So I'm off to Australia on Thursday and thought I'd give you all a quick update on life in general with some of the latest photos off my phone/instagram. I don't do these very often as you all know how I'm usually very particular about the quality of photos on my blog, but I've been so busy the past couple of months and haven't had the time to blog absolutely everything, so I'm gonna give you a quick run-through of the things that have happened that I haven't blogged about.
Also, if you haven't already done so, I'd really really appreciate it if you could pretty please subscribe to my Youtube channel? I started it back in September, but haven't really used it until the past few weeks. I'm really getting into this whole video and vlogging thing, which I never thought I'd do! I'm gonna try and vlog as much as possible in Australia, and can't wait to show you all around on video rather than just in blog posts!
Anyway, so what've I been up to lately? Well. Work has been crazy busy, and life outside work has been pretty busy too. It always happens like that doesn't it, things always seem to be busy at the same time?
It was my colleague's 30th birthday, so she went to Lola's on her way to work and bought all of us cupcakes! Best. Colleague. Ever. Obviously we did give her a huuuuge birthday cake as well, so it's safe to say we were all high on sugar that day.
My membership cards for Barts and Beaver Lodge arrived - woohooo! Can't wait to make the most of these!
I went out to Dirty Martini for a friends' birthday. I got chatted up by a guy who did not impress me at all, so I gave him this look and he fled (he may have gotten the hint when I told him the bar across the road is better and he should go there instead). This is my resting bitch face. #fierce
I've just discovered that Bonne Maman do Caramel Spread, which is basically a really thick caramel sauce, and it's pretty much the best thing EVER. I've been eating it by itself with a spoon, and I'm not even sorry.
I feel like I've constantly been sick in 2015 so far, which sucks big time. It's just one thing after another. It has however, meant that lots of cakes have been baked, including the most amazing lemon drizzle loaf cake (below), and Dylan hilariously staring at me wondering what the hell I'm doing at home during the week (above).
I got the loveliest package ever the other week! Wrap Me very kindly sent Dylan and I a beautiful gift - a recipe book for dogs! Definitely gonna try and make something for Dylan from this, and how cute is the wrapping paper?! It's covered in Dylan photos!
I've had quite a cultural few weeks; I went to see an Irving Berlin concert at the Royal Festival Hall with my parents which was absolutely brilliant, and then I also went to see Swan Lake at the Royal Opera House with my brother. I'm SO lucky I have a brother who loves opera and ballet as much as I do (in fact, he loves it even more than me)! He was home from Uni so I treated him and we got the cheap £25 seats at the top. We went to Ed's beforehand for burgers and milkshakes, and then wandered over to Covent Garden.
I've found a tea brand that do the most beautifully packaged teas I have ever seen! I don't drink coffee or 'proper' tea, I only drink herbal and fruit teas, and Newby do some really fab flavours (the green tea was heavenly)!
As I'm off to Australia for a couple of weeks and Alex was off to Florida, we thought a big dinner was in order! So naturally we went to the Big Easy in Chelsea. Alex had the all you can eat Fajitas and shocked the waiter by have three huge rounds of them, and I shocked Alex and the waiter when I ate...*ahem*....half a rack of ribs, a cornbread muffin, fries, mac & cheese, red velvet cake, an oreo milkshake, and a cocktail. Yeh. I was hungry OK.
|Photo from Jasiminne!|
After reviewing Bar Galante last month they invited me back to finally try the dessert (last time it didn't arrive in time), so I decided to take Jasiminne with me as she doesn't visit West London nearly as much as she should. I thought she'd enjoy it, and I obviously know her far too well as she absolutely loved it! The food is epic and the cocktails are even better!
My friend Edmund is running for parliament, so he had a big fundraising party at Kensington Roof Gardens. You all probably know by now that it's one of my favourite clubs in London, similar to Raffles, we often end up there in the early hours of the morning after going elsewhere earlier in the evening and being disappointed. It was a pretty wild night, and and we had so much fun! This is the only photo from the night, I didn't take my camera because I didn't want to risk it getting broken in a drunken haze.
How has your 2015 been so far? And how are you?
Is there anything you'd really like me to blog about or vlog while I'm in Australia?
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