Long time, no blog
I've missed blogging, but I've been so busy lately
It just doesn't feel like there's enough hours in a day
So here's a little catch up
Lots of pics and less babbling on
First up Halloween!
Usually Paul and I are so into Halloween
But I think due to fact us both being busy lately we didn't really bother
But we did get a pumpkin!
We both prefer simple, freehand ones lately
But I think the best we ever did was this one
It's Captain Spaulding from House of 1000 Corpses!
My mum came to visit for a few days
Sisco was very happy as she knows how to 'play' mum
She alway gives off the 'Granny Christine I'm starving! They never feed me' vibe
It was lovely to have a wander around London
It felt all Christmassy
I can't remember which shop this was
But how amazing are the window displays?
These little Penguins were made up off coffee machines and cups
Such a cute and clever idea
Must have been a fun job!
This bear (I think) was made up of games consoles
I love you, little Penguins!
Shopping means bags for Sisco
'This iz tha best presunt eva'
'I iz hidin'
About a week earlier mum sent Sisco a treat box for Sisco
Look at that little face
I can't sing their praises enough, they do so much good
I always say, If I won the lottery they would be one of the 1st places I'd help
Here are some photos from one of previous times I sent some
I had to get them 'tested' first of course
I don't really have a sweet tooth
It's a 100% vegan bakery
We got a shake and some things to take away
I don't know what it was but we tried some kind of pecan/cinnamon bar and it was AMAZING!
Autumn in my mouth!
I always make these stupid internet cards to send to Paul's parents
They love them, I swear!
Amazing yarn cobweb in the woods near me
As I've mentioned, even with glasses my eyesight isn't the best
So when I was a bit further away and first saw it I was like
'JESUS!!! What kind of spider made that web???'
I was glad I was on my own!
Taking pictures/annoying Sisco
She hit me just after this
I know, I can be SLIGHTLY overwhelming
BUT SHE'S SO CUTE!!
I find them fascinating, but they also make me want to puke
Livin' it up with my mama!
When mum was down we went to Manna with Paul
I'd wanted to go for ages but never got round to it
Unfortunately I was a bit disappointed
We were excited and our eyes were bigger than our bellies
So we orders some starters to share
The starters were a mixed bag
These were Jalapeno cashew cheese croquettes and they were really good!
I've tried cashew cheese a few times and not been too impressed, but these were really nice
I'd get them again
This was a basil ricotta stuffed artichoke heart
It was ok, but a little heavy and bland
And lastly Tempura
You can't really mess that up!
I had bangers and mash
I'd wanted to try this for ages, but I wasn't blown away
The sausages were quite nice, but the mash was so tasteless
The dish a little bland and like something I could easily make myself (and I'm a lazy cook)
Not something you really want from a £14 dish
This crispy marinated tofu was awful
Dry and tasteless
It was a bit disappointing as my mum's not vegetarian and I feel like when non veggies/vegans try things like this it makes them less likely to try again
My mum had the 'Special' cottage pie
Nothing really special about it!
Paul had the Caribbean platter and although it look nice he was underwhelmed
I just re-read that and realised I sounded a bit bitchy!
Im not a food blogger, I'm just giving my honest opinion and we were disappointed
I've had food in other veggie/vegan places for a lot cheaper and that were a lot nicer
I'm looking at you Brighton!
If I went to Manna again I'd just get starters and desserts
Fireworks bug me a bit as they scare Sisco, but they are pretty
And that's it!