Sunday, 19 April 2015

Shakespeare's Birthday!

Happy Birthday (and death day) to Shakespeare! So the Globe was open for free today with birthday celebration activities like a bouncy castle! Like last year, I was in charge of the food decorating. Since the theme for this year was the play Hamlet (since it's on a world tour at the moment) every child received three cookies: a ghost, castle and skull, which are strong symbols in the play.While I didn't decorate the castle or ghost, I did decorate two skulls because they were SO cool!

I know I shouldn't brag (since everyone was under ten) but my cookies look awesome and are clearly the best :)

Additionally, they had face painters who did this lovely illustration to match my clothes and hair! She even put rhinestones on it.

Down below is the cookie workshop:

 Look at all the amazing sprinkles!

 I love these sprinkles, they are so pretty!

 The pictures above show what the Underglobe looked like. They aren't great quality, sorry.
Here's me decorating my cookie while we were between workshops.

That's all for now! Talk to you soon.

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Black & White ~ I ♥ London ~ Party

As the title suggests, it was a Black & White themed event with a secondary theme of "I ♥ London". Most of the things here were very affordable but have a big impact on the room's first impression.We even did a little DIY!

Here's what I wore and I even coordinated my hair to match. How's that for dedication?!

To make the floating candles, we just removed the aluminum casing and voila! They float.

With the flowers we had these old white vases and left over props from Christmas, so we dolled everything up by adding organza, feathers and pearls. In my opinion they look very Chanel.

Bar with a red uplighter.

Carvery buffet.

Dessert Station.
In all, it was a pretty cool event. I love themes!

Monday, 6 April 2015

Birthday Dinner

 The pictures are pretty self explanitory really. We got the Cherry Wine as a joke as it used to be the beverage of choice when she was at Uni. It's pretty awful.

Sunday, 5 April 2015

Easter at Covent Garden

Since I had Sunday off, I decided to go to Covent Garden to see the decorated eggs at the market. Unfortunately, this year they didn't do it -- which was quite disappointing. Nonetheless, I had an enjoyable time wandering around. Here are some of the sights:

I spotted this building on the way to Covent Garden. It is a Freemason Hall that is quite iconic for its Art Deco design -- I figure I should go inside someday because I love Art Deco.

Anyway, here are two street performers I saw just at the start of the Covent Garden Market. They get a lot of attention and are iconic of this area.

I like this toy shop and every time I come I like to poke around to see all the whimsical puzzles, theatre pieces and models. I particularly like the cut-outs below that are of specific theatre spaces performing a classic play. They even had a model of the Globe Theatre.

The picture above is just a nice window arrangement of Alice in Wonderland.

Inside Covent Garden Market.
The top logo belongs to a pub, but Punch & Judy is a traditional puppet show in British Culture.

I thought the man above was hilarious! He was watching the musicians (in the picture below) and he was such a stereotype that I just had to take a photo. I hope he enjoyed the bubbles and his ankles didn't get too cold.

The above sheep statue is a little fundraiser for children.

And my favourite part of the day was the street performer below. He had a mime style of performance and uni-cycled across the tightrope. I couldn't help but make the photos black and white because the location and his clothes were already so old-fashioned.

Tossing his hat from his shoe to his head.

Exclamation of joy at having accomplished uni-cycling the tightrope.

Friday, 3 April 2015

✞ Easter

Just so everyone can see, I do have an Easter Egg. Go me.