Sunday, October 26, 2014

Cocktail Making Masterclass


I'm still waiting to get bored of these! Having seen the old crowd at Tamlyn's Wedding, I was keen to bring us together again...which is what happened. This is literally a collection of photos because I've talked about the Be At One cocktail making masterclasses so many times here, here and here.

Cocktail Making October 2014

Cocktail Making October 2014

Cocktail Making October 2014

Cocktail Making October 2014

Cocktail Making October 2014

Cocktail Making October 2014

Cocktail Making October 2014

Cocktail Making October 2014

Cocktail Making October 2014

Cocktail Making October 2014

Cocktail Making October 2014

Cocktail Making October 2014

Cocktail Making October 2014

Cocktail Making October 2014

Cocktail Making October 2014

Cocktail Making October 2014

Cocktail Making October 2014

Cocktail Making October 2014

Shoreditch is my favourite Be At One - amazing staff and great bar.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Now I'm 29

I love my birthday. I am such a child about my birthday. I get excited and organise it a few months in advance and once September hits, I can hardly think about anything but my birthday. This year, I was at work on my birthday, but this did not stop me having fun. The day started pretty amazingly, with Ben telling me he was taking me to see The Lion King the following week, and when I got into the office, I found my colleagues had been super lovely and got me a present!!

29th Birthday September 2014

Yay!

29th Birthday September 2014

I'd brought in a few balloons for fun and Ranj added to this when he got in.

29th Birthday September 2014

I'd also bought us party crowns, because I couldn't find party hats...which we all decorated with stickers!

29th Birthday September 2014

29th Birthday September 2014

Ranj's hat was clearly the best though.

29th Birthday September 2014

My lovely workmates brought in nibbles so we had a hell of a picnic for lunch!

29th Birthday September 2014

29th Birthday September 2014

We had the BEST day! So I headed into Central London with a big smile on my face!

29th Birthday September 2014

And met Ben to go see Wicked! We've both seen it before, but years ago, so I was super excited to see it again, being familiar with the songs and all!

29th Birthday September 2014

Ben treated me to some birthday bubbles and we took our seats to watch the show, from the second row!

29th Birthday September 2014

Happy Birthday to me! On the weekend, I'd organised a BBQ.

29th Birthday September 2014

The family arrived early and gave me some pretty awesome birthday presents, Fi got me cosmopolitan cupcakes!

29th Birthday September 2014

Then they helped me down to the garden with everything, so we sat and had a few drinks.

29th Birthday September 2014

This was Ben's T-shirt...there's a running joke that I looked like a duck as a child and this picture has become something of a 'hit' among my friends since my Uncle posted it on Facebook. Ben decided it was appropriate. And then people started to trickle in...

29th Birthday September 2014

29th Birthday September 2014

29th Birthday September 2014

I bought some garden games for the occasion...so happy to see they were played!

29th Birthday September 2014

29th Birthday September 2014

29th Birthday September 2014


29th Birthday September 2014

My friend Foxy particularly enjoys my duck child picture...and wanted a turn in wearing it.

29th Birthday September 2014

29th Birthday September 2014

As will become increasingly evident...I am fairly inebriated here...and on my way to a pathetically early and embarrassing crash. Still kicking myself I didn't moderate and enjoy my party properly...but hey.

29th Birthday September 2014

As the sun went down, the games became the focus of attention instead of the 'bar', aka our dining table piled with drinks.

29th Birthday September 2014

Beer pong made an appearance, obviously. My team won.

29th Birthday September 2014


29th Birthday September 2014

There was a mishap with the twister players...

29th Birthday September 2014

And then flippy cup! Which I believe my friend Shreena taught me. Essentially, pick your team and line up your drinks. The two first players of opposing teams drink their drink then place it on the edge of the table right way up, then must flip the cup rim-side down. As soon as they succeed in doing this, the next player on their team must drink their beer etc. until you get to the end of your team-line. First team to successfully do so, wins. Also. Drink responsibly.

29th Birthday September 2014

29th Birthday September 2014

Guess whose team won. But victory comes at a price...I was in bed almost immediately after this. I may have been dragged back out by good friends unwilling to let me sleep the party away but I had passed my peak for the night, sadly. Anyway...there was plenty of fun in my absence, I'm told.

29th Birthday September 2014

29th Birthday September 2014

29th Birthday September 2014

29th Birthday September 2014

29th Birthday September 2014

Looks like fun...I was clearly in no mood.

29th Birthday September 2014

Numpty.