Hello lovelies, so there was no update last week because I’ll be honest there was nothing to report! I had a chest infection and was on horrible antibiotics all week, but that’s cleared up now thankfully and I’m feeling a lot more human. This week though has had some blog worthy highlights – lots of work, some of it stressful, but that was balanced out by some very exciting things, see below for details!
Now after we visited Sketch (read about our ah-may-zing trip here) I didn’t think toilet pictures would grace the pages of the blog again for a long time… obviously I was wrong! I found myself in a pub called The Curtains Up in Baron’s Court the other week. I walked into the toilet and was greeted by the most garish, but incredible wallpaper I’ve seen for a while. It was covered, with little hand painted sections of an opera scene – pretty no?
I then looked through my phone and remembered this photo I took while frequenting the facilities at The Hoxton‘s restaurant Hubbard & Bell. I don’t think you could get much different, but I love the monochromeness of it all – those mirrors, fancy but modern sinks and chevron floor… so basically all of it! The hand wash and moisturiser was also super fancy and smelt great. It wasn’t just the toilets that were picture worthy, a review of the food and some pictures can be found in this post.
My obsession with the tube
One of my first memories is sitting on a tube to visit the British Museum with my dad. It was the best day, and as we were walking around ‘above ground’ I couldn’t stop thinking about all the people and trains under our feet. I got given a tube map and stuck it on my wall when I got home… and so the obsession began. The tube map is still my favourite piece of art work, I get to travel on the tube everyday (when it’s not rubbish, it’s still kind of cool) and I’ve now actually worked with London Underground!
On Thursday I got to visit a disused old station – Aldwych, that’s used for films and as a testing ground for all things underground like new tiles etc. It was sooo interesting and I got to get my London Underground geek on! I’m not allowed to share photos, but there’s lots of station tours opening for the general public – tickets and info can be found here. I promise you will not be disappointed!
Tripping about town
After being underground for a few hours it was lovely to come up for fresh air. We walked about for a bit to find a pub, and walked past the always stunning Somerset House. I haven’t spent half as much time here as I would like. Having just had a look on the website (I get sidetracked A LOT when putting these posts together!) there is so much going on there, so I’m sure it’ll be popping up again soon!
I walked to Waterloo over the bridge – which is something I haven’t done in a long time and of course I had to stop and join the throng of tourists to get these photos. GAH London you’ll always be my fave!
Today I’m off to The Wedding Fair to meet some wonderful suppliers – I’m very excited! Of course I’ll have some fabulous photos to share with you all next week. I’m dragging the husband with me – I had to promise him that we would have a proper date day afterwards, one full of treats and fun things so it’s set to be a good day! You can follow our jaunts on Instagram and I might event remember to snapchat – I’m sarahshabparker.
Whatever you are up to I hope you have fun. Fingers crossed for no rain, I mean what the heck happened to spring eh?!