two thousand and twelve
Had my cousin Ellie-Mae over for three nights and she decided to pose in Todd Johnny Cupcakes hat // A blurry photo she took of Todd // Garfunkel's menu // NYE dinner // Fireworks in London
Me and Todd ventured into London yesterday for the huge fireworks display which obviously happens every new years eve. Neither of us have been before. We usually just stay in and watch it on BBC1 but Todd
spontaneously asked if I wanted to go. We popped into Oxford Street first as I had to return something to Urban Outfitters but all the shops were closing, duh. We went for a meal in one of our favourite restaurants, Garfunkels and both had an amazing burger with fries and onion rings. We must have arrived in Westminster around 9ish. IT WAS PACKED. I HAVE NEVER SEEN SO MANY PEOPLE BEFORE IN MY LIFE.
Firstly it was a job trying to get out of Westminster station. We queued for about twenty minutes with a man's rucksack digging in my diaphragm preventing me from breathing and loads of people yelling "OLI OLI OLI.. OI OI OI". The viewing areas were full so we had to walk all the way around the river and finally got a last minute spot on Waterloo Bridge. The fireworks are so amazing in real life. You don't actually realise how much work goes into them until you're there viewing them in person. So much gun powder!
I really enjoyed the whole night but my legs and feet didn't! I had to climb over a gate in a skirt to get to the bridge and ended up clinging to a man for help (thanks for that mate!). I had to stand on a pavement just to be able to see over people's heads and had to breathe into my coat so I didn't inhale cannabis fumes. I wouldn't personally go again but it's lovely to try something out once! Getting home was a complete nightmare; loads of drunk people, sick all over the trains, bad smells and delays. Finally climbed into bed at 4am!
Oh also about my pregnancy tweets last night; I'm not actually pregnant. A couple next to us were 'protecting' me from the crowd. A guy pushed me and the lady shouted "HEY BE CAREFUL, THIS LADY'S PREGNANT!"........................... I went quiet, Todd started laughing and the couple carried on dancing. I realised later on the train that my coat sticks out because it's a swing coat. It's now going into the bin.
Happy new year! Tomorrow's post shall be a 2012 goals!