Every year for the past few years I've gone ice-skating at Somerset House in London. It's basically a tradition now. Each year I say I'll try out one of the other London ice rinks, then I always end up going back to Somerset House. I really do love it, it's always so much fun. Heck, I've even done 'ice-reeling' with a group of friends in the middle of the rink, and last year Edd and I went ice-skating there with Google.
This year I was invited along by Somerset House in partnership with Fortnum & Mason. I took Dan along with me, he loves telling everyone about my blog (cringe) and has been on it a fair amount over the past year or two. He reviewed Sake no Hana's Sakura menu with me back in April, and as I hadn't seen him for a coupla weeks since Halloween, I thought it was time he came to something else.
Sadly he destroyed his ankle while drunk a few weeks ago (which resulted in a rather hilarious night at The Savile the other week), so couldn't actually take part in the ice-skating. So I went on the ice with Laura while Dan stood at the side and laughed at everyone falling over. I left my big DSLR camera at home as I didn't want to smash it when skating, so sadly only have mobile phone pics - sorry!
When the rink got too busy I headed off, changed my boots, and we went to check out the Fortnum & Mason pop-up shop. We did some whisky tasting, which Dan loved and I despised. Blergh, it is not my poison of choice. Then we played Hook-a-Duck to try and win a dram of gin. I failed miserably, and I discovered Dan is really good at it. So he won.
We then went next door to the Fortnum Lodge for some food. Just as we were finishing our cocktails and Dan was finishing his Salmon Blinis Laura and Helen joined us. We spent the next hour or so drinking cocktails, eating the most delicious potato and cheese bake, and feasting on cheese fondue. And we've all persuaded Dan to start his own fashion blog, he even joined in with the food-photo-taking!
|Laura's face at Dan's photo-skills in this photo makes me laugh so much!|
We had a really fun evening; the ice-skating was awesome (if a little too busy), and the cocktails were delicious! Thanks for having us Somerset House!
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