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The first of our mindful events! We will start with a simple and wholesome picnic in the park, followed by some simple mindful activities designed to make you feel calmer and happier led by Leeanna in the rose garden before a walk around the park, afterwards, for those who fancy it we will head to a nearby pub and enjoy some drinks in a beer garden. We will meet outside the Oval underground station. Food is included in this event, so please let us know before if you have any dietary requirements.
Our very first Book Club book will be: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman We will meet in the Cafe Nero on The Cut by waterloo to discuss this book over a cup of tea. For those who fancy it afterwards we will go and get some dinner from a restaurant and maybe go for a couple of drinks. Book Overview: When people ask me what I do – taxi drivers, dental hygienists – I tell them I work in an office. In almost nine years, no one’s ever asked what kind of office, or what sort of job I do there. I can’t decide whether that’s because I fit perfectly with their idea of what an office worker looks like, or whether people hear the phrase work in an office and automatically fill in the blanks themselves – lady doing photocopying, man tapping at keyboard. Eleanor Oliphant has learned how to survive - but not how to live She leads a simple life. She wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same meal deal for lunch every day and buys the same two bottles of vodka to drink every weekend. Eleanor Oliphant is happy. Nothing is missing from her carefully timetabled life. Except, sometimes, everything. One simple act of kindness is about to shatter the walls Eleanor has built around herself. Now she must learn how to navigate the world that everyone else seems to take for granted - whilst searching for the courage to face the dark corners she's avoided all her life. Change can be good. Change can be bad. But surely any change is better than... fine? Widely hailed as the fiction debut of 2017, Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine is a triumph of deft observation of everyday life. By turns laugh-aloud funny and deeply poignant, it is a book that champions everyday courage and the importance of friendship in a world where people are increasingly isolated. Challenging the stigmas that exist around loneliness in contemporary society, it is a gentle reminder of those we too easily overlook and how a life can be changed by small acts of kindness.
This day walk will take us through London following the River Thames, led by a former London tour guide, you will get to learn some little known facts about some of London's riverside features whilst taking in the lovely views. We will stop for coffee and lunch along the way, and there will be the option of going for drinks around Greenwich after. Coffee Break: Riverside cafe by Lambeth Bridge Lunch: Pizza Express Bankside Afternoon Coffee: The Salt Quay The walk is a flat walk with smooth paved footpaths, however trainers are recommended due to the distance we will be walking, along with weather appropriate clothes and sunscreen. If you are worried about not being able to make the full distance, there are plenty of places along the route where you could either get the tube to meet us at the end, or leave the walk. Although we will stop for coffee along the way, a bottle of water is still recommended. Our guide will not be paid as they are volunteering, the costs of the trip cover our admin costs and group running costs.
Join us for a night of delicious French food, wine and live music. Boro Bistro has established itself as a tiny slice of France in London. Situated in the leafy shades of Southwark Cathedral and neighbouring Borough market, Boro Bistro proposes a nice bistro French food with large wine list, tasty Belgium beers, great range of platters of French cheeses and charcuterie to share with friends and family. The concept is like a Tapas restaurant you can choose from different tiny plates and jars so you can try various taste. Come and enjoy our cosy garden like terrace for a relaxed moment. Boro Bistro offers a vintage design with its sofas and romantic candles lights giving a relaxed and easy going ambiance. If you are fond of festive atmosphere, join us on Thursdays for live music, good time guaranteed! Price includes a glass of wine or a soft drink but does not include the meal.