Celebrating milestones

Birthdays. Something we all have every year. I'm definitely in the celebrate your birthday camp and usually for my birthday in May there's a meal out, presents if I'm very lucky and generally lots of birthday love. And for me that's what birthdays are about. Yes there's the whole year older thing, but heck who's counting?

But while I'm a big advocate of celebrating my own birthday, celebrating my blog birthday or my blog-aversary isn't something I've been so good at. Don't worry you can hold fire on the congratulations - it's not just yet, but in February. Maybe that's a contributing factor, although looking positively February is better than January which I find the bleakest month of the year, and the month that I'm most likely to hibernate both metaphorically and physically.

So when Nuffnang invited me into town for drinks to celebrate their second birthday, I started to wonder why I hadn't celebrated my blog birthday yet, and how very remiss of me that was - but back to the party.  The celebrations were at Devonshire Terrace close to Liverpool Street station in The City. And despite working relatively close by for almost thirty years it was somewhere I'd not been to or heard of before.

And it was a bit of a gem really, just look at the surroundings.

 BIRTHDAYS NEED BUBBLES...

BIRTHDAYS NEED BUBBLES...

 ...AND FLOWERS...

...AND FLOWERS...

 ...AND A GREAT VENUE IS ALWAYS A BONUS!

...AND A GREAT VENUE IS ALWAYS A BONUS!

Devonshire Terrace is inside Devonshire Square which has a fabulous glass roof over the courtyard allowing views of The Gherkin (you can just about make it out in the photo above)  It's a fab space with many bars and restaurants, the landscaping makes you feel like you're outside, but with the roof and the patio heaters you definitely know you're not.

I was quite taken with the furniture there too, as well as a sunken area with comfortable seating for a more relaxed after work drink there were these fab tables and chairs. So much detail and interest and super chic at the same time, they really dazzled under the colourful lights.

A great venue for celebrating and one I can see myself heading back to on future trips to The City. Happy birthday Nuffnang and thanks for inviting me to help you celebrate.  Thanks also for prompting me to check when my blog birthday is, it's 17 February - and next year, I'll be celebrating three years of blogging.  Looking back to my first few posts, we've come a long way!

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