March 5, 2014
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WARNING: Do not let your children make a coffee or a hot chocolate unattended. The children in the above video were supervised at all times during the process.
March 4, 2014
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It’s Saturday afternoon, we’re at Pizza Express with the whole brood (Me, Chi, Bast, Evie) and I’m seriously feeling the love from my amazing little family….
….I’m not feeling it from the elderly couple in the corner, who are practically spitting at me every time Bast (5) has an outburst over something ridiculous like a crayon not working, smashing his hand down on the table and going ‘Daddy! DADDY! What’s wrong with this stupid thing?!?!….
….I’m not feeling it from the young and extremely attractive couple sitting beside the door, the girl staring at me as if in wonder that I’m ginger instead of grey and the guy staring at her, fervently hoping she sticks to her desire never to have kids….
….I’m definitely not feeling it from a middle aged pair in the corner that I’ve come to regard as the ‘Nearly Snobs’, who are openly shaking their head every time our smallest smurf, Evie (1) decides to wash her face with pieces of the pizza.
To make everything worse, there’s a perfect little family behind us with ridiculously well behaved children. The little boy, who I’ve given the name ‘Cecil’ and who looks about six, is multitasking on some sort of android while flicking through a magazine that seems to have more words than pictures while his sister ‘Celice’ (three, possibly) is quietly combing the hair of a beautiful doll. Their parents, who I’ve announced in my mind as ‘Derek and Daphne’ are exchanging compliments and sipping each other’s wine. I’ve decided that he’s a drug dealing alcoholic while she’s having it off with half the guys in his office. It’s probably not the case, but it makes me feel better.
I quickly return my attention to our own table. Evie is now trying to get her entire fist into her mouth with her dessert…
while Bast has finally given his smurfaccino and mini chocolate fudge cake the thumbs up (with more chocolate on his thumbs than in his mouth).
It’s then that my wife says ‘Smile!’ and takes a photograph. I quickly concentrate in order to eliminate all stress and assumed mutual disapproval from my own and everyone’s mind. Here’s the resulting picture:
Ah…..wow: look how happy and content I am now. Everything is wonderful, we’ve all got lots of milk to drink and, even better, the woman behind us has just told her son that he’s a selfish little twit. The world is right again.
The Stones love Pizza Express…..and do you know what? I reckon Pizza Express loves the Stones.
March 1, 2014
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For Valentine’s Day, my wife and I headed to a restaurant we’ve been hearing about for a long time: Paolo’s Kitchen in Broadstairs. It’s been said many times before, but when a quality establishment arrives in small group of linked towns like Thanet, word spreads quickly. Paolo’s was recommended to me countless times: by friends, family, people in town, staff at Westwood Cross and even parents at several local parent and toddler groups. We were promised great food, great service and a really lively atmosphere.
They were all right.
I think Valentine’s Day is quite tricky for restaurants: you want an intimate, candlelit experience for you and your partner….but – if you’re anything like me – you also want a fair bit of activity all around you. Seriously, there’s nothing worse than walking into an empty restaurant: it might be one of those tiny irritations that are mine alone, but I want to be constantly raising my voice in an effort to converse with my wife. I don’t want an intimate conversation with just her and three waiters.
Fortunately, there’s no worries about that at Paolo’s Kitchen. The place was packed full of people laughing, joking and enjoying themselves (unlike a certain other bring your own bottle venue in Broadstairs, where people arrive shouting and screaming and leave by being carefully dragged out onto the pavement). It was an incredible atmosphere and each table was lent a sense of intimacy by the beautiful – but very subtle – candlelight provided!
The food was, I have to admit, off the chart…..in a good way. I know it looks good, but then restaurant food always looks good and often tastes somewhere between forgettable and sadly unforgettable. This stuff was incredible: chicken wraps with so much flavour they were literally bursting at the seems, a lamb burger that pretty much redefined what burgers should taste like….and ice cream with the sort of chocolate torte you’re not going to get anywhere outside a seriously swanky Ramsey restaurant (maybe one of the ones where the rats aren’t actually allowed to help with the cooking?).
We loved Paolo’s: it’s highly recommended. Check out the photographs below, and go book yourselves a table.
I think I could actually eat this picture and enjoy it.
February 27, 2014
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