Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Halloween Dinner at Jeff's

*Warning I say Pumpkin a lot in this post

Paul and Jeff... Lennon and McCartney?

Jolyne, Brian and Karine, yeah, she wore the hat most of the night.

Karine's hat was a little more abstract.

We all know how good a cook Jeff is, he knows it as well... Yeah he loves it, but we love it too, so if he wants to show off we are MORE than happy to let him. So tonight he decided to step it up a level, and went all Iron Chef on us. The ingredient for the night? Well it had to be Pumpkin.

With Pumpkin soup for starter, then a salad (with roasted pumpkin seeds), with a Pumpkin risotto for main and then Karine finished it off with a Pumpkin pie. You would think that, that would be Pumpkin overload, but no, we were all full without being completely sick of Pumpkin.

The intention was to have a pumpkin based evening, and it was, except for the pumpkin carving. Paul and Jeff started an impromptu jam session, and I even joined in, the Tesco song being a highlight.

The eyes are blue, but the nose is purple (broken)

Monday, October 30, 2006


Not much has been happening on the blog front of late, that's mainly to do with work and the fact that I've been wanting to save some cash for my 2 trips back to England in 2 month's, which I'm really looking forward too, but I know is going to cost a fortune.

I had a free train ticket that I could use, so I decided to cash it in a take a trip to Ottawa, my friend Michelle had invited me down as she was there seeing family and some people from work, it turns out that her boss was the minister of HR for all of Canada, I didn't actually realise who she was until she told me that her name is Diane Finley, Michelle then explained that it's The Honourable Diane Finley, Cabinet Minister! Now I don't think that I would of mixed in those sort of circles in England.

Ottawa is only about 2 hours away from Montreal, so it's suprising that I haven't been there before, it's a shame that it was raining so much as the sight-seeing was kinda short lived, although . But still had a great time, and I'd definately go back.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Kasabian Gig

This was a capture from my video camera (hence the grainy quality)

This post is a little late, but a we managed to get tickets to go and see Kasabian at a small venue not far from my place about a week and a half ago, this, like the Arctic Monkey's was one of those events that would either cost a fortune or wouldn't really happen anymore back home, considering how popular Kasabian are now. Unfortunatly the battery on my camera ran out.

I managed to get a few pictures but they are more of us than the actual band, even though we were only about 20 feet away.

Jolyne caught between someone's fingers?

Another grainy video captured image, but you can see how close we were.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Insight into Quebec living...

A few of you have asked my when I came home, what Montreal and more importantly Quebec was like. Well first up let me say that although Quebec IS technically a provience of Canada it has a very european sensability. As far as I'm concerned that means you just get the best of both worlds.

But if you want the view of the Quebecoise of being Canadaian, you can't go far wrong with the following video. Note there is plenty of Quebecoise swearing, just makes me laugh every time I hear it. Enjoy!

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