Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Let the festivities commence!

I've come to London with only my ipad, so the posts are likely to be short and (hopefully) sweet (and full of typos) for the next little while. I got up to catch my flight at the ungodly hour of 6.20 this morning (cue everyone informing me they get up that time every day) and am subsequently feeling quite sleepy. Just hoping I'm not actually getting sick, cos it feels a bit that way.

 I simply don't have time to get sick, because this kicks off a semi-whirlwind of social activities in honour of the thirtieth anniversary of my birth. I'm not usually a "birthday week" kind of person, but I decidedI should do something special for my 30th, and since my sister and a handful of friends live in London, it seemed reasonable to come here the week before my birthday, and then have drinks back inTours the week after. In between, I'm taking my first ever trip to a disney-whatever park, since Mary Kay let me know about the special free birthday passes they're giving out this year. And capping it all off, the lovely Mary Kay and her daughter will be accompanying me to the park and hosting a blogger brunch for me the following day! I'm definitely being spoilt this year :)

So my trip over today went smoothly and I tracked down my sister's place to drop off my bag and pick up keys to her place with no probs. I'd decided to spend my afternoon at the courtauld gallery, even though I app,ied for a position there a while back, and I think they never even replied to me. Bastards. Actually, that may be what gave me the idea of goi g, since it's a relatively small and low-profile collection, but filled with some nice stuff. I was expecting themedieval collection to bebigger, but otherwise it was a good size and definitely included some proper famous paintings, like that manet one of the barmaid (photo to follow).

I have photos but can't work out how to add them from ipad, so that will just have to wait! Currently hanging out at my sister's about to make some vege soup before getting an early night. It's cold and gets dark way early here, but loving the hustle and bustle of the big city, especially when there's a bit of christmas cheer in the air (but not too much, cos christmas begins after my bday!)


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  1. Take care of yourself, Gwan! I spent most of the day flat on my back with some kind of nasty thing and kept telling myself, "Must get better, must get better cuz next week is Gwan's birthday"!

    And the place that we're going is Disneyland Paris. If you see a rodent with big ears, please try to call him Mickey Mouse and not rat, please!

    Have fun in London and take good care of yourself. Drink plenty of liquids (not wine), etc., etc! See you next week!

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    1. Thanks, as noted below there has been vege-packed soup and no wine, so off to a good start! Can't guarantee to keep it up though...

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  2. I have been a good influence tonight, (first time for everything) - no wine and a healthy soup. Sure, I forced gwan to cook for me like a wee slave, but the outcome was good! - gwan sis

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  3. Happy to do it, especially since it turned out edible! No cider even, and now we are ready for bed!

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  4. Let the birthday week begin!!!! Everyone should get a week to celebrate their birthday...ESPECIALLY on their 30th! Cue in THING SONG, since you're in London and all!
    When I see you next week, I'll do the birthday dance for you (after a glass of non orange juice corrupted champagne)!

    I'm so excited for your birthday week! Have fun and fight that cold! I know what you mean, I have a creeper on my hands that waiting to become a full fledged cold. Tis that time of year, eh?

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    1. ..I meant THIS SONG. Not Thing song. : )

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    2. Ha, thing song did confuse me for a sec! Looking forward to the mysterious birthday dance!

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  5. Welcome to England, I know it's not a novelty but just being friendly.

    Enjoy your birthday week...Oh to be 30 again! Time accelerates after this the older you get. Having said that I went to DLP. ( Disneyland Paris) with my then 5 year old grandson a couple of years ago and it was wonderful to rediscover my inner child. Are you going to go in fancy dress? Like the witch from the wizard of Oz or Cinderella s winked stepmother?

    Glad to hear you are a soup maker.

    Love Denise.

    Trying to get you blog on my list of favourites but forgotten how to access the list.

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    1. Friendliness appreciated thank you :) i am enjoying my time here, have been to london several times iver the last couple of years but mostly without much time to do touristy stuff

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    2. Sorry, someehow often manage to freeze the cursor on ipad so i cant type any more of a comment, so keep cutting myself off halfway through.

      Anyway, i didnt know dressing up for disneyland was a thing! I dont think i'll be indulging on this occasion

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    3. I think you click join this site on the right where it says followers, unless you mean something different

      Yes, discovered how quick, easy and tasty it is to make your own soup a couple of years ago, i think i need to branch out snd get creative though cos usually stick to a handful of recipes

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  6. Have a great time!! Get some vitamin B ++ and drink lots of water.

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    1. Thank you! I'm always good with drinking water, indulging in cider right now though (any vitamin b in that??)

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  7. Enjoy the last week of your twenties! My thirtieth lasted five days and was quite definitely my best ever birthday, so I definitely think it's an occasion that deserves to be prolonged as much as possible! Looking forward to hearing how Disney goes as well, because I think my first time ever may be coming up too.

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    1. I'm going to take that as a sign this will be my best ever too! I will report back on disney for sure

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  8. I have three specialty soups - important to have in ones repertoire :) Can't wait to hang out with you tomorrow.

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    1. Yes, chicken noodle, miestrone, occasional cream of cauliflower and just tried cannelini and spinach to great acclsim, but would like to addothers. Me too!!

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  9. My 30th was the best year of my life and I hope it is for you too! Happy Birthday! BISOUS XX

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