Carters Steam Fair
Last year I was honoured to be asked to perform at the Voltini wedding, held on Carters Steam Fair; well the fair was in town over the weekend so we took advantage of the brief shining sun and went to the fun fair!
We had a truly lovely day: watching the Voltini Sideshows, nearly throwing up on the Yachts, playing on the carnival games like hook-a-duck and the coconut shy and visiting the pub afterwards!! Lovely :)
The day of my actual birthday was bright but overcast, however we had a lovely day planned so we headed off to visit the Tower of London, thanks to Rachel, who we met when we were invited to the Ceremony of the Keys a couple of months ago.
Birthday in a nutshell: cards, presents, day out, night out, new dress, cat...
We had a lovely afternoon wandering around the Tower: viewing the Crown Jewels, walking round the White Tower, watching the Ravens, strolling around the walls and generally being a bit touristy! It was wonderful and I only wish we had had more time!
In the evening we journeyed across London to the Royal Albert Hall: I've never actually been here before and I was incredibly excited to visit as Mama Merode had bought me tickets to watch the ballet! The English National Ballet, performing Swan Lake in the round! And I found out on the night that one of my favourite dancers, Tamara Rojo, was to be dancing the lead - perfection!!
After a couple of days off to rest and recover, I was invited to Cafe de Paris by a couple of friends who were performing in the incredible Black Cat Cabaret - I adore Cafe; it is one of the most opulent venues in London and perfectly suited the aesthetic of the Belle Epoque inspired night: I went with Hayley and afterwards we were also lucky enough to go and watch Boom and Bang Circus at The Hippodrome Casino! How fabulous - two of the best shows in London in one night!
Hayley in M&M World before the show!
On Saturday I was performing myself, back at the glorious Proud Cabaret: I was especially excited to watch my friend Joe Morose as the host for the evening and he was just as weird and wonderful as I had hoped! All in all, it has been a rather fabulous week!