Wednesday, 16 November 2011

The year so far in pictures - February 2011

Hello again!

Well, as I've got this entry all finished I might as well post it with January's very brief update ;-)

Here's what I got up to in February (from what I can piece together!). Another quiet month but I was still recovering from ankle surgery so not entirely surprising :-)

Friday 4th - Bright Club
If you've not been to a Bright Club at the Bloomsbury Theatre I cannot recommend it highly enough. Think stand up comedy meets science lecture with some random music and singing thrown in and you're almost close :-)

Last February's theme was Life. Had a spectacular night, so entertaining and such amazing value for money!

Monday 14th - Valentine's Day

I did rather well this Valentine's day! Not only did I get these glorious flowers:

I also got a new Kindle!

We can get a bit humbuggy about going out on Valentine's day, mainly due to the silly prices restaurants charge for a meal that would cost a lot less any other day!

However, this year we decided to give the local trade a shot and visit a bar we'd not been to despite living in the area for almost a year! We chose Green & Blue on Lordship Lane and we weren't disappointed. The place has a lovely look and feel, very rustic :-) You can purchase wine by the bottle to drink or take away and they have a fabulous deli section too.

We started our meal with a lovely soup.

and then moved onto a shared platter which was just gorgeous :-)

The wine wasn't bad either ;-)

Friday 25th - NME Gig - Foo Fighters

You'd hope that for your first ever gig it'd be something memorable right? Well my son's first gig was the oustanding Foo Fighters playing at Wembley Arena so I think that probably ticks that box!

All three of us went :-)

...and we rocked out in the standing section despite my being still on crutches!

Here are some gratuitous Dave Grohl pics for no particular reason :-)

Also, during the month, we went to a leaving party at a friend's house on the 19th and I met up with a friend for dinner at The Thai restaurant in Parson's Green which is a lovely little place, if a tad out of the way for me! Would definitely recommend it though and I'm baffled as to why I don't have any food pics, how strange!

And that's the end of that short month!


The year so far in pictures - January 2011

Hello wonderful blog readers!

I know I've been promising I'll catch up on past events and I really feel I need to 'get it out there' before I can start updating my blog on a regular basis so I'm going to make a real effort to catch up on 2011!

But firstly I'm going to have to let 2010 go... I have loads of half finished blogs and pictures from last year (and a couple from the year before!) but to be honest it's taken SO long just to sort out the pics from this year that I've decided it's not worth the stress! :-/

So, I'm going to post 9 more updates after this... or maybe 10 if I include the start of November...

Please note that:

a) I cannot remember all of what I've done in the year so it'll be a bit patchy, not much in the way of details etc... I also lost quite a few pictures from the start of the year due to our very old IBM laptop throwing a hissy fit and keeling over!

b) There'll probably be not much text with the photos, mainly due to the fact that it was so long ago and I can't remember details that well!

c) I take a lot of pictures of food and I will probably share them on the forthcoming blog entries... this may make no sense, but everyone who knows me knows I'm a bit of a foodie and have a thing for photographing meals so what's the point of having a blog if you can't share these pictures with the rest of the world?! ;-) Please also note that I only stopped eating gluten-grains, dairy, sugar, legumes etc quite recently (and if I'm fine dining I may loosen my restrictions somewhat).

d) there won't be much in the way of fitness related stuff as I only record in my calender events, not training sessions! I'll be dealing with my diet and the wonderful effects its had on my health in later posts.

Okay, so here goes!

Actually, I've pretty much done all of January as I did a few post-ankle op blog updates so you can check those out if you like :-)

I did go to dinner however towards the end of the month, which I didn't mention before...

Thursday 27th - Dinner at The Brickhouse

If you've not visited The Brickhouse before, you really should change that, here's why:

The Brickhouse is the only venue in Brick Lane offering live dinner cabaret every night. As the premier entertainment venue in East London, we showcase some of the most eclectic performances including circus, neo-burlesque, aerial, comedy and live music.

The food is excellent...

and the entertainment great too! We had burlesque

and some ridiculously bendy man forcing himself through tennis rackets and hammering nails into his nose!

All in all a really fun night, it had everything!

And that's the end of January 2011