My birthday & other updates

Monday, 19 August 2013

A favourite from Paris + expert face blocker 

Aled also got one of my photos that I took in Paris turned into a canvas. I love it!  It was my birthday the other week (I am continually behind with posts, I know!) and I was rather spoiled with a few outings and treats. Aled also bought me a ticket to see Matilda the Musical, which we saw last weekend and really enjoyed. Tim Minchin's lyrics were as clever and touching as usual. I love the story of Matilda, and Roald Dahl's magic does seem to translate anywhere. 

Me and Megan at Ping

On the evening of my birthday I went to Ping. .I wanted to go to one of these ping pong bars for ages so it seemed like the right opportunity. The cocktails and pizzas were delicious and we had a lot of fun on the ping pong tables, although our reserved half hour passed very quickly. My ping pong skills did leave a lot to be desired though....

The day after my wonderful best friend Becki took me to the Harry Potter studio tour. I was so excited about this, I could barely concentrate on work all day! I even wore my Gryffindor Team Seeker top in honour of our visit. It was really, really good, and really worth if if you are a Harry Potter fan. There are so many original sets, props etc from the films and it took us about 3 hours to get around it all. I absolutely loved being in the Great Hall.  I think I will do another post with the photos from the tour as, as you can imagine I took quite a few. 

Unashamed HP fan...

This past weekend has been spent with family. My mum is up visiting at the moment, and we went out for lunch with Megan and her boyfriend and then went to the cinema to see the Alan Partridge film. I am a big fan of the TV series and the film exceeded my expectations. I haven't laughed like that in a cinema for a long time! 

Megan & Matt

I also just wanted to add in the below photo I took yesterday as the sky looked beautiful. I love how London looks at dusk. I love how it looks most of the time, but I do really have a thing for dusk Best time of the day. 

Trafalgar Square with added new fourth plinth!

Lounge on the Farm

Sunday, 11 August 2013

A few weekends ago I went to Lounge on the Farm festival near Canterbury in Kent. It was a lovely weekend, despite the schizophrenic weather (thunderstorms, torrential rain and sunshine are just great when you're camping….), and even though it slightly paled in comparison to other smaller festivals I have attended (namely Larmer Tree and End of the Road), we really enjoyed it nonetheless.

The highlights, musically, for me were Jessie Ware, Seasick Steve, Sivu, Beans on Toast, CoCo & the Butterfields, Tribes, Lucy Rose, Eliza & the Bear and Gentlemen of Few. I would recommend checking out any of those artists you haven't heard of! Talking of music, I keep meaning to do another monthly playlist. I posted the first one in January with high intentions that have never been channelled into actual posts.

I took along my camera to take photos for Aled's review for The 405 which you can read here!

Here are a few of my favourites...

July in France

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

I have only just got around to going through my photos from Brittany. I was unusually busy last week, with plans every weekday night (I am never usually that social in the week, I even surprised myself!). This week has felt a bit like coming back to reality after a holiday and a festival. It's my birthday on Thursday and have a couple of surprises at the weekend from my nearest and dearest to look forward too, including the inevitable meals out, so the end of this week is looking good! I am currently going through my photos from Lounge on the Farm, and shall post them soon. It was a good festival, not the best one i've been too, but still rather enjoyable.

So here are a few photos from France - I usually take way more photos of food, it's never normally this warm so I suppose the beach was a little more distracting....