Firstly though, we needed coffee and food. We hit the King's Road and headed to The Blue Bird Cafe. Feeling like a member of MiC (in actual fact we were followed by Ollie, yes he followed us) we slunk on down and grabbed a seat in the window, perfect for a spot of people and car watching. I liked this place, it was pretty quiet when we went got three but I liked this, it was chilled and relaxed. Just what we wanted for a lazy lunch. I had the posh fish finger sandwich and an injection of caffeine, Mel had the burger, which looked ridiculously good. Fries on the side. Obviously.
We were in a lazy mood so hailed a taxi to the museums and soaked up the sunny London afternoon.
Now I think I'm quite an excitable person (this has definitely been heightened by working with 11 year olds) and I was certainly like a small child wandering in between the dinosaurs. We came to see dinosaurs and boy did we see them. I haven't been here since I was about 10 and it was almost more exciting (no, definitely more exciting). I loved it. Like a child in a sweet shop.
We took plenty of dinosaur selfies, because, why not.
I then wanted to see the animals in the jars. They really are totally disgusting but I was fascinated nonetheless.
We found the sperm whale. They're big boys aren't they!
I had a growling match with a chap who looked a bit like a bison. Gggrrrrrrrrrr.
Mel had to dash off somewhere so I was left to explore the V&A next door.
I had a look at the Jameal Prize exhibition- this was super cool and I recommend you go and have a look before it goes in April. Sadly I couldn't take any photographs, but that just gives you another reason to go. It's free too. Bonus.
You really could spend hours at this place. I always stumble across a new section every time I go here. I mean, I could spend the entire time in the gift shop, but what girl couldn't?! But this time, I made the most of the good weather and stepped out into the courtyard garden and checked out the crazy installation done by a Chinese artist. I forget his name but it was great and somewhat amusing.
The installation is of a utopian land, surrounding a lake that bubbles and smokes. There are little house with animated stories, fish and sounds. I loved it. I particularly liked the animations. They were naughty and amusing.
I'm not sure you can see this, but they're having a bit of sexy time basically..
I suggest every one of you make the most of your capital (those of you from foreign lands, come and play!) and head down to London for a day in the sun. It really is the best place.
Happy Friday (and Valentines Day for you soppy guys).