Sunday, May 22, 2011

Bare Legs and No Tights. It Only Gets Busy at Night

If you follow me on Twitter, you'll have seen my mounting excitement for this weekend. I planned a couple of surprises for The Guy's birthday, which was actually last week but we couldn't get away. Because The Guy likes to keep an eye on the blog, to make sure I'm not being too soppy, I couldn't tell you all what I had planned, but having just got back, I thought it was time to spill the beans and share.

Another 3+ hour train trip, but I took the chance to get my nails re-painted and munch my way through some Graze goodies and listening to some re-discovered greats on my iPod.

So what was the main event?

We went to see Basement Jaxx at the Ministry of Sound in London, and to say it was good would be an understatement. Some great tracks and some amazing remixes- the video above is from Queen- Don't Stop Me Now, and the lighting and screens were amazing too. The other and probably bigger bit of the surprise was bringing 2 of his best friends along to join us, which made for a pretty good night.

Clockwise from Top Left:
The boys
Strawberries to go with the Champagne
The Guy and I- a few more drinks later
Starting the night in style- Laurent Perrier Rose Champagne from the manager.

That was the main event, but we also had the afternoon in London and the weather chose to honour us with sunshine and warm temperatures, cue cafes and people watching to unwind and enjoy a cheeky break. We had lunch at a deli on St Johns Wood Highstreet which was nothing short of amazing- Schnitzel and Hummus and salad in a pitta bread and we managed to get a spot right in the sun in West Hampstead to have a late afternoon drink and people watch and hypothetically spend our hypothetical Euromillions win

My Schnitzel Pitta
Drinks in the sun

It all came together pretty perfectly and organising it has been so much fun. It was a real reminder that it is better to give than to receive as it was brilliant to see the look of surprise on The Guy's face was well and truly priceless. Oh, and I did get to see the Basement Jaxx live too.

Hope that you've all had fabulous weekends or at least restful ones, what did you manage to get up to? I'm pretty shattered this evening, we finally stumbled through the door at just past 0600 this morning and the sun was coming up. Needless to say there were a lot of bleary eyed squinting clubbers, foam covered party-goers and bare-legged women starting to feel the cold (myself included) joining us for the last Night Buses of Sunday morning and it's really quite nice to be curled up in my PJ's and Hoodie this evening.



Unknown said...

What a wonderful evening! Brownie points to you gal, bet the mister was so pleased! :) xx

Emma said...

Sounds like a fab night!" I love people watching!

GrĂ¡inne said...

Sounds like you had a great weekend! I saw Basement Jaxx a few years back and they were so good!

Maria Fallon said...

This sounds absolutely AMAZING! I'm sorry we didn't manage to cross paths but I'm sure we will soon :)

Maria xxx