I have been trying to fill up my week with lots of different activities and this blog is an accumulation of everything since Wednesday so it will be a super post!
I went to see Cinderella in opera but was sorely disappointed because the prince was played by a female. I also went with friends from my birthday picnic and we actually ended up doing a lot of chatting and eating rather than watching the opera.
|Jarod organised a lot of food for us!|
|Sharing the chocolates and birthday calories|
|The horses that I thought were real until I saw the human bodies|
I didn't work so I went for a stroll and spent the half the day on Parliament Hill reading.
|Sometimes I do smile when I read...|
I had no work again so I went on a long walk to Camden. It is interesting how the walk from Hampstead changes from leafy lined streets to gum spotted streets. Along the way I came upon a store selling Melissa shoes and I couldn't resist getting these gorgeous flats to wear to work and are perfect if it rains! It took me a while to decide what colours to get but I settled for the safer option and easy to match for work. They smell really good and I have to confess that I can't stop sniffing them! It's like a sweet bubblegum scent. I went on the Melissa website and found that there are several others that I like. Oh dear me.
|Aren't they adorable? Very tempted to go back and get the pink pair!|
|Kanchana and Ken Wood house where a scene of Notting Hill was filmed|
|Efa (Irish), Crystal (Aussie), Christina (Irish) and myself in our free t shirts|
Getting home was another story in itself. Christina and I got absolutely lost and our thought processes were slightly altered thanks to the free drinks. With the tube closed by midnight, we had to catch a bus with no idea how to get back home. We both live in totally different directions and we had to split up and I was left to find my own way back. After 2 hours, 3 bus changes and directions received from helpful strangers by the stops, I finally got home! Talk about relief!
As if that wasn't enough excitement, today I went to a networking walking tour event that consisted of 3 hours of walking following an old train line through the woodlands with strangers. It was raining the whole time and my mini brolly certainly didn't stop my hair and clothes from getting wet. By the time I got home my runners were absolutely soaked.
|On a rainy walking tour|
|Passing by, the views we saw walking the ghost train line.|
|Our final destination.The view from Alexandra Palace|
|Finally we reached our finishing point. Sharon and I. She is 47 but incredibly fit! We were all lagging behind her.|