Wednesday, February 04, 2009
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)
Saturday, January 17, 2009
happy 30th birthday tim...
Thursday, January 15, 2009
happy birthday becca...
Tuesday, October 09, 2007
Been a while since I posted so I thought i'd better write an update...
7th - Pre-Birthday drinks in Reading
12th - Fly to Las Vegas!
15th - My 30th Birthday!
I had a fantastic birthday and have been utterly spoilt. I think I could get used to this 30 lark :o)
The main birthday present was our trip to Las Vegas which was absolutely fab. It didn't stop there though, there was also a limo to pick me up from the airport and I had a shopping trip of dreams at Tiffany's! We celebrated my actually day in style with a Champagne Brunch at the Sterling Brunch in Ballys, had cocktails by the pool in the afternoon before hitting the town in the evening including a trip up the Eiffel Tower.
3rd - 5th - Mam & Dad came for a visit
18th - My birthday trip to the races
5th - Elton John's Red Piano show at the O2
Had a lovely afternoon in London with dinner in Covent Garden, a stroll along the river followed by a fab concert!
25th - Dan & Lorna Day! A trip to Santa Fe for cocktails and dinner to celebrate.
29th - Drunken antics at Rich & George's housewarming
5th - 7th - With Dan away on a boys weekend in Wales climbing Snowdon, the girls could party! A whole weekend of girlie shopping, lunching and drinking!
And that just about sums it up! ;o)
Sunday, June 17, 2007
Just got back from our camping trip to Hay-on-Wye and had a great time. We managed to escape the rain (except for some on Friday night) which is always good news when you're camping. The campsite although pikey as you like (we bought pampers baby wipes instead of using the showers!), was fab. We were in the woods, amongst the trees with a campfire which came in very handy for boiling water and cooking sausages for breakfast.
On Saturday we canoed 8 miles down the River Wye which was great fun - and no-one fell in! On Saturday night, Richard managed to convince us not to go for a pub dinner but to cook a whole chicken on the campfire. We were all a bit dubious but decided it was worth a try so headed to the Coop to purchase some food - a chicken, baking potatoes, foil, butter, cheese and bread.
After 2.5 hours of turning the chicken 45 degrees every 10 minutes, the chicken was declared done and it was absoloutely delicious! ;o)
All in all, a fab trip! Photos coming soon...
Sunday, May 20, 2007
I decided to make Jason and Debbie an engagement cake for their engagement (funnily enough). It took me a mere 6 hours, involved a total of 15 eggs, nearly 2kg of butter and a whole jar of apricot jam!
The final masterpiece!
Getting some practice in...
A small portion...
Monday, May 14, 2007
congratulations jason & debbie...
Saturday, March 17, 2007
newbury night out...
We headed over to Newbury last night to meet the usual suspects for a curry at a very nice restaurant.
The menu didn't have any of the usual curry dishes which meant we took extra long pouring over the menu's having to read all the descriptions.
I can't remember what the names of my dishes we called. I had a No.12 which was a prawn thing (deep fried prawns with a ginger and something flavour) which I shared with Dan along with the "Mo Mo" he had (lamb dumplings), both of which were very nice. For my main meal I had a really nice curry, a No.63! It was tikka lamb in a thick gravy sauce.
There was time for a very quick drink before the last train home.
Thursday, March 15, 2007
happy birthday deb...
Sunday, March 11, 2007
the long lunch...
With Dan off to his brother's "HAG" night in Nottingham (so called because it's a Hen and stAG night combined) I was left home alone for the rest of the weekend so I arranged to meet Mondana for "lunch".
The venue for our "lunch" was the Pitcher & Piano. I say "lunch" because we met at 1.15pm and although we did actually eat lunch, we didn't actually leave the pub until around 8.30pm!
We did try to leave before then. We even got out of our seats and went to the bar to settle the bill and ended up coming back with cocktails instead! :oP
Saturday, March 10, 2007
Another fab curry courtesy of "Bengal Beef" was enjoyed by all at George's birthday night out. There was much eating and drinking in the restaurant before we headed off to a very empty and quiet Po Na Na's.
Even though there was no-one in the club and they hadn't even put the music on yet (it was soon after 10.00pm) we still had to do the obligatory queue! :oP
We staggered home sometime around 12.30pm and left the birthday girl partying.
Thursday, March 08, 2007
We won the quiz last night! :oD
The evening started with the usual "you can only have 4 per team" and the usual reply "we always have 6" with a "we never win anyway". Oops!
Well, we did win this week, a whole £6.00 which we kindly donated to charity (we're not here to win, it's the taking part that counts!)
Not sure how we did manage to win. Once again, we were doing pretty badly on the actual quiz and made it all up on the "runner" round which this week was films.
Thursday, March 01, 2007
Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Thursday, February 22, 2007
We went to the quiz last night and had our braincells well and truely tested!
Round 1 was incredibly hard and we eneded the round with 10/25 with the possibilty of 5 additional bonus points. While we weren't last, the first team place had a massive 22.5 points so we were certainly at the bottom of the pack.
Round 2 wasn't much better, with another 10.5 points to add to our score. After 2 rounds we still had less than the highest points from round 1!
We weren't doing too badly though and were in 4th place going into the "runner" round.
This is the kinda the picture quiz round and is always a different theme (it was once pictures of cakes & biscuits!) This week's topic was The Oracle - naming the identified shops on each level. This cerrtainly was our round and we scored top marks! 25/25!
By some miracale, we managed to finish in 3rd place so we won a prize! Woo! The prize however turned out to be £2 which we kindly donated to charity :o)
Sunday, January 21, 2007
guitar hero party...
Tim is very excited about Guitar Hero being released on the Xbox360 (in March!) so we invited him round on Saturday night. Since it was his birthday during the week, we thought we'd make a bit of a night of it and invited the gang and cooked some food. Becca came too so it was a double birthday celebration, complete with birthday cake and jelly and ice-cream!
We even went out and bought a 2nd guitar so we could use multiplayer.
Poor Tim, for someone so excited, he's now doubting whether he should actually part with cash and purchase it! You know what they say though, practice makes perfect!