Yesterday I turned the dreaded 30! Luckily I had a lovely day so some of the sting was taken out of the scary age I had lots of lovely messages from you guys so thank you and I woke up to a balloon, cake and lots of cards.
I had a girly day planned with my mum who brought me a gorgeous necklace from Links. For some reason taking photos of it was hard but you can kind of see it here:
We went to Harrods and the Paris cafe Laduree for a glass of champers and I had the most amazing chocolate eclair and my mum had a slice of chocolate orange cake. So yummy. I would highly recommend it. I really could get used to this lifestyle
I used the money I got from family and friends to buy a watch in Harrods and ended up with more Links jewellery None of the photos I took came out so here’s one from the internet. As usual with me there was some drama though as the watch didn’t work and we had to trek to another store to get a replacement.
After shopping, we went to Covent Garden for a mooch and then had an early dinner in a restaurant called Sophie’s there. We spent so long looking at their cocktail menu in confusion that the waiter took pity and made up two he thought we’d like and they were delicious and pretty alcoholic
And here we are already looking a little tipsy:
I had a huge rack of ribs and my mum had salmon, definitely worth checking the restaurant out if you’re in Covent Garden. We didn’t have dessert as there was birthday cake waiting for us at home.
I came home to more cards and a lovely bunch of flowers from a friend. I collapsed on the sofa in my PJ’s and ate a huge slice of cake. Bliss. And now I’m in my thirties *shudder*
Posted by Victoria-writes on March 21, 2013
As a pre-birthday treat, my friend and I hit London this weekend. We stayed the night in the 5* St Pancras Renaissance hotel, which is adjacent to the train station and has been completely restored as a hotel as it was in 1873. When we arrived, we went to the champagne bar in the station, the longest champagne bar in Europe. Carly ordered the four tasting platter while I just had a large glass of bubbly.
After we were sufficiently tipsy from the champers we went for cake at Peyton and Byrne – I didn’t get a photo of our cakes, which should tell you they were so yummy they were gone in seconds. I had the lemon poppy seed cake while Carly had banana and chocolate and we can highly recommend them! We had a wander round the shops in St Pancras and checked out the Harry Potter shop at King’s Cross station next door, well worth visiting if you’re fan.
We then checked into our room, which was spacious and modern, and got ready for our night out. I took some outside shots of our hotel as we walked out to have dinner.
After dinner and wine, we went back to our hotel and to The Gilbert Scott bar. We felt very posh and civilised sipping Cosmopolitan cocktails in our dresses. They also serve the biggest chips you’ve ever seen.
The stairs in the hotel appear in the Spice Girl’s Wananbe video and we took a photos messing about on them. The whole area is decorated with a church-like feel to it.
After a sleep in our very comfortable beds, we went into the Booking Office restaurant for breakfast – it’s a really stunning room.
The breakfast buffet was one of the best hotel breakfast’s I’ve ever had. I started off with pastries then followed with the cooked breakfast – so good.
We then waved goodbye to our hotel and headed off in a taxi to get our train home. It was a really fun and relaxing weekend, I could definitely get used to weekends like this!
Posted by Victoria-writes on March 18, 2013
Tuesday was my 29th birthday. I’m dangerously close to 30, sounds far too grown up! My mum and I took a day trip to Hampton Court Palace. It was a gorgeous sunny day and all the daffodils were in bloom so it felt very spring like.
The wilderness gardens:
Posing with the flowers:
The formal gardens:
Posted by Victoria-writes on March 23, 2012