London trip

I think I felt like writing so I will post about last weekends excursion to London.

We basically took a trip down to London on the day for our friend Finlay’s leaving costume party (and birthday). I posted about clubbing with her a few posts back, and as she is a proper laugh to hang around with it was a little sad to think she is going!

Charlie made Titan themed cupcakes for the occasion (which tasted great but sadly died in transport down). We had a mad rush for the coach (which turned out to be late) and travelled down in style (in costume, haha). Also had lovely drinks on the way down of kokomo.

My fantasy costume consisted of a bit of randomness, I think I came out with a vampire demon pirate thing. Charlie did a ever so slightly Vald demon thing (which I do not have many pics of sadly).

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I felt like I ended up looking a bit shironuri lol.

The party itself was held at the Yorkshire Grey pub, it was closed purposely for the event which was quite nice, but my god even for London the drinks were expensive. There were many people we did not know there, but we have made a few friends from the event now, one of which who actually lives in Birmingham! It’s always fun to meet people local!

We did get pretty drunk and tbh the night ended in us dancing to the Attack on Titan theme and a load of Die Antwoord (ironically someone who worked there was South African and knew Ninja when he was Watkin), shouting COOONIE SPRINGAAA everywhere, and Charlie shaking hands with people. I remember also I was told to be a titan. It was a very titan night.

Finlay it has been fun, enjoy your time in France and Japan, and hope to see you again in a while!

Photo by Marvin.

We ended up waiting for our coach back the morning after by doing an all nighter in various McDonalds and Victoria Station. Then it was back home, and a well deserved sleep.

So, the girl we met in at the party is cosplaying Hanji (and now likely joining our London Expo group), and the photographer we met wants to take pics at the same event! Lovely meeting people like this :D.

Tomorrow we are going to go to meet some of the people from the Birmingham Cosplay Guild for the first time, and Sunday I have a cosplay shoot with DeclineGothica, so I will probably have a post about those too!

Day Out: Birmingham City Centre


Today I went to Birmingham with Charlie (BECAUSE HE IS AN AMAZING BARGAIN HUNTER AND VERY FUN TO SHOP WITH) to do a bit of job scouting and general mooching. As the scouting only really consisted of handing in C.Vs, I will talk about the fun parts of the day!

Mainly we did a lot of window shopping, but did come back with some nice things and interesting tales.

Our first main stop was the Ikon Gallery, which neither of us have actually been in today. The guy on the desk was really interested in our Circle Lenses, so Charlie pointed him in the right direction where to buy some. Then we took a good browse round the shop, (we didn’t actually go into the galleries today) and I found a load of illustration books I would like to own. Charlie brought some goodies, and also brought me these fantastic postcards;


The text based one is “Poems for Birmingham, I” (2007) by:

Steven Shearer

And the not-ugly dinosaur (2007) is by:

Lizz Lunney

And you can find more info on the Ikon Gallery here.

When we hit town proper it was really busy. People seemed really pushy but I have to say there were a lot of stylish people about. We nipped into Zara on the way to the Bull Ring and that was crammed too, they had some good reductions but sadly a lot of it was XL sizing.

Topshop I brought us some socks because why not, (I find it annoying that women’s socks are more interesting than men’s on the whole so we brought women’s socks lol) and to be honest, dinosaurs. You gotta love dinosaurs.


We also went to the Selfrigdes Topman store, and I picked up this really nice shirt for £10 reduced.

Me Me

Afterwards we went to get something to eat. We had a bit of a wait to get into the food place so, we brought each other goodies which consisted of baklava and macaroons (the macaroon stall in Selfridges is really good quality), and I brought some sausage ball things..they taste good.


The macaroons are salted caramel and rose, we ate them when we got home.


The sausages were reduced and they will be eaten with some rice tomorrow probably!

Then our pager vibrated for food.


Ed’s Easy Diner is fantastic, the service is great and the food is delicious and fatty (in a good way). Also I like the music they play. Charlie only had bacon and cheese chips, but I fatted out with a burger platter (which includes coleslaw, onion rings and chips). I did not take a picture of the food because I always forget. Charlie had a coke float and I had normal coke, and all together the bill came to just under £20. It’s definitely worth trying, as writing this hours later I still feel full and content (though I do have a Mac and Cheese if I get peckish later ;D). The woman who served us noticed me playing Battlecats, and seemed really interested in playing it. Charlie drew her little cats on a napkin and where to find the game I wonder if she is playing it now…

After waddling out of there we went into Cloggs because they had a sale on, and I picked up these bad boys:

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It really pisses me off ladies get cooler shoes on the whole than men, but at the same time they do ladies shoes in my foot size so fuck it. They cost £27.99 reduced from £40 I think it was, and I had a laugh with the girl at the till cause of the awkward customer she had just served. (It has been a day of pretty good customer service all round). I liked Charlie’s comment that they look like “The Horrors” style hehehe.

I think HMV was next to nip into, and Charlie brought me some goodies again. As you can see they were pretty cheap, and the X’ed ones were reduced even more. Kinda sad that at the moment they are unsure of the future of the shop.


Bill Bailey: Part Troll – Because I do love stand-up comedy, and I really admire Bailey.

Space Adventure Cobra – I was VERY surprised to see this. It’s an old anime I liked as a kid.

Dinocroc Vs Supergator – What can I say? This bloke comes up with some really bad crap right? I love it.

Oh god interlude I am writing and eating a cheese twist and it’s messy as hell.

This also made us laugh.


As you can see, the “Chop Kick Panda” obviously came out first. Cause its more expensive.

And, on the way home the flower seller bloke reduced them to £1 for a bunch so I was brought some cause I have a bit of a soft spot for flowers. They are now on my bedside table.


I was also brought a CHOCOLATE one (and some Kit Kats GOD I love Kit Kats).


And now I am thinking of the Mac and Cheese whilst Charlie is Skyrim bound. Or a Kit Kat…I’m not sure.