Monday, 22 March 2010

One amazing evening!

After the week from hell (you wouldn't believe me if I told you), we wanted to make our weekend good - and boy was it!  Last night we went to House of Burlesque at Kings Theatre which was pretty good - the whole of the theatre singing Bohemian Rhapsody whilst a man (Mr Meredith) played piano wearing only stockings, knickers and a corset was a pretty one off experience.

But tonight was a whole different ballgame!  It was supposed to be dinner then off to the Gorillaz gig.

We went to our favourite restaurant, Sakura, for Japanese food.  We had been there for 10 or so minutes when who should walk in but..... Damon Albarn, Mick Jones (of the Clash), Paul Simonon (of the Clash), Cass Browne and the rest of the Gorillaz.  Wow.  I was pretty damn startstruck, but my husband was a wreck - Damon is his ultimate musical hero!  He said a kind of 'nodding head' hello to him when he went to the toilet but otherwise wouldn't speak to him or let me ask for a photo!  They sat next to us (well, the restaurant only has about 6 tables) for their meal, and it was great hearing them talk about the gig and how Noodle would have loved the restaurant!  As we were all leaving at the same time, I couldn't resist - and so I asked Mick Jones what time they were on.  He was very nice and informative, but hubby just kept saying "oh my god, oh my god!"  Haha!

As for the gig - well to say I wasn't very keen on Plastic Beach, it was amazing!  They did Clint Eastwood, Feel Good and Dare which made me happy and it was such a small, intimate venue so it was extra special!  The crowd could have been more enthusiastic but they never seem to be at The Wedgewood Rooms!  Mick Jones stole the show, he is awesome and was absolutely loving it!  They all wore blue striped tops and navy hats, and we heard them say in the restaurant that they hoped we didn't think they were taking the piss!

All in all, an amazing night - how lovely to have Gorillaz in little old Southsea!

All pics are on Flickr but here are a few in the meantime:

! xx

Monday, 15 March 2010

Today was a rough one

One of those days when I should have stayed in bed!  I was woken up by my husband telling me some pretty bad news about our rented house, which brought us both down.  In fact, the only thing that made us feel even a little better was getting out of the house, walking around Southsea for a while.  Just before we went out, my cat had a very mad few seconds (nothing new) except I was in the way - I have puncture marks all up my arm, pretty deep painful ones!  This evening, while trying to decide what to eat for dinner to make us feel happier, our metal (and hence heavy) cuckoo clock fell on my back.  That hurt a lot.
And then the chip shop was closed.
We're now off to bed to start over.  At least I get to sleep in late to prepare for my night shifts.

(And we decided on chips & cheese - it helped, it usually does)

Sunday, 7 March 2010

1st week of Spring!

I worked 60 hours this week, so I was pretty glad to have a day off today!  I had a lovely lie in then we went to the Tenth Hole for lunch - a lovely little tearoom that does huge lunches and amazing cakes , we even sat outside - it was just about warm enough.  We then had a lovely (but cold) walk all along the seafront down to Spice Island where we went for a drink in Still & West - sadly no pirates or parrots today, but plenty of ferries leaving Portsmouth with all the car alarms going off!
After all the rubbish I have eaten at work this week, I was in desperate need of some healthy stuff so for dinner we had smoked salmon, new potatoes, carrots and asparagus - the salmon was cooked on a griddle instead of the bbq, but even so it felt a bit like summer!  We watched District 9 tonight - really good film, very different to anything else I have ever seen!  Thats my week really!  I went to craft night at Caitlin's house on Tuesday and she taught me how to crochet (i need lots of practice!) and the only other thing I've done is worked!
Some pics of the lovely Southsea day!

Have a good week all! x

Monday, 1 March 2010

Happy St Davids Day

From weheartit - source sadly lost

I lived in wales for a third of my life, so I always feel close to Wales - sometimes I still wonder whether to support England or Wales in the rugby!  Today is St Davids Day, and today also felt like spring is close - it was beautiful and sunny and not really too cold.  I even did a little bit of gardening, and decided what veggies I am going to grow on my shed roof.  Pretty sure the weather is just teasing us, but lets hope!