My Week In Pictures 24th – 30th August 2015

WHAT a week. The last week in glorious, glorious blighty before I fly away to Canada. Happy? YES. Sad? *sigh* yes. I will miss so many people as well as the countryside and British food! SO with that in mind, I have tried to see as many friends as possible this week as well see (and eat) as much as I could before I go. WOOSH.

Monday

SO after our GLORIOUS time at Murakami on Sunday, Kate and I had an equally fabulous Monday as we utilised a £50 voucher she had for the Urban Leisure Group. One of the restaurants owned by ULG is Ask for Janice which is located in Farringdon and is filled with all kinds of yum and joy.

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As you can see, we very much got stuck into things! Above are crab cakes, a three 1/3 pint flight of craft beers, baked eggs with merguez sausage, red pepper and sour cream plus a juicy cheeseburger with a brioche bun and a big ‘ol pickle!

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Later I had to say goodbye to Kate for the last time, which made me very sad. Luckily I was meeting up with my friend Dominic for a margarita and to see McQueen at the Theatre Royal Haymarket. You can read my review of the show here.

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Tuesday

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On Tuesday, Will and I performed at the Hertford Folk Club, held at the lovely White Horse pub in the town centre. There was ale and folk aplenty. One of our songs went a bit wrong as we had only learnt it that day, however a fun evening was still had!

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Wednesday

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AND back to London. Again. It was my friend and ex-colleague, Amelia’s, last day at work on Wednesday and I was invited to the leaving lunch, which was very nice! We went to Beagle in Hoxton and it was most delicious. I had the above whole plaice (HI !) and a glorious summer cocktail, even though the weather outside was FOUL.

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Later I met up with my friend Cher-Ann for a couple of drinks before getting the train back to the shire.

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Thursday

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I was very absorbed in packing towards the tail end of last week, so there isn’t much to report for Thursday as presumably you don’t want a picture of my clothes in a pile! I did get to hang out with this hun rather a lot though – above is a picture of him totally wiped out because we had been playing ball in the garden for a while. Life is hard for Mr Bracken, as you can tell!

Friday

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To the seaside! Mum and Andrew decided it would be nice if we took Bracken for an early evening walk in Felixtowe and they were right – it was very nice indeed. I was glad to see the English coast for a last time in who knows how long and the walk itself was refreshing and filled with blackberry bushes. Yum.

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Later we went to a nice pub called The Ship Inn in Great Yarmouth for some good English fish n chips. YAS!

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Saturday

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My run of English stuff continued as I had an afternoon Pimms followed by afternoon tea! Oh to be a full-time lady of leisure!

I met the newlyweds for a cheeky drink and they filled me in on what they have been up to since their fabulous wedding last week. We then headed to Nancy’s, a newish tea room in Newmarket that is very cutesy and kitsch. I had a tasty chocolate tea accompanied by scones with cream and jam. Hurrah!

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Sunday

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Ach and ouch, my heart hurts! On Sunday my mum hosted a leaving party for Will and I. It took place in her lovely garden under some marquees. Almost all my friends and a good portion of my family were able to attend along with some of Will’s family. A few of us sang some songs, all of us ate and all of us were merry! A perfect day by all means.

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So. That is IT. My month of goodbyes is almost over and somehow it doesn’t feel like it can be real. How can I not see some of the loves of my life for a year…or maybe more? Yes, I will be living in an amazing city with one very very big love of my life, but waaaa. I wish I could take all of these people with me. How can I do it, why am I going when my life here has been so fantastic? I’ll tell you – it’s now or never. My friends and family are growing up and we need to explore the world a bit before we find a place to settle down in it.

This is hard. But, with my lovely Will in tow, I am so hopeful that our life in Toronto will be every bit as marvelous as it has been here. If we find friends half as glorious as ours are back home then we will be lucky. I now have one FULL day in the UK left…I guess check back on Sunday (when I’ll be writing from Canada!) to see how I spent it!

Love to all!
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McQueen Review London Theatre Royal Haymarket

Mcqueen the play

Lee Alexander McQueen was a man who expressed drama through his work in fashion; indeed one of his collections was aptly named “McQueen’s Theatre of Cruelty.” Therefore when James Phillips took the somewhat daring task of transforming McQueen’s life into a piece of live drama, I was expecting something a bit darker and more grotesque.

Don’t get me wrong, the show dabbles in the grotesque, but is a traditional end on style of theatre the best way to represent what was happening in one of Britain’s most creative, yet incredibly tortured, minds? I do not think so. Yes, we had a few mannequin like bodies contorting here and there wearing a plethora of greyscale, but is this the best that director John Caird could muster? Perhaps it was, given Phillip’s somewhat text heavy book.

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I kind of like the concept; McQueen is pacing his house wrapped up in an internal battle between creativity and giving into the lure of his brown belt (that he eventually used to hang himself) when a strange ghost like figure leads him on an adventure of self-discovery. The problem is that the writing isn’t strong enough to hold its suicidal, “we’re so f*cked up,” mantra. Instead of truly delving into the crux of depression, it produces the grating character of Dahlia who you kind of wish would just cheer up, without any real care as to why she of all people is so tortured. Similarly the texts portrayal of McQueen’s long-time friend and discoverer, Isabell Blow, is laughable and caricatured. Also – can we please ban white pleather and white satin from all theatre thus forth? It is the opposite of “high fashion” and looks rather cheap.

Redeeming feature? One BIG one. Steven Wight. Now HE is find. Contrasting from many of his previous roles, Wight’s McQueen is bold and both scared and fearless. Phew. Wight works his physicality and vocal cadence to truly capture the essence of the late fashion designer but how did he manage to get THAT look in his eye? Absolute wow.

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In some ways I very much enjoyed McQueen but mainly because Wight somehow managed to make me believe in him. However I strongly feel that this was not the right play to run with. I found the book clunky and the traditional presentation an insult to McQueen’s boundless creativity. A few projections, some colour co-ordination, occasional funky lighting, moments of fleeting borrowed rock music and a second of slow-mo.

Someone come back to me with an immersive production with Wight in tow, filled with harpies, grotesque angels of death, omens, sea monsters and an actual catwalk to parade on. THEN we’ll be talking. After all; what would McQueen do?

2/5

McQueen is current running at the Theatre Royal Haymarket until the 7th November. Tickets can be found here.

Murakami London

Life, you are a beauty.  How can it be that when you think you know an area so well, you overlook a true gem?

This is exactly how I felt when I sat down to dinner at Murakami on St Martin’s Lane. I must have walked past at least 20 times since the restaurant opened last summer, but I have never really noticed the gloriousness that turned out to be Murakami – a newish Japanese restaurant serving HIGH quality and HIGH taste small dishes.

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Needless to say my co-dining companion, Kate, and I kicked things off with a bottle of prosecco, which the huns at Murakami lovingly served with a cheeky little raspberry in their fabulous glasses. Excellent start. Everyday I’m bubblin’…

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The menu is filled to the brim with all kinds of gloriousness – sushi, fresh fish, dumplings, Asian tapas and Japanese grilled goods. HI HI HI. SO, browsing the menu, we obviously wanted to try EVERYTHING. Failing that though, we tried as much variety as we could. GET READY for some serious food envy.

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Edamame peas are my favourite. Will and I ordered them on our first date at a different restaurant and, sad as it sounds, they always make me happy! So salty, warm and lovely and very hard to get wrong. So far so good!

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Kate and I asked for things to arrive as they came out of the kitchen, so kind of ended up with a banquet situation. FINE BY US! One of the cold dishes to arrive first was this ABSOLUTELY EFFING BEAUTIFUL (so beautiful I may print this picture and put it in a heart shaped frame) tuna tartare. It sat on such a lovely bed of avocado and was so delicious that I wanted to actually cry.

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Oh hello seabass nigiri! No this was lovely, but I was still swooning over the tuna. Beautiful and fresh though, I must say. It does however cost £3 a piece.

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SMOKED DUCK. Yes – it is as delicious as it sounds! Above are smoked duck murakami rolls with cucumber, sweet chilli and spring onion. Lovely. Also plentiful with 8 pieces!

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SO THESE YELLOWTAIL CARPACCIO WERE FRIGGIN AWESOME. They were served with chilli ponzu, garlic “chips” and chives. YES this is an expensive dish at £11 for 6 little slices, but I have to say that they were a genuine taste sensation. These are a MUST for fresh fish lovers (who have a few bob to indulge their indulgence.) OH YUM.

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MORE endlessly wonderful fresh fish – this time served hot. Above is a grilled scallop dish (I LOVE me a scallop) served with “sweet Thai basil.” As I said, I LOVE scallops – this dish was nice but for me the sweet Thai sauce somewhat overpowered the delicacy of the fish which was a tiny bit of a shame.

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The soft shell crab tempura (above) was somewhat novel. Eating crab with shell on sounds like a bad idea, but it was fine and tasty. The saltiness of the crab was nicely offset by the creaminess of the batter which, mixed with a dash of salad and a dip of tartare sauce, was quite the treat.

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OKAY NOW WE ARE REALLY TALKING. Pork Gyoza dumplings. Hot, delicious, cooked to perfection and a nice texture variant considering our spread. The only downside? There was an odd number of them so Kate and I had to wage a bloody battle that may well span the generations to obtain the last one.

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What was my favourite dish of the evening? LOOK ABOVE YA. Would I sell my as of yet non-existent first born for more of these ribs? Probably. Or at least I’ll name them after them. Japanese BBQ Baby Back Ribs. SWEET. Literally. There was a beautiful sweetness to these impossibly succulent, melt in mouth, bites from the ribcage of heaven!

What could you possibly do to top these? Were we too full for pudding. HA – yes, but there was NUTELLA CHEESECAKE on the menu…
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I’ma just let this picture do the talking, m’kay?

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Obviously we needed some kind of helpful digestive tea, and this pot of zingy peppermint did the trick. Look how lovely the crockery is too!

If it wasn’t evident from the food presentation and the fabulous slate/glass/crockery selection – this place is super stylish. There is even a whole wall made of moss. MOSS. Seriously.

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My only real feedback on the restaurant is perhaps a tiny price adjustment. Our meal would have come to around £130 which, although we had a fair amount, is quite a bit to slap down…for me anyway. Some things – TOTALLY WORTH IT like £8.50 for the ribs, £5.90 for the pork dumplings and £5 for the cheesecake. Although a few bits and bobs break the £10 barrier, which for small plates is a lot. THAT said, it is all totally delicious and how often does one usually consume yellowtail.

The place looks GREAT, the service was wonderful and the food was INCREDIBLE. If you are after a special place for a lovely and non traditional dinner then this is eat. Good GOD order the ribs!

A definite 5/5 for me!

Wondering what Kate thought? One look at her happy little face will tell ya’!
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Seven Brides for Seven Brothers Regents Park Open Air Theatre

 

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As they say, if at first you don’t succeed, try try and try again. Not only does this mantra apply to Milly’s efforts to marry off her brother in laws in Seven Brides For Seven Brothers, but also to my attempts at besting the weather to enjoy this outdoor show.

I adore the Regents Park Open Air Theatre. Adore adore. It is both beautiful and adds a level of intimacy and immediacy that indoor theatre doesn’t quite muster. It is adorned with fairy lights, picnics are totally encouraged and the whole stage is surrounded by trees!

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That stage…So before I get to the part where I tell you how much I loved Seven Brides For Seven Brothers, and believe me I did love it, I need to talk to you about how incredible the stage and set design can be at this venue. I have been to many shows here that have brought to life many worlds before my eyes, so when I was invited to tour the stage with a group of lovely theatre bloggers, I was in AWE!

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Peter McKintosh is a Open Air regular and it is easy to see why; his set design for Seven Brides captured both the essence of the space and the vibe of the show itself. It was incredible to walk among his work, especially to see the peep hole into the musicians world – a cleverly designed cubby hole peaking through the trees.

We were allowed to explore the set before the show, which made seeing it in action during the performance even more interesting. If you thought that outdoor theatre would be more basic than that of an indoor space, you would be wrong. This baby moves!

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After much anticipation (two rain offs) the show itself did not let down. Rachel Kavanaugh and Alistair David have created a vibrant yet strangely quaint piece of theatre that raises the metaphorical roof of the Open Air. (Yes, an actual roof would also be quite nice for rainy days, but this would somewhat ruin the magic of being exposed to the elements and the smell of fresh air.)

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Laura Pitt-Pulford and Alex Gaumond definitely had the chemistry to pull off playing the overworked and fed up Milly and the rouge like chauvinist, Adam. Together they led the show with energy and zeal which was similarly mirrored in the rest of the cast.

Seven Brides has something of a Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs vibe and it is a joy to watch Milly try to tame Adam’s brothers; wonderfully portrayed by James Leece, Sam O’Rouke, Ed White, Leon Cooke, Bob Harms and Adam Rhys-Charles. These guys performed a theatrically delightful transformation from hungry apes to handsome (if I do say so!) gentlemen.

The show is brought to life by Alistair David’s colourful and expertly performed choreography which had the audience stomping and clapping as if they were part of a glorious hoedown.

Yes, the build up was tense, but I had SUCH fun seeing this show. I curse the unfortunate run of bad weather in the past few weeks, but would still urge everyone and anyone to get to the Regents Park Open Air Theatre. If you can’t catch this show (finishing August 29th) then do book to see Lord of the Flies, which won’t be quite as jolly but will be every bit as tantalising.

*****

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Yes this is me on the set pretending I am some kind of bar wench. I regret nothing.

My Week In Pictures 17- 23rd August 2015

Excitement, friends, joy! This week has gone MUCH quicker than last and I CANNOT believe next week will be my last FULL week in the UK for God knows how long……shit. So, okay, let’s not dwell on that. This week was as follows

Monday

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Easing myself into the week, I met up for lunch with Julia, baby Isobel and my dad. We went to a nice real ale pub in Bury St Edmunds and rejoiced in the sunny Monday it was.
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Later, on return to Newmarket, I made FULL use of the hammock chair in the garden and soaked up some evening sun with a negroni I had whipped up. Peace, quiet, sun, GIN.

Tuesday

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Rain. Sure. No, really, fine. I think the world was trying to punish me for my sassy garden cocktail hour the evening before by making sure I was full housebound on Tuesday on account of the blowing gale outside. Lolz, weather, you can’t defeat me! Instead of venturing out as I hay have liked, instead I cooked up a storm of my very own. At lunchtime I made a lovely stir fry with halloumi, mushroom, celery, courgette, seeds and basil. Oh and I put a blob of peanut butter in it which essentially made it all of the yum.
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In the evening mum and Andrew returned from their mini break to Brighton so I welcomed them with some homemade curry. Aren’t I a hun of a daughter? Yes. Clearly.

Wednesday.

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Alarm! Alarm! 5.30am….ha, no. Oh wait yes. I literally had to drag my sorry toosh out if bed and walk half an hour to the nail salon as 6.30am is the ONLY time they could see me. Jeeze.

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To London! I don’t mean to say thank god, but thank god a bit! Days feel slower in a much smaller town and I was starting to miss having actual things to do/see/experience midweek! I hop and skipped on the slightly inefficient train service from the one track town of Newmarket to meet Dominic for a drink then to see Sinatra at the London Palladium, thanks to the ever fabulous Kate Martin. Double thanks for getting me a Prosecco discount!

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After the show we had a cheeky mojito in the Loop Bar. A drink after 10pm on a Wednesday; Newmarket would have been SHOCKED!

Thursday

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To the Overground! Myself and Emma have been working on a little “comedy” song about the London Overground which Will helped us record last week. On Thursday we met for a classy Macdonalds coffee and a debrief before filming what can only be described as a low budget music video. Stay tuned 🙂

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Jack had to work but Emma and I rewarded ourselves with a trip to Wahaca. Oh lord I love Wahaca.

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That evening wad my THIRD attempt to see Seven Brides for Seven Brothers at the Regents Park Open Air and Emma’s second! It was touch and go with the weather, which did cause a pause in the show, but I am happy to report that we FINALLY saw the whole shebang and it wad GLORIOUS

Friday

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On Friday Will and I headed back to Newmarket together in preparation for the wedding on Saturday.  Will’s mum had given us a Pizza Express vouchers so we went to the branch in the town and pizza-ed it up! Hurrah!

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Saturday

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Wedding! Wedding! Yes! On Saturday one of my best friends tied the knot with the love of her life! Not only was the whole day beautiful, all (ALL) of my home friends were present. I love these girls more than life itself and this was the last time we would ALL be together before Canada. Obviously this meant much wine was drunk.

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Sunday

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Sunday funday!  On Sunday I headed back up to London for one last blow out with my friend Kate before I go. I can’t even begin to describe what a joyous day we had! We started with a Drinki at the Hippodrome then headed to an amazing Japanese restaurant called Murakami for a FEAST!

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Accompanied by a lovely bottle of prosecco, Kate and I munched through the menu with GLEE. There will be a blogpost to come on how yummy this place was, but until then, do peruse the little collage of food glory above,

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After dinner we headed to the Corinthia hotel for a couple glasses of champagne each. We had two cold glasses of Laurent Perrier, which we sank amid the beautiful surroundings of the Corinrhia Northall Bar.

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THEN (somebody stop us!!!) we headed for cocktails in a private members club in Kings Cross called Keystone. It was all kind of crazy in there and the cocktails were truly beautiful. Thank god for Uber; by the time we were finished drinking the town the last trains were long gone.

This week has lots in store and is my last full week in the UK…..ahhhhh!!!!!

My Week In Pictures 10th – 16th August 2015

SO, I am two weeks into my month-long “holiday” before moving to Canada and I have discovered that being unemployed is BORING. Yes I have still been doing fun things, but it is way more enjoyable when I feel like I have earned them. I take this as positive news though; even if I were I millionaire, I’ll never be comfortable being a layabout! Anyway, onwards with the fun.

Monday

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On Monday I hop-skipped and jumped to East Grinstead to see my lovely friend, Sammi. I do enjoy a little train journey out of Victoria; it means I can have a cheeky couple of macarons and a coffee from Patisserie Valerie whilst I travel.

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Sammi and I are working together on TheatreBloggers,co.uk, so did a bit of that. We also went to Ashdown Forest to visit Pooh Bridge (from the Winne The Pooh) – look at all the sticks that have been chucked in the river!

Tuesday

On Tuesday my lovely friend Emma came to Hertford to help me record a song and then we headed to the Regents Park Open Air Theatre to see Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (the show I tried to see a few weeks ago that was rain off. Boo!)

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Us lovely #LDNtheatrebloggers got an amazing on stage tour and got to see all of the sets etc from the show.

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SO the show was awesome – all 35 minutes of it. Unfortunately the weather conspired against us once again and the show was rained off midway through Act Two. ARGH! Third time lucky?

Wednesday

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One of two trips back to the shire this week – Will and I headed to Newmarket to see the family (LOOK HOW CUTE MY NIECE IS NOW.) We also took the opportunity to walk the black beauty. too. Lovely.

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Thursday

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PUB QUIZ and my first loada fried stuff with cheese this week! Some of the blogging huns and I went to a pub quiz organised by the babes at Dewynters, Jon and Matt.

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This was the second quiz I had attended hosted by the pair, who have recently launched a bespoke social media marketing service, GoLittleBirdee.

Last time my team won but this tine we came second. Ah well! We did get lots of food, wine and Haribo!

Friday

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BEER FESTIVAL! Will and I took FULL advantage of our time off together and headed to Kensington Olympia to the Great British Beer Festival (blog to follow!)

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In total we sampled 13 different ales (we were drinking 1/3rd pints so that is totally acceptable! It nice not only to sample the goods, but also to hang out and have some none-country move planning fun with my boy!

Saturday

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Sunny , sunny Saturday! I headed to Royston  to meet Ruth at a cute little restaurant/cafe called The Jolly Postie.

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I had some glorious nachos with pulled chicken on top and a good ‘ol white wine spritzer.

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Later we headed to Granchester (a lovely riverside villagey place near Cambridge) for a little walk and a pint of cider. Lovely!

Sunday
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My lovely friend (for 11+ years)  is getting married next weekend. All of my home friends and I will be convening for the wedding of the year and we are VERY EXCITED! I had plans to meet bride to be, Clarkie, today and , like many a week away from their big day, she had a craft based emergency. The only remedy was a trip to Hobby Craft – I had never been before and OMG it is amazing! There is like wooden and polystyrene stuff everywhere just waiting to be covered in ribbon and kitsch buttons! Dreamy.
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Later we headed back to my mums house and had a nice little lunch. Look at this beauty! YEY NEXT WEEK IS GOING TO BE EXCITING!

I hope you all had a nice week too! Mega love xxx

My Week In Pictures 3rd – 9th August 2015

So this week has been my first week as a slightly homeless person and I have slept in tents, single beds (as part of a pair) and on floors – but I have to say it has been most fun!

From the Lake District to the Yorkshire Dales and back into London, it has most certainly been an adventure!

Monday

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I was camping in Wasdale with Will, his parents and his dogs! Wasdale is in the upper Lake District and houses England’s highest mountain, Scarfell Pike. In the above picture we’re by lake Was about to climb the pike! Up and away!

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We decided to climb Scarfell before Scarfell Pike; Scarfell is slightly smaller. We headed up the Lords Rake route (above) where you essentially have a vertical scramble! After that we climbed down then up the Pike. Two mountains, one day – I deserved pie and mash after!

Below is a steak and ale pie, although it actually turned out to be steak and kidney,  which I am a bet less into but ah well!

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Tuesday
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Trains! Mini trains! On Tuesday we took a trip to the Ravenglass mini steam railway. The trains run 7 miles from Ravenglass to Boot and it was all the cute! Will even asked one of the train drivers if I could sit in the cab! 26 going on 6….
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My pie urge wasn’t quelled with the previous night’s pie, so as I was op North I thought I’d invest in a second. I am glad I did as this was THE MOST delicious chicken and bacon beauty. Who ate all the pies? Literally me.
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Wednesday
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The Yorkshire Dales is my favourite place in the world. Fact. On Wednesday we drove from the Lakes to the Dales, which takes longer than you may think. Will and I celebrated life with a Dales brewed pint of Theakstons Old Peculiar. Babe.

 Thursday

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Another day, another mountain! This particularly rainy day we climbed the highest of the Yorkshire 3 Peaks; Whernside. Although I did eat all the pies, the above photo is a result of ferocious coat puffing wind and awkward hood placement. Don’t judge me!
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Post climb we headed to Britain’s highest pub! Oh eer!

Friday
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Back to London! On Friday I had my first Groundling experience at Shakespeare’s Globe! How is it only £5 to stand and watch a great show?!

We saw Richard II, which admittedly isn’t ‘ol Shakespeare’s best, but it was still a real treat.
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Later on my groundling co-companion, Amelia, and I headed to new and fabulous vegetarian restaurant, Mildred’s. Before our meal we had a cheeky gin cooler to wet our whistles. Perf.

Saturday

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On Friday night I stayed at my friend Kate’s and on Saturday morning we celebrated life with a smoked salmon and cream cheese bagel. Ahoy life, we’ve got salmon – so try it!

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I was meeting Michaela on Saturday Afternoon before going to see our friend Katie’s show. Before that though, I had some time to kill so generally browsed about and oggled Macarons in Whole Foods. I bought a champagne one and a pistachio one – they were beautiful.
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Before heading to the show I basked in the sun with (a very pissed) Michaela on Clapham Common.
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So my friend Katie’s show, Spitfire Grill, was SO good! A) you need to see it and B) you need to go quick as it finishes on Saturday! Go and enjoy the music and Katie’s all encompassing sass.

Sunday
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Today has been quiet as I had to do some freelancing. Although who can be sad about work when they can do it in the sun and watch a dog get their face IN an ice cream tub whilst doing so. I feel ya, Topsy.

Next week is more nomad-like homelessness, so god knows where it shall take me!

My Week In Pictures 27th July – 2nd August 2015

*Written LAST week (27th July – 2nd August) but uploaded no as my blog was broken for a few days!

Help me I am so tired! I am literally lying on the floor, staring at the ceiling and wondering why I never managed to hustle Bernard out of this magical watch! I need sleep and have no hours for it! I am off to the Lake District in a few hours (hence no Sunday picture) for a week of internet less joy. Luckily Will is doing the 5.5 hour drive up there as a honey isn’t up for operating any machinery right now.

Monday

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The first of the exit lunches! I’m sure there will be many more to come over the next month before we leave for
Toronto. On Monday we went to Lyle’s in Shoreditch and it was lovely, if a little pricey for the amount of food you got. You can read all about it here.

Tuesday

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On Tuesday I recorded my final radio for Shoreditch radio (to be aired this coming Thursday at 1pm) and I felt most sad to leave! Luckily my sadness was tinged with joy as Delroy had brought me a
4 pack of Red Stripe as a farewell. Wahoo!

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Will and I headed out for dinner at a Kilburn restaurant called Small and Beautiful. There you can get a pizza and a glass of wine for £7.95 – not too shabby.

Wednesday

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On Wednesday evening I hosted a blogger pub quiz at the Mulberry Bush pub in Waterloo. Here I got to say goodbye to some of my lovely blogger friends and also got to be the quiz MASTER which I very much enjoyed.

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Thursday

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It was weird, Thursday felt like my last day, even though it wasn’t.
My boss and one of my colleagues were not going to be in the office on Friday so flowers, cake and prosecco plus a general feathering of my desk happened on Thursday.

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I never thought I’d be sad to never see my employer again, but I do feel a little down about it!

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Thursday night I went to see West End magic show, Impossible at the Noel Coward Theatre. It was Press Night so there was plenty of free wine and joy. I may or may not have stayed out til 2am and had a guilty late night macdonalds. Whoops!

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Friday

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Despite having very minimal sleep, I dragged myself to work for one very last time because I am a soldier. We had a great day in the office and all went for a fantastic lunch at Bills which my former colleague, Dom, also attended because he is a boo.

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It all descended into chaos a bit later and in the blink of an eye I was gone 🙂

We headed out for a few post work drinks too which was nice!

Saturday

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Waaaa – moving day.
I have been an official Londoner for 8 years and now I am moving out. Will and I have lived in our little house for 1 year and 2 months and we have had the best time .

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Sunday

I am off to the Lake District very shortly so won’t be able to do a proper Sunday post due to lack of Internet. Next week, however, you can enjoy lots of pretty lake pictures 🙂IMG_1569

 

I think I drank every day last week, perhaps in an attempt to drink up the last bit of my life in the city. Either way I didn’t get enough sleep and wasn’t too kind to my body – something I hope to rectify a bit whilst I’m up North on a much needed break. (In retrospect – this last bit is highly amusing!)