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Friday 27 July 2012

This week the Mice have mostly been...

What a week to come back from Portugal to...I won't deny I've had the holiday blues, (mainly down to the lack of Pimm's from noon onwards and not being able to snooze every thirty minutes) however this gorgeous weather has made the transition back to 6am wake-ups a little easier. With yesterday hitting 27 degrees in London, I can't really complain...especially when I was able to have a two hour meeting out on the terrace in the bright sunshine topping up my tan! I've heard mean rumours that today is going to take a sad u-turn and the showers and gloom will be back, but I refuse to be a believer and have worn my flip flops regardless!! (Keep your fingers crossed for me...!)

Not only has this incredible weather decided to grace us, but so has Olympic 2012 mania! Everywhere you go  you can't help but overhear continuous complaints in relation to the tube, buses, roads and non-stop chatter and Facebook uploads of the Olympic torch - Middle Mouse being one of them....

Little do the complainers seem to relaise that this is going to get much MUCH worse before it gets two stops from Stratford I can't imagine it's going to be plain sailing, but less hours in the office can only be a good thing surely?! 

When we haven't been moaning about commutes and wearing as many summer outfits as humanly possible, this week the Mice have mostly been...

Basking among the barges on Regent's Canal! Middle Mouse and I stumbled across this little gem quite by accident whilst we were skiving off jogging! We raced home from work promising one another we would go straight out for a run in Victoria Park...however when we got home we agreed we were far too tired to run so we would go for a walk instead!!! As we ambled down the canal (no exercise attire in sight, instead denim shorts and sunglasses with absolutely no intention to break a sweat!) we found ourselves among East End locals cooking up a feast, drinking Pimm's, playing guitars, singing atop a canal boat and generally having a really good time in the sun! 

We later found out that this was the Floating Market and among all the fun there are little stalls on the barges selling hats, jewellery and my favourite the book barge - amazing! We immediately grabbed a drink from the Palm Tree pub, found a spot on the grass and kicked back and enjoyed the music and people watching! 

The Floating Market can be found on the stretch of canal between Mile End Road and Roman Road and will be there until 16th August so make the most of it while you can - we have been down twice this week already!!

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Plotting our Olympic drinking spots for the next 16 days! Everyone everywhere is pulling out all the stops to make the London Olympics one to remember! I am seriously impressed with all the options and quirky ideas...from free outdoor screenings in Hyde Park with live music courtesy of BT London Live, to BBQ's, live screenings and partying on Kensington Roof Gardens! 

My top two favourites that I have come across and can hopefully battle my way into are...

On a Budget...TBC Basecamp - my trusty Lenard Street favourite, The Book Club, have taken over the disused Car Park opposite the bar and transformed it into an Olympic Playground! It simply sounds amazing and I CANNOT wait to go...Big screens to watch the games, a Street Kitchen, Olympic themed cocktails including 'End it like Beckham', pints of Pimm's and Mojito, a paddling pool (!!), ping pong, live graffiti art, table football AND basketball, oh and to top it all off they have even bagged an ice-cream van! 

All this ridiculous fun commences tonight until 12th August and believe it or not entry is absolutely FREE!!! 

The Book Club 
100 Leonard Street, 

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Blow the Budget ...The Fringe,  Swan Wharf - this pop-up private members club has been designed specifically for the Olympics and is something you definitely don't want to miss out on! Housed in an impressive converted warehouse The Fringe consists of a Members Courtyard and a Members Club on the first floor with The Penthouse and Private Suites available for private hire! You have to part with a pretty hefty £200 to get in but this buys your membership from 9am - 2am the following morning and includes all food and drink. There are two bars on each floor, a huge riverside courtyard, street food from the likes of Borough Market and Brick Lane and huge screens showing all the live action from the Olympics all to a soundtrack of live DJs to make sure you party like never before! 

Just call Jean Da Silva on +44 (0) 203 355 8169 to arrange indivdual, group or corporate membership. 

The Fringe 
Swan Wharf, 
E3 2NG

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Praying that the birthday bunny will bring me lots of lovely presents for my Birthday next week, (spoilt Baby Mouse or what?!) and scouring the internet to write my long Birthday list! Yes I still write one, but long gone are the days of Baby Born Zapf Dolls (remember the doll that ate actual food)...

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And more in the direction of these lush Charlotte Olympia's...

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A Mouse can dream...

Spoilt Mouse demands aside, all my searching and list-making has unearthed some fab jewellery from Topshop - a few pieces from their Premium Range which I haven't looked at before. Top of my list are the following, hint they won't break the bank like those Charlotte Os - BONUS...

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And that's all for this week little Blog Buds!

Have a great weekend
The Mice

1 comment

  1. I adore the post! Thank you:)