I used to dread solo activities. If I got caught out alone I’d get food to go rather than eat alone in a restaurant, which I thought was reserved for psychopaths or those resigned to dying alone.
My friend once said he assumed anyone in a movie theater by themselves was some kind of psychopath. Alone at a horror movie? Psychopath who likes blood. Alone at a Disney movie? Psychopath who likes kids.
Somewhere along the way I learned to get excited about slots of alone time and started considering them dates with myself. Dates with myself are really fun because I get to do things no one ever wants to do with me. Like wake up really early and go eat a huge breakfast. As wonderful as guys are, I don’t know of any guy who gets excited to be woken up on a Saturday at 0830 asking if we can go eat breakfast.
I planned out my budget for the week and decided to make my solo date a priority. I went to Regency Cafe in Pimlico because it’s ridiculously cute and old-fashioned, and the food is great! I also love how the owner takes all the orders, yells them out when they’re ready, and then yells at you if you make any mistakes – like getting a table before ordering, not picking up your food fast enough, etc. It’s such a lively, fun place and if you don’t get there early there’s a line out the door.
I didn’t take very good pictures because I didn’t want to be too obvious or get yelled at. (You can read a better and more thorough review by another blogger here.)
I got the set breakfast with an order of bubble & squeak. The coffee is excellent as well, and he always tops it with a shake of chocolate. I normally don’t care much for English style sausage, but it really is good here. Pretty good deal for about £6.50, especially considering this cafe is in Zone 1.
I had one piece of toast with butter and extra salt, and the other piece English-style: butter and beans on top!
After my me-date I headed home for a bit before going to my friends’ amazing play, “Peaceful,” in Camden. You absolutely have to watch the teaser. When I watched this I was so proud to have such talented friends!
My friend Polis wrote and starred in the play, which was cool and creepy, and it was so fun to see my friends on the stage!
Saturday night I had a poker/macaroni & cheese night with some other friends. Too bad I don’t have pictures of that, but I didn’t want to interrupt the fun with my phone snapping away.
Do you have solo date nights (or mornings)? If so, what do you do?