Protest party update

Well I’ve just about recovered now… The protest party when down a storm in London over the weekend, and we all got back home safe and sound. Well apart from my flatmate Alex who failed to bung the bouncer £20 to get into the warehouse party at the end of the evening and a got punch in the eye! Looking pretty swallon at the moment, it’s going to be a cracking colour in a couple of days time! Serves him right really…

Well anyhow those of your who know me, know that me and my brother have a tradition of keeping a book for each other birthday’s. They go all the way back to our 18th when we started trying to drink our age in one day in between opening and closing times, hence the need for a book to keep count. It’s easier nowadays because pubs are open 11 to 11, but back in the day they still closed in the afternoon, so drinking time was at a premium. This continued to our 21st’s when I over ambitiously set the target of doing 21 pints, 20 marshmellows in the mouth, 19 bags of cheesy quavers, 18 somethings. 17 something else’s.. etc. Least to say after that day it couldn’t be bettered so we gave up on the age thing. But we did continue to drink all day on each others birthdays and record the events in little books. We’ve both got piles of them now and they are very amusing to look back on.

Here are a few highlights from this year’s birthday book:


11.00am, Champayne (cheers Nico!) at Unit 2

1.30pm, Amstel at The Clarence

2.30pm, Kronenburg at The Hand & Racket

3.25pm, Stella at The Ship & Shovel

3.55pm, Talisker Whiskey (double – cheers Gi!) at The Ship & Shovel

4.45pm, 2x Caipirinhas at Iguanas

5.55pm, Stella at The Anchor

6.30pm, Stella at The Anchor

7.50pm, Kronenberg at Shish

8.30pm, Kronenberg at Shish

9.15pm, Kronenberg at Shish

10.00pm, Saigon Beer at Cay Tre

10pm was the last drink entry, but I didn’t make it home until 4am so needless to say there was some missing here…

Favourite comment from the book:

4.55pm We’ve travelled back in time, to save an ancient species from total annihilation. 22 Caipirinhas @ Iguanas. Latin life. Thunder. Clouds. Lovely. It tastes like Ribena. (uncredited)

Well anyhow, on to the pictures! Below is a selection, you can see more in my Flickr set here.

Protest Party London

2 thoughts on “Protest party update

  1. I’m a Chinese student in Xinjiang University, and learning English recently. I found here from one website of my internet friends’.
    Nice pic and nice day! Ha~
    Maybe you don’t know, it’s a serious politics problem that people have a parade (maybe called “march”).

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