Cats are funny things

This is Axl. 
He is one of my housemates’ cats (his sister is called Rose who I have introduced before – they are guns and roses fans, lol). He is a rather odd fellow who likes bags, the smell of shampoo, stretching into the weirdest positions and purring extremely loud.

 

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He has no shame.
 
Apologies for the messy floor. My internet only works well on the floor so this is where my laptop lives. Axl decided to wander into my room after I’d had a shower and went mental sniffing the towel that I’d dried my hair with. This is how he ended up. Legs a kimbo and front paws up making him pose like a rabbit. An odd fellow indeed…

 

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Food is my drug PART 2

Continuing on from Part 1, here is what the bf and I ate and drank on day 2 of our adventure to the Epcot Food and Wine Festival. First stop, the Caribbean!

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Ropa Vieja (slowly braised beef) and white rice
 
Was alrighty.
 
Mexico

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Grilled Ribeye Taco
 
I enjoyed but was not so keen on the spicy kick as I am a wimp.
 
Scandinavia

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Taste of Scandinavia – Shrimp salad, cured salmon and herring
 
Another dish we may have scarfed down a bit before remembering to take a photo. Which is why the herring is nowhere to be seen…
 
China

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Pot Stickers and Caramel and Ginger Ice cream
 
As I cannot eat the creatures that go oink, the bf sampled the pot stickers which meant the ice cream was all mine! It was amazing! There were actual bits of ginger in it. Good thing the China pavilion at Epcot seems to always sell this as I will be going back for more in the future.
 
South Korea

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Boolgogi BBQ beef with steamed rice and kimchi
 
I have to say that this was my least favourite food out of everything we tasted. The beef and rice was good, but the kimchi (cabbage) let it down for me. I’m not a cabbage fan generally but the sauce wasn’t to my taste.
 
South Africa

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Seared filet of beef with smashed sweet potatoes and braai sauce
 
This beef was so incredibly cooked it was amazing! The sauce and sweet potatoes was really interesting too.
 
Germany

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Nuernberger sausage in a pretzel roll and goulash soup
 
To my joy, the goulash was beef only so I had that while the bf had the sausage. What is it with boys and these? I enjoyed the goulash anyway 🙂
 
Italy

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Cannoli al Cioccolato
 
Biscuit, chocolate and sweet ricotta cheese, that’s all you need to know. These bad boys were so incredible, we went back two more times to get more. I am craving one so bad right now!
 
Poland

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Kielbasa and Potato Pierogie with caramelised onions and sour cream
 
Another pig fest but the potato thing was nom.
 
South Korea again

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Raspberry Wine
 
My faith in South Korean cuisine was restored with this little glass of wine. I have never tasted any wine that is as nice. Even the bf who isn’t really a fan of wine kept stealing it off me. You could clearly taste the raspberry. Delicious!
 
That’s all we had on day two, but stay tuned for the final short and sweet Part 3.
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My week 3

The first week of the new year was a rather nice one for me. Saw some friends from my old work on Monday, went back to work and had a lovely Nandos meal with the bf where shock horror, I didn’t order chicken!

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I like playing Just Dance, but what I find even better is watching my bf and his housemate play it. Hilarious. He tries so hard and she puts in no effort and beats him!

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This Vanilla Chai Latte from Whittards is officially nom. Was a bit of a impulse purchase as I was only in there buying some more mulled wine tea because it’s only seasonal, but it definitely paid off. So yummy!

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Finally got me some fuzzy socks which I have been after all winter. They are purple and sparkly which makes them the ultimate winter socks for me!

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A bargain from Primark for a pound. I may have binged a bit in there on Monday after saying goodbye to my friends. Might have got the matching necklace as well (also a pound!) but don’t worry – I won’t go wearing them together. Stag overload!

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Was kept company the other night by none other than Rose, one of my housemates cats. How cute is she? Looks like she’s smiling.

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A quick peek at the jumper from my Primark binge. It’s a waffle knit and is a gorgeous rust colour. It is sooooo soft!

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Rose again today having some fun with a tea towel. Cats are so funny. Can’t wait to get one of my own.
How was your week?
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One day I will own: A Mulberry bag

The Mulberry bag is my ultimate. The kind of bag I desperately want, but can’t really justify spending the amount of money I would normally spend on a holiday or at least 3 months rent (and my rent is cheap!). I can dream though.

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This lovely is £795. I will know I’m rich when I do eventually buy one. 
 
For now, I will have to make do with my River Island satchel. I do love it though. Only £35!

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Apologies for the yellowy photo. Bad lighting being winter and all. Bring on the sunshine!
 
What do you covet?
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Food is my drug PART 1

So for those who know me, it’s no secret that I love my food. I love trying new kinds of food especially. When the bf and I went to Florida last October, the Epcot Food and Wine Festival was on so we had a blast trying different foods from around the world. We went three different days to squeeze in as much food as possible so here is what we ate and drank on the first day:
 
Canada

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Maple and Moosehead Beer-glazed Salmon with Barley Salad.
 
The first dish we tried. Rather tasty!
 
Ireland

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Lobster and Scallop Fisherman’s Pie
 
Incredible!
 
France

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Parisian Cosmo Slush
 
Very nice and rather refreshing. I may have spilled some.
 
Still France

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Escargots Persillade en Brioche. (Snails and bread :P)
 
Not so bad if you pretend they’re not snails – something the bf forgot to do!
 
Portugal

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Calamari Salad with Fennel, Smoked Paprika and Olive Oil
 
We may have tucked in before I remembered to take a picture! That’s how good it was! Wish there was more of it.
 
Portugal again

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Pastel de Nata
 
Though it looked very different to the many I consumed while in Portugal last June, it still tasted delicious. My dad especially was obsessed with these and my bf now is as well. 
 
Morocco

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Baklava (sweet pastry with nuts)
 
I love these. Must go to the curry mile in Manchester to track down some.
 
Morocco still

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Kefta pocket (seasoned beef in a pitta)
 
This beef was so delicious! The bf says this was his fav.
 
New Zealand

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Lamb Slider with Tomato Chutney
 
Now this was my favourite. I love lamb, I love chutney. Perfection. 
 
Luckily (or unluckily), all the portions are small and since the two of us shared everything – it was all very manageable. Though I am glad we split it over three days. 
 
Stay tuned for day two. Will bring it to you sometime next week. 
 
Don’t forget to enter the Random Quirks birthday giveaway. Closes at noon (UK time) on Saturday 9th. 
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