Friday, 21 January 2011

The Guide to Northern Cuisine

Yes, thats right. I feel homesick ! Therefore I intend to have a blog about how awesome it is to be Northern! As much as I love the lovely city of Bath, I am very proud of my Northerness (if thats a word...)

I'm from the wonderful land that is the Lake District. For all you who don't know where that is, google it. The amount of times I'v nattered to people in Bath and they've said, "You don't sound from around here! where are you from?" "The Lake District" .... * they've a blank expression*... "Cumbria?"...... *they've still got a blank expression*..... "North West?????"..... *they switch topic of conversation*" It just easier to say GOOGLE IT !!

The main thing that has outraged my Northerness the past few days, is the topic of food, because apparently some northern food is "weird" BUT I beg to differ!!! So here I give you a Northern Cusine Guide =

1. Chips, Cheese and Gravy - My wonderful amigo Maz and I have been fighting the corner for the northern delight that is in fact Chips, Cheese and Gravy (NOM!!!). Now, the meer mention of this in the presence of people made them cringe, BUT TRY IT PEOPLE !!! its REALLY nice!!!! Many people have only just got round the idea of cheesy chips....but TRY IT !!! its nom.

2.The Chip Butty - I am pretty sure this is known by a few southern people, however its origins are northern. Not matter how many fad diets you can throw at me, it won't stop me eating a chip butty !! None of this brown bread and a salad garnish either !!!

3. Kendal Mint Cake - yes, you are reading that right. Its minty and, to me, looks naff all like a cake, but we do that just to confuse people. It instantly makes you think of misty hill sides, large lakes and angry bearded men telling you, you're wearing the wrong kind of shoes to be walking in.....

4. Yorkshire Pudding - Damn straight its tasty. That is all.

5. Stake/Chicken Bake from Greggs - Greggs is technically a Northern thing, as it was founded in Newcastle (good ole Geordies !) . Learn something new every day ! and they are weirdly addictive to eat. Greggs is a popular branch now, some people thinks its the british version of Starbucks..... but with pies.....

I hope you enjoyed reading my guide, and its proof we don't just eat pies in the north, we eat other pastry related and unhealthy food also.
And on that note I have but this to quote from Linda Smith:

"When it gets really cold in the North, the women just add another layer of suntan"

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Coffee Art?

Whilst sat having breakfast, drinking a latte, I stumbled across a website that discusses and displays the new idea of Coffee Art! Thats right !! Art in a mug !! Its crazy but true ! My favourite has to be the first one at the top of the pictures. It really pretty! How they managed to make the swirls and different colours in it I'll never know. But COOL! Its the sort of thing I think should be introduced to coffee shops everywhere in order to brighten the customers day.

"Art in a Mug!"

Monday, 17 January 2011

Hello 2011 ! (Yes I realise I'm a bit late !!!)

Yes, I am fully aware this is rather late, and I havent blogged over christmas but come on, chocolate, random crap on TV, whilst receiving crap presents and putting on your best THANKS THIS PRESENT IS AMAZING face is rather time consuming.

I feel that at christmas, no matter what you do, you will always get a crap present. I definately got one this year, Did anyone else? Yanno what mine was? I got a wooden fish. Thats right people. A wooden FISH! I have never in my life expressed the need to have a wooden fish in my life, but no apparently I needed it. I swear it was just taken from a bathroom wall.

Well, welcome all the 2011 we survived 2010 and let the good times roll!!

What to look forward to in 2011 ?

Well one thing, the Royal Wedding. Yes Prince William is getting married to the lovely Kate Middleton. *Cue alot of tea towels, mugs and a bank holiday...* Occuring at the end of April, so get your best flag waving on ! Apparently when the Queen discovered that the wedding was a go, she ordered A LOT of champagne... you can just imagine the Queen drunk dancing :) a happy thought.

What else can we look forward to ? some rather sporty events, including the Cricket World Cup ( yes that does exsist apparently...=S), the Rugby World Cup *cue BIG men in tiny shorts* and Wimbledon *eats strawberries and cream*.

Apparently we are having a Census this year, trying to help us establish what kind of country we are....well...I'll leave that to your own decision !

We can look forward to a year of excellent films, constantly advancing technology and some kind of bizarre television program coming over from America. I'm just excited as apparently theres more episodes of Dexter arriving so HAPPY DAYS !!!

I hope this year goes well for everyone and BE MERRY!!!