The one with the Ferrero Rocher cupcake

7 Nov

So this weekend past I was in London.

I was down to see my sister’s play,
do some work and have belated birthday fun.

Here’s this weekend in pictures,
including the most amazing
vegan Ferrero Rocher cupcake.

Yup, with this weekend,
London was really spoiling us!

My belated birthday cupcake from my sis…
bought from the amazing Ms Cupcakes.
(I found this recipe for non Vegan ones
if anyone fancies making me them too!)
 The Turkish Delight cupcake
which was rather delightful too!
A birthday trip to Drink Shop Do for afternoon tea. (This was
after a session of hot yoga so cake was more than deserved!)
We had proper afternoon tea for the girls…
and man’s afternoon tea for the boys:
beer, pies, scotch eggs and pickled onions!

I also slightly fell in love with this camera illustration
by faiiint… I want this camera in real life!

And how I managed to leave without purchasing
this yellow teapot is a bit of a mystery.
I did buy myself a badge though I’m not a total martyr!
We stayed at this amazing little hotel,
very exclusive, not very well-known
filled with old wartime prints
Otherwise known as my sis’s new flat!
This was my favourite print and it seemed to go
perfectly with one of my birthday presents…
my fake fur fox stole!
(Excuse the pjs, I opened this pressie at 1am)
I wore my stole all Saturday…
It was so cosy – and it did seem to make people smile!

On Sunday, we went to Bread Etcetera for breakfast.
They have little toasters on each table
for you to make your own toast. Yum!

Then we popped into a super cute book shop
and went to see the John Martin exhibit
at Tate Britain which ended with a light and sound show!
Brilliant, bombastic and lightening bolt-tastic!

It was A for Awesome… ok this isn’t John Martin’s work
but Paul Thurlby‘s illustrated alphabet (which I saw in the shop)
but it’s just gorgeous… especially the E!

And then it was home to Home Sweet Home.
(Thankfully not Home Sweet Homicide!)

Of course after a weekend like that,
I could do with another weekend now.
And I may have to lay off the cake for a while!
Happy Monday everyone xx


P.S. If you were the lovely girl who said hello at Drink Shop Do,
thank you for your kind words and sorry if I was a little bashful!


19 Responses to “The one with the Ferrero Rocher cupcake”

  1. Kerry 07/11/2011 at 10:21 PM #

    What a fab weekend! I had one of Ms Cupcake’s cakes a while back….choc and peanut butter I believe. Yum! Defo need to try a Ferrero Rocher one though! Also, my brother was at the John Martin exhibit when you were too, I believe! Love ‘Drink Shop D’o as well….we went there for the first time recently, and I will definitely be going back without Bertie as he and the vintage china were a bad combination! Loving your fox! 🙂 x

    • Conversation Pieces 09/11/2011 at 10:16 AM #

      I wonder if I walked past him then… if he mentioned a crazy girl wearing a fake fox stole that would have been me! 😉 Yes, can imagine Bertie plus china doesn’t work so well… cute though! 🙂

  2. Elizabeth 07/11/2011 at 10:31 PM #

    A ferrero rocher cupcake? That’s a genius idea. I need something similar in my life pronto.

    Also, it looks like a swell trip to london was had.


  3. Lynne, Tea for Joy 07/11/2011 at 10:56 PM #

    Ooh, think from your clues your sister must live quite close to me – sounds like a fab weekend!

    • Conversation Pieces 09/11/2011 at 10:18 AM #

      He he, we actually traveled to go to each place – but she does live on that side of London. It would be rather funny if you were neighbours or something though!

  4. Sian 07/11/2011 at 10:58 PM #

    LOVE that print. A male friend of mine is in need to some new prints and that is perfect. And so cheap!

  5. Sian 07/11/2011 at 10:59 PM #

    (Oh, there’s lot of prints in your post, isn’t there? The Imperial War museum one, I mean. It’s wonderful.)

  6. Raffles Bizarre (@rafflesbizarre) 08/11/2011 at 12:19 AM #

    Great photos, I am so in awe of that Ferrero Roche cupcake!! 😮 Sounds too amazing!

  7. Siobhan 08/11/2011 at 10:08 AM #

    I may need to try that cupcake it sounds amazing. And your sister has some lovely prints. I like the stole too. It sounds like a wonderful weekend.

  8. Jessica 08/11/2011 at 10:10 AM #

    I love Drink, Shop & Do! Haven’t eaten there yet (just lots of coke/root beer floats and crocheting) but this looks pretty tempting.

    Also that cupcake looks amazing!

  9. Eleni Drinks Tea 08/11/2011 at 10:26 AM #

    Since I have not one, but two Es in my name, I really think I ought to buy that print, on’t you? I’m off to London this weekend to see my sister, too!

  10. Juliet 08/11/2011 at 1:08 PM #

    All of your photos are ace! Absolutely love the look of the cupcakes… going to check out the recipe! x

  11. Helen 08/11/2011 at 9:32 PM #

    Ooh ferrero rocher cupcake! That sounds amazing. I also love your faux fox stole, do you know where it is from?

    • Conversation Pieces 09/11/2011 at 10:19 AM #

      Hey Helen. I believe it’s (he’s!) actually from H&M. Would highly recommend him 😉

  12. Lisa-Marie 09/11/2011 at 2:14 PM #

    What a lovely weekend, and OMG Ferrero Rocher cupcakes! I love your faux fox stole!

  13. alisoncross 09/11/2011 at 5:50 PM #

    oooh the cupcakes look divine and I LUFF the artwork snaps. I would have SO bought that wartime clothing thing poster!

    Sounds like a fab time! I am jealous (but in a good way!)

    I might die if I don’t get a ferrero rocher cupcake….

  14. Joyce 12/11/2011 at 4:51 AM #

    Happy belated birthday!! Sounds like you had a grand time in London!! That Ferrero Rocher cake looks delicious!!

  15. bluemoonbird 12/11/2011 at 9:02 AM #

    That sounds like an amazing weekend – I think I’ve pretty much noted down every place you mentioned, I’m certainly sold!


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