Last weekend we watched "Mama Mia" together (we being Mam, Dad, Kelly and I). For anyone who doesn't know, it's a movie about a girl called "Sophie" trying to figure out which of three possible guys is her Dad in time for him to walk her down the isle for her wedding. And the Abba songs are incorperated in to it to make it an Abba tribute or something like that. Anyway, it's a pretty good movie... Well, apart from the fact I found the ending very disappointing. It's not so much it wasn't a good ending, it just wasn't a satisfactory ending.
Anyway, on Wednesday my Mam came down with some of her recipes to see what I was interested in her trying here. She ended up cooking us dinner. LOL!
She made a lovely potato and cheese pie with bacon and ham in it (we added the meat because Kelly prefers to have meat involved in his dinner). And I do mean it when I say it was lovely. :)
Then, on Thursday - when Mam was here making the pumpkin pie and Halloween cake - she made me a Blueberry Roly-Poly. And that was really tasty too! :)
So... Moving on to yesterday (Friday)...
We made last minute plans which consisted of Chinese food for dinner (picked up by Mam and Dad on their way here) and a movie. Well, there was more, but you'll have to wait until a bit further down the post for that. ;)
Dad had chips (fries) with chicken curry and some spring rolls, Kelly had chicken fried rice, lemon chicken and another chicken that I can't remember the name of the sauce for. Mam and I split portions of stuff between us... We had spare ribs, chicken fried rice and sweet & sour chicken, and some duck pancakes... Can't forget those! LOL! Also, Mam had some prawn toast and I had some saute chicken. Plus there was a free pack of prawn crackers because of how much we spent, so Mam, Dad and I ate those between us.
We all ate our fill last night, and Kelly and I finished up the leftovers today. LOL!
Oh! I almost forgot... Kero had some chicken and some duck. We also gave him the bones from the spare ribs. Well, we couldn't sit there eating chicken and duck and stuff and not include Kero, could we?
My Mam took this photo of me so she could tell Dad and Kelly - neither of whom are big on having their photos taken - that it wasn't just them having their photos taken. I was going to delete it, but Kelly seems to think it's a "kinda nice" photo, so... *Shrugs*...
Apparently the sores on the side of my face from the tape that holds my patch on aren't as visible in this photo as in the one where I'm holding the pumpkin. So that's a good start. Shame it's from the angle I'm at rather than because they're healing. LOL!
And here's the photo that MarmiteToasty and Punkn requested of Kelly. :)
And one of my Dad... Since he wasn't included in the photos when we were holding the pumpkin either. ;)
Anyway, as I said, we did something else too...
We had fireworks!
Why fireworks? Well... Wednesday is November 5th. November 5th is Bomfire Night over here. That means fireworks, fireworks, and more fireworks. All because some guy (named "Guy" actually) tried to blow up the houses of parlament a few hundred years ago. Unfortunately for me November 5th is also the day when they want me to go in hospital, which means that my plan of asking my Mam to do a little firework display for me on Wednesday went right out the window. So, she did it last night instead. LOL!
Here's one of the videos my Dad did during the fireworks. At least, I hope this is going to work... I've never tried it this way before.
There are about half a dozen more videos (there were more, but I didn't keep them all). I'll have to post the rest later though because Kelly's busy and either Jaws or Blogger (not sure which) has decided that I'm not allowed to use the keys to click on the add video icon.
If I find this hasn't worked though then I'll have Kelly give me a hand putting the videos on our video page instead (I can't do that myself because Jaws doesn't get on with the site).
After the fireworks we watched the movie Mam and Dad brought with them for us to watch together.
It was "Demon Seed" and I'd never seen it before and my Mam just got it so we thought it would be a good movie to watch last night. For anyone who hasn't seen it, it's about a sort of synthetic brain that becomes too smart and decides it needs more than just to think and listen to things. So it hacks in to one of the terminals from the building where it is in to the home of the guy who helped create it and forces his wife to produce a child for him. It's not too bad of a movie. Kinda weird, but being an old movie it wasn't all that scary to me... I think probably because I've grown up with things like The Exorcist and Halloween, which make this one look like a kids movie. But it was still a pretty good movie.
We didn't get many Trick-Or-Treaters. With this being our first year here I wasn't sure how many to expect, but I did expect more than we got. I'm thinking perhaps there were parties going on and the kids were at those instead? *Shrugs* Either way it means I have a load of sweets in the shapes of frogs, bats, spiders, etc to munch through. Wait a sec... Why am I complaining about that? They're sweets aren't they? And they're mine! All mine! *Evil laugh*
OK, well...I think that covers everything I wanted to post about. At least, it does until Kelly's free to help me post the rest of the firework photos.
Enjoy whatever's left of your day. :)