It was my birthday last week and I think I have only just fully recovered. I had 4 days of fun and frolics with family, friends and my beau. My actual birthday was on a Thursday, so me and the Mr set off for some gruesome fun at the London Museum’s ‘Doctors, Dissection and Resurrection Men’. A wonderfully macabre and interesting look at the practice of body snatching/grave robbing and the surgeons who pioneered medical research through nefarious means. On display were a vast array of surgical and post mortem equipment, pickled body parts and skeletons among many other great things. Highly recommended.
That evening we went for dinner with my mum at Mestizo in Euston. They have a vegan menu and I stuffed my face. My boyfriend had secretly ordered me a birthday cake from Ruby Tuesday, blueberry and lemon flavour, my favourite! The waiting staff brought it out to me with loud music, clapping and cheering. They proceeded to plonk a massive and very heavy sombrero on my head and handed me a double shot of their finest mescal. The food was amazing (I had mole for the first time, it’s delicious) and the atmosphere was great, I can’t wait to go back.
Friday the boy and I went to the V&A for the Hollywood Costume exhibition. It was packed because it was closing a couple of days later. I bumped into Honey Wilde and her Beau while there. It took a while for me to register that she was trying to get my attention as I was mesmerised by the Darth Vader costume looming over me. There were two Monroe costumes and they brought me to tears. It was the best exhibition I have seen since the Barbican’s Warhol review in 1997!
That evening we went home and had a good home cooked meal and watched a film as I had to be up early the next morning for a pin-up shoot with Tigzy and Ava Bonham Carter.
I hightailed it home from the shoot to get changed and get to my favourite pub, Big Red in Holloway for drinks with friends. Much dancing then ensued at the Buffalo Bar, calling it a night at 2am ‘cos I was broken.
Sunday morning I enjoyed a lie-in, cooked breakfast and lazy afternoon. My boyfriend and I then headed down to Brixton where we met some more friends for Thai food, drinks and a My Bloody Valentine gig at the Electric (yes, it was LOUD!).
Phew! What an amazing time. I was so pooped that I could barely move from the sofa on Monday and Tuesday. Thank you to everyone who made my birthday so special! That’s all for now, thank you kindly for reading.