Hi guys, sorry this one is a tad late. Today has just ran away with itself (marathon pun intended!) This week has been one of the best, not only have we had a mini heat wave here in London but my week was jam packed with so many exciting things. I’m gonna whiz through everything and catch you all up with my going’s on but firstly – how glorious has the weather been?! London in the sunshine really is the most beautiful city, it’s sad we don’t get it often but when we do, us Brits know how to enjoy it! Everyone was hitting the parks and the rooftop bars, Aperol Spritz was pouring and BBQ’s were firing up. It’s been a delight and I, along with everyone else took full advantage.
So lets rewind to the start of the week, Monday and Tuesday were spent being ever so cultured at the Theatre. Monday I was invited along side my bestie Yasmin to STK restaurant and the Aldwych Theatre by Swarovski to go and see the new Tina Turner musical. Swarovski has provided the crystals for all the costumes in the show and treated us such a special night. The show was fabulous, if you’re a Tina fan you must beg, borrow or steal a ticket! The music and costumes are amazing and the story – heart breaking but powerful. The singing was insane and finally at the very end of the show the audience got the chance to sing and dance along, which I was dying to do the entire time. Tuesday, again with Yasmin but this time joint by Lee and Holly as well, we headed to the Noel, Coward Theatre to watch the new play Quiz. Based on the coughing scandal on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, the play shows both sides of the story as seen in court. Guys… we LOVED it! It’s super stylised and really interesting, the audience get involved – Millionaire style. We thought it was brilliant, maybe not everyones cup of tea but for us it was a hit!
Midweek I spent working from the park. With the temperature hitting 27 degrees I couldn’t bare staying inside so instead made myself a little work station in the park. I burn really easily so was very much under a tree, in the shade and covered in factor 50. It was beautiful though, I pretty much did the exact same on both Wednesday and Thursday which was so nice, working al fresco is definitely my favourite thing to do when it’s nice weather. Saturday I headed off the meet my girls, Izzy T and Alice. We met at Liverpool Street and headed to Dinerama for drinks and food. If you’ve never been you should check it out. It’s a big warehouse full of different bars and food stalls. It’s the same team that are behind Street Feast and Hawker House and the perfect spring/summer hang out. We had a good catch up and ate all the food, I went for a steak plate and it was so good! We then headed to a gin bar around the corner. I’m still not drinking, 7 weeks in and still going strong. I’m discovering lots of mocktail recipes, I had a chilli and ginger mocktail at the gin bar which wasn’t my favourite but certainly a bit different and cleared my sinuses big time haha. I love seeing my girls, we always have such a good time when we’re together and it made for the perfect Saturday night!
And we have today, a very special Sunday in the British calender – The London Marathon! I love going to watch the marathon, it’s such an inspiring event and always makes me emotional. I went along with Holly and her Uni friends to cheer on one of their friends Niamh who did brilliantly. Every single person running did such an amazing job, the heat made it so much harder and honestly I don’t know how they did it. So many charities being supported and people of all ages, sizes and cultures taking part. If you ever find yourself in London for the marathon weekend you must go and cheer on the runners, it’s such a brilliant event and again, so so inspiring! Well done to each and every one of you!
So there we are, another great week. I’m in such high spirits at the minute, I think the weather makes a huge difference to everyones mood. I can’t wait for the week ahead and to get stuck into more work. Lot’s of exciting things coming to the blog so keep your eyes peeled. I hope you’ve had a lovely week!