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Sunday Funday at the Saatchi Gallery

A wonderful day of catching up, cake & culture with my wonderful friend Ali.

I’ll update you on wedding creativeness and the amazing day over soon, but here’s a gorgeous wedding gift Ali made for us! Isn’t it amazing? Her work popped up throughout our wedding (I can’t wait to share the pictures and ideas I made into reality).

We’re lucky to have such a creative friend.

After a bit of shopping on Kings Road, we popped along to the Saatchi gallery (definitely worth a visit).

Don’t want to give too much away, but here are a few of my favourite.



I hear they have a Rolling Stones exhibition coming soon. Can’t wait.

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The Dulux Color Run – a colourful time

“Are you ready for the craziest, colorful, 5k of your life?”

“Yes, yes I am!”

The Color Run™ event is described as a one of a kind experience, which I have to agree with.

Think an over zealous artist meets a Sunday morning run.

My friend I had put our running shoes on and set off to Wembley Park.

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We started off looking so fresh and clean.

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Every 1k we experienced a mist of paint, cheers and general mayhem, all whilst running. Nuts but brilliant.

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I was determined to finish the run resembling a rainbow.

On the first 1k I sprinted through the area with my arms in the air and mouth wide open.

I would highly recommend you don’t do this as a) your teeth and mouth change colour b) powder paint and saliva don’t mix well and c) sprinting with your eyes closed, through a crowd of paint throwers won’t end well, unless you are lucky and can run in a straight line (I can’t).

After the first k, I toned it down a bit (mainly because I didn’t want to hurt myself or others!) and was happy with my end rainbow result.

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A cheeky selfie along the way.

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At the end of the run, you are handed a goody bag with yet more powder paint. Everyone makes their way to the stage, where an array of different coloured powders are thrown around to music.

We chose our own little area and had a paint fight, such fun!

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You don’t need to be a runner to do this. Grab your friends and go do it, you will love it! The next London run is in September at the Olympic Park. But you can find out all you need to here

 

 

 

 

 

 

Herman Ze German

I’d heard about Herman Ze German, and was desperate to give it a try.  Rumour being, they serve the best wurst…

After a busy day, I was really looking forward to a nice cold beer and a Bratwurst. (I’m off to Germany next month, so it only seemed right to get into the spirit early).

So off we trotted to Soho ready to fill our tummies….

En route I passed this little beauty.

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It took me a while to decide, but I went for the beef & pork.

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And a side order of pommes frites with gravy.

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J went for the smokey pork (smothered in ketchup), with a side of pommes frites.

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To accompany our German feast, a nice cold beer fresh from the tap.

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I’ll give you it Herman Ze German – your wurst really is ze best!

Mexican fun at Guaca

Friday night was another belated birthday date night. This time with my beautiful friend Anna.

When planning our evening, we chatted about a cocktail night in Chelsea, or dancing the night away with fizz in the City, but then Anna came up with an even better idea. Guaca!

Guaca is a real gem –  a Mexican in Fulham.  It is a little den of Mexican wonderfulness, not only the food, but the staff too – they are all super friendly.

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We started with cocktails. I went for the Passion fruit frozen margarita.

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They soon disappeared, so only one thing for it….another one (well, maybe two).

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Before the food came, we popped our sombrero’s on (it is a must when eating Mexican).

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Now the exciting part….the food.

Anna and I always go for a selection of starters to share, rather than a main.

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We shared fresh guacamole, and a pile of hot tortilla chips.

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Along with boneless chicken wings, smothered in delicious tangy sauce (they have a real kick), and potatoe skins with cheese and bacon.

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Last but not least, we went for the chilli and tortilla chips (the chilli is probably my favourite thing, and the portion is a really good size for a starter).

There are so many starters to choose from, we almost ordered more….but we would’ve had to be wheeled out of the place.

After frozen cocktails and alot of food, I couldn’t even consider a pudding.

Oh no, Anna wouldn’t let me get away with that one. The place went dark, the music changed, and out came the Guaca guys with cake, with the tune of ‘happy birthday’.

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And some free tequila. Ouch

After a great evening at Guaca we decided needed to dance, so off we set to the Durrell Arms, a pub on Fulham Road.

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At the weekend, the Durrell has live music.  I have never seen this band before, but they were great.

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There was even a song dedicated to my red dress by the talented man in blue.

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We danced our little socks off before heading home and into a state of Mexi-coma.

(I would highly recommend a trip to Guaca if you are in the Fulham area, and even better, they have a steak house round the corner which is just as good)

‘Roll up, roll up’ – Wonderground LIMBO

I was a lucky lady last night and got taken on a date by my lovely friend Ali.

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It was the perfect date: We met at Embankment station, she handed me beautiful flowers, before whisking me off for wine and my birthday treat.

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Ali had got us tickets to LIMBO at Wonderground.

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We arrived at the Southbank Centre to a buzz of people drinking, chatting, and getting excited for what was about to happen.

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We made our way inside the circus tent…

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Sadly, no camera’s allowed. I did plan to try and take some sneaky one’s, but I was too mesmerized by the show and forgot.

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All I can say is go and see LIMBO! It is absolutely amazing, from start to finish my mouth was open, and it went far too quickly. It was 75 minutes of musical talent, dancing, strength, moves, sitting on the edge of your seat, nail biting fun…..

This takes going to the circus to a new level,

We left the tent to a hustle of people, chatting away about everything we’d all just seen. We both agreed we needed to go for another drink.

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I always love the walk along Embankment.

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We made our way to a pop up bar called Propstore. It is all in the name, a bar furnished with old props from the national theatre.

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We treated ourselves to some fizz, and accompanied it with a scotch egg and some chips & garlic dip.

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A perfect end to a perfect evening.

‘Old enough to know better, but still young enough to do it anyway….’

I of course love every weekend, who doesn’t? Goodbye painful early mornings, being woken up by that harrowing iphone alarm noise. Hello to big fat lie ins.

This weekend was even better, as it was my birthday weekend.

The weekend started on Friday evening, meeting J from work and going for dinner & wine at the lovely B-Soho, in, you guessed it…Soho. I just love this part of London, It offers a mix of people and lots of little streets with an array of shops, bars and places to eat.

I have never been to this particular restaurant/bar, but I have read about it, and was keen to try it out. I just love pizza, so it was a perfect choice.

I opted for the ‘Don Rocca’ – Mozzarella, tomatoes, rocket and Parma ham, and we had a bargain bottle of house white wine for £10! It was a lovely little place, and I would recommend a visit if you are in the area.

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Once we had filled our bellies with food & head with wine, we headed to Euston to catch our train to Manchester, but on the way, being the sweet addict I am, I managed to spend £10 on pick & mix. A quick visit to M&S, I picked up 2 G&T’s for the journey (may I add that G&T from a can is nothing like the real thing, but after a couple of gulps, it is passable).

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After 2 hours of G&T’s, tummy ache from too many sweets, chocolate, iphone pub quiz and who wants to be a millionaire, we made it to Manchester ready for the rest of the birthday fun to begin….

Saturday saw us head to Albert’s Shed in Didsbury, I have only been for drinks on a Friday evening, so I was looking forward to a lovely lunch with some of my favourite people. I opted for fish & chips (it was delicious), I got J to snap his, he had monkfish & scallop curry.

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Everyone seemed to enjoy their food, with some of us going for the bargain offer they have on a Saturday, £10.95 for 2 courses! The food was good quality, and the staff super friendly, all in all a great first time trip to Albert’s and I will look forward to going back.

After having a wonderful birthday lunch with my family & one of my bestest, we made our way to the Manchester City Center. It seems a bunny decided he wanted to pop into Manchester too!

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I spent 5 great years living in Manchester, so know it quite well, but J hadn’t really been before. We wandered around the busy streets of shoppers and visitors, the city has a lot of character and characters….

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With a big evening ahead, we got our glad rags on and headed out. At this point, I had no idea where I was actually going, not only was the venue a lovely surprise, but the whole mystery and organising that had gone into it. Turning up to big smiles from all my fantastic friends was the best feeling. I was instantly handed a glass of bubbles and eventually sat down to be presented with an abundance of presents and cards.

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With a huge smile on my face, and feeling very loved, we made our way to Dough for pizza time. It was my first time here, but I liked the fact it had such a varied menu and catered for large groups. It didn’t disappoint, my pulled pork pizza is probably the best pizza I have had! (And I have had a lot of pizzas).

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Once again, lots of little surprises awaited me…..

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I felt this really accentuated my eyes, same for Kev too….

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After filling out tummies, it was time to head out into the city and dance the night away, which we successfully did. I even went home with a reminder of the evening….

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I even woke up to a reminder from the evening….

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Such a lucky lady, with an array of wonderful gifts.

J decided to remind me I am older than him with this….(luckily he got me a beautiful bracelet too, but i secretly quite like this t-shirt!)

Not sure where he got it from, but found similar here

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I love this film and now I have my very own Mike to cuddle…

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My friends know me so well!

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Wonder ground Limbo here i come (my creative friend made this ticket! I thought it was a real one). You can find out more and book tickets here

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You can get these bad boys here

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I had the best birthday! I am a very lucky lady to have all the people I do in my life