November 2016



One of my favourite Indian restaurants to eat in has a lovely friendly and family atmosphere, that is the Sakura Indian restaurant in Carshalton Beeches.  So I decided to use this venue for my 45th birthday meal. Wayne had bought me some birthday cupcakes and this year they were a little more tamer than in previous years.
We met up with Nik & Paul, Michele & Dean, Deb & Jim, Sam & Ian, Ali, Lizzie and finally Kim & Ricky. It was all so nice to see everyone and even for friends to meet my favourite work colleges out of work for a change. What a great night had by all, even Sam who does not usually eat curry, the Sakura stepped up their game and made a special dish for Sam.
Thanks for all my prezzies even to those who could not make it and yet still treated me to something to open on my birthday.

JLP Fright Night


Something that I am lucky to be part of, is the extensive array of special trips and discounts that are available to both Waitrose and John Lewis partners.  They are available throughout the year and then there are some special events exclusively for its partners.  
Just before the close of the theme park season, JLP hired out the entire use of Thorpe Park for its annual ‘Fright Night' scare event.  In previous years it had been open to partners and guests of partners for only several hours exclusivity but this year it was a day-long event from 10am to 10pm, ride all you like with little or no queues in daylight and in the dead of night.
My work bestie Ali had never been to Thorpe Park, not even with her kids and so I took advantage of this great deal and had a fab day out with her.
We had a few hours of rain but that did not stop us from jumping on all the rides and just meant in some cases donning on a plastic poncho to keep dry.
There were several scare mazes, some of which I had not been in, only heard about.  Ali entered them fearlessly telling screaming girls, ‘step aside, I’ve had kids’.
What a great day, roll on next years event and I will even do it in fancy dress.