Monday, 10 February 2014

Floods, food and fun...

After the week we've had both Sion and myself were looking forward to this weekend.

On Friday we battled thorough flooded roads to get to the cinema to see the film The Wolf of Wall Street, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill. This film was three hours long so comfy seats were a must but we both really enjoyed it. There were a LOT of sex and drug scenes, so probably not the sort of film you want to watch with your parents, but it was very thought provoking and very funny in places. You can watch the trailer here.

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On Saturday it was Sion's big birthday treat. Back in June of last year I booked a table at Tom Kerridge's pub, The Hand and Flowers in Marlow. This was not your ordinary gastro pub, but more like a restaurant with a bar attached. The food was absolutely incredible. There was so much flavour in every mouthful want we were left feeling full but not uncomfortable. The great thing was that there was an extensive wine list for wines by the glass and lots of draught beers and ales to choose from at really reasonable prices, which made lunch affordable without taking out a bank loan. While there is a long waiting list for a table in the restaurant, they do hold 4 seats at the bar for walk in diners. If you live locally to Marlow you could always go along and try your luck. It was pretty quiet when we arrived at mid-day although it soon got busier.

After staying in Marlow to catch the Ireland v Wales rugby match (the less said about Wales the better...My Welsh boyfriend was not impressed!!), we headed back through flooded roads to spend the night with my brother and family.

With a morning spent on Sunday playing hairdressers with my niece (I'm not giving up my day job just yet) we headed home, stopping only to pick up our E-Bay bargain of 6 dining chairs for £35.00!

I'm now on the look out for a fridge freezer and washing machine before the move in 3 weeks, so while Sion watched Top Gear I scoured the internet for possibilities, glass of chilled wine in my hand - a perfect finish to a pretty perfect weekend!

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  1. this sounds pretty super to me!! i have to say i am also loving your bargain!!

    thanks for linking up with #Magicmomets

    p.s i want to watch that film what did you think?

    1. Hi Jamie - the film was brilliant, don't be put off by the fact its 3 hours long! We paid extra for the comfy seats and sat back to enjoy it. I tend to go for comedies while Sion likes boy films and we both loved those tickets!!