Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Roll up roll up the best kind of party's in town

No it's not an SClub's a Pug Party!

I wish every Sunday could be like last Sunday...we spent it at a pug party at Pick Me Up Festival at Somerset House.
The Pug Queen herself....Gemma Correll was there teaching everyone how to draw pugs & not just any pugs...pug balloons! Sadly Mr Norman Pickles (the muse for most of Gemma's work) wasn't there but various pug photos were projected onto the walls for inspiration/distraction!
Afterwards we had great fun wandering down the South Bank, pugs in tow....sadly the tube got too exciting for one of Adam's pugs & he popped on the way home *sigh*

Our little pugs are now by the tv & I swear when we go out to work they carry on having their own little pug party while they wait for us to come home.

Ttfn x

Friday, April 25, 2014

South Coast Slam

Picture the's Easter Saturday, it's sunny & we're by the we're not walking by the beach soaking up the rays, we're in a dark & noisy room hunched over a machine. That's right we're playing pinball! As you do!

Nick, Adam & I traveled down to Worthing to South Coast Slam & it was awesome! We arrived just before 10am as they were turning on the machines & it was lucky we arrived early so we could try out quite a few before the crowds arrived later... & I mean crowds!
My first machine of choice was a Tommy themed one, while Adam drooled over a Wrestling one that was for sale (thankfully we didn't buy it...yet, so we didn't have to attempt to get it on the train home!) & Nick made a bee line for Donkey Kong.
A good few hours later we emerged blinking into the sunshine to find some good pub grub... as we stepped out we were greeted by The Delorean - signed & everything along side a Back To The Future pinball machine & a guy dressed as The Doc. Amazing!
After a pit-stop of burger & a few pints of Doom Bar we went back to being Pinball Wizards :) Sadly we didn't win the Indiana Jones machine but it's definitely fueled our passion for our own one day! Roll on the next geek-fest hopefully later in the year! Whoop!

Ttfn x

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Just call me Delia Smith with a bit of Gordon Ramsay thrown in...

Last Sunday I achieved what I thought was the impossible...I cooked! Now to most people that’s no biggie but for anyone who’s lived with or visited me I manage to warm things up well(ish) but to actually cook is up there on a pedestal that’s above my reach....or so I thought...

Easter Sunday Adam & I decided we were going to tackle that holy grail....The Sunday Roast! Gulp!

After writing a list of what to do when with coloured arrows all over the place thanks to a phonecall to dad & a piece of Lamb (with the bone removed thanks to our very friendly local butcher :)) We were ready to go. First thing first – we opened a bottle of wine...then we were off!
To be honest I don’t really enjoy cooking – I find it very stressful trying to juggle everything to be done at the right time & the right temperature but we got through it together. Thankfully Adam was by my side as chief veg peeler, meat carver, wine pourer & general calmer downer! I had a few wobblies (mainly to do with the potatoes not cooking quickly enough  -note for next time!) but all in all we did it!
We sat down just half an hour later than planned but it was done – we’d beaten the Great Roast Challenge! What we’d created looked like a roast, smelled like a roast & most importantly tasted like a roast!

After dinner Adam went for a bit of a lie down (note to self – smaller portions next time!)

We still had a bit of everything left over so on Tuesday I decided to throw it all in a curry – stroke.of.genius!
I’m not a huge fan of Roasts but thrown in a curry – now you’re talking my kinda meal! Ha!

Just a friendly note – if you’re planning on a visit any time will not be getting a roast! I need a few more run throughs to get the timing right & calm down a bit more before I have an audience!

Tfn x