Saturday, 6 July 2013

London Film and Comic Convention 2013 Saturday

This weekend me and the hubby travelled (at great peril) into Earls Court in Central London for the London film and Comic Con!
The weather was dreadfully hot, reaching the upper 20's for most of the day, however despite all this we had a smashing time.
We were fortunate enough to buy 2 gold passes before the event, although they were a little costly they were worth there weight in gold, as we got to queue jump and got all of our talks for free ;)
Our first Talk that we enjoyed was the Game of Thrones talk, presided over by Joe Dempsey (Gendry) , Lena Headley (Cersei Lannister) and Jason Momoa (Khal Drogo)

All of the talks were a basic Q&A setup lasting about 45 minutes, sadly with this talk, Lena and Jason didn't show up until 20 minutes after the talk had started, which left poor Joe Dempsey to hold the court until then. However it is my opinion that he did very well. It was fairly clear that both Lena and Jason were still suffering from either the night before or maybe jetlag....
Straight after the Game of thrones talk we were treated to a 45 minute talk with Peter Dinklage !
This man is nothing short of a legend, His talk was so animated, you could tell that he was clearly there for his fans. He talked not just about his role in Game of Thrones, but also some of his other projects and some of his personal experiences. A very funny, talented and Charming actor who I was fortunate enough to meet on the Sunday ( see tomorrow's blog)
Shortly after the 2 talks we wandered around trying to look at some of the stands and cosplayers before joining the queue for my photo with Jason Momoa, here's some of the highlights ;)

 and finally one of the major highlights of the day - briefly meeting Jason Momoa
 The day was only slightly hampered by the unbearable heat- hats off to all the cosplayers! , and the traumatic experience of driving through central London at 4pm on a Saturday ;(
On the plus side though, we got a free upgrade at the hotel so we got a gorgeous suite with a beautiful marble bath tub - which I enjoyed Very Much ;D

Monday, 17 June 2013

Driving lesson update

Just got back from my latest driving lesson with the AA and it went uber well!
I am learning in a Ford focus which is a really lovely care to drive in, super smooth and easy to control .

This week I went around the block 4 times and did roundabouts, going up hills, hill starts and stops and worked on my steering technique a little more.

I've now logged 5 hours and my instructor Pam says that when I move to 90 minute lessons after next week , I am finally ready to go further afield!

Were I not pregnant ( now 19 weeks) I would undoubtedly celebrate with a nice glass of wine , as it goes I got a celebratory hug from my darling hubby and a nice chilled non alcoholic mojito ;)

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Yummy non alcoholic drinks from M&S

So today I met with a friend for afternoon tea in M&S Norwich, whilst there I could resist buying a few bottles of my all time fave new drink that I am craving this week...

They have loads of options but today I got
non alcoholic Pina Colada , made with white grape, Pineapple , coconut puree and lemon juice.
Mango Daiquiri , made with mango and lemon juice
and finally my old favourite alcoholic drink Mojito! made with mint, lemon juice and a dash of lime juice, all waiting to be poured over ice :)
All super yummy and at 3 for £5 a total bargain.
I implore all pregnant mums to be to try these gorgeous drinks as they are all made from real fruit juice ( not concentrate) and almost make you feel like you are drinking 'real' cocktails again !