Saturday, 24 October 2015

#30 - Connect and Reconnect - Shelly

1 - Me and Shelly.  We were school friends and we both moved to Manchester in 1992, when we were 16.  Two weeks ago, she came to stay with me for the weekend.  With the exception of a very brief meet up for a couple of hours in Llandudno this Summer, we haven't seen each other properly since 1993.  I'm going to go and see her father, Sam (who I haven't seen since 1995) in November.  We're going as early as possible to Manchester so we can spend a little time with him before the Lawson gig.   

Shelly and Shell looking windswept in Bull Bay

Monday, 12 October 2015

#17 - Eat from 40 different places I haven't eaten at before - 2/40

2.  The place - Blue Sky Cafe, High Street, Bangor.  The dish - Homemade Beefburger with chips and salad.  Eat in - 10th October, 2015.

This was, without a shadow of a doubt, one cracking burger.  Burger isn't what I usually go for when I eat out.  It said homemade, it was.  You could tell it was just beef and I think a few herbs, but that was it.  The salad was a joy to eat, at best in restaurants it's boring (iceberg, tomato, cucumber, onion) and at worst - there isn't any!  Chips were good too, but only a handful.  Only downside was that our food took a long time to come from ordering, I wouldn't have said it was so busy that the wait we had was justified... but the general ambience of the place was very chilled out.  The food obviously wasn't left standing for hours and was cooked to order, and we'd walked past Burger King and KFC and Greggs, had we wanted 'Fast Food'.  Probably any other day the wait would have been ok, but we were absolutely famished (and terminally hungover).  9/10 

Thursday, 8 October 2015

#12 - Take part in NaNoWriMo in November - REGISTERED

I have only gone and signed up.  He who dares, Rodney.  He who dares...  

I've always loved writing and I've always had some concept of a story inside of me that is dying to get out. As I have evolved somewhat over the years, so has the story.  But it has always been about friendship and the dynamics of friendship, be it friction and conflict, or love and support.  With a dash of sarcastic humour and a soup├žon of real life experiences, what could possibly go right?  I'm not doing this with any harebrained notions of ever becoming a published author, I am simply doing this for myself.  Nobody else will ever have to see it!

Saturday, 3 October 2015

#1 - Lawson Tour AND! #24 - Meet a Celebrity - Booked it, packed it...

They do say to put your goals to paper, or your wishes and wants, if you're into the Law of Attraction (as I am).  So it shouldn't have come as a surprise to me, when as if by magic, yesterday I received my 'fan' email from Lawson.  Giving details of their new EP which was out... and... AND!  A Winter Tour.  Only a small one, a handful of dates, the closest one to me being Manchester on the 12th November.  Oh, and that is not all.  There is a VIP package, where you get to meet the band before the gig and have pictures taken... get signed merchandise, and they play for you before the gig.  Guess which ticket package I went for????  Oh yes!  No brainer, two items off my list in one fell swoop!

Watch out Adam Pitts, I may be (nearly) old enough to be your Mum but I am going to drool in front of you.  I will be incoherent, and drooling.  Quite possibly even crying.  Because when I first saw Kylie in concert, I spent the entire evening in tears.  Just a heads up there, doll face.  In case you don't know who he is, here's a little taster, so you can see what all the fuss is about.  Isn't he just beautiful? 

Prepare to be 'Fanmommed' over...

I am so excited, I think I could poop puppies, kittens and glitter :-D

Yes, that is forty I am coming up to, and not fourteen... 

*Edit* Tickets arrived - this is really happening!

Friday, 2 October 2015

#17 - Eat from 40 different places I haven't eaten at before - 1/40

We'll kick off my list with one of the items I am really looking forward to completing.  The eating one.  Quelle Surprise!  It goes without saying that if I wasn't so fond of partaking in number 17, I wouldn't be needing to lose half my body weight, but hey ho, we're only here once!

1.  The place - Coastal Cafe, Moelfre.  The dish - Cod and chips.  To take out - 24th September, 2015.

Absolutely top notch fish and chips. Cooked to order, crispy batter - not too thick - and really thick, fresh cod.  Quite possibly, the best piece of cod I have ever had  10/10