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I am at a loss for both- website and girlfriend. A lot of money spent and so many great memories and what have I got to show for it? £4 and a lovely girlfriend respectively. I am very lucky.
To celebrate my anniversary with Laura we went to see One man two guv'nors; it was so funny and a must see for everyone. BOOK THE TICKET
For dinner we went to Dinner by Heston. Let the pictures show you what it was all about.
The first dish, the starter was the one I was looking forward to most. Heston is known for his experimentation and culinary skills with the unexpected. This was certainly the case with the orange being a pate and the outer orange was a jelly (almost served as a chutney) with the lovely bread.
Alongside this we also went for snails on bone marrow. This was an interesting taste, rich with the snail and ox-tail flavour, which at times had me feeling like I had enough and other times like I wanted more.
For the main course, we had the pork belly as above and a rib eye steak. Both of these were amazing and seasoned well. The importance of salt in most dishes is so vital and gives food that feeling of wanting more. The steak was cooked medium rare and charred perfectly. The whole beef and even the fat was tender, juicy and crispy.
The pork was the same but not as good as the steak. I think a bit more crisp would have added to the dish. The veg that accompanied the dish was lovely too as it was throughout the whole evening.
The last course was the ice cream you see in the picture. Throughout the whole evening a cart and ice cream was working its way around the room. Laura has never been a fan of ice cream but we had to have it today. Like sheep we followed. The waiter used vanilla custard and liquid nitrogen and stirred this up using a machine whisker (if that is the name) and created a lovely ice cream. Along with this Laura chose chocolate and hazelnut as the toppings while I had raspberry and popping candy. A great way to end a great evening. Do go. A word of warning - a bit expensive and a glass of wine at £10 each. Only on specials occasions I guess.
Do I look like someone famous?
One week to go and my girlfriend hates it and me even more so.
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Today is also the one year anniversary of my website.
I have noticed that I have written a lot of rubbish in that time.
Thanks for sharing it with me.
So the most pointless survey ever. A close third behind my other two:
Funnier - Shayan
Stronger - Sherwin
Likely to be tied up naked on stag do: Sherwin
Likely to come out of the closet: Shayan
Rather meet in an alley way: Shayan
We had a record 12 submissions- thank you all.
So from this I gather that I am a camp funny guy- Alan Carr
Sherwin is a drunk muscle man who doesn't seem so friendly - Mike Tyson
So England lost a friendly game and before the game many had predicted it to happen. Honestly I thought we would win, but I am a forever optimist. On the drive back home listening to TALKSport all I could hear from the pundits was how bad England are and how bad they have become.
This happens all the time and we all know what will happen. I even blogged previously about the silly nature of the English press and the over reaction when things go both slightly bad or slightly good; case in point being Andros Townsend being seen as the saviour of English football. After a few wins and qualification, fans and press alike were confident of a New England and success at Brazil 2014. Now fast forward a few losses and we are awful, don't know how to play, have bad players etc.
On Sunday, sky sports present a programme called the Sunday Supplement; here a few journalist talk about recent topics and give their insights. Interestingly enough last week they said that England aren't that great and we know it so let's be realistic and not expect too much. Now these same journalist will write tomorrow morning about how bad England are and that this defeat against the German b team is embarrassing. The problem here is that they know what will sell and writing this rubbish sells. We love controversy, we love being the underdog more, however, when it comes to England we don't treat the underdog with the same kindness or pity we usually show an underdog. Instead we get the knives out and point the finger of blame at everyone; players, manager, FA and history.
Jason Cundy on TALKSport made a great point, England have been this way for over 15 years. They no longer surprise us, they infuriate us and frustrate us but don't surprise us. We have never been that good and haven't gone past the quarter finals of a tournament since 1996. Can we be surprised when Roy Hodgson is the manager. As a Liverpool fan I am not his biggest fan. His succes at Fulham was fundamentally built on a good defence and keeper and for your best players to be in these positions it says something about the team. Roy Hodgson works in tatics at an intricate level but too defensive and too rigid as seen against Chile and Germany. Football has evolved and so should england. The players are good enough but as with the last 15 years this is a team of individuals and they cannot perform as a team.
Take most things with a pinch of salt. Tonight was a friendly game. Thankfully the pressure England will face in Brazil for the World Cup will be the same as it is now. Other teams may struggle with this and it could work to the benefit of Enhland. For England on stats we are good enough for the second round or quarter finals. Be positive and be realistic, this team are not that great but let's not be hypocrites and expect them to win everything yesterday.
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