Thursday, 24 April 2008

Picnic at the BM

That's right. When I had planned my birthday meetup with people of veganforum, I thought of a mellow springy picnic in the park.

Alas, spring played a trick and surprised us with cliché London weather- foggy, breezy and raining at times.

Still, us stubborn vegans wanted our picnic, so we found out there's a picnic area in the British Museum. When we arrived, we had to learn that said area is actually UNDER the museum and meant for families with kids, being called the "young visitor centre".
Dammit, we ARE young, aren't we?

And so we wandered off to the catacombs of the British museum where we were greeted by mice, winged children and healthy vending machines.

I didn't take any pictures of the grub, so thanks for Michael for letting me borrow some of his.

Everybody brought sausage rolls. Or at least three people.


We also had falafel, chocolate (see the above picture of Mon Cherie- German alcoholic chocolates that had an unexpected effect on some usually non-drinking vegans), crisps, wieners, muffins, a quinoa pilaf, guacamole and crackers, various fruit... and Stu's infamous Poo cake of which I regret not posting a picture. You must know that Poo cake is a dessert-y gluten-free cream cheese cake that looks like poo, but tastes like chocolate goodness.

Please post lots of comments so there's enough pressure on the bloke to finally share the recipe (he told me it's made of poo and cake. helpful, huh?).

To put in a nutshell, the day was awesome, certainly one of the best bday parties I've had.
I also brought my mystery girlfriend (mind the eyelashes, it's a girl):


VeggieGirl said...

Happy belated birthday!!!!! Looks like you had a fun time at the museum :0)

Sarah said...

lol awesome blog about the fabulous weekend. lol

Ps. This is Sarah...i.e xwitcymagicx! haha


pavotrouge said...

thanks, veggiegirl :)
woah, are you subcribed or something, sarah?

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

haha I'm posting about cole slaw today too!

Bonnie said...

That sounds like a great day indeed (and the food looks delicious) - happy belated birthday!

Liz² said...

that's such a good idea, a picnic in the catacombs! also Happy Birthday!! (and I can't believe 3 people brought sausage rolls, that's hilarious)

Caitlin/Mariana said...

hi there! i found your blog a few weeks ago and was admiring your wonderful bento...then i got a veganforum account a few days ago and was admiring the bento thread...and today i put two and two together and realized who you are on veganforum! hehe. :) anyway, i wanted to compliment you on the yummy bento...and the birthday celebration looks like so much fun! i'm actually going to be studying in london all of next year so maybe i'll get to meet up with you sometime if you ever come to london'll have to give me bento tips. i'm getting a bento in the next few days (from a friend who's visiting from japan) so i will start making bento soon. :)

Alice (in Veganland) said...

This sounds like the perfect birthday party to me!

Mihl said...

Happy belated birthday! I am glad you had such a nice day.

pavotrouge said...

thanks ppl :) It was a great bday indeed. May I ask who you are on vf, caitlin?

Anonymous said...

Happy belated birthday! That's awesome you had a picnic!

Caitlin said...

pavotrouge, i'm "mariana" on VF. i only joined like two weeks ago though. i like it a lot so far. everyone seems really nice. ;)