LOVE FOOD, LIVE FOODIE:
We all pretend to be better than wetherspoons pub but we all love it really. Relaxed atmosphere for the most part, cheap drinks and inspiring food menu.
Inspiring food menu???
Well, last week I had sausage and mash and was pleasantly suprised by the taste so this week I made: sausage and mash.
To be honest, I was slightly disappointed at my attempt. Next time I'm going to a pub with Laura, we're having two meals for a tenner. Add this to pints for under £4 and it's a win win.
Added to this, that they show football too and have quiz machines and it is the place to be. Forget about your trendy bar in the trendy areas, it's all about the good ol' J D Wetherspoons. I'll see you there soon and if you're there before me can I get a pint of Guinness please?
Rubbish statement. But many believe this to be true. Sat around with friends or family and almost 50% will have their eyes on their phones not giving a care about their surroundings. The ability to converse to anyone across the world via 'Likes' and retweets means we don't need to call our friends or text them anymore to know what they are doing. We are all broadcasting our activities as a way to inform our friends what is happening anyway.
So people say that because we are talking behind a screen; be it a laptop, tablet or mobile that we are no longer social. The art of talking is replaced with whatsapp and tweets. I disagree and think that social media has made us all more sociable and we are able to socialise with more people and across the world too. Below is my list of why we are now more social:
- we are on our phones constantly and checking out Facebook and Twitter in order to be sociable.
- Seeing what friends are doing and commenting, because otherwise people are just too busy to call or see them.
- connect with people globally and follow them too. Friends traveling and on holiday (forget slide shows) we can now have live feeds.
- it's called social media, not lonely media (silly point)
- it enables people to reach out to people they would otherwise not be able to contact
Many good points above (I had a brain freeze when writing this). However, it is up to the individual to do what they want and socialise in a way that works for them. Embrace change, just don't be owned by it.
Nor should it be. Is it really that important, do I need to be feeling so guilty when I don't go, or do I need to feel such a sense of accomplishment because I do go? The number of facebook posts I see, with people congratulating themselves for going to the gym or squatting is getting ridiculous. From this, is the fact that when you do go, there becomes the culture of competition in the gym and the need to lift more or push more or run harder and "kill it" or have an "epic session". Calm down please, all you did was some exercise and ran a bit or lifted a few weights.
Now I am guilty of this for sure. When I was younger I felt myself as skinny and weak ( now I am just weak). So I tried to push more and more and eat more and then look at my other friends and say "look at me muscles, I'm so strong", this was never the case and was just the way my eyes and mind decided to see this. The problem here is what I perceived as skinny or big, muscles or fat and overall what I was happy with. If you are never going to be happy with your body then your body will continually fluctuate and you will try to be something you are not.
I'm not saying don't go to the gym or don't do exercise; but don't act like you are the "dogs bollocks" for lifting some weights. Everyone should be doing exercise anyway and it is important to do what is right for you. If you are constantly comparing then you will never win, as once you reach one goal there will be another right in front of you. I have said this before and will say it many more times - Relax, eat what you want and exercise when you want- do what makes you happy and don't go extreme.
FINALLY- Don't think you are better than anyone just because you went to the gym, or that you ran at lunch. Don't do it for anyone else, just do it for you.
( I should put that slogan on a t-shirt)
Lads night out, therefore you go to an oriental fusion restaurant and order beer and noodles; as well as a jungle curry. After a long week at work it is just what the doctor ordered.
I will keep this very brief, we were looking for a quick chinese meal which would be relatively cheap so that we could carry on drinking. This didn't happen at all and if I do go back to China town I won't be going to suki.
The food was okay, we all ordered dim sum, Japanese noodles and ramen and one guy went for the spicy jungle curry. So, aim of having chinese food = failed.
Cheap food; starters and main with two drinks came up to £25 each, I was somewhat suprised by this but then again not too much. Good value = failed.
But we did have some drinks and it led to a good night out.