Thursday, January 29, 2009

go the duds...

Quiz night last night and The Duds managed to pull it out the bag and score 3rd place! :o)

It has to be said, that after the first round, we were pretty rubbish, after round 2 we were joint 7th (out of 10). Round 3 saw us do a little better but somehow, in round 4 we managed to snatch most of the points and finished a respectable 3rd earning ourselves £6! Since we're a team of 4 - £6 wasn't much use to us so we kindly donated our winnings to the charity pot.

Roll on 2 weeks to the next quiz!

L x

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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

getting fit...

So, another of my new years resolutions was to get fit, which should in turn tone me up and result in s a bit of weight loss... (that's the theory anyway!)

In the spring, I hope to start cycling to work again and i'm debating whether to go back to dancing lessons. On Monday though, I returned back to badminton and today, i'm feeling the delayed effects! I'm hoping that means I actually did some good!

L x

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Sunday, January 25, 2009

dinner at malmaison...

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Friday night we headed off for dinner at Malmaison - my treat! I am nice sometimes ;o)

We started with a couple of pre-dinner G&Ts before heading off to the Brasserie for dinner at 8.30pm. Mal have a special offer on at present - 2 courses plus wine and coffee for 2 for £29. We had a limited menu to choose from - the "home grown and local" menu which had a choice of 4 starters and mains. IN the end, we both chose the same thing - pea and Gorgonzola risotto to start followed by coq au vin with a side order of cabbage and bacon. Yum! Of course no dinner is complete without dessert so we chose a bread and butter pudding which was out of this world!

After dinner it was back to the bar for a nightcap before heading home to bed.

L x

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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

the national lottery...

We've decided to play the lottery for a year - well, they say you've got to be in it to win it!

We've missed a couple of weeks of the year but I finally got round to signing up yesterday and have bought 8 weeks worth of tickets online. They're lucky dip numbers (although they gave us the same numbers for the whole 8 weeks) so we have no idea what they are.

Any wins under £100 will go into the holiday pot - anything over than that - well, we can decide what we do with it if we win.

So - here's hoping for a lucky year!

L x

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Monday, January 19, 2009

weekend in brussels...

We've just returned form a 2 night break to Brussels to celebrate Tim's 30th birthday.

We set off from Reading at 6.02am on Friday morning and arrived at our hotel (Le Meridien) around 12.20pm.

As expected from a weekend in Brussels, there was plenty of beer drunk, waffles ate and chocolate consumed :o)

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Saturday, January 17, 2009

happy 30th birthday tim...

Happy 30th Birthday Mr C - welcome to the club!

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Thursday, January 15, 2009

happy birthday becca...

Happy Birthday to baby of the group Becca who has made it to a quarter of a century! :o)

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