Late last week news broke that sit-up tv, one of the companies I was employed at, was put into administration. Despite the fact that I left back in 2011 and that I am very glad to not still be working there, it still feels like a very very sad day. Not just for the people who’ve found themselves jobless, all quite suddenly. But that place still holds very happy memories for me. Continue Reading
Why in seven Hells am I still watching Grey’s Anatomy? Genuine question here.
There are so many TV shows I have dropped in the last couple of years without batting an eyelid. And Grey’s Anatomy is
probably definitely the worst TV show I watch at the moment. It’s emotionally manipulative. Completely over dramatic. The story arcs are all completely done. And I’m pretty sure they’ve all been done before in the previous nine seasons. And I could not give two shits about any of the characters left in the show. (Could those new interns be any more bland and just plain annoying?) Continue Reading
March started off fantastically. Nearly two weeks out of the country, on holiday. First, a few days in India for a fantastic wedding. Followed by a few days in Bahrain with the OH. The rest of March really couldn’t compare.
Day 59 Room w/a view.
Day 60 Wedding festivities are well underway.
Day 61 The happy day!
Day 62 And it all went far too quickly. Already the last night :(
Day 63 After a few busy, eventful days, it’s nice to be home with a cup of coffee and some dark chocolate Hobnobs.
Day 64 Breakfast at Saffron. My favourite.
Day 65 Friday evening mayhem at the Souk in Bahrain.
Day 66 Eventful day leads to us looking around at potential car replacements. (We had a bit of a prang!) This is just an unrealistic pipe dream, but … we’re allowed those.
Day 67 Last day in Bahrain, but it was perfect. Go-karting!
Day 68 On my way back to England. Big ol’ sadface.
Day 69 And all of a sudden, it’s back to the day-to-day routine. The holiday feels like such a long time ago.
Day 70 It appears, since I’ve been away, Spring has arrived in England.
Day 71 Lunch and a wander.
Day 72 I’m usually pretty good with the unpacking. Not this time. 1 week later and I’ve finally knuckled down and unpacked.
Day 73 Lunch and a stroll in Windsor. Could get used to this Spring malarkey weather.
Day 74 Really very pretty sky in the evening.
Day 75 Just out at lunch.
Day 78 The view from the office fire escape…
Day 80 Cook something you’ve never cooked with before, he said. So I did. Cavalo nero being that thing I’ve never cooked with before. And funnily enough, here’s a minestrone soup – something i’ve never cooked before either!
Day 81 All of a sudden, there was Yoshi.
Day 82 A little bit of spring colour.
Day 83 Ahh… suburbia!
Day 84 Enjoying a bit of old man Port.
Day 85 Dear Chucks, why do you hate me so?
Day 86 Time thievery occurring!
Day 87 What can I say? I forgot.
Fairly pleased with my first 3 months of Project 365. Though, definitely skipped more days in March. It couldn’t be helped. Well, no it could. I’m just making excuses.
Jesse Pinkman is never wrong.
It’s never too late to stop learning. To stop wanting to learn new things. In whatever you want to know things in. And there’s never just one way of seeking out new knowledge. Continue Reading
Doing the usual grocery shopping last week, the OH told me to buy some vegetable I’ve never cooked before. Now the thing is, Tesco’s never got a massive variety of vegetables. Combine that with the fact that I’ve cooked with a fair few different things, my hopes on finding something new (That wasn’t a turnip, because what am I going to do with that) weren’t high.
Well, I found something. Vaguely new. Well, properly new. Cavalo nero! Definitely haven’t cooked that before.
The question of what to make with cavalo nero came up and wasn’t answered until Sunday. Another suggestion from the OH – minestrone soup. I hold my hands up – it’s not something I really wanted to make. My experience of minestrone soup is a weird mix of pasta, tomato-y soup something and random vegetables. Not good. But I was convinced it came be something awesome.
And it was… Continue Reading