Category Archives: Non Food

Playing Cards.

2013-02-02 11.21.16Hejhej.
Because whenever Daniel and I find ourselves in a Starbucks, we end up taking photos like this:
2013-02-02 10.51.55… and because Daniel is AMAZING at cards, I thought I’d show you some ofmy favourite photos!
As cool as it is to watch him do all his tricks and flourishes, it makes me feel like I should be doing something to, so I usually end up taking photos.
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Hello You

♧ Hello you, I’m currently writing a what seems like a never ending piece of coursework. But it’s ok, it’s actually quite an interesting one. Anyway with that and exams coming up very soon,  I’m afraid there’s not too much culinary innovation occurring in my kitchen at the moment (there is however a lot of food happening, it’s actually quite extraordinary how much food my body seems to require when I work towards deadlines and revise for exams).

♧ But I on a non-food related note, I thought I’d share a trailer for a film with you that I think will be really good. Well it seems like my type of film anyway, I actually got a little upset, when I saw that it’s not out until spring, but as Daniel reminded me, I guess that’s the point of trailers. I hope you like it too.
Do you have any exams/coursework deadlines, how do you keep the spirits up?

P.S. How cool is this? #NeedToLearnThis

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The Paralympics!

First I really wasn’t all that interested in the Olympics and the Paralympics, but when Daniel said that it was pretty easy to get Paralympics tickets, I thought maybe we should give it a shot. We then also bought tickets for Olympic Taekwondo, but we sadly couldn’t use those (Britain won a gold medal as well grrrhhh), because we had to stay in Ireland a little longer than planned.

However, we made it back to London in perfect time for the two Paralympic events we had tickets for: Judo and Equestrian (We had a great deal going, I would go to Judo and TWD, if he came to Equestrian with me, that’s how compromises work people!).
Here’s some photographic evidenceSadly I didn’t get a photo of it, but something a little bit special at the Judo was certainly, when the Japanese started giving out Japanese flags to everyone willing to take one for the final to support their guy. I thought this was immensely cute and took one, but then realised that I felt too sad for the other one, because he didn’t have as many people cheering for him. So I cheered for him. He lost. I hope I didn’t jinx it.

I also loved the Brazilian guy that sat behind us who would just use the singing and cheering of some German fan club to shout his guy’s name ANTONIO whenever it came to the bit of the song where the german crew would sing “Oli”. Amazing.
I really enjoyed watching both of the events and especially seeing both England and Germany take home a gold medal at the Equestrian was amazing! Both events were also pretty cool location-wise. Judo was in the Excel centre, which meant that with the day passes you get with the event ticket, we could get into any other event on that day (we watched a little bit of seated volleyball). Equestrian on the other hand was in Greenwich Park, separated from any other events, but it was therefore surrounded by pretty buildings like this: Did you go to any olympic or paralympic event? And is anyone else tremendously exited about the closing ceremony tonight?

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London Trip

On friday I went on a very short (37hrs) trip to London. To see Monsieur Daniel.

We had the best weekend. D took me to see the play “Blood Brothers” which is a fairly society critical play outlining how different people’s perspectives are, even with the same genes. The play is about twins that get separated on the day of their birth, because their birth mother, who earns her money with cleaning, can’t possibly feed another child, whilst the woman that she works for is unable to conceive. The birth mother agrees to give one child away under the one condition, that she will see the baby every day.

Obviously it doesn’t all go too well. The wealthy mother soon gets anxcious with the birth mother around, so she makes her redundant and tries to keep her child away from the other one. One day they meet though and immediately want to become best friends and therefore blood brothers. I’m not going to go into much more detail, but from then on, the play mainly outlines how different their lives become, one goes to a boarding school with very good reputation, whilst the other one can only attend the local school. Following the boarding school, the boy who grew up in the rich family goes to Oxbridge, whilst the other one becomes a worker that soon becomes redundant and so on.

It’s a very thought provoking play and especially the end is quite sad and touching. If you get a chance, you should definitely go and see it! At the moment it’s on in the Phoenix Theatre in London.

Anyway, the play wasn’t the only amazing thing we did yesterday. We went for lunch at Jamie’s Italian and anyone who’s following me on Twitter might have seen that we went to the absolutely amazing Vanille Black for dinner. The food was absolute divine, but as said before, I will describe the restaurant in a separate blogpost. All I’ll say now, is that it’s a purely vegetarian restaurant and that it’s recommended by the Michelin Guide for I believe three years in a row now.

As you might be able to tell by now, I had the bestest weekend, even though weather-wise London was, you know, London🙂. But then, I think with company this amazing I and food that makes it hard to stop “mmmmmmmmmh”ing, the world could probably look like it would end soon and I would still have a great time.

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