Thursday, 12 September 2013

3 fun things I've been up to lately

1. A play

My guy and I are huge fans of the comedian Daniel Kitson and so we were really excited to hear he has written a play called Tree, starring himself and fellow funnyman Tim Key. We were even more excited to see a work in progress performance at the Battersea Arts Centre last weekend. It's hard to say much about this show without spoiling it but I think I'm OK with telling you that it's about two men, and a tree.

As it was a work in progress show, this was the tree. I quite liked it.

Daniel Kitson Tree - Work in Progress

The show was wonderful, even with a few glitches which I actually think added to the experience. Kitson is a brilliantly clever writer and the story has really stuck with me all week. If the show ends up touring in your area, just go, I can practically guarantee you'll love it and I'll pay for your ticket if you don't!

Side note: If you've never been to the Battersea Arts Centre, do find a reason to go as it's a gorgeous building!

2. Some goats

We've recently started going for long walks most weekends and this week we took the Thames Path from London Bridge to North Greenwich (TEN MILES! BOOYAAAH!!). The Thames Path is a really nice and quiet walk which changes with every mile.

Along the walk we passed Surrey Docks Farm and, being from the countryside, farm animals excite me quite a lot. We had a wander in an and discovered a huge courtyard full of goats and chickens.

This chicken made me laugh a lot because it looks like it's wearing trousers.

We bought a bag of feed for the goats who then mounted the wall to get closer to it. This spritely thing was my favourite.

Goat at Surrey Docks FarmGoat at Surrey Docks Farm

London's city farms are always a good visit and generally free so if you live here and fancy a bit of nature I recommend getting yourself to one soon!

3. Craft beers

On Saturday night we headed to the Meantime Brewery for a brewery tour to celebrate a friend's birthday. I've never been to a brewery before but I do like beer so it was really exciting to see the production line, sample some beers and learn about the history of the company. Meantime is a brand I'm seeing more and more often in London pubs so it was nice to meet some of the staff and see the machinery where it all comes from.

Our tour guide Alex was frankly hilarious and greeted me by bellowing "PRINCESS! I FUCKING LOVE YOUR HAAAAYUUUUR" across the room. Which is the kind of greeting that makes a person my instant best friend.

Plays, goats and beers make for a pretty good weekend it turns out!


  1. I agree, Battersea Arts Centre is just beautiful - such a lovely building and the main hall is stunning. We saw Kneehigh Theatre (who I adore anyway) with their show 'Midnight's Pumpkin' last year in the main hall and it was just the perfect setting for a version of Cinderella! :-) x

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