Monday, 25 November 2013

Small Talk Tea Room Review

Surely there is no one who likes the living hell of Christmas Shopping? When we finished our session in Chelmsford town center we escaped from the chav shopping zombies to the Small Talk Tea Room just off the high street. This I am hoping is the first in a series of reviews of Tea Rooms in Essex.


The Small Talk Tearoom is situated near by to a Weatherspoons and a Yates, which is one of the areas in Chelmsford where the less desirable's blow chunks (be sick) in the evenings. It's certainly in a place you wouldn't expect but provides a welcome bit of Ye Olde Britishness to a modern utopia. Oh get me, I've been in a tea shop and now I'm writing like Charles Dickens!


I must say the tea was exemplary and in the quaint English surroundings I felt compelled to stick my little pinkie out. The food was tip top too, I went for a Sausage Toasted Sandwich followed by a Caramel Fudge Cake. Eva picked out a Toasted Cheese and Tomato Sandwich followed by a Chocolate Fudge Cake. I ate the food so fast there was no time to take a pic....


You could of easily imagined yourself being in the countryside if it wasn't for the view of Argos outside the window, and for some reason a man zooming past in a complete panic with a trolley full of milk. I'm really not sure what sort of emergency would need so much milk to resolve, a giant human eating cat on the loose perhaps? The guess who turned up walking past... Our mate Kevin Willis I used to work with armed with Skiing equipment who invited himself in, just like in the summer when he invited himself to my summer bbq which just happened to have some Bulgarian beauties in attendance. Nice one Kev.


The bill came to £17 something, Its the first tea shop I've been to but I am pretty sure that could be a bit on the expensive side. They done very well on the food, interior and location, we will see where they stand if I get my wish of visiting some more shops, anyway must dash!! Tally Ho.


Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Purple Pete can read Bulgarian...

It only turns out that Purple Pete can read Bulgarian !!! Being a bear he cant talk or write without fingers and thumbs so we only found this out when I caught him reading one of Eva's books when I came home one night. Amazing that a bear found by a Bulgarian in a charity shop in England knows her language. Does anyone out there know his life story? Have you seen Pete before?


Saturday, 16 November 2013

It turns out I'm not the Pinball Wizard after all

Oh well this badge was a waste of money then, I was gonna wear it with so much pride. Don't know what the highest score was, but at some point I got beaten.

See my previous post for the full story.



Thursday, 7 November 2013

I'm the Pinball Wizard at The Who's Pop Up Shop and Pinball Arcade



Tonight after work I went to The Who's Pop Up Shop and Pinball Arcade opened to celebrate the release of the deluxe and super deluxe re-releases of the Tommy album. That deaf dumb and blind kid sure plays a mean pinball, and so do I because I am currently sitting top of the Tommy pinball league to win a guitar signed by Pete Townshend !! 




And here is the evidence which I took a pic of before it goes back in the window.



The person with the highest score  on the Tommy Pinball machine pictured below on 14th November gets to take the guitar home, They were pretty impressed by my score so fingers crossed I win!


Sunday, 3 November 2013

Purple Pete Clearing Up After The UK Storm....

Come on Pete stop moaning and help, your lucky our whole tree didn't fall down. Others were far less fortunate than us during the UK storms.


Saturday, 2 November 2013

Friday, 1 November 2013

Tip From Bulgarian Girlfriend No 2, How to cook a great baked potato

Baked potatoes are a great food for the bonfire season, you can wrap them up in tin foil and take them out to see the fireworks. Here is my tip for cooking a crispy tasty one.
First make sure you give that potato a good old wash....


Then cover it in olive oil....


Then cover sea salt....


Put it on a baking tray covered in foil and prod holes in it with a sharp knife...


Then into the oven for 1 hour at 220 degrees


They come out like this, you little beauties!!