Oh yes, now its December I will finally let myself be excited for Christmas. No longer will I get annoyed at the decorations being out before its even Halloween, no longer will the adverts make me sigh with irritation because we have yet to celebrate Guy Fawkes night… because now it is December, a whole month with nothing to take away from the one very exciting fact that Christmas is coming!
Now I must admit, I really am not one for giving gifts… if your not my immediate family I just don’t bother, and in honesty I don’t see why Christmas has to be about giving gifts to every person under the sun who so much as smiles at me during the year… Bah Humbug! I hear some of you say…. even my second cousins cat gets a gift… But you see, I think Birthdays are for gifts… Christmas is for family, celebration and well just a tad bit of over indulgence.
So to kick of this over indulgent time of year, taking a break from my Christmas shopping (I do buy some gifts) I had Oysters for lunch… because meh, why not? Its Christmas after all….
A little while back now I took my boyfriend, D, to Aqua (the one in the Shard) for a luxurious breakfast. I was debating between either having Breakfast there of Afternoon tea, but in the end I thought breakfast would be something fun and different to do. Now I don’t think either of us are particularly keen on heights, although thankfully it isn’t straight out vertigo or we wouldn’t of been able to get out of the elevator. The view was utterly amazing, and I can not wait to go back for dinner, of all the restaurants I have been to that boast of ‘incredible views over London’ Aqua Shard definitely tops the list, I have been nowhere that tops this view in London.
But onto the food, well D, who I have never known to eat a Full English Breakfast happily scoffed down the lot, it looked delicious, and I opted for the smoked salmon on toasted sourdough, and because I wanted to be a piggy I also had a Pain Au Chocolat. Both our breakfasts tasted divine and I rather hopefully suggested it should be our monthly thing to do breakfast at the Shard… D just laughed at me.
My favourite thing about Aqua Shard, aside from the food, and the cocktails D and I moved onto before heading home, was the atmosphere, it was so calm and everything was focused on the view. The service was brilliant and I loved that we were able to sit for almost two hours undisturbed just enjoying our breakfast and the view, and when we were done with breakfast, we were able to move to another table round the corner with a different view. When we moved to this table, we decided that, as it was a special occasion it wasn’t to early for a couple of cocktails! The cocktails, oh my they were good!
All in all I would give Aqua Shard a big 10/10 and I can’t wait to go back!
Another week gone by already! I can’t believe how fast this year is suddenly going! Whilst I make a point of not really doing anything about Christmas until December I must admit I am rather excited to get the decorations out! This weekend there isn’t really to much going on for me, but sometimes its nice to just do nothing. Anyway your links for the week are below, enjoy ^_^
I am loving this villa for sale in Barbados! (Oh did I mention I’m going there in January! I am so excited I haven’t been since I was a little kid!)
So over a couple of weeks ago now I saw Reginal D Hunter live on his touring show In the Midst of Crackers. I have never seen a comedy show before, but I love watching Live At The Apollo etc so I was very excited to see comedy live.
His support act was hilarious, I can’t remember his name but I know that D knows it so I will find out for you. =]
Whilst I didn’t laugh at every single joke he made I found that the majority of the show was really enjoyable and, well as one would expect from a comedy show, funny. There were some jokes that had tears rolling down my face!
One of the things I like about Reginal D Hunter is that he isn’t afraid to touch on those awkward subjects, he goes after everything from politics to just random observations and for me thats the sort of humour I like.
All in all, if you get the chance to see him live than I would definitely recommend that you do. I can’t wait to go to another comedy show!
So I am sure many of you have seen that on the 26th the women in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia took to the streets of Saudi to drive. Now for many this won’t seem like a big deal, heck I drive everywhere all the time, but thats because I live in the UK and am legally allowed to do so. This isn’t the case for the women of KSA, a highly conservative country. Now whilst I don’t want to make a political stand as this isn’t what my blog is about, I did want to direct you to this video mocking the ban which I thought was quite funny. Its gone viral so I’m sure you’ve all seen it by now anyway.