My 25th Cool Britannia birthday party was a truely fantastic night! So many people turned up and lots of people very kindly made some delicious food. It was a really wonderful night and hopefully everyone had as much fun as I did.
The room all decorated
Me and Helen
The amazing cakes that were made for me
Me with Jo, Ant, James, Luke & Hilary
Emma demonstrating what she made
After being covered with ribbon – cheers family :p
First things first, I LOVE London! It’s such a fantastic place and I like to go up as often as humanly possible. I love it’s energy and diversity. There really is SO much to love about it. But before I turn into a tourist information broadcast I’ll get back to the point which is to tell you all about the lovely day out that Helen & I had on Tuesday.
The day started off with the obligatory travel chaos between Eastbourne and London but after we FINALLY got to Victoria we headed straight for Liberty! And were greeted by the combination of two of my favourite things – DR Martins & Liberty print!
Not the best photo as the shop window was pretty shiny but you can see the Liberty print bag to match the DMs!
After drooling in Liberty I dragged Helen into Hamleys as I do have the mentality of a 7 year old! On the top floor they had some fantastic Lego models!
Yep that is the Royal Wedding made out of Lego!
I hung out with these two fellas
A very Royal reception! I especially loved the corgis!
Oxford Street all decked out ready for the jubilee
We had lunch at a gorgeous Bella Italia, if you like Italian then go to a Bella Italia if you get the chance, the service is always fantastic and the food is gorgeous http://www.bellaitalia.co.uk/
After lunch we walked along Oxford Street with a quick trip into the Disney Store (7 year old mentality strikes again)
Our destination was The Wallace Collection which is a real hidden gem and is simply beautiful! http://www.wallacecollection.org/
The Wallace Collection
Fountain in the grounds
In I go ……
I want this sofa!
The Armoury was fantastic
My favourite room
Wish my landing looked like this!
I thoroughly recommend the Wallace Collection, it really is lovely. It’s free to get into and is pretty small too so you can nip off of Oxford Street, escape the crowds and look at some lovely art work.
Yesterday was the wedding of my two friends Sam & Louise, as previous readers of my blog will know I was dreading it as I struggle at social events. Whilst yes I did struggle and have to keep hiding in the loos, and had a few minor anxiety attacks I was glad I went so I could see how happy they both looked. Here’s a few photos –
Signing the wedding register
My friend Alli & Pimms – happy combination!
Lou eating Scampi & Chips canapes – they had mini burgers too and BBQ themed food in the evening.
Sam in his RAF Uniform
Geoff (Sam’s Dad), Lou, Sam, Theresa (Sam’s Mum) & Shaun (Sam’s brother & best man)
The Bridal party
Me & Lou
Ladies what … um canape
Of course I had to take a sunset photo!
Me & my friends Lydia & Hilary
When clearing out my wardrobe the other day I discovered that I actually own a inordinate amount of 30 Seconds To Mars t-shirts, initially I mocked myself for my fan-girldom but then I thought again and realised that nearly all the shirts have a story or a memory attached to them and I thought I would share a few with you guys.
My first ever Mars shirt – my brother bought this for me at Christmas 2007 after I’d spent most of the year yapping to anyone who’d listen about this amazing new band I loved!
View from the back
The next shirt was also a Christmas present from my brother in 2008
This is my most special and treasured shirt. I got it at the KoKo performance in Nov 2009, it was an incredibly special night as I’ve mentioned before. It’s known as the ‘Nice Shirt’ after Jared commented on it as such. Whenever I wear it, it takes me right back to that night and helps lift my mood.
This shirt is from the band’s performance at Wembley Arena in Feb 2010 and is also very special as I wore it the first time I met my best friend Helen.
From the back
This shirt is another favourite as I got it at the Band’s Brighton performance which was the first concert I went to with Helen
I like it when shirts have tour dates on the back! I went to three concerts on this shirt – the two Brightons and the O2
The t-shirt that has travelled the furthest! 8000 miles from Niagara Falls back to the UK.
There’s my show!
I like this shirt as it’s very colourful, Helen spotted this on a day trip to Brighton
These two shirts were bought last summer, the tiger top is super comfy! I used funds from my ‘Break-up inheritance’ after splitting with my boyfriend of nearly 7 years (on good terms) we split our savings and I immediately ordered some new shirts to cheer myself up!
My Rome Golden Ticket shirt
I picked this shirt up at Reading Festival last year
More tour dates! Rome is on here too!
My shirt from the Lille Meet N Greet
My newest shirt!
Perhaps I could use my shirts as installation art?