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):