‘There’s a thin line between lolz o’clock and losing the plot’ as said by my good friend, Lee. I was very happy to see him along with a bunch of other friends down in Brighton and London this week. Luckily I managed to stay on the right side of the line! My trip started with a delicious meal at Belgos in Covent Garden with Matt, Jenny and her family. The next day I had a lovely day out in Twickenham with Holly, attending a village fete (note the Morris dancers in the background of the picture) and visited the stunning Strawberry Hill House. I went to Brick Lane and met David (who I had last seen in Thailand) and spent some time in Bounds Green with Vicky and her gorgeous son, Law. Lovely Lucy also made an appearance. I didn’t manage to get my visa for Thailand as I got completely overwhelmed when I got to the Thai Embassy. This started with them telling me I had to pay cash (125 pounds!) which I thought was pretty ridiculous and then I got upset because I realised that I actually have no idea when I will be going back. My last day in London I went to fashion week blogging with Matt. You can check out the pictures here. Highlight of the day was seeing Dermot O’Leary. Here he is looking sexy:
In Brighton I had some sunny days on the beach with Simon and did some Bollywood dancing with Kanchan who is preparing for the Westbourne Street Party on 11th July. If you follow the link you can see a video of the dance! The week ended with Lee’s birthday drinks on the terrace at Legends and a drag queen karaoke bar or two.
It was a long journey and took me ten hours to get back to York by coach today. This trip has given me confidence that I am able to deal with the stresses of travelling and also managed to navigate my way around the London tube. It was really great seeing my friends but it has made me realise that I am not as well as I thought I was or maybe it’s because of the meds. I am not my usual bubbly self and am rather subdued. In some ways this is a good thing as it shows some stability but feeling 90% of my usual self is not really enough for me. I will have to talk to the psychiatrist about it when I have a meeting in two weeks time.