HAPPY NEW YEAR!
New Year's Eve is often one of the most underwhelming nights of the year. There's high expectations, high prices and high spirits, but sadly these don't always add up to glory. Last year for example, I was ill in bed and too sleepy to stay up for the 'bongs' even! This year, however, was a different story...we had the best NYE EVER!! First we got to hang out at our friend John & Anna Ray's house with an open fire and a game of pictionary. Brilliant. Then we partied (see below). New Year's Day we felt bad, walked, didn't win the lottery, ate Malaysian food and watched Flight of the Conchords. The day after we went to see some art and eat food at Borough Market... all that choice, would it be a hot chorizo baguette, middle eastern falafel-type balls, thai fish curry... or a big fat chip butty... mmm chips, my old friends (to borrow a phrase from Abi).
Thank you to our wonderful friend Emma for organising an amazing 30th birthday bash for her hubby-to-be Mark and for letting us all be a part of it. 70 of us rocked around the Thames on a boat, some of us were drinking smuggled-on raspberry vodka and some of us felt very much worse for wear the next day because of that.
Here's some pics:
Guess who was drinking the raspberry vodka?! Luckily I was behind the camera, so all I have to be embarrassed about are a lot of blurry photos (I hope anyway!).
Oh dear it got messy.... but still brilliant.
While we were down in London we caught the last days of the Seizure installation nominated for the Turner prize. It was fascinating and beautiful. Basically Roger Hiorns (the artist - good name, right?) filled a disused flat with hot water and copper sulphate, left it to cool for a couple of weeks, drained the water and had a look to see if any crystals had formed:
Hope yours was a goodie too.