It has occurred to me today that I’d really like to review books for a living, but have thus far been too afraid of rejection and having my aspirations crushed that I’ve never really looked into it, or applied for any work in this area, or even reviewed books all that often on my self-edited website, where I can write pretty much whatever I want. Yesterday, I did review Daughter of Smoke and Bone, by Laini Taylor which I really enjoyed, and I think you will too. Yes, you.
Maybe I’m thinking about this because I’m underemployed, I’m not leaping with excitement to get out of bed in the mornings, because we have to move house, or because we’re all getting older. It was my friend-who-is-younger-than-me’s 25th birthday over the weekend, so I took photos of her eating cupcakes, because I’m like that, but also 25! We’re both 25 now! Major life decisions need to be made.
We went and bought the cakes from Hummingbird Bakery in South Kensington, then walked past the museums to Kensington Gardens. We had originally planned to visit the Natural History Museum, but it was Sunday, and we didn’t make it into town until too late.
This is Holly, she is now 25. She has three jobs and is currently applying for a very important role which could hugely benefit young people’s lives. She also enjoys cardboard boxes, and polka dots.
This is the first time Holly has tried a Red Velvet cupcake, and I’m glad that I was there to document this once in a lifetime experience.
She really, really liked it.
This is her finishing off a standard vanilla with vanilla cupcake. Never let it be said that we don’t enjoy our cupcakes down to the last crumb.
After we ate, we went to find Peter Pan. There is only one sign in the whole place which points towards him, so eventually I had to Google maps. But we found him! And it was worth it.