Wednesday, 21 November 2012

We saw all of Billy Talent!

On Monday night me and my good friend Josh headed to Bristol to see Billy Talent, I saw them when I was 15 so the night was bringing back some good memories. I was ill over the weekend so unfortunately I didn't have quite as much energy as I would have liked but as soon as they started to play my energy came back!

Square head rocking out

I liked the set list as it mixed up all four albums, I'm not so familiar with the newer material but the old stuff never gets boring! The gig generally had a good atmosphere with both young and older fans in the crowd, I didn't manage to brave the mosh pit due to the fact that it was full of testosterone filled boys (I think they would have pushed me straight to the floor!).
Bad quality photo -
Lead singer

I would recommend anyone to go see this band if you like rock/emo/punk/screamo music they newer material may sound more mainstream but it's pretty catchy. The band put on a good show, getting the crowd involved which I find is always a good way to keep and entertain the fans, telling jokes a little bit of Billy Talent trivia. I'll leave you with the set list and a joke told by Billy Talent on the night.

Josher and I

 Set list:
  1. Lonely Road to Absolution
  2. Viking Death March
  3. Devil in a Midnight Mass
  4. This Suffering
  5. Line & Sinker
  6. Love Was Still Around
  7. Rusted From the Rain
  8. Saint Veronika
  9. Surrender
  10. Runnin' Across the Tracks
  11. Diamond on a Landmine
  12. Man Alive!
  13. Cure for the Enemy
  14. This Is How It Goes
  15. Try Honesty
  16. Devil on My Shoulder
  1. Fallen Leaves
  2. Surprise Surprise
  3. Red Flag
Billy Talent Joke:
There was once a bear and a rabbit in the woods and the bear was taking a shit. The bear turns to the rabbit and says do you mind when you get shit on your fur? The rabbit replies, no, so the bear picked up the rabbit and wiped his ass with him.
Probably the best picture of the night
Hope you've enjoyed my blog, here's a little bit of music to give you a taste of Billy Talent.

Fallen Leaves 2007


Wednesday, 7 November 2012

We make all the pumpkin soup!

Soups always a lovely meal when it's cold outside and the evenings are dark and long. Tonight I had a go at pumpkin soup and it was really yummy, so I thought I'd share my recipe with you all.
I hope you have a go and enjoy this tasty winter warmer, it's so easy to make a monkey could make it, a one pot wonder.

Pumpkin soup

Yummy warming soup

1 Small pumpkin (if you're unable to get a pumpkin, butternut squash will do just as well)
1 Large onion
1 Large potato
2 Garlic cloves
3 Carrots
Chicken stock, enough to cover your vegetable (vegetable stock is also fine)
Pinch of chilli flakes
1 Teaspoon of nutmeg
1/2 Teaspoon of paprika
Salt and pepper to taste
Olive oil for frying

  1. Chop up all of your vegetables.
  2. Lightly fry your onion, garlic and carrots in the oil.
  3. Put the pumpkin, potato, and chicken stock into the pan and stir.
  4. Add your spices and seasonings, bring to the boil and the allow to simmer until vegetables are soft, so that you can mash them.
  5. Blend your soup into a smooth mixture; if you feel your soup is too thick add some water to thin it out. Taste, and amend seasonings to suit your taste.
  6. Serve with fresh bread and enjoy.
I know this recipe sounds slightly laid back but that's the way soup should be. If you wanted to add other vegetables into your pot then go head, alternatively you can put a sweet potato in instead of a white potato. There are no rules with this recipe, if you want more spice add a chilli or add cream for a more subtle taste, I'll leave it up to you guys but my soup was just right.


On Halloween weekend Anthony, my friend Kirsty and I headed to Bristol to dress up and dance the night away. I was a little bit late organising my costume so a make shift zombie number did me well. I made mine and Anthony's t-shirts last minute so we had something spooky to wear on the night with fake blood and red and black hair spray. In the end I think they looked pretty good if I do say so myself.
I love Halloween in my opinion I think it's one of the best nights of the year to go out in town. It's cold, gloomy and everyone has an excuse to dress up without looking silly.
Here are a few of my favourite pictures from the night...

Scary Anthony
Nom nom nom, human flesh
Super woman!
Super woman can't fight off all evil :P
I hope you've enjoyed my pictures as much as I enjoyed my Halloween night, but for now I'll leave the zombie wear until next Halloween.

Thursday, 1 November 2012

The house hunt is over!

After over a year of living back at home with my parents I have finally found the most perfect house to move into! Admittedly it's a house share but this way I can continue to save money and perhaps by the time I'm thirty have my own place but that's a long way away and I don't want to plan quite that far ahead yet.

It's a lovely house, three storey, a lovely bathroom and shared living room and kitchen. When I walked in the door I had a feeling that it was somewhere I could call home. People who I spoke to about moving out said when I found somewhere I would know it was where I wanted to live. I always wondered how you knew, but I just did and I'm glad I made the decision to put the deposit down and I just can't wait to move in. My rooms amazing, I've got my own little sitting room and for the first time in my entire life a double bed!

Shopping for new things will be exciting I've got my eye on a few things already these are just a few...

Pretty cushions fro next that would fit in great on sofa or even my bed I haven't decided yet all I know is I'm going to own then soon.
Handy storage pyrex dishes
Along with having my own space, I'll have a shorter commute to work and be closer to my friends, the distance between Anthony and I, has been cut by ten minutes less in the car. I know this isn't a brilliant improvement but I mean we've done nearly two years of long distance so a little bit longer won't hurt.

I just can't wait to move in, my move in date is the 20th November so I'll keep you posted, I'll also keep you updated with any more cute buys for the big move.