Any other Aquarians will know the score... most people are broke or detoxing or plain don't feel like partying at our January birthdays. As an ex-maker upper/"writer" of horoscopes, I'm being tongue in cheek by segmenting people by month but Aquarians are supposed to be good with computers (check), "flighty" (check) and head-in-the-clouds (yup!).
If I'd been birthday daydreaming, I guess I'd have conjured up what I got; a boozy night out, before a super-snowy weekend with the best brunches with my favourite people, like battling through Central London to find cosiness and, more importantly, marmalade and champagne cocktails at Riding House cafe, or garlic kale and gin fizzes at Mr Buckley's.
The School of Life's session on the creative power of daydreaming with Tony Buzan was a little wasted (on me) as I'm a long-term believer that drifting off's a good way to work through all those weird thoughts... I really recommend their Sunday sessions; they might sound a little hippie dippy but, not only do you get an hour or so of food for thought in the form of lectures (with Q&A) from subject experts on everything from whether relationships are necessary to how to find your perfect job, but there's also a singsong element. On my birthday weekend, the hall belted out "Lucy In The Sky with Diamonds" and "Daydream Believer"; London seems a little less harsh when 200 people lose their nerves and shout along to the chorus.
My pictures of Tony's magnificent arm gestures and mind map imagery turned out kind of fuzzy so here's the complimentary "stream of consciousness" biscuits we got afterwards; I have no idea what that phrase means, but they were definitely pretty cute.
Also cute; my beautiful birthday neon necklace from John and Pearl, with a ticket to Primavera Festival tucked inside the card. Jesus and Mary Chain, Fiona Apple, Breeders performing Last Splash, The Knife, Hot Chip, My Bloody Valentine, Grizzly Bear....plus tapas. YES.