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Dear Diary: October Roundup

October
I know we say this practically every month but just where the heck is 2015 going? I can’t believe it’s November, before we know it Christmas will be here and then we’ll be ringing in 2016. I don’t particularly like new year as a holiday but I do love the excitement of a blank slate. Anyway enough rambling, here’s a wee catchup on what I got up to last month.

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Great night out with some blogging girlies 🍸🍹

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Way back at the start of the month I had a lovely catch up with some favourite bloggers at Cabana. The food was average but the company more than made up for it and I wouldn’t have missed seeing Katy the flatlay master at work for anything. I can’t believe it’s already been 5 weeks since I saw these guys!

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We had a new entry in the Broke in the Big Smoke best afternoon teas in London list in the form of the Amba hotel’s Alice in Wonderland afternoon tea. Everything from the tiny details like the crockery to the ambiance of the terrace was utterly perfect and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

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I also treated some friends to dinner this month taking Victoria to Sake no Han for her birthday and Jen to Carioca, a great Brazilian restaurant in Brixton. This month also saw Yelp London launch Yelptoberfeast, a month-long festival where various restaurants teamed up with Yelp to give away free food and host epic events. I was lucky enough to attend three of these over the course of the month; the Udderlicious Ice Cream Cake Masterclass, a Bubble Tea Masterclass at Biju and Ze night of Yelp fun at Herman Ze German who kindly stepped in when Voodoo Ray’s were no longer able to host the pizza party.

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Trying bubble tea for the first time #yelptoberfeast

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This place is so cute @udderliciousldn #yelptoberfeast

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I checked out the AiWeiWei exhibition at The RA, visited quite a few gyms in my quest for the perfect Winter Wonderbody and spent the weekend looking after a friends beloved greyhound who sadly passed away a few days later after almost two years of kicking cancers ass.

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Then it was time for my final comic con of the year at the Excel where I had an excellent weekend with my friend Lauren running around as a zombiefied Elsa from Frozen and drinking way too much.

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In the final week of the month I enjoyed a visit to the Tower of London to partake in a secret mission with The Nightwatchers, an afternoon tea with a twist at BRGRco which I’ll let you know more about next week and spent Halloween roaring with laughter at the Leicester Square theatre where we saw Harry Potter and the In-Appropritate Halloween (An unofficial sequel). Highlights included the prerecorded foreword from “JK Rowling” endorsing the show, Hermione forgetting her lines, Hagrid trying to eat midget gems from the floor and a moment between Harry and Malfoy that reminded me of this genius video. I’m sniggering to myself just reminiscing about it!

So all in all a slightly quieter month for me but still loads of stuff packed in to it. This month I’m partaking in NaNoWriMo, finally moving the blog self hosted and taking three dance classes a week so I do expect it to be a *bit* quieter around these parts for the rest of the year. What did you get up to in October?

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