Tuesday, 26 April 2011

I told you I'd be back!

I haven't been doing much today as I have been without transport and feeling lazy. I've been watching TV, napping, reading and surfing the internet. I have started reading My Booky Wook by Russell Brand. When I'm reading it it's really strange as I can hear his voice in my head as it's written exactly as he speaks. The only other book I have experienced that with was Alan Carr's autobiography! Even though I find Russell Brand's stand up a bit much sometimes I can't help but like him for his flamboyance and his ability to make me smile!

I have seen a few adverts today for the Come Dine with Me Royal Wedding Special which will be on this Friday. I am really looking forward to it as in my mind it will be like the street parties I have seen so many pictures of for VE Day where it all looks so civilised and the whole community is having fun together and sharing. A little like this picture I have found:

I think I may be a bit disappointed by the street parties on the TV but only time will tell!

I have also bought two books from Amazon today. I bought The Crimson Petal and The White as I have been watching the series on BBC and really want to read the book. I also bought a book called Small Hands Clapping by Dan Rhodes. I'm looking forward to them arriving so that I can get stuck in! I'm hoping they won't take too long as I'm off to London for a day next week for a meeting and would like something to read on the train so I don't bore my colleague to death by talking at him all day!

Tomorrow I'm planning to make my own adapted version of the Chicken Pie in Jamie's 30 Minute Meals. Something I'd like to point out here is that I've made a few recipes from Jamie's book and none of them have taken 30 Minutes to cook, even when I've pre-prepared everything. More like 30 minutes to eat! Anyway, I digress. I'm going to swap the mushrooms in the pie with lardons (as I did last time I made it as Steve won't eat mushrooms) and I'm going to use thinly sliced potatoes for the top of the pie instead of pastry as I find pastry can be a bit filling and we both agreed that the pastry last time was a bit much, particularly when the filling was so yummy! I'm going to serve it with Jamie's minted peas and some green beans so will let you know how that goes!

I'm presently trying to decide what to do this evening but am struggling a little! I hope I think of something soon and don't have to resort to doing work!!

First ever post...

I've decided to set up this blog to document a few things and also as I hope I'm not too boring for a blog!

I thought I'd start by writing about what I've done in the last few days. I've read a couple of books whilst sat out in the sun and relaxing! The first book I read was the new book by Jo Carnegie called Dirty Tricks.

It was just as good as all of Jo Carnegie's other books. Its not a literary work of art but is enjoyable, trashy, raunchy fun! It was easy to read and I flew through it. The characters are likeable and I would thoroughly recommend it!

I've also read Michael McIntyre's autobiography, Life and Laughing.

I found it funny from beginning to end and now can't wait to see him on tour next year!!  (Damn you August 2012 for being so far away!) It was different from other comedy autobiographies that I have read in that although Michael didn't have a hugely privileged upbringing it was far from average (particularly seeing as his mums best friend was Kenny Everett!) I don't hold it against him however and particularly enjoyed the way he recalled his early life.

On Sunday I went to watch Jimmy Carr in the Wales Millennium Centre with Steve. He was so funny if a little on the edge ( Jimmy Carr, not Steve) and it was interesting as it was my first live experience of a comedian who relies on gags rather than just observational humour. I have to say I think I do prefer the observational stuff but I can still enjoy the more traditional styles of just telling gags.

I've got a long day ahead so I may post again if I think of anything exciting to say (I'm not sure how likely this is, it may just be me chatting on again!) I may also change the name of the blog but will have a little think!!