This is my first post on the website and while the website isn’t quite ready to launch just yet, I fancied writing something.
Wednesdays are funny days, some people refer to it as the hump day, because it is when you get over the midweek hump and no other reason (as far as I know) and normally they are days I quite enjoy, but today I’m struggling.
I should be excited, for one I’m in one of the greatest cities in the world and tonight I’m finally watching the new Star Trek at the BFI IMAX, albeit right at the front. So perhaps the fear of having Benedict Cumberbatch evil 3D crotch waving in myface is causing me distress, though I’m doubtful that will even happen.
London however seems to be the place to film with Star Trek and Fast and Furious 6 both being set here, at least in part. Though I fear this will change now as the Walkie Talkie is all but built, a skyscraper so ugly, it looks like God himself has tried to squash down with his foot to remove it from the once romantic landscape. At least the cheese grater has a sort of ‘oh sorry excuse me’ look about it, almost like it is trying to get out of the way so you can see the Gherkin.
That said Fast and Furious being set here seems almost pointless, just visit the West End and you can see cars infinitely more valuable ripping up the streets. Perhaps the next one will be Fast and Furious 7 – Made in Chelsea. I’m not sure if that would make the franchise better or worse however, I’m guessing that would be open to debate (or not).
Back to Wednesdays however and because London is London it doesn’t really matter what day of the week it is, there is always something amazing going on, the only limit is time, money and in some cases if your liver can take it. They make a big deal about not being able to watch all the YouTube videos ever, even if you split yourself into a thousand copies and had a thousand screens per copy, but deciding from a multitude of different options is an issue Londoners have had for years. With so much going on and so little time and money what do you do? What do you see? For many Londoners it seems TV is only a pursuit for those who have run out of money before next payday, though I’m sure that is an exaggeration on my part.
Perhaps if I’d known that I was going to feel like this today, I would have arranged to go to the Udderbelly on the Southbank. With Circus Maximus and Howard Marks on tonight (though not at the same time that would be just weird) it would have bound to have cheered me up. In fact even just a visit to the beer garden with friends cheers me up, it’s hard not to when you’re sat next to a giant upside down purple cow and a beer or 3 are involved.
But tonight while writing this blog I have decided that time permitting we are going to visit #WineWednesdays by ‘A Grape Night In’ at the Skyroom near London Bridge. Their London Underground themed wine and food tasting was something else last week. I’ve been craving their Indian red wine and Brick lane inspired Lamb curry ever since. Sometimes feeling like you are above everything in your own, albeit shared oasis, away from the hustle and bustle below is just what you need. Plus I can’t wait until June when their theme ironically changes to Escape and I want that curry again before they change the menu.
Perhaps with that in mind I’m not in fact down, I’m just really hungry and since someone has just brought cakes to the office, all in all my Wednesday is looking up!
To find out more about whats on at Udderbelly visit their website here.
To find out more about A Grape Night In and their #WineWednesdays wine tastings visit their website