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The Roof Gardens Kensington

It’s been a longtime since I partied and laughed so much. Last night, I went here for a friends birthday party. Really classy venue, so I had to dress up (pencil skirt, blouse, high heels) which was fine because it didn’t start until 10pm! 

As I’m not much of a drinker, alcohol is wasted on me, very few places do good cocktails, but the ones made here were amazing. Highly recommend the roof gardens. 

Normally I suffer from social anxiety, especially since a lot of the people invited I didn’t know, but I surprised myself and started chatting to people. It’s good to get out of your comfort zone once in a while…

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Johann Urb CSI: NY Nine Thirteen

Johann Urb - CSI: NY

Johann Urb – CSI: NY

Johann Urb - CSI: NY

Johann Urb – CSI: NY

I don’t really watch much TV, but I enjoy my CSI: NY Tuesday nights on Channel 5, and given that this ninth series will be their last, I am making the most of it.

Men are always eyeing up attractive women and there are lots to choose from, but I never notice anyone in daily life, and I’m not really attracted to leading Hollywood men. That said, when I was watching the episode Nine Thirteen, I was certainly enjoying watching the character played by actor Johann Urb. He is physical perfection (where have you been all my life), not many men can pull off facial hair, but, yes, I loved his beard. He’s just ‘fit’ as the Brits often say. I’ve not felt that level of physical attraction for any man in a very long-time.

Despite Johann’s good looks, in reality if I saw him in real life, I would probably find him far too intimidating. Unlike men who have no issues dating very attractive women, I  on the other hand get extremely nervous. I recall the one time I went out on a date with this German guy, Alex, he was ridiculously good-looking and I spent the evening not being able to look at him in the eyes, when he asked me questions my mind just went blank. When he dropped me home, even the porter remarked that he wasn’t my usual type, and that we’d have gorgeous babies. There after, I didn’t want to see him again, and when he got in touch with me years later, he wanted to know why as he thought we had a connection, and I told him that he was far too beautiful for me, and he said he’d never had any woman give him that reason before!

In any case, Johann brought a smile to my face. I don’t want to date anyone again, my focus is my career without any emotional entanglements, but that doesn’t mean I can’t admire from afar 🙂

Daft Punk – Get Lucky

An ex-colleague used to play and dance stupidly to this song for me when it was quiet at work – makes me smile whenever I hear this.

Classic Songs

We sometimes play ‘guess the song’ played from people’s iPhone’s at work. My collection of songs is pretty eclectic, I have a lot of rock/alternative songs to remind me of my teenage years when I enjoyed listening to Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Red Hot Chilli Peppers; but I also have a fondness of those classic cheesy tunes that you know all the words to. My younger colleagues, in their early twenties, didn’t manage to name three of my below favourites (Madonna is pretty easy, as she’s been around forever making new songs). It’s a definite sign of age 🙂



Myleene Klass Floral Dress

Myleene Klass

Myleene Klass

Such a pretty dress worn by Myleene at a Sony Radio Awards event. The sheer lace top is a bit daring for daytime or evening come to think of it!, much prefer a bit of lining as I don’t want my bra on display to all and sundry. Not sure who made this dress but a similar style is this one by ASOS:

ASOS Midi Dress

ASOS Midi Dress

Coldplay – Life in Technicolor

An old Coldplay song that I can’t seem to stop playing on my iPod, so good and love the video too.

Science Museum Lates: Science of the heart

Haven’t been to one of these in soo long, may end up going on Wednesday 27th February.

Science Musuem Lates

Science Musuem Lates