Early Birthday Adventures!

So on Monday for my early birthday present from Joe, we went into London for the day and it was relaxing and busy and chilled all at the same time and I loved it.

Starting with a walk around Borough Market and then an adventure around Knightsbridge and South Kensington, I just couldn’t help but feel like one of those bloggers with those picture-perfect bloggers with all the white houses in the background. Yesss.

Living out my last couple of weeks before I hit the big 21, I couldn’t help but feel like it was the perfect time to wear irresponsible footwear while on a day out that involved a lot of walking. But luckily, in my almost 21 years, I have enough wisdom to bring a spare pair of shoes. I’m a wise old lady at least.

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Our first port of call was Borough Market because I really really love food. HOWEVER since to us it felt like the weekend, I didn’t realise there wouldn’t be as much open because it was in fact a Monday. Good job Jodes. But there was still some amazing juice and some SERIOUSLY good gnocchi. Because all the good food is basically pure carb.

Wandering around and over the bridge, we head over towards The City of London, one of my favourite areas. Seriously, working in those buildings is my absolute DREAM. We walked past the Sky Garden and my heart gave out a little cry since that was the one place I SO BADLY wanted to go to on that day, but that just so happened to be the only day it was closed. Fab.

But we kept walking til we got to The Tower Of London and sat down with the pigeons for a rest and a quick lil Instagram post. God I’m so sociable. After watching some tourists pose with bins and hang upside down on the fences, we hopped on the tube and headed to Sloane Square because I had somewhere in mind that I NEEDED to go to.

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And that was Peggy Porschen Cakes. I’ve seen SO many bloggers posting photos of this cafe and my soul NEEDED to go. Just LOOK. It’s so pink and pretty and dainty and Joe was just so out of place there. But he dealt with it because he’s bloody lovely and I kept using the “it’s my birthday” excuse, but I like to think it’s mainly because he loves me. Sat outside, it was great to watch all the girls taking totally Instagrammable photos of each other and their food, because it totally took the shame of handing Joe my camera and asking him to take some totally professional-yet-candid photos of me. And it was all going well, until I spilled my milk. Yes, this is my spilling milk face.

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But, round the corner in a nice quiet alley, we managed to have a bit of a practice with my camera. Having Joe as my lil photographer boyfriend is fab, because neither of us have a clue what we’re doing. It’s a 10/10 experience. He’s working out how to use my camera and I’m trying to work out how to make myself not look like a potato or a massive tool. I’ll find that middle ground one day. I posed away in my pure Boohoo outfit, and Ego shoes and honestly I was in love with it. I’ll leave the links at the bottom because it’s all fab. The jeans are the comfiest pair I’ve ever worn, and they could actually be the cheapest, more expensive isn’t always better. I love the top, I just wish it was longer. Any gust of wind and HI BELLY. No one needs that in their life.

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But it started getting on a bit, which meant another shoe change and a nice walk to the Royal Albert Hall. South Kensington is EASILY in my top three places in London, I have so many fabulous memories there. Next up is Joe’s birthday and I’d love to do something around there again, if anyone has any suggestions, please let me know in the comments!

After eventually working out which door to get in and where to go, we’re sat down in the Royal Albert Hall’s Coda restaurant and HOLY LORD it is AMAZING. The decor is beautiful, the views out the windows are wonderful and the FOOD. We’re not in Wetherspoons anymore, Toto.

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After destroying my Lemon Sole followed by Passionfruit Tart (with decorative pansies), we head into stalls and find our seats. The gig was fabulous. Not only did Russell Howard make me ugly laugh (I’m so sorry, couple we were sat next to, no one needs to hear that), but he raised some tough topics such as self-harm, the damage social media can do and illness, something that is so important to do when you’ve got such a varied audience. Using your voice when you’ve got one is just so important.

So that’s birthday number 1. The good thing about having friends that live all over the place is that when I finally see them, it means I get another birthday. Roll on birthday number 2!

52 Comments

  1. March 8, 2017 / 4:32 pm

    This is the cutest post!! I have my 21st birthday next week and I’ve tried to elongate out celebrations as long as possible haha!! Reding this has made me extra excited !!! xxxx

    • March 8, 2017 / 4:41 pm

      Thank you so much! Happy birthday for next week! Xxx

  2. March 8, 2017 / 4:52 pm

    I LOVE London. It is by far my favourite place. There is so much to discover, every time I go I always find new places. Lovely post, p.s you look gorgeous! xo

    • March 8, 2017 / 4:53 pm

      That’s why I love it too, always something new to do! Thank you so much lovely! Xx

  3. March 8, 2017 / 5:54 pm

    I loved this!! This is exactly how people should write their travel experiences 👌🏻 Its important to be comedic and not full of facts. To admit that you ate all the food because well you could & its different to home. Glad you had such a good day & glad that I got to read about it ☺️

  4. March 8, 2017 / 5:57 pm

    I just fell in love with your shoes! Happy birthday!!

  5. March 8, 2017 / 9:10 pm

    This is so cute. Happy belated birthday hun x

  6. March 8, 2017 / 9:19 pm

    you definitely have got the perfect blogger photos here! And i hope you have a lovely birthday

  7. Terri
    March 8, 2017 / 9:42 pm

    Happy belated birthday! Your outfit looks amazing!

  8. March 9, 2017 / 8:04 am

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  9. March 9, 2017 / 6:07 pm

    Lovely post and nice photos 😊 I’m going to London next month, I might try go to that cafe! X

    • March 9, 2017 / 6:10 pm

      Thank you lovely! You should, the cupcakes are AMAZING x

  10. It sounds like a lovely day! London is amazing! I love that city so much! I have never been to Peggy Porschen cakes but i have heard so much about it and seen so many pictures… I really want to go! xx C&K

    • March 10, 2017 / 1:02 am

      You should! It’s definitely my favourite city, there’s just so much to do!

  11. March 9, 2017 / 6:41 pm

    You managed to pack so many things into one day! I absolutely love Borough Market and if it makes you feel any better I felt like the Sky Garden was a bit underwhelming when I went- I’ll still go again but if you had to pay I’m not sure I would!

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  12. March 9, 2017 / 6:51 pm

    This looks so good! I’m a Londoner and need to go to these places!

  13. March 9, 2017 / 6:52 pm

    I loved how honest this was! This is how everyone should write about their travels! Screw the facts and figures tell me about the things that made you smile, be you. Definitely going to be reading more of your posts in the future 🙂

  14. March 9, 2017 / 6:52 pm

    This looks so good! I’m a Londoner and need to go to these places! I love the shoes btw

  15. March 9, 2017 / 9:08 pm

    Your pictures are gorgeous!! Looks like you had an amazing time😍. I’m dying to go to London again soon, you managed to fit so much into the day!! Xx

    • March 10, 2017 / 12:59 am

      Thank you so much! I do love a busy day, you should defo plan a day soon! x

  16. March 9, 2017 / 9:18 pm

    this post made me laugh, love the ‘spilling milk face’ picture. hoping to cross Peggy Porschen off my list soon too!x

  17. March 9, 2017 / 9:30 pm

    I hope you had a wonderful day! Your pictures look amazing, like that photography though! I love your outfit too, omg you’re killing it! I hope you have the best birthday! x

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  18. March 9, 2017 / 9:46 pm

    Loved this post. Thank you for sharing your day with us and your photos are amazing, especially the one with your spilled milk face in it 🙂 glad you had a lovely day

  19. March 9, 2017 / 9:54 pm

    It sounds/looks like you had such a good time! I’m so jealous of all the food you had it looked amazing.

    I love London, i live in Yorkshire and don’t get many opportunities to visit but when i do i love exploring all the nooks and crannies. There’s so many hidden gems.

    Lovely read!

    Laura xo

  20. March 9, 2017 / 10:04 pm

    Sounds like you had a wonderful day! My birthday is coming up this weekend and I will be using the “it’s my birthday’ excuse as well (only if I need to, of course!) BTW, I also LOVE your outfit!

    • March 10, 2017 / 12:57 am

      Happy birthday for this weekend! Thank you so much! x

  21. March 9, 2017 / 10:38 pm

    That’s a gorgeous coat – where is it from? Looks like a great birthday, you must have done a lot of walking that day!
    Amy at Amy & More

    • March 10, 2017 / 12:56 am

      Thank you! It’s from Boohoo! It was, I definitely ached a bit the next day! x

  22. March 10, 2017 / 9:21 am

    Happy (belated) Birhtday! Seems like you had an amzing time! Have fun on birthday part 2! 🙂
    love, elena

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