Monday, 27 February 2012

Birthday Weekend


I was lucky enough to have a whole Saturday out and about with one of the loveliest people I know. We had planned the day with military precision.

  *Two girls out on the town taking pictures. I wrote my MSC dissertation in the British Library and the smell of the place bought it all back!

 We wanted to fit in The Genius of Illumination as well as The Honey High Tea at The Athenaeum, (they had a picture of the queen on the wall, that can only be a good sign!). Both the exhibition and the Tea were absolutely worth it. Following this as Gillian does not live in London we wanted to fit in some shopping (I never need much of an excuse!). We whirled through Laduree, Fortnum and Mason, Anthropologie, Hamley's (purgatory has the edge), Liberty and of course John Lewis! As you can imagine, we were pretty exhausted after this and retired to The Booking Office for a well deserved dinner and to relax whilst waiting for Gillian's train. I thought my day could not get any better but on my way home a flower seller gave me my flowers for free after a lovely conversation and I got home to a sleeping toddler. Perfection!


Sunday saw my husband cleaning the house from top to bottom (dear reader, this is not a usual occurrence but a very nice birthday treat!), a cuppa and a macaroon follower by a walk in the fabulous sunshine on Epsom Downs and then retired to The Derby Arms for a Birthday Roast.

 Gillian has documented our London trip better than I have but below are photos of my weekend. (If you read to the end of this self indulgence let alone get through all the pictures you are very kind indeed!).






















13 comments:

  1. That roast dinner looks soooo good. Not one but two big fat Yorkshire puddings. I am more than a little irritated that your iPhone takes a better photo than my canon DSLR...or maybe you're a better photographer! ;-) I've said it before and I'll say it again - i NEED an iPhone! xxx

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  2. Ah, happy birthday - looks like you had a great treat. Those are really lovely photos - they make me really, really miss London!
    Emily x

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    1. Thank you for the compliment! Don't miss it, central London is only good for day trips! Too many other people.

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  3. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! your post literaly made my mouth water...that afternoon tea....ahhhhhhh. looks like a fabulous day out..
    I use my mums old recipe for scones but i bet Delia's are knock out, if you'd like my recipe just let me know and i'll email it to you x
    thanks you for your sweet comment
    love jooles x

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    1. Thanks Jooles, for the birthday wishes and for the recipe offer.

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  4. Oh my! That's an amazing day out. I kinda miss London (sometimes) Was Liberty's very beautiful?

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    1. It was but again Emma, central London is better for day trips, the anticipation etc, all the time and the novelty wears off ;)

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  5. Happy birthday! It looks like a truly lovely day.My husband and I traveled to London (he was born there) right before my first was born and we had amazing time, such a wonderful city. Glad you had a relaxing and wonderful birthday weekend, exactly as a birthday weekend should be!

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