Space groupies

Last weekend I went to visit my sister who lives in Bristol. We are very close and see each other a lot but I very rarely travel the hour to Bristol by myself. 

Friday was different though. We had tickets to see Space. I loved Space and listened to them a lot while doing my GCSE’s. Wow I feel old! Lol! We’ve been to see them a lot recently and they have been regular visitors to the Fleece in Bristol.  

We met up with another friend and went for tea. I was really fancying a chicken burger but I have to admit I was one of “those” people who ask for odd things when ordering as I have given up bread for Lent. I still ordered the burger but asked for it without the bun! I almost cringed asking for it as I hate to deviate from the menu. 

Thankfully the waiter didn’t even bat an eyelid and took the order with no issue. I had the chicken burger (minus the bun) with sweet potato fries. The chips were lush! I would definitely have sweet potato chips again. They are now a new favourite with me. 

After tea we walked down to the venue. The first support act seemed quite young and I felt tried a bit too hard to be rock-y. The second band, although the did covers, were fantastic. I really enjoyed them. 

We were lucky enough to be right at the front of the stage and had a really good view. Unfortunately I’m no band photographer and my photos are quite dark. 

They played quite a few songs from their new album but a lot of old favourites too. Another fantastic, energetic show from the boys from Liverpool. 

We had such a good night and it was lovely spending quality time with my sister too. Can’t wait to make a date to see Space next time they are at the Fleece now 🙂


BEDN #4 Food glorious Food

Food is the main topic of conversation here in the lifetimeofdiy household at the moment. Hubby and I are trying to lose weight so we are counting point values of food. I am struggling if I’m honest because I’m a snacker and I prefer to eat little and often rather than sit down for a meal. Unfortunately I’ve found that what I snack on have quite high point values so I am trying to eat proper meals which are being bulked out by veg as the first week I felt hungry all the time.

Last week it was slightly easier. Probably because I was starting to get used to eating differently but also because I was given a huge pumpkin from my step dad’s allotment. It made pumpkin pie which was quite high in points (double cream in the pie and whipped cream on the side ahem!) but the pumpkin was so big it also made gallons of soup. I froze some but there is only so much pumpkin soup we can eat so we gave some to my parents. Only fair really as the pumpkin came from them in the first place.

This Sunday we went to my parents for Sunday dinner and my mum gave me soup she had made from leftover veg as a swap for the pumpkin soup. It was so nice we decided to make our own. We made carrot and swede soup as that was what we had and this is how we made it:

Chop a small onion (ours was home grown) and put in a big pan with a blob of butter (that’s a technical term you know 😉 )
Fry gently for about 5minutes then put 2 chopped carrots (also home grown yay!) and a chopped up small swede (shop bought sorry) in the pan.
Add enough stock to cover the veg and simmer for about 20minutes (until the veg is soft)
Allow to cool then blend.

We divided it up into single portions and frozen some. Yummy on a chilly autumn evening. And the best part – it’s all veg so no point value 😀