Give Me Sympathtea

Give Me Sympathtea

This week, the hottest of April so far and this April being the hottest we've had this century, is not the best week to be ill. I have been bed-bound and doped up due to a mean throat virus/ bacterial infection (medical mystery - who knows what's up with me?)  Anyway, it's been pretty frustrating having to cross a red marker through my diary this week...

I managed two fun evenings: Sunday night I went to Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes for a London Swing Dance Society event (watching, not dancing) then over to watch some awesome improv with The Comedy Store Players. Monday night I went to see PJ Harvey at Shepherd's Bush Empire, which was brilliant although she played a few too many slow songs for my liking.

I cancelled plans on Tuesday in favour of some R&R and last night I missed the opening for this fabulous exhibition at Getty Images:

And then we were going to head to the Regent Street H&M for Matthew Williamson's launch party with Vogue. According to the Marie Claire website today, it was a pretty cool party.

Today is St George's Day and being the big patriot (uh, that's it - not just any excuse to celebrate-iot) today calls for celebratory drinks - if it wasn't for the antibiotics and week off work, Pimms by the river on a lovely spring's evening in London is just what the doctor ordered (sadly, not literally).

Oh well, tonight I have a massage at the gorgeous Soho Hotel to perk me up.

I really wanted to go see the new pop-up vintage tea room which has been open this week, noon-7pm. You can buy all the one-off ceramics and retro teaware once the shop closes this weekend. It sounds fun because a) I love the spontaneity of pop-up anything and b) I absolutely love tea (see, I am a traditionalist patriot?). It's at 47 Lamb’s Conduit St., WC1N 3NG - 020 7242 9876 - go and please tell me I haven't missed out...