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Saturday, December 29, 2012

Old Time Cinema

The Prince & I decided that we needed to spend some time out of the house during our holiday break & as we had some "new home" stuff to take care of, we walked in to the village along the shopping street. Several shops & banks later we decided it was time for lunch & the star feature of the trip, namely off to the movies to see The Hobbit.
We planned to go to The Dome Cinema, which is on the seafront here in Worthing. To say we were blown away by the place is an understatement! This is a truly old fashioned cinema that has retained all the things that make it glorious. Comfy old timey seats with so much leg room!! Glorious bas relief details on the ceilings & walls. Side & rear balconies (admittedly not often in use because of the bad behaviour of some patrons) but still in situ!!!
The best of all? Wooden floors!!! Pass me the Jaffa's!!!! I tried with a peanut M&M but it was not as good as a good old Aussie Jaffa LOL

 Apparently the theatre opened in 1911 as a roller skating rink! Who says everything was invented in the 60's?? LOL
Oh and the best thing about this cinema? Tickets to The Hobbit - 5 pounds each!! The Prince & I have vowed to become regular cinema goers as this kind of business needs supporters.

Loving what I do where I am doing it.

Lush x

PS: the movie?? Excellent, visually stunning & very true to the book. I realised I read this book & the Rings trilogy when I was 12!! That's a long time ago, no wonder I can barely remember the story LOL

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Christmas 2012

Even though I am missing my friends & especially my son, I have had an exceptionally enjoyable Christmas. Even without much furniture, the new house is feeling very much like home. We are loving being so close to the water & I walk along the seafront most days, The Prince joins me when possible & Princess Daisy comes, generally under protest as she would rather be wrapped around a radiator.

OK Mama, da lites are ready, wheres da twee??
Here it is Diego, check out the presents. Oh & look at the pretty toys for us!! Mama says days decrashuns but I fink days toys.
We had an absolutely wonderful relaxing day. Started with a sleep in to 8:30am followed by a terrific breakfast of potato rosti with smoked salmon, sour cream & fresh redcurrants.

The Prince had a go at making the holy grail of gluten free baking - puff pastry! The results were not too bad, crispy, some flakes & pretty tasty. Came out kind of like a Stollen but not as bready.


We had a lovely walk along the sand with Princess Daisy complaining ALL. THE. WAY. LOL
Then we feasted on a yummy duck breast with five spices, roast veg & purple kale. Pudding & custard for afters. The Prince absolutely excelled in the kitchen & the fresh home made cranberry sauce was sublime!! I have requested duck & cranberry as often as possible!!
Not a great looking picture but trust me it was DELISH!!!
Loads of presents were exchanged. I received loads of lovely things, a pair of beautiful plush cashmere socks, (my weapon of choice against the cold) a warm flap hat, a great book on forgotten crafts, a history book, some ramekins & a lovely wooden box.
I gave The Prince a set of Lord of the Rings books, a coffee mug, and a beginners telescope. We are hoping that because it gets so dark down here we may be able to see some stars & planets and maybe an astral event or two, weather permitting.

  The Prince will be on leave until after the New Year & we have plans to catch a movie, catch up with friends & do some work on house stuff. Our furniture arrives in February & my coffee van will be here in about a week so it's all busy around here.
Doing loads of what I love

Lush x

Friday, December 14, 2012

Welcome to Worthing!

Well the UK move is done & we are in the new house. The day was not without it's challenges but they were not too major so it was not too bad but we were so glad to put our heads down.
Just a small word of advice, don't move house on both sides of the planet at the same time. Let's just say it's a leetle bit stressful!! We are still getting over it I think.
We have barely any furniture here but that will definitely be taken care of when our things land from Australia. 
We have a whole shipping container o.O
OMG, no idea how that happened but we will deal with that when it comes. May need to do some serious culling but need to work out what is in the container first. Amazing how you forget what you own after 2 years of not seeing it.
We did need to get some furniture so I went hunting the car boots, charity shops & Brighton racecourse auction.

This 1930's cane table set me back a massive 25p!!
Bit of a rough drop leaf table for a fiver
Really ugly upholstery

But check out that timberwork!!! This is an Erkol chair, great score for 50 quid.


The kids just love having proper window ledges from which to view the world.
 I can't tell you how much I love this town! I have been getting in the habit of going for a walk along the seafront into what I like to call "The Village". LOL

And there is no way I can forget my friends. This is the street behind ours. Heya Spotty!!

Loving what I do, especially where I am doing it.

Lush x