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Hipstamatic Prints: #1-#4


En route home from Alton Towers.

One of my favourite photographs... en route from Alton Towers.

A little farm... en route home from Alton Towers.

En route from Alton Towers - homebound.

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I’m Listening To: QOTSA.


I feel like 2003 when me and James were courting! Eeep!

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HOTDOG!


How absolutely AMAZING is this little doggie! I WANT WANT WANT one please James!

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The Ivy Restaurant And Bar – Round Two.


It’s my birthday tomorrow and James took me to The Ivy at the weekend to celebrate. We went this time last year; so we’ve now decided to make it a bit of an annual event for my birthday. (This time it took 8 weeks of desperately trying to get dinner reservations! AND we booked 2 months in advance! CRAZY). We had the most amazing meal, I just had to share!

To start I had the Buffalo mozzarella with foccacia, crushed broad bean pesto and vine tomatoes. While James had the grilled squid, chorizo and parsley salad. For mains I had Cornish lamb with sweetbreads & broad bean fricassée. I have to say, the lamb is served pink – this is the most amazing lamb I’ve ever ever aten. Absolutely amazing. I might also add, until I went back onto The Ivy website, I believed my lamb was served on a bed of Fois Gras… I just googled ‘sweetbreads’ and found this definition on Wiki. MENTAL. James had a rib eye steak, which has to be the biggest steak I’ve ever seen! It was huuuuuge! And beyond tasty! This came with a side of fries.

We then had an espresso each before squaring up the bill… Then we moved into The Ivy bar and had a round of cocktails.

Absolutely 5 star food with 5 star service. Brilliant. I can’t wait to go again next year! See you then The Ivy!

The Ivy restaurant - Take Two.

Cocktail O'clock at The Ivy bar.

James and a lovely Whiskey Sour.

Chanel-lo and a Mojito.

Chanel-lo, JudyPink and a Mojito!

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The Wait Is Over… The Revolution Is Here.


Today was the day that technological history hit me in the face with in a big, beautiful and shiny Apple bag.

(This is the beauty on my desk, along with my helmet and aeroplane heh).

(This is Lee Ryan (AKA Tom) modelling the beauty by his desk. heh).

I think it’s pretty damn amazing – can’t wait till James buys one for our house though! 😀

First observations? It’s not as big as I expected… of course, it is 10 inches, but it’s really not laptop size; it’s perfect size. Also, and ultimately, it’s really rather lightweight too! Infact, it’s a nice weight;o Whilst having a play with it, you certainly see how responsive it is too. We watched Toy Story 3 and messed on with the demo applications.

Call me sad, call me a geek – I don’t mind, but I’ll say this, this is the future of communication and computing. Right in the palm of your hand. Well done Apple, I salute you!

What do you think of the iPad so far then?

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The Sweet Smell Of… Shoes?


I would very much like James to buy these lovely Vivienne Westwood feet so I don’t have the embarrassment of him smelling all the Melissa shoe’s wherever we go!

TA!

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Meet. Me. In. Montauk.


Meet.

Me.

In.

Montauk.

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Ten Things.


10 things you want:

  1. To win the lottery
  2. To buy a house and do it up
  3. To stop feeling like an 80 year old lady….
  4. To marry James – or at least set a date man!
  5. A holiday – possibly NEW YORK please
  6. Summer would be a nice change
  7. I DESPERATELY want my blonde hair back
  8. Caviar Chanel GST with gold hardware
  9. To visit my sister in Edinburgh
  10. To lose one whole stone

9 musicians/bands you love:

  1. Girls Aloud
  2. The Libertines
  3. Babyshambles/Peter
  4. SOULWAX/Remixes are amazing
  5. Blondie
  6. Florence and The Machine
  7. Ladyhawke
  8. Passion Pit
  9. Temper Trap
  10. Animal Collective

8 things you do everyday:

  1. Put make up on
  2. Poached eggs on brown toast for brekkie
  3. Cycle to and from work
  4. Drink water – LOTS of it
  5. Lust over things I cannot afford
  6. Grumble and groan
  7. Tweet, faceboom and blog
  8. Worry. Worry about anything and everything

7 things you enjoy:

  1. James
  2. Eating – going for meals and making them
  3. The snooze button
  4. Dancing to Girls Aloud
  5. Strongbow/Koppaberg/GIN
  6. Living in Central London
  7. Shopping

6 things that will always win your heart:

  1. FLOWERS (or any surprise really….)
  2. Laughter
  3. Shoes/Bags/Jewellery
  4. Pot of tea and a toasted teacake
  5. Cuddles all cosied up in bed
  6. Listening to my rants (heh)

5 favorites:

Movie: Eternal Sunshine Of A Spotless Mind
Song: For Lovers – Peter

Book: The Time Travellers Wife – Audrey Niffenegger

Food: Sausage, chips and lashings of gravy: ROSSI style (RIP)

Season: Spring

4 smells or scents you enjoy:

  1. Boudoir – Vivienne Westwood
  2. Freshly cut grass
  3. Matches
  4. Johnsons baby lotion

3 places you want to go:

  1. American road trip: NYC, San Fran, Vegas, LA
  2. New Zealand
  3. St Ives

2 Favorite Holidays

  1. New York
  2. Paris

1 person you’d marry on the spot:

  1. James

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Follow Me On Twitter.


Unfortunately, due to time constraints, I’m still tweeting a heck’uva lot more than blogging.

Follow me on Twitter for all my “micro blogging” antics!

My username, as always, is @JudyPink.

Thanks!

CX

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!


Firstly, HAPPY NEW YEAR all:) I’ve been a little bit on the quiet side over the holiday season; we’ve had a great old time drinking, eating and being merry!

For this years new years eve, we were at a bit of a loose end… we generally don’t really like NYE that much. I’m usually melancholy before midnight and it’s all a big mess! This year we went for a lovely meal on Upper Street in Islington and then headed back to our local, The Island Queen, as we couldn’t be chewed with the hassle and bustle of Upper Street.

We got seated at the bar and got the Aspalls-a-flowing. But then, James went to the bar at about 10:15 and was refused to be served because we didn’t have a ‘booking’. I was fuming to say the very least! The bar staff said that we had to have a reservation of a table to be able to stay and be served…there were no signs ANYWHERE in the pub stating you would need a reservation ANYWHERE! We had been in the Island Queen only on Boxing Day and there were no signs, nothing on their ‘website’ and the staff certainly didn’t mention anything. I wanted to place a complaint. But I think them losing our custom is more than adequate thanks.

So hey-ho and off we went, straight back to Upper Street… We ended up in Slim Jims at the top end of Upper Street – it’s an excellent bar… if you like New York “dive bars” you will LOVE Slim Jims! And we do, so we do! 🙂 We ended up seeing the New Year in at Slim Jims in the end and had an absolutely brilliant time.

If your ever in about Islington, give Slim Jims‘s a quick detour, you won’t regret it ;o

Wishing you all health, wealth and happiness in 2010!

Cxx

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