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Monday, 30 January 2012

It's a mystery!

Today at lunch I was looking through the sandwich van's supplies (because I'm far too lazy to pack my lunch of course) and saw this.... and was immediately intrigued!!



Mystery flavoured crisps! Who doesn't love a mystery food stuff?



I'm thinking some sort of chicken and herbs... my theory is supported on the back as one of the ingredients is listed as "mystery meaty flavouring". I'm not exactly certain but rest assured, I will be looking out for the answer.

Sunday, 29 January 2012

Friday, 27 January 2012

A Visit To My Neighbours

The boyfriend, pussycat and I are neighbours to the local Catholic Cathedral, and when I say neighbours, I mean this is a photo I took with my back against our front door


Which is very nice and scenic, and so the other day I thought I'd go and visit as we've lived in our home nearly a year and I've never been! My favourite thing was the doors...



The windows were pretty too but they didn't look really really old, in fact the cathedral wasn't really that old in the scheme of things, it was just designed to look old





Some of the decorations I found a little bit strange not being Catholic




But the thing I would find most off putting if I worshipped there was the massive crucifix...




The font was nice, and the treasure (I'm sure there's a more technical term than treasure but there we are!)





All in all, well worth a quick trip

I found this photo funny though...



Our house must have been pretty close (or maybe was) bombed in the war!

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Puff Pastry Obsession

I've a had a bit of a puff pastry obsession lately, here's a couple puff pastry things I've made recently:


Maybe next month I'll have a new obsession that is not puff pastry related?

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Going on a Bear Hunt

Me and my dear beloved often enjoy watching Bear Grylls programmes on discovery. I think he enjoys them because they're quite funny and interesting; I enjoy them because of impending sense of doom for society as we know it from zombies or war... anyway...

The other day we were watching some new episodes and saw he had a tour of talks - awesome!


Only the closest date is in London... and the tickets are about £40... and it's on a Monday. So I guess we can't really afford to go which annoying what with the tickets and train fares and day off. Boo.

But I cheered myself up by getting the Bear Grylls iPhone app for the much more reasonable price of £1.99.


I gotta say, it's actually really fun and it has some good stuff on other than the info parts and videos and instructional stuff, it has gadgets! My favourite is the one where you type in things and it flashes it (BRIGHTLY) in morse code. Fun.

So anyway I'm a little bummed we can't go to the tour but I've ordered his latest book so hopefully a lot of it will be in there. After some further reading on Bear though, I feel a bit sorry for his wife. They live on a houseboat on the Thames with their three sons, and then the rest of the year they live here:

A remote Welsh island where they are the only inhabitants, no TV or phones etc and... surely the worst bit... in one article Bear said that him, Shara his wife and their three sons Jesse, Huckleberry and Marmaduke (yes, really) all bathe together! I like my family... but the idea of bathing with them all together is not even slightly appealing. But then again neither is drinking my own urine or eating a raw snake, sorry Bear, lets agree to disagree and next time, come visit Norwich on your tour!

Monday, 23 January 2012

Weekend Whereabouts

A group of friends and I stayed away this weekend in a holiday cottage that I won as a prize...






These were our neighbours...


And this was our little chicken friend Romeo, so named because he loved us... until we realised it was a girl so we called her Juliet


So this is the inside of the house...






A bit of light reading...

Check up the chimney for monsters


Fill the fridge






And all the nicer when it's a free prize!

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Super Bowl-ing

Me and a group of friends went bowling over the weekend....


And got dorky shoes to wear (urgh)


And although I really tried....


I sucked pretty bad... doh.