Nine In The Afternoon.

Why, hello to anyone still out there. I know, I know, so much for more regular updates. I have had a couple of posts drafted, yet they weren't particularly interesting.. so much so, that I deleted them all in a fit of boredom last week. I figured if I had nothing to say, I might as well not say it. Life is good though, very good.

So, one of those 'must do' events I've always had on my to-do list in London was to experience a high tea in a classy establishment. My friend and I headed out to do just that today, but bypassed the traditional touristy Tea at the Ritz. Instead, we visited the Haymarket Hotel in Piccadilly, and had a lovely champagne tea that lasted for a good few hours - including a celebrity sighting (Ralph Fiennes!) amidst the Earl Grey & scones. We didn't get a picture; we were too busy sitting there slack jawed and slightly dazed while he asked a waitress where the bathrooms were.

(Who knew Voldemort would need the loo like the rest of us, eh?)

In other news, I will be turning 25 in just a few days and feeling pretty good about it, too. I'm not entirely sure why, but I feel that 25 is going to be a good year for me.

I'm happy here, living in a beautiful new place with my boys; I thinksettled would be the best word to describe it. It feels like I've had a few inner demons to battle over the past few months, nothing too major, but I'm okay now. It's time to move forward, and turning 25 is as good a milestone as any to start looking towards the future.

It's going to be a quiet birthday on Friday, now that the holidays have hit and not many people will be at work on the day. A few friends are finishing up on that day, so I'm sure we'll end up having a dinner out somewhere. As for Jason, he's being very secretive and has booked us a surprise weekend away, the weekend after my birthday. He's been very sneaky and keeping quiet on the destination - but as always, I've been nagging him for some hints. This is what I've pried out of him so far:

  • We have to be at Heathrow that night, so we're flying somewhere.

  • English is not the first language of this country.

  • It's a city that neither of us have been to before.

  • There is water in the city.

That's basically what I've got. I could be sneaky and check out the British Airways website to see what flights are leaving on Friday 7th August, but I won't. I WILL have a surprise, and it WILL be fabulous. I'm curious to know, but I'm going to hold off on the clues for now and just enjoy a nice weekend away. Boy's done good.

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Jess said...

I'm glad things are going so well for you! And happy almost birthday! Sounds like it's going to be lovely.

Erin said...

I was just going to write on your Facebook and say that I missed your posts! Happy to hear things are going well! :) I'm excited to hear all about your surprise birthday trip!

Lara said...

Sounds like 25 will indeed be fabulous! Enjoy the trip with your man. :)

Kim said...

Heh Alynda been missing you!Glad you're updating again. Rob turns 50 this year so it is a big one indeed!Looking forward to reading about your birthday adventure.Sam goes for his "L's" next week. Feeling the years now Huh?

kirby said...

Oh bloggy posts.. how I have missed you!
I'm totally jealous of your london life.

heidikins said...

You, m'dear, have an amazing amount of self control.

I just checked B.A.'s website and have several hopes for you, which I will not post here and ruin your well-kept secret surprise. ;o)


Leslie said...

Holidays, you say? Please take pity on a simple American and elaborate! Just for funsies, I'm guessing Venice. Oh - and don't knock yourself too hard over the lack of posts, I am the QUEEN of posting slackness!

Katie said...

Your new place is awesome and I can't believe how much Oscar has grown! You moved to an area I visited just four weeks ago - damn, I should have dropped by to say hello! :P

Julz said...

Oh how exciting! I'm sure you'll go somewhere fabulous! Now I'm all curious, I want to know where you're going!!! >_< hahaha

And I'm glad you think 25 will be a good year for you :) It's always a good start by having a positive attitude :) And I'm glad you've come out of your demon battles feeling ok :)

do you think i've overloaded on the smilies? lol

cougar mature said...

"In other news, I will be turning 25 in just a few days and feeling pretty good about it, too. I’m not entirely sure why, but I feel that 25 is going to be a good year for me."

I know how you feel. Being 25 is indeed a milestone in a person's life because you are both not too young and not too old.

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