Thursday, 12 November 2009

Memory of a goldfish (and some crazy art in lights)

Duh. I was supposed to blog about the crazy art in lights that I went to see at the York Museum Gardens! Bit late but here it is.

So, it's like an interactive light show, projected onto different York buildings each year... this year, as I've said, the show took place at the Museum Gardens. By the way, York is beautiful, and if you've never been, you really should (tip: don't queue for Betty's... go to Little Betty's on the Shambles and order the bacon and egg muffin. Seriously). Anyway, my sister has recently taken up photography, so one of the main reasons we went was for her to get some good snaps... however she hasn't quite mastered her shutter speed in the dark.... her daytime photos are wicked, but at night? Not so much... (kidding Emma, you're ace). Tee hee. Basically it wasn't her fault, she just needed a tripod. 

The public can take turns at drawing in lights, and then they have a professional artist for an hour or so. There's also a fab graphics show projected onto another building around the corner (see pics with owl/moon etc)... it's one of those things that is just almost impossible to describe, or even show in pictures, you kind of have to see it for yourself. It was pretty cool, and a great evening out for the kids. Although when the "survey guy" came round to us and asked us how they could improve it, I told him some grub and chairs wouldn't go amiss. Had those been provided I honestly could have sat and watched it for quite a long time. Go and see it next year if you're in the area.

And if that doesn't tickle your pickle, here's a picture we took of a tree that looked remarkably like broccoli. Good times all round. 

Thursday, 5 November 2009

My Chocolate Infidelity

Now, having practically been injected with Cadbury’s since birth due to a Manager-of-Cadbury World-Uncle, it takes an awful lot of persuasion for me to champion any other chocolate brand. I stand firm on my devotion to the glass and a half of joy. The closest I have ever come to loving another is the brand I’m about to introduce to you. I should tell you that the reason I opted for this chocolate bar in the first place, was for the slight comedy value of the packaging as a silly present to cheer up my mum. Then we ate some. It is flippin’ LOVELY. May I present, Bloomsberry & Co. Seriously, you should try it.

When I bought this in Sainsbury’s, it was the only design they had in, so I just presumed it was a novelty one off. Ohhhh no no no. There was much more where that came from, I was just yet to discover it in all its glory. Deciding to investigate the brand, I found their website, and a pun-tastic chocolate universe. Go see for yourself.