Sunday, 25 October 2015

Fortnightly Catch Up #9

 Hello there! My these weeks seem to be flying by! This past fortnight as usual has been jam packed. I'm enjoying having evenings and weekends off, as I'm trying to complete my work during the week (and so far this is going well!), so I've been able to do a lot of different things with my time.
 As you may have seen from my facebook/instagram, Tom and I carved pumpkins one evening. Neither of us had ever done this before, and it took more effort than we thought it would! Can you guess which pumpkin I carved?

 Tom and I went to Sheffield Arena (it used to be the Motorpoint) to watch Michael McIntyre. Now Tom and I had booked these tickets not this summer just gone, but the one before, so we couldn't believe the time had come to actually go and see him! As we knew the food places would be busy around the area, we left quite early and so stopped at Starbucks for a drink before going for a meal. I always hear people rave about the pumpkin spiced latte's, so I thought it was about time I finally tried one. I wouldn't go as far to say that I loved it, but it made a nice change and I know I probably will have it again, but I wouldn't rush out to get one kind of thing.
 Once I had finished my coffee, we had to decide where to go for our meal. If you've been a reader for a long time you'll know that Tom and I go to Prezzo's a lot, and we tried to go somewhere different but the wait in one restaurant was an hour, and when we tried to go to Bella Italia it was closed for refurbishing, so we ended up at Prezzo's anyway! I'm not complaining as we adore their pizzas. Because of my coffee I was still a bit full, so I went for the 'light' tropicana pizza, which I really enjoyed. Normally I'll get a large pizza and then take half home for lunch the next day, but I didn't really think I could take half a pizza in to see Michael McIntyre with me!
 Michael McIntyre was really good and I would definitely go and see him again- he had a support act too, and he was also really good. It was the first time I had ever been to see a comedian with a support act though!


 On the Saturday I went with a group of friends to Pop Tarts (club night at the union for anyone who has missed me talking about it before!) as a pre-celebration for my birthday. It's actually my birthday today (Sunday 25th) so my next fortnightly catch up will include what I got up to on the actual day! Going to Pop Tarts was a welcomed break, and who doesn't enjoy dancing/singing to The Spice Girls?

 On Wednesday of this week just gone, Tom and I went to a postgraduate talk at Sheffield Hallam University. As Tom is the one who is interested in a masters, I tagged along so I could finally see inside the 'rival' University, and it was great as while Tom talked to the lecturers I helped myself to a cup of tea and some brownie (oh my was that brownie good!). Once the talk had finished we went on the tram to Meadowhall to meet up with Tom's mum and stepdad. They had been up in Yorkshire for a holiday, and popped in to see us on the way back home. We went to Frankie and Benny's for tea, and it was lovely to see them up north!
 Somehow (I'm not quite sure how) I managed to convince Tom to come and see the northern ballet's adaptation of George Orwell's 1984. Neither of us had read 1984, or actually really knew what it was about, so it was a new experience for us both! From what Tom has said, he did enjoy it, and so I hope this means he'll come to another one with me. I already knew the story of all of the other ones that I have seen, and so it made a change to see one without any prior knowledge, and I think it made us pay even more attention so we could work out what was going on!
 I really hope that you've had a good fortnight- what have you been up to?

Love Jess xxx
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  1. I had a lovely hot chocolate sitting in the main square in Kraków, people watching with a blanket (provided by the cafe) over my legs xxxx

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