What do you do when you have a rental car in London on a sunny Sunday?
Return the car early and spend the day at home!
Haha, I know what you’re all thinking: “Riiight. Who are you and what have you done to my brother/boyfriend/hot role model.”
But I kid you not. The point of renting the car was to see the two gardens I visited on Saturday. True, the original plan had been to find some cute B&B and spend all the next day at the beach. But it doesn’t work to spend all weekday hours at the office and then try to find a last-minute booking on the day of — and the thought of doing out-and-back road trips through London traffic twice in a row made me want to gnaw off my arms and legs. Plus, that hour I spent on the beach on Saturday night kind of scratched that itch.
What I really wanted to do was use the car for an early run down to the Columbia Road Flower Market for a haul of summer flowers . . .
. . . stop back at the flat long enough to put them in water . . .
. . . and then return the car early and walk back home along the canal . . .
. . . stopping of course for 5 minutes of sunny relaxation on a brightly colored canal-side beanbag . . .
. . . before spending the rest of the day deep cleaning and reorganizing my flat.
So that’s exactly what I did. And I loved it.