My life can be pretty chaotic; I am literally always busy doing something or other. So busy, in fact, that I don’t often take the time to appreciate what fun I am having/the finer details. THEREFORE I have decided that every week I am going to blog “My Week In Pictures,” which will be a little collection of snaps from my week. I hope this will not only give you an insight into the inner workings of my life spent skipping about London and beyond, but will also help me to appreciate it all a bit more. Here goes… (I am literally singing Craig David’s “7 Days” in my head as I type!)
After work I took some lovely bloggers (Katy, Sammi and Rebekah) to see My Night With Reg at the Apollo Theatre. Before heading to the show we met up for a cheeky drink and some nachos at O’Neill’s on Wardour Street. Now I used to love O’Neill’s as it is perfectly situated for shows on Shaftesbury Avenue, it was cheap AND they served a box baked Camembert. Unfortunately it has gone down hill a bit; it’s no longer cheap (£3.50 for a coke made up mostly of ice and £7 for Nachos with NO GUACAMOLE!) and there is no more Camembert. So much outrage, I’m not sure I will be going back, but anyway we headed over to the nearby Apollo ready for the show.
My Night With Reg was freaking awesome – I won’t wang on about it too much on my blog but if you are interested in my thoughts you can read them here. Essentially the show is amazing and you should all see it.
On Tuesday my boss took me and my colleagues out for lunch at Pizza East, which is just opposite Shoreditch Station. This little honey you see pictured above was a gorgonzola, mushroom and radicchio delight, accompanied with a butter lettuce and avocado salad. I also had a local craft beer brewed a few streets away down Redchurch street. Lush.
In the evening I went to see a site specific piece of theatre called New Atlantis that took place in a futuristic venue called “The Crystal” in Royal Victoria Docks. Above is me and my friend Emma (in coats because it was COLD) feeling the pink vibez (and having a much needed wine 😉 )
“At the end of the day you’re another day older, that’s all can be said for the life of the poor.” – Yeah…Wednesday was a Les Miserables day. I was sooooooo excited to see the show again after 2 years! I took 4 lovely bloggers with me; Emma, Marina, Kira and Caity who are all Grade A huns! We had a fabulous time! I will eventually review it on Official Theatre, so watch out for that!
Thursday morning was absolutely beautiful (as you can see above from Hoxton station) PLUS, other than working my usual office hours, I didn’t have any plans in the evening. I love being busy and I am very lucky to do half the things I do, but sometimes you just need to chill. Therefore on Thursday night I went home and had a Chinese takeaway with Will, which I didn’t take a picture of as I ate it so quickly with such legitimate glee!
I walked passed this lovely mural on Friday on my way to work. I walk past it every day (it even features in my Cats video) but I have never taken a lot of time to appreciate it before.
I finished work early in order to spend some time on the musical me and Will are writing. I managed to be really productive and write a half decent song whilst I was on the Overground home. I then went to the pub with my laptop to continue working on the script and I accidentally took advantage of the 241 cocktails in Happy Hour! I hasten to add, these were both for me…oops.
On Friday Night I also watched the Cambridge United v Manchester United match, which I was clearly way too excited about as I didn’t take any pictures!
Hurrah for Saturday’s! Me and Will took advantage of the beautiful day and went to Borough Market for lunch.
I had one of these HUGE Bratwursts! Mmm!
Will and I walked off the food with a stroll down the lovely sunny Southbank.
We then had a beer in a pub in Waterloo. Perfect.
Will and I tried out my green screen for the first time and my friends Jack and Emma came over to have some head-shots taken for the extras agency Will works for.
As Will had a band practice, I went over to my friend Michaela’s house and we had some delicious sloe-gin! After that I went home and made some fabulous home-made and borderline healthy kebabs for me, Will and his friend Matt – the perfect foodie end to a good week!
Do let me know what you have been up to this week! I am off now to attempt an early night before doing it all again tomorrow!