An early Christmas pressie from our wives found Paul L and I down at the motorshow in Birmingham last weekend. Flew down on Friday midday and were at the show all afternoon, including the Top Gear Live show. All 3 dudes from Top Gear were there nattering away like they do on the telly. Lots of stunts and expensive cars – really cool!
I’ve put a gallery online here
Other than an outdoor performance of Shakespeare’s ‘As you like it’ a couple of weeks back, my festival going has been a bit non existant this year…
So today it was off to the Foodie Festival for some fine food – and meeting up with Nicci Kitchin before seeing brother Tom doing a cooking demo. Then off to see Pippa Evans followed by John Bishop at the Pleasance.
Then to top it all it was a fine bag if chip on the way home from the bus stop
After all the hype, the new Star Trek Movie was fantastic! Lived up to the hype and more.
Wish I had seen it in America as there were several parts in the movie that I wanted to cheer or clap – seeing Enterprise for the first time, old Spock, the ‘boldy go’ speech, the old theme tune.
Seeing a re-envisioning of the old characters and their relationships with new actors was really well done by JJ Abrams (the dude who does Lost).
Well in the Edinburgh Festival Theatre as we watched Blood Brothers anyway…
Didn’t have a clue what to expect – had heard of it but somehow avoided knowing the story until last night. Was tired after a long week at work and then a decent meal at B’est but the action kept us awake – including live gunshots!
That was our valentines treat to ourselves so going to catch up on some Lost this evening.
Looking forward to a few nights away this week – for birthday and business reasons
Struggling to find somewhere to pop in for a warming cup of hot chocolate and a snack lunch that wasn’t full of bored/irate/suicidal shopper on Saturday mid-afternoon we headed down Broughton Street.
Ended up in a wee place called Pani Solinska that is a Polish (can’t you guess?) restaurant. Freshly prepared food and friendly service topped us up just as energies were flagging.
Worth dropping in if you are in need of a bit of grub – or even a Polish beer!