Monday, 26 January 2015

Hell's Kitchen

Hello everyone! How did you spend your weekend? Mine was pretty much spent entirely in the kitchen. Neil and I had decided to invite a few friends over for dinner so Saturday was spent peeling, chopping, mixing, mashing and of course tasting!

Making gravy Jamie Oliver style!
Everything was going so smoothly to plan, until the goose fat went in the oven. This tripped off the fire alarm which, no matter how much tea towel wafting, would not stop. We ended up calling the Landlord and heading across the road to The Beer House Micro Pub for a well needed ale whilst we waited for him. 

Although we ended up being way behind schedule the night was still a success, and we were so pleased everyone enjoyed themselves. I'm annoyed with myself for not taking many photos but it was a bit of a rush to say the least.

Sunday morning called for a hangover cure so we set the table and put together one of the best Full English breakfasts I've had in a long time.


Friday, 16 January 2015

From the Countryside back to the Cobbles

Hey everyone, sorry I've been a bit rubbish these past two weeks and haven't got round to posting anything, just getting back to reality with work etc after a lovely Christmas period. I enjoyed being back at my parents house just spending my time dog walking and horse riding, making the most of being away from the city.
Out walking- Wax Jacket and Boots both Old from Barbour,
Scarf Old from Joules, Jeans Old, Hat hand knitted.  

He looks gorgeous in the snow doesn't he?
Bit quirky out in the country aren't they?

Meet Storm my mum's lovely horse going out into the field on a fresh winter morning!

Add this is LouLou a friends horse, she kindly let me ride her out with my mum.
And I don't know if you've noticed but she is missing eye!
A couple of years ago she had to have one eye removed due to illness,
but here she is happier than ever pain free and in amazing shape.
Sure enough the time came for me to travel back to Sheffield and after a slow first week back at work I decided to head up to the North again, to Newcastle and my Geordie man. Neil's parents are so welcoming and its lovely staying with them; I get quite pampered up there! Friday night we spent catching up and we had a wonderful candle lit dinner prepared by Neil's Dad.
We headed into Durham on Saturday, I'd never been before but had heard it was nice and Neil had been wanting to take me there for a while. I really enjoyed wandering round the town the architecture is lovely, in particular the Cathedral.

Wax Jacket and Sock both Barbour, Shoes Bertie, Jeans Old,
Scarf Christmas present from Huw, Hat hand knitted
Durham Cathedral
Durham Cathedral

I was gutted you couldn't take photographs inside, the stained glass, tapestries and organs were just incredible. You can't get over the tiny little details and skilled craftsmanship inside, its definitely worth a visit!
Bit dark but as far as I believe this is where parts of Harry Potter was filmed
- I know you can't really see my face but I was super excited about this!

I quite liked this photo until I realised I had one leg!
After a rather religious day I thought we had better cancel it out by heading into Newcastle City Center for a few drinks and ended up finishing the night in a quirky cocktail bar called Alvino's. It's themed around comics, with superheroes and villains covering the walls and superman playing on the TV, but the thing I loved the most was the comic book cocktail menu!

Alvino's Cocktail Menu

The weekend was over before I knew it and there's still plenty more to explore up there. I don't have any adventures planned for this weekend but I'll be sure to let you know of any spontaneous ones!


Friday, 2 January 2015

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year folks, I assume we're all over the celebrations now and its time to get stuck in to the year to come!

As I only started this blog last month I realise you did not share many of my 2014 moments with me. So I have decided to dedicate my first post of 2015 to the joys and highlights of last year, from little day trips to my graduation.

Thank you for watching!

I'm really looking forward to a full year of blogging, sharing the seasons with you!

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