Expect the Unexpected

2 Dec

Theres something about London; there is always something fun and exciting to do and you can turn a corner and find the unexpected.

This week I have had the chance to be a part of two really cool things that I wouldn’t have been exposed to had I not moved to London.

The first was the Google Christmas party. The invites dropped onto our desk on Wednesday, and on Thursday we went along to Soho to take part in the first Christmas party of the year. Exciting! the invite said “smart casual or your festive finery” and people had definitely bought into the festive theme. All around me were men (it’s quite a male industry) with the most epic Christmas jumpers. Snowmen with sticky out carrot noses, a man whose father Christmas jumper had a tassley beard and a whole heap of reindeer. What made it all the more amusing was that it was one of the last days of Movember, so these jumpers were paired with some of the most disturbing taches I had ever seen. Freddy Mercury’s, 80s porn stars, circus performers – the vast range of taches were there.

They also had some really great things to do, my favourite being the room se up where you all dressed up in Christmas dress and posed with props like bottles of wine, Brussel sprouts and a turkey.

This was the result.


Yep, I was being bashed over the head with a wine bottle as this was taken….

Then today, I was invited along to a lunch date with the girls. My best fiend had booked it for her work mates, and someone had dropped out so I was offered the ticket. It was amazing. We turned up at this tiny little café and were escorted to a room in the basement, which had all sorts of props like ball dresses, hats and furs to dress up in. once we each had an outfit, we were served with different types of tea, tiny little finger sandwiches and a variety of cakes and scones. It was awesome!


What did you do this weekend?


15 Responses to “Expect the Unexpected”

  1. twindaddy December 2, 2012 at 6:11 pm #

    Nothing quite as exciting as all this, that’s for sure.

    • 1stpeaksteve December 2, 2012 at 7:20 pm #

      Sadly, the only dressing up one will see in my area is at the premiere of a Harry Potter movie. Sounds like you had a fun weekend and you still have today!

      …now I am off to convert my Dumbledore costume into a Gandolf costume for the Hobbit premiere!

  2. BecauseMamaSaidSo December 2, 2012 at 6:33 pm #

    I LOVE THIS!!!

  3. sexnmakeupdiaries December 2, 2012 at 11:09 pm #

    Your life sure sounds interesting! 😉

  4. Sandra Bell Kirchman December 3, 2012 at 4:02 am #

    Did anyone ever tell you you are adorable? I think it is the gleeful sparkle in your eyes 🙂

  5. misswhiplash December 3, 2012 at 8:11 am #

    I think that you had a much more exciting weekend than I did….in comparison my was boring, just decorated the kitchen…..yours sounded much more fun but maybe at my age it was a bit OTT.

  6. Tori Nelson December 3, 2012 at 11:20 am #

    Ah! All the holiday excitement. I passed a tacky Christmas sweater display at the department store (I don’t think they meant it to be “tacky”. It was the old lady section) and got a little excited at the thought of donning a sweater with light up reindeer and actual jingly bells. Christmas is the only time I can get away with my wardrobe 🙂

  7. prenin December 3, 2012 at 11:20 am #

    Keep it up hun! 🙂

    My weekend was snuggled up under a duvet listening to the radio while feeling pretty awful! 😦

    Glad you had so much fun hun – can’t wait for more of your adventures! 🙂

    Love and hugs my sweet friend!


  8. tanja December 3, 2012 at 12:13 pm #

    so jealous of your weekend;)) cute xmas photo;)

  9. Phil Gayle_For Singles and Couples December 3, 2012 at 8:15 pm #

    Sounds like the holidays have already begun for you. 🙂

  10. Go Jules Go December 8, 2012 at 12:55 pm #

    What an awesome friggin’ party THAT must have been! You know. I need to do Christmas in London some day. If just so I can call sweaters “jumpers.”

    And the lunch sounds like a blast, too. You look adorable (as always)!

  11. riainthecity December 8, 2012 at 4:30 pm #

    Cute pictures! 🙂

  12. Emma Miles January 11, 2013 at 3:35 pm #

    The cafe sounds so much fun! What was it called?

    • tinkerbelle86 February 12, 2013 at 5:28 pm #

      Ems I don’t know Ill find out for you 🙂 Was a Groupon thingy

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