Duchess of Fork Weighs In

May 15th, 2013 No Comments

I found myself in London recently and realized eating and activity efforts can get hi-jinxed as fast as you can say Piccadilly Circus if you don’t have your wits about you! There’s a lot to take in from the sights to the culture, but you can get caught in an eating vortex as the Duchess of Fork with the cuisine by spending less energy out than in if you’re not mindful.

Afternoon tea sounds so civilized and benign. The presentation of tiered china oozing with innocent sandwiches, scones and clotted cream plus sweeties is a treat on a rainy afternoon. You’ll need to walk up and down The Thames to balance that energy equation though, as you add some pasties, fish ‘n chips and more. There’ll be a high exchange rate to be paid by the pound or kilo when you get home if you don’t trade off when you arrive.

It’s a great walking city to venture from the London Bridge and Tower, to Westminster Abbey and Big Ben, to Buckingham Palace then Trafalgar Square back to Covent Garden and over to St. Paul’s Cathedral. That’ll get your booty in shape and work off some of those sweeties. Yes all of the food options are grand but who wants to ruin it all with too treats?

Set your eating mindset to stun temporarily and focus on other joys of travelling not only the culinary ones. Try helping out the local economy and get lost in retail heaven perhaps. From the music to the creative couture to friendly staff – who needs to eat when you’re in the middle of a shopping stupor? Nay nay I say!

London by the pound can get you right in the pocket book AND the hip pockets if you don’t have your eating-thinking cap on. It doesn’t have to be that way though if you put some thought into it right out of the gate….. at the airport.

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