OH HAI HUNS! You good? Yeah, you look good. You been working out? Thought so coz, you are looking ON POINT GIRL.
Last two weeks has been fun as fuck. Here’s what went down.
- Catch ups with pals
Caught up with some of my panto cast to yarn away about what we’ve been up to since shaking off our Christmas glitter over drinks and burgers on the Southbank, then had my two best gals come over for hangs in the garden and Sunday Shepherds Pie. Just good old fashioned lovely laughter and quality time spent with excellent humans. SURE.
- Romeo and Juliet Class
Headed up to Birmingham this week to run a workshop for a gaggle of bard-hungry Year 7’s on that star-crossed tale of sheer woe, JULIET AND ROMEO. It can be really nerve-wracking teaching a whole new class that you’ve never met before, but LUCKILY this lot were lovely and we had a super time bringing the text off the page and tearing up the Library with our version of the big fight scene, set in the local Asda. Mercutio was armed with a pretend baguette, because of course. It went so well it actually went on the school’s website (along with a SUPER UNFLATTERING PHOTO OF ME OH GOD THAT DUBZ CHIN THO).
Whilst up in Birmingham, I got to stay with my dear chums Nick and Adam and my favourite pup of all time, Minnie. Here’s some pictures of her because I have to.
- Gin In A Tin Review Vlog
After some hefty editing skillz (jeeeeez we can chat some shit when we’re a few gins down) from the gorgeous Rebecca, our Gin In A Tin review video finally hit YouTube this week, and LUCKILY people seem to be enjoying having a giggle at it. So if you haven’t already, give this little vid a click and educate yaself about the various gin in tin based products out there!
- Blogger Preview of The Trading House
On Thursday last week, lovely Katy and I were WHISKED OFF in a horse and carriage to the preview opening of new bar, The Trading House in the City. We had a cocktail masterclass, ate cheese, met some gorgeous other bloggers and indulged in a very thorough beer tasting class. Full post to come soon!
- My Birthday
Yes huns, I turned 28 this week. TWENTY EIGHT AND STILL NAD A CLUE WHAT I’M DOING WTH MY LIFE. Just like everyone else in the world. Oh, I had a glorious time. I had a lovely lunch with my Mum, met a gaggle of mates at the pub for drinks, had a big family bash in my Uncle’s Shed that he turned into a pub (legend), and then spent Sunday in my dressing gown, 6 inch heels and bunny ears drinking Breakfast Pimms (which is Pimms that you have at Breakfast, obviously) watching Eurovision with a load of my favourite people in the world. SO THAT WAS QUITE GOOD AS BIRTHDAYS GO!
- Champagne Club at Kettners
I’m doing a little bit of work with Soho institution Kettners (the very same place I went for dinner t’other week) and they were SUPER LUSH and invited me and Rebecca (of Gin in a Tin review fame) to join them for their Champagne Club. At each one, you’re given around 5/6 glasses of champagne to try from both big name brands (on this particular Wednesday, it was the turn of Laurent Perrier) and small growers, along with platters of delicious canapes to complement each glass- smoked salmon and dill blinis, mini goats cheese tartlets, pea and mint arancini plus lovingly curated cheese boards and maracons and strawberries to finish. It was HEAVENLY. It’s really good value as well, for a treat I would DEFINITELY recommend. I’m going to take my Mum soon (sorry Mum for ruining the surprise if you’re reading this). For more info on the monthly Champagne Club, visit the Kettners website here!
- Sweeney Todd at Harrington’s Pie Shop
FINALLY managed to haul my ass down to the Harrington’s Pie Shop installation on Shaftesbury Avenue to see the Tooting Arts Club production of Sweeney Todd, (which just happens to be my favourite musical of all time, bit of Katie Brennan trivia for you there.) and it was PHENOMENAL. The cast of just eight people manages to pull off the show with dark humour and stylish aplomb. The audience are sat at benches in a recreation of London’s oldest pie show (which did make my aforementioned ass NUMB but the show was so good I didn’t care) and the cast stomp on the tables, the pie counter and move all around the audience as they tell the story of the Demon Barber. It is TOTALLY ingenious and Sweeney himself (Jeremy Secombe) gives the most terrifying rendition of the character I’ve ever seen- his wide eyed crazed stare is horrifying. HE DOESN’T EVER BLINK, I WANT TO KNOW HOW HE DOES IT. Utterly brilliant.
- Tim Key at the Invisible Dot
Had an impromptu jaunt down to the Invisible Dot in Kings Cross with my brother to catch our favourite comedian Tim Key doing a work in progress. And if it was anything to go by, his Edinburgh show this year is going to be FUNNY AS FUCK. I cried laughing. God he’s brilliant.
- Penguin Little Black Classics
Huge love for this series from Penguin. They’re 80p per volume, and little enough to fit into the tiniest of handbags, and feature some of the world’s most famous writers. NO EXCUSE TO NOT BE WELL READ EH! Plus they look stylish as hellllll.
RIGHT it’s the weekend now. Go forth, have fun and pretend Monday doesn’t exist. LOVE YOU ALL K BAIIIIII xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx