Monday 12 May 2014

#10 Life as we know it

Apologies for being a bit MIA since my birthday! I have put together a photo diary though so get yourself a cup of tea, put your feet up and feel free to have a browse! :) Over the Bank Holiday Weekend I went to Brighton with the Dream Team. We ate fish and chips on the beach with a cheeky bit of Captain Morgan to liven up some very watered down Coke

We walked the length of the pier, chased one another on the dodgems, parted with our coins on the arcades, had the tastiest milkshakes we'd ever tasted, chilled out on the beach some more, then played crazy golf as the sun set. We lost track of the time and missed our train back to London so we got a later one back. So worth it.

The day after I had brunch with two of my best friends who I've know since I was three. We went to my favourite place in London and ordered chorizo hash browns and buttermilk pancakes:

Earlier that week I went back to Shaka Zulu for a joint party / celebration with one of my friends whose birthday is a few days after mine. We devoured ate crocodile steak, ostrich fillet, springbok, billtong, ratatouille, cerleriac mash and cinnamon dusted butternut squash. All washed down with a very boozy Cape Town sharing cocktail served in a massive elephant:

The Shaka Zulu staff were lovely and let us have the table all night long (normally you're on a bit of a time limit there). They also brought out cake for birthday girl and I with a fountain sparkler which we were really touched by:

It's little touches like this that really make a dining experience special and encourage you to return.

More recently I went for belated birthday drinks with work. I really recommend Nordic Bar if you're ever near Oxford Street. It's cosy, it's usually pretty quiet, there's a free round of drinks for your group if you have a birthday, a great choice of food platters, and 2-for-1 on cocktails on certain days of the week. Gutted they no longer serve my favourite cocktail Sex in the Snow (essentially an alcoholic strawberry milkshake in a Martini glass!) but hopefully they'll bring it back! ;)

Earlier in the week, I met an ex work colleague of mine who is equally as excited about fish finger sandwiches as I am. I managed to track down a place that did fish finger BURGERS and oh my, it was delicious

And on my actual birthday, I tried The Breakfast Club for the first time

Mmmm chorizo....

... but because we were queuing for such a long time, there wasn't enough time to visit Kew Gardens like originally planned. I just couldn't justify spending that much for admission for the sake of a few hours. Instead we made our way to Hampstead Heath. Lovely weather, beautiful scenery and I got to walk around with my DSLR so I was happy! Pictures from that day will make their way into their own post - so watch this space! Last weekend I had a free house and it turned into a bit of a Eurovision fest - Eurovision is my guilty pleasure! We ate Marks & Spencer pizzas, macaroons and played Eurovision drinking games inspired by a Buzzfeed one.

This week I'm going to see Cats the Musical as a belated birthday present. It's only showing in London temporarily for a couple of weeks in May so I'm really excited! Then later this week I'll be watching some comedy at the O2!

What have you been up to lately?


  1. Starving now after reading this post haha! Looks like you've been having a fab time recently :D xx

    1. Haha, yep it's been busy! This week I'll be resting up with my feet up! :) x x

  2. Oh my word what a jam packed couple of weeks you're having! Happy belated birthday, I hope Cats is good! All that food looks amazing, and I love a trip to Brighton - fish and chips are a must x

    1. I hadn't had fish and chips in years! So much better than I remembered! x x


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