Have I ever told you guys how Gary and I met?
The story begins (not so surprisingly) with the Internet.
(Seriously. I think about 90% of my current friend circle are people I’ve met on the Internet!)
I’d just left my bar job and started working a 9-5, and suddenly I had weekends and evenings free… and no one to spend them with.
So I joined Plenty of Fish as a way to meet people and get me out exploring London.
I spotted this profile of a fun-looking guy wearing a Superman suit and we started chatting.
My opening line was: “nice Superman suit.”
Not very original maybe… but it worked!
On our first date, we met in Covent Garden (cos I was very Stranger-Danger aware and wanted to meet in the most public place I could think of) and then we spent the evening wandering the South Bank, chatting and grabbing drinks at different bars.
We also tried to go up the London Eye.
I’d done it waaaay back as an 11 year-old on my first family trip to London, and G hadn’t gone up for years either, so we thought it would be fun.
Unfortunately, it was already closed… and somehow we’ve just never got round to it since.
Well last week it was our 2 year anniversary, and I decided it was time for us to finally put plan LONDON EYE into action!
365 Tickets are a fab website where you can buy tickets to experiences all over the world, not just in London!
They do a whole load of special offers and bundles, so it’s worth checking out before you go on holiday anywhere (I’ve currently got my eye on their Disneyland Paris deals!)
Their prices are excellent, and I found the service really easy to use and very reliable.
We booked in our trip to the Eye and trundled on down after work on a Monday to find absolutely NO queues at all.
We waited maybe a grand total of 15 minutes, from first showing our tickets to stepping into the moving pod, which is an absolute WINNER.
(I’d definitely avoid it on weekends and bank holidays, as the queue can get to over 90 minutes long when it’s busy!)
And the experience itself was absolutely brilliant too!
I’d forgotten HOW slowly the whole thing moves. I kept thinking we’d broken down and then realising haha, nope. Just turtle-speed.
The views are fantastic. Even on our cloudy, drizzly day, we could see all the way over London.
I’ve become totally obsessed with tall buildings and fab views. Between this, St Paul’s last week and another exciting event I’ll be blogging about next week, I’ve been spoilt for choice recently!
I was a bit worried that we’d be crammed into our pod, with no space to move around and see it all from different angles, but actually we were fine. There was a couple of families and a few couples like us.
It was actually quite sweet to see how excited some of the kids got about being so high up in the air!
I also took the time to get all dressed up.
Cos if a girl can’t get all dressed up for date night, when can she, eh?
This sweet blue-printed dress* is from Monsoon and is a total DREAM.
I was a bit iffy about whether the length would suit me but it actually sits perfectly. It’s incredibly soft, super comfy and fits like a glove. The V-neck isn’t too low, the waist has a fabric to tie round it and it skims all my lumps and bumps perfectly.
Basically: I. LOVE. IT.
I wore it with a pair of my favourite ASOS Lily Pad ballet flats in nude.
Probably coulda/shoulda/woulda worn heels but OH THESE BABIES ARE JUST SO COMFY.
I have them in black as well and wear them alllll the times. They’re a bargainous £12 and the day ASOS stop stocking them will be the day I finally have a full-blown melt down over shoes.
I also added my ancient green Accessorize bag to bring out the accents in the print of the dress.
We finished the evening off with a curry at Mirch Masala.
Despite the hideous decor, it’s one of our fave places to eat because HELLO CHEAP. HELLO GOOD. HELLO YUM.
Our whole meal came to about £25 (including starters!), the service is always impressively fast and their butter chicken is one of my favourite dishes in all of London (and even Gaylord’s couldn’t change my mind about that!)
Surprisingly, I don’t have any photos of our meal.
Probably because by then I was so hungry I could’ve eaten a hippo, and ain’t nobody got time for photos when you’re that hungry.
Not even me!
*A massive thank you to 365 Tickets for gifting us our tickets to the London Eye.
*I was also gifted the Monsoon dress.
As always, if I didn’t love it, I wouldn’t blog it! :)