30 plus 65
Sometimes things come at once, you know nothing planned for ages and then all of a sudden you’re squeezing everything into one little weekend.
A friend turned 30th on Thursday and she’d planned a few days of celebrations. Thursday we had a quiet meal with her and her son. On Friday we picked up the celebrating pace and booked an over night stay in a hotel. To make the evening extra special we arranged for a make-up artists to call to the hotel to make us look extra lovely, there was also the usual trip to the hairdresser for a blow dry. 22 of us sat down for a meal at Christakis, there was plenty of dancing and very late night reminiscing about boyfriends past and the PJ and Duncan fan club. Randomly there was a lesson on the dance routine to U Krazy Katz…..thanks Peg. Happy Birthday Emma, yours was the best 30th I’ve celebrated.
(As much as I love make up and all things beauty it was the first time I’d had my make up done for a night out. (Yes, I’ve been made over a load of times at beauty counters) I was really worried that I wouldn’t look like me and unlike beauty counters in dept stores she didn’t give me a mirror to look in after each step. Anyway, I still looked like me and despite having to do a bit of eye shadow blending myself once she’d left and I was pleased with the results. There is no photo evidence, so you’ll have to take my word for it.)
Saturday evening was another Birthday Celebration, I had tickets to an Evening of the Music of Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber at the Liverpool Philharmonic, it was a one of show to celebrate his 65th Birthday.
We started the night in Host . As the title of this blog will attest, I’m partial to a gin, their G no T cocktail could have been made just for me. We’ve been to host a few times and they never disappoint. The Crispy squid is a must as are any of the deserts, but special mention to the Peanut Butter Brulee.
The show was amazing, the orchestra played the big numbers from a few of his most popular musicals. I’ve never fancied seeing Evita, but after hearing ‘Buenos Aires’, ‘And the Money kept rolling in’ and of cause ‘Don’t cry for me Argentina’ I really want to now. We finished the night with a few drinks in the Phil Rooms pub.
Yesterday was spent relaxing, after 3 late night I needed it.
Cocktails at Host
I know they’re only phone photos and lacking in any great detail, but both dresses are from ASOS.