mother, london and I...

...this saturday mum and i are going to london for the weekend, kind of a belated mothers day type thing!

we are traveling up first class on the train at 7.30 am and should arrive at 9.45 am.




we are going to start our weekend by hopping on the tube and visiting portobello market. this was more mum's idea that it was mine however i am really looking forward to it! i always enjoy markets are than i do being dragged around the shops. 

i am particularly looking forward to the fruit and veg stalls, it's just a shame that i won't be able to buy much because of staying in the hotel. never mind...i may sneak some fruit in!





after a busy morning of exploring the market we are heading over to Wahaca @ southbank.

i had lunch here with emma just before christmas and it was very nice! i'm looking forward to a nice beer or 6 here.





in the evening we are going to see Viva Forever. now i know what you are thinking..."haven't you already been?"...yes i have..but it was brilliant and mum wants to see it...ahem...





after a night in the hotel at Custom house we are planning on getting the Emirates skyline to the O2. we were planning on going on the London Eye but we have both done this before and want to try something new and the views from this are apparently brilliant.





we are thinking about visiting Greenwich market whilst over that way but thats not set in stone yet, there are a few other things that we want to do.



one thing that mum would really like to do is visit Buckingham palace and the surrounding area. as luck would have its the day for changing of the guard so we are going to plan on getting there around 11 am.

any recommendations would be greatly received as i can only think of things i have already done!




something i didn't have time to mention last week were these bad boys. i decided to stick to a simple recipe and make some vanilla cupcakes. the main reason was to practice pipping icing as i usually use a palette knife and swirl it.

i had lots of compliments about how these turned out but i wasn't 100% happy with them, i think its the perfectionist in me showing its ugly face again!

so... tomorrow morning before work i am going to make another batch of these but use some honey i purchased today (which has the comb inside the jar) as a sort of drizzle. i'm also going to break up the comb and put a little nugget on each cupcake...

i will update you all on how they turn out!

london tomorrow





so tomorrow i am off to london with emma for the weekend. its kind of a birthday weekend away. 
we went a few months ago and had a really good time, so we decided to stay an extra day this time and make the most of it.





on friday night we were ment to be going to Circus but i decided it sounded a tad to fancy for me. i mean i dress smartly to my standards but they were saying dress to impress...sadly that is just not me.
so instead after reading +the londoner The Londoners review we are going to Disco Bistro. Im really excited for this, the food sounds amazing and i love the pictures of the drinks! its going to be a great evening!

saturday day time we are going to try and escape the tourist side of london and visit some quieter hidden gems, we hope!
a late lunch will also be had as we are tickets for the theatre....




VIVA! i know i know...but lets face it....i grew up with the spice girls and im not afraid to admit that i still have a massive love for them! this was a birthday present for the parents. ideally i would of liked to have seen the book of mormon but sadly the one weekend they are not doing any performances is the weekend we are going...typical! i missed it when i was in NYC as it was sold out and now here...





either way im really looking forward to having a weekend adventure. there will hopefully be lots and lots of pictures up over the weekend, i need to try and get my head around posting blogs on my ipad..perhaps this weekend will be the time for that!