ÿ˜ก

I have today, however, booked a nice long summer in Italy ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ๐Ÿท๐ŸŒž and Thanksgiving in New York ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ—ฝโ„๏ธ

I’ll try and fit some other trips in (if I can) but this’ll do for now.

BRING IT!!! ๐Ÿ˜Š

Bridge walking #London

Bridge walking #London

Turns out too much of a good thing IS bad for you!!

Sharing Monday: -

So last year I got sick, real sick, and didn’t know why. To be honest I was feeling rough for months beforehand and had always just put it down to my “burning the candle at both ends” and being a bit of “a naughty girl”, so didn’t think anything of it. ย However, after a few major things started happening (that really scared me) I was literally dragged to the Doctors (which I fear) and then sent to the hospital for tests. ย 

I was called the afternoon of my first round of blood tests to go see my Doctor ASAP and was advised the very next morning that my red blood cells were all screwy, (as in virtually non-existent), and that the reason I felt so out of sorts was that my body was being deprived of oxygen (formed by your red blood cells) and that I was going into major organ failure. I was literally days away from collapsing completely and in need of a blood transfusion. ย 

I took time off work immediately, my parents flew home from Italy that summer to look after me and I have literally been a hermit for the last 6/7 months trying to get better. ย I’ve been out a couple of times (of course) but have generally been taking it easy and focusing on “me” - which I have, no lie, actually found to be a very enjoyable thing to do.

Although a little sad that I somehow manged to lose a few non-understanding friends during this time - “what’s the point of inviting you out, you can’t drink”; “you only go home early”; “etc etc, today I am a-okay and nearly 40lbs down through healthy eating, exercise and a huge lifestyle change. ย I still have a long way to go on the ole self improvement but I am getting there. ย 

Moral of the story - everything in moderation people!!

I hope you all had a good Easter.

Frankie x

Park run view #London #Greenwich

Park run view #London #Greenwich

The Monument to the Great Fire of London. Off to be climbed!

The Monument to the Great Fire of London. Off to be climbed!

The Monument.

The Monument.

SWAGGGGGGGGGGGGGG!!! Bag swag from The London Coffee Festival 2014.

SWAGGGGGGGGGGGGGG!!! Bag swag from The London Coffee Festival 2014.

#LondonMarathon #25milemark

#LondonMarathon #25milemark

Ship in a bottle #greenwich #london

Ship in a bottle #greenwich #london

Favourite coffee shop time: โ˜•๏ธ#NotesTrafalgarSquare #NotesCoffee #UKCoffeeWeek #LondonCoffee

Favourite coffee shop time: โ˜•๏ธ#NotesTrafalgarSquare #NotesCoffee #UKCoffeeWeek #LondonCoffee

All this marathon watching is making me thirsty. ๐Ÿป #london #sherlockholmespub

All this marathon watching is making me thirsty. ๐Ÿป #london #sherlockholmespub

#londonmarathon #25milemark #london

#londonmarathon #25milemark #london

BBQ blow out = ribs, pulled pork, wings, beans, slaw, fries, potatoe salad; waffles with cinnamon apples & vanilla icecream & a cappuccino. #bigeasy #london #surfandturf #stuffed #doggybag

BBQ blow out = ribs, pulled pork, wings, beans, slaw, fries, potatoe salad; waffles with cinnamon apples & vanilla icecream & a cappuccino. #bigeasy #london #surfandturf #stuffed #doggybag

Pub bench view. Truman Brewery.

Pub bench view. Truman Brewery.