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Friday 21st May 2010 – BAFTA’s Rehearsal – The Pelham Hotel, South Kensington.
So, as it happens, I never ever really wear black… But I thought wearing black would make me look sophisticated (and you need to be sophisticated for a BAFTA’s rehearsal). As it also happens, Friday 21st May turned out to be the hottest day on earth, EVER. I also, very rarely use the London Underground as I’m a cyclist. Hot weather+black+the underground= Hot and not so sophisticated!
I rocked up at The Pelham, in oh-so-posh South Kensington early morning. The Pelham is tres pretty and literally round the corner from South Kensington Tube. So as soon as I arrived I helped set up the AllSaints room and make up the goodie bags!
After finishing off the AllSaints room, I was ready for my first appointment, with MAC. I had a full face of make up done; a completely different look to what I normally go for! So that was a nice change! I got loads of great tips and tricks too;o Not to mention the amazing goodie bag of MAC treats I walked away with!
I then headed off to the Mark Hill suite to chat to his to head stylists (these guys have just changed the lovely Fearne Cotton into more of a brunette!).
So then it was back to the AllSaints suite for our appointments…
So make sure you watch the BAFTA TV awards to see all of this madness in action!
I first ventured into Leon when we moved to London 2 years ago. I was AMAZED by the food on offer… and even more amazed at the price. Then the food came and you guess it, it was indeed AMAZING. So amazing that we went and bought the Leon cookbook as soon as it hit the shelves.
We were even that quick that our copy was signed and sealed by the genius that is Allegra herself.
Anyway, I’d like to share a recipe that we frequently cook, from this wonderful cookbook, at home. This is called ‘Simon And Karen’s Harmony Supper’, may also be known as Leon BOOM SOUP. This soup is perfect on a Monday so you can throw in all the left over veg from your Sunday lunch (I do hope you cook Sunday lunch!)
This recipe serves 2 – with some leftovers.
1 Medium sweet potato – peeled and sliced into circles.
600ml Chicken stock – fresh is best, but we use the Knorr Stock Pots (they’re amaze). If you use stock cubes, try and use less cube than the packet says, it’s usually quite salty – yack!
2-3 Tablespoons root ginger – depending on the fire you like! We use loads in this recipe.
2 Chicken breasts off the bone chopped into chunks – you can leave these out. We usually do unless we have some chicken or turkey lurking in the fridge!
1/2 Head of broccoli – cut into pieces.
100g French beans – topped and tailed.
A small handful of coriander, chopped.
How to make it.
Put the sweet potato, stock and ginger into a deep, wide pan and bring to a rolling boil for a couple of minutes before turning down to summer for 5 more.
Now put the chicken pieces in and keep cooking for a further 5 minutes. (You can brown this off beforehand if your like me and like your chicken a little bit more cooked…). Keep cooking for another 5 minutes.
Add the broccoli and beans, stir well, season and cook for a final 3 minutes.
Finish with the fresh coriander.
I like to also hoy a little bit of soy and chilli flakes into the mix as it’s served on the table.
Give it a whirl, once you’ve had this beautiful boom soup you’ll never look back!
You can buy the Leon Cookbook on Amazon here.
This day is actually having my eyes out.
What is going on?!
What is this mailer I just recieved from Urban Outfitters on about really?
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?