The Supersizers Eat The 1980s

The Supersizers Eat The 1980s
Adam Ant and Madonna-style clothing, which Giles and Sue wear.

Saturday, 17 March 2012

My trip to London (Hammersmith).

Last night was a big night for me. I travelled all the way to Hammersmith to see A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Lyric. It was a great play, with a surprising modern twist to it, for a Shakespeare play. It was kind of part musical, part pantomime, and part traditional play. They had songs, of all different types. Most memorable was the rock song sung by Bottom, played by a well known British actor. And they had plenty of jokes thrown in for good measure, such as the one where Puck was playing a video game, with Lysander and Demetrius as players in the game. They kept shooting things (invisible to the audience) and then the game eventually turned into a game of table tennis, the 80s version.

They also used paint and glitter and food, which created a sense of fun in the play. At one point, all the characters and musicians had a big food fight, which also got the audience involved, as they threw some of the food out to the audience. They also threw something up near where I was sitting, which was very exciting to witness.

The actors were also extremely energetic and mobile on the stage, using up every available space. They even had fake walls that the actors smashed their way through - and although it looked very painful, they were only made out of paper. They even had a fake floor at the front of the stage, which one actor fell through, making the audience think it was an accident, so we all leaned forward to see if he was hurt, but we soon found out it wasn't a mistake.

Then, after the show, I went looking for a place to eat. Sadly there were no decent restaurants open, so I thought maybe a pizza place or Starbucks could serve me something. But it turned out they were both not really open either. So I ended up going to a pub. Which I have a few pics of, which I took whilst I was there.

Here's the cappuccino and packet of Cheese and Onion crisps I had at the pub. I don't drink you see, so I wasn't going to get any alcohol. And they'd stopped serving proper meals by that stage.

This was the wine list. I only took a pic of this because it says Chardonnay on it, which is what Kim likes to drink in Kath & Kim. But she calls it Cardonnay.

And here is part of the pub, where there are stairs that go down to the toilets. And the toilets (the girls ones) are lovely. They've got great big mirrors, and lots of little spotlights in the ceiling.

Also, I'm sure you'd like to see the programme of the play I saw.

And here it is. Beautiful, isn't it?

Thank you for reading about my trip to London. Please let me know what you thought below, or on Twitter.

Lots of bloggin' love, and kisses, Ss1. xxx

Monday, 12 March 2012

Blueberry & lemon muffins (recipe from Botanical Baker's blog).

So, I have been up ALL night baking, and I've made these gorgeous, gooey, and genuinely lovely muffins.

This is the one I tried earlier this morning.

And this was the whole batch of 12 muffins just after they'd come out of the oven. See how all the goo is oozing out of the sides? And I think they rose a lot whilst baking.

Check out the muffins before they went in...

They look really flat in this pic, but I had literally filled the cases as much as I could. I honestly thought there was too much mixture at first. I thought there's no way all this mixture will fit into those cases, but miraculously, it did!

And here is a pic of them still in the oven.

Thank you for reading my blog about the muffins. I'd appreciate some comments on how you thought my muffins turned out. I can honestly say I felt more confident with these, than I did when I made Petticoat Tails all those months ago.

Ss1. xxx

Saturday, 10 March 2012

Choir news.

Hi everyone. Just wanted to say I'm sorry for the lack of blogging recently, but I have been pretty busy setting up a Kath & Kim blog and finding/joining a choir. And that is my big news. I have joined a choir.

I have so far only been to two sessions of it, but I do hope to keep going to it, and also there's an event coming up at the end of this month which I hope to take part in. I want to keep it on the down-low (or DL if you prefer to shorten the term) at the moment. But once it's been done I don't mind telling you all about it.

Also, it's nice getting out and meeting people, even if they are like double my age. And that for me is the only down-side to this choir - most of the people there are older than me, so apart from two people I already know, I find I have no-one to talk to properly. The up-sides are singing (because obviously I love doing that, and if I didn't I wouldn't have wanted to join a choir so badly), dancing (even though it's not a full-on physically straining dance routine involved, it is fun to do little moves with the singing) and getting out, and travelling to a place I'd never been before, even though the area the choir is in is pretty local.

Anyway, that's all I can say about the choir for now.

Thank you for reading.

Ss1. xxx

P.S. Here's the link to my Kath & Kim blog: x