I've been to The Shed once before and you'd have thought that I would have learned my lesson then. Since my last escapade to the Shed, the clientele have become younger and dare I say it, perhaps even hipper? The male haircuts were more angular and artistically dishevelled; the girls wore beehives and looked like a mix between Duffy, Amy Winehouse and Peaches Geldof (an oxygen thief if there ever was one).
However, I was just too sober, too old and too hot (temperature wise) to stick around. I made it until about 1.30am and then left with my pal, Erica, leaving Tim, Lauren, Laurie, and Nir to kick it 1999/ 2000 old school style.
On Saturday, I was still struggling with the after effects of The Shed but nevertheless managed to meet up with my friend, Claire, and her sister, Lisa, for the Body and Soul Fair. Not one who believes in "souls", I was a skeptic heading into the event and my suspicions were confirmed with stalls advertising "past life regression therapy", "reiki", and "clairvoyants". I could only manage one eye roll for fear of amplifying my hangover. In the end, however, it was all worth it because I managed to get a back massage for £10.
Afterwards, we headed to Wagamama for some lunch, before stumbling upon the newly-opened Tea Rooms - which is run by the folks who own The Butterfly and the Pig (one of the best places in city centre for some cheap pub food/ lunch). I am absolutely in love with the Tea Rooms and cannot wait to go back for some "proper" afternoon tea.
Following the previous nights theme, after tea and a (couple) glass(es) of wine, we somehow managed to end up at the State Bar for comedy night, wherein I was mocked for my outfit and insecurities in front of the audience. That's what you get for showing up at a comedy club slightly tipsy and sitting in the front row. Good times!
Also funny (and sad)? Home Secretary, Jacqui Smith's recent comments regarding immigrants in the Uk:
On Sunday Home Secretary Jacqui Smith said she was "raising the bar" for non-EU workers seeking skilled jobs.
Immigrants should not be able to take them unless they had been advertised to British workers first, she told the BBC.
Non-EU workers have to go through a points-based system to seek work but most EU citizens face no restrictions.
Ms Smith told BBC One's Andrew Marr Show that it was right the government made sure that the points-based system was "responding to the current economic circumstances".
From April, non-EU workers wanting to come to Britain without securing a job beforehand must have a master's degree - rather than a bachelor's degree, as currently - and a previous salary equivalent to at least £20,000.