The first port of call was a visit to the Taylor Wessing Photography exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery. No surprises as to who idea that was Jeni Smith?!
This was followed in quick succession to my choice of restaurant in Soho, Bodeans.
We decided that we should have something light and healthy so we opted for a large pulled pork sandwich (each), chips, BBQ beans, a side of burnt ends, corn bread and beers.
The food was AMAZEBALLS.
Next stop was a catch up with our friends Bettina and Dave. We must have been a little tipsy at this point because I took no photos until the following day where we met up with my old London crew at my most favourite pub ever, The Market Porter at London Bridge. I went to Uni around the corner from this place and I called it my second home for 7 years.
During those 7 years, I'm pretty sure that the people in the photo below collectively sampled all the beer badges surrounding us.
Afternoon drinking was followed by a meal overlooking the River Thames with Jen.
Today is my actual birthday and I think I'm showing my age. My lush work colleagues gave me vouchers towards something that I've wanted for ages but could never afford - a Le Creuset casserole dish (I told you I'm getting old). My lovely Aunty Sue and Uncle Eric also gave me vouchers towards my quest to culinary greatness, as did my Aunty Viv and Uncle Terry. It's super expensive. Eve & Tash and Mummy Armstrong also helped out and today, I finally own a super expensive Le Creuset casserole dish!!!!!
What could possibly make my day any better?! Why, cooking a delicious stew in my new expensive casserole pan and receiving a delivery of super expensive wines from my London chums of course!!!!
Thank you everyone for making my 30th totally lush!