Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Wordless Wednesday 31

Time flies when you're having fun.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Hubby meme

What is his name?
How long have you been married?
5 years
How long did you date?
Over 10 years (we don't like rushing things)
How old is he?
Who eats more sweets?
Me. He doesn't eat any (only Smarties)
Who said "I love you" first?
It's so long ago, I don't think either of us remembers.
Who is taller?
Who can sing better?
Both the same, but he sings more.
Who does the laundry?
I do. Bah.
Who sleeps on the right side of the bed?
I always sleep on the side that's closest to the door.
Who mows the lawn?
The gardener (yey!)
Who cooks dinner?
I do all the cooking apart from cooked breakfasts, which are his speciality.
Who pays the bills?
He does. I wouldn't know where to start.
Who drives?
He does. I navigate :-)
Who is more stubborn?
Me, I guess.
Who kissed who first?
He did (I do remember that).
Who asked who out first?
We used to go out as friends, so a first date in the convetional sense sort of never happened.
Who proposed?
I did - a couple of times before he said yes!
Who has more siblings?
He does - two brothers and a sister. I have one brother.
Who wears the pants?
We both do.

Thanks, Tina, for the tag!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Love story

I've been having a slow week and not come up with anything worth posting about, then a friend emailed me this short story by Greek cartoonist Arkas. I love the asburdness of Arkas's cartoons and laughed so much when I read this one, I thought I'd share it with you.

Bird: No point in persevering, we are not a good match. You know we are not a good match.
Hippo: I know, but I love you. Let's at least try one last time.

Bird: We are doomed to fail. It's best to stay friends. Erotically, we will never be a good match.
Hippo: But why not? How can you be so sure it won't work?

Bird: I've already told you!.. Because I am an Aquarius and you are a Virgo!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Happy birthday Lucy!

Yesterday it was my friend Lucy's birthday and today a group of us went out to dinner to celebrate. We set off for a Mexican restaurant that Lucy knew, but when we got there we discovered an Italian pizza & pasta restaurant in its place. Since we had no plan B, we went in anyway, and had a lovely time.

Unfortunately no one was brave enough to be photographed for my blog, so all I have to show you is pictures of the food (and the occasional hand or tummy). But hey, the food was yummy, so it deserved to be recorded for posterity.


Chicken & chorizo pizza


The birthday girl had apple crumble and ice-cream, which looked super delish.

Happy birthday Loops, and many happy returns!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

You wouldn't steal a handbag

Last night a group of us went to see Ed Byrne at Riverside Studios in Hammersmith (somewhere in the depths of West London - £30 in a cab - ouch). It was my first stand-up comedy gig and I loved every minute of it. We all needed a good laugh after our hectic weeks (three of the group work in the City - need I say more?) and a good laugh is what we got, again and again and again.

This is one of the jokes from the show, making fun of the "you wouldn't steal a handbag" clip found at the start of most DVDs these days.

If you're a fan of Ed Byrne, or you're simply looking for a fun night out, he's touring the UK all through October and November and is scheduled to appear in Reading, Exeter, Brighton, Leicester, Birmingham, Manchester, Bristol and so on. A full set of dates is available on his website. He is highly recommended by all four of us who watched last night's show.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

What country are you?

You Are Australia

You have an a great life, and you consider yourself very lucky.

Although you're thankful for what you have, you know you're also a bit of an underdog.

You are modest, authentic, and sincere. You don't boast... if anything, you're self deprecating.

You aren't formal, and people consider you to be very approachable. You remain relaxed and casual in any situation.

Saturday, October 04, 2008

The food diaries: part 5 - Eurostar

Since we're not going anywhere fancy this weekend either, I thought I'd console myself by dedicating part 5 of the food diaries to train meals.

This is what breakfast and dinner look like on the Eurostar, the train that connects the UK with France and Belgium via the Channel Tunnel.

Dinner may not look too appetising, but it was rather nice, as I recall. The main course was some kind of beef dish with sweet potato mash and (admittedly overcooked) green beans.

I totally loved that mini bottle of vinaigrette. Nice touch, Eurostar people!