Monday, 13 August 2012

An Eventful Weekend

My weekends usually involve freelance work, catching up on design blogs and creating a bum sized sinkhole in the sofa. So this, and last weekend, have been absolutely mental by comparison. WARNING: picture heavy post.

As I mentioned last week, we had Olympic tickets for wrestling. It experience.

The atmosphere was fantastic as expected, but despite the brilliant MC and pop anthems blaring out of the surround sound, it was just a bit, well, dull. Thank God for my iPhone and a fully stocked bar at the venue. Together, they were a sort of refuge from the repetition.

I can only, for a certain amount of time, observe grown men trying to tackle each other to the floor before my eyes begin roll to the back of my head.

I'm watching the closing ceremony as I write this though, and I can't help but feel a pang of sadness that it's all over. It's been an amazing 2 weeks, an I'm so appreciative that I got to be a part of it.

After the wrestling, we headed to the cable cars (the queue was huge, but the wait was only about 30 mins) which we took across the Thames to North Greenwich.

Hmm, not sure I want to do that again. The view was breathtaking, but I was slightly uneasy with the height. I'm not afraid of heights per se, but swinging in the breeze from a wire in a glass pod made me nervous.

But the fun didn't end there folks.

You may or may not have heard of Bompss & Parr. They're the duo who brought London a Willy Wonka inspired chocolate waterfall, a pool filled with 4 tonnes of Courvoisier cocktail, and a walk through mist of vapourised gin and tonic.

Initially founded as English jelly specialists, Bompas and Parr became a household name when they were rumoured to create a glow in the dark alcoholic jelly for Mark Ronson's birthday party. They have been unstoppable ever since and are renown for their creative events. They're also personal friends of ours and time after time I'm amazed with their projects, which is why this morning, I woke up like a kid on Christmas Day excited about the day to come.

The latest Bompas and Parr event, crazy golf, opened on the roof of Selfridges earlier this summer. The course features models of London landmarks as obstacles and even a waterfall, on top of the famous department store.

It was absolutely brilliant.

After 2 rounds, we grabbed a table at the Daylesford organic cafe which sits adjacent to the course. One drink somehow turned into a bottle, and of course, jelly made an appearance. We sat there for ages, drinking prosecco and basking in the sunshine.

So there you have it, the entire fun filled weekend. If you get a chance, you must check out this event! As for me, I may just need a weekend to recover from my weekend.

The Big Rooftop Tea & Golf Party runs until 2nd September.

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