An adult sleep over

“What did you do last night? “I can hear you ask

My answer is, “I went to a friends and had a sleep over”

Yes, at 51 yrs old I am still having sleep overs, why should they just be for young people.

I took part in all the sleep over stuff, we ate food that was bad for us cake, chocolates etc, drank too much prosecco (being older we are allowed to have this at our sleep overs! ) we played games, listened to music, laughed, stayed up too late

I then went to sleep on the living room floor on a blanket

No matter what your age, grab a friend and have a sleep over 😉


An afternoon in Lichfield

There are some huge advantages of being self employed

Today I am experiencing one of them. I have worked at lunchtime for a company in Lichfield, this evening I happen to have a workshop in Lichfield too

That leaves me with 5 whole hours to chill in the wonderful tiny city

Hands up, I do admit that I am a huge Lichfield lover, I could easily live in this city, so five hours is just about enough time to spend wandering around the charity shops, coffee shops, wine bars, parks. …

If you are trying to get hold of me, my phone is off but wink wink I am somewhere in Lichfield

A restaurant in a ghost town

Last night we were picked up for free in a taxi and transported to a wonderful restaurant and wine house in the amazing ghost town of Karakoy, Fethiye

The food was excellent and they paid attention to all of our needs. It caters well for vegetarian, which was needed for both of us.

This special little restaurant is called Levissi Gardens, from the balcony where we were sitting there are views of the snow capped mountains in the distance and the ghost town of Karakoy next to us

There is even an extensive wine cellar to choose your wine from where they welcome you to taste for free

And at the end of the meal, they take you back to your hotel again for free

If you are staying in Fethiye, I recommend you try this restaurant

Self induced illness

Why do so many people make themselves ill

And I am including myself in that statement as I sit here writing this with a headache cause by a glass or two of wine

I thought twice about having extra drink last night, my logical brain said, “you will get a headache in the morning.” My I don’t care brain said, “I don’t care, give me another glass of wine now.”

Last night my I don’t care brain won, it shouted loudest, this morning I want everyone to whisper please!

Eve of the Dead @The Ruin

Birmingham now has its own little Budapest Style Pub in Digbeth called “The Ruin ”

It’s got bare walls, basic miss matched furniture and it’s brilliant.  

Although its only been open a couple of weeks it has already also has hosted it’s first Halloween “Eve of the Dead ” Spoken word and music event………oh ok, I organised that for them and it was really good 

Classic acts like phantom of the Opera to the Raven to spooky poems. comedy horror films to……..umm blues music , travis covers, bohemian based poems ….. 

 Ummmm, halloween acts are thin on the ground on 31st October so one has to …ummm
m, pad it out …ummm just a little 😯

Vegan Pie & Mash , Wine and Music 

I am currently in a pub in the outskirts of Birmingham city centre after a long ,full and fun day of work….and yes, it’s Sunday listening to live music which I have organised for a friends week long show 

This is not a modern, hip or trendy pub.  It’s a grass roots real ale type of pub. I am delight that they have a menu with vegan food. .

Maybe the tide is turning and little by little the UK is becoming vegan friendly 

Fairytale Wedding and it’s downside 

Yesterday I went to an amazing fairytale wedding . 

A couple of my friends were getting married and they went for the fairytale theme ..big style 

Enen the walking down the isle was a procession that started with a Swan princess, then page boys dressed in dickensien clothes, followed by a chief 
mermaid. ….you get the picture 

Now, the downside. . The food it was everything that a fairytale would provide.  Candyfloss , sweet stands, ice cream (numerous flavours ) ,gin cocktails, glasses upon glasses of processo, and then the cakes.  Huge cream cakes of every description with mountains of clotted cream.  Add that to curry(as much as you could eat) and the standard wedding sandwiches etc led to a  very ill partner all night long! 

Bog Men and The Cost of a Drink!

Actually they have very little in common apart from the fact they both relate to Dublin. 

The bog men which you can find in the Natural History Museum are alarming fascinating.  You feel that you shouldn’t be looking at them as in its wrong to stare, yet you can’t take your eyes of the detail of their bodies and demise. 

On the other hand the cost of drink, food, and staying in Dublin is jolly expensive.  I would say the most expensive European city I have stayed in recent years.  

A couple of examples, two chocolate eclairs. . €10!  A glass of wine  €9! And Guinness  €7a pint.  And as for the cost of a meal…….