Had the girls round last night for wine 'n' nibbles and made these sushi rolls, which went down a treat. And they just loved the new Air Wick Mulled Wine Plug In! No, not really. What, do you think I live in a council house or something?
That gave me an idea for the title of this blog post. Dear old Dickie has been on the blower badgering me to get on with it, and sent over a whole heap of stuff that people have emailed him. So here's some stuff fresh out of Dickie's sack. Er, mail sack that is as I know how gross some of you lot can be.
More than £175,000 worth of Lottery funding will be coming to Thanet to help improve anti-social behaviour and relationships between the generations. The money, from the Big Lottery Fund's Reaching Communities Programme, has been awarded to the Children's Society to run the Thanet Participation Project over the next two years and will pay for a new project to run in Dane Valley, Newington, Whitehall and Birchington. Hopefully that'll stop the little bastards running amuck.
Burlesque queen Miss Maybe will be running a workshop in Broadstairs on Sunday 25th October. Miss Maybe promises to teach her students moves that will increase their confidence and inspire them to 'unleash their inner minx'. Miss Maybe is herself fascinated with the burlesque arts but also believes it has an appeal to women of all ages, shapes and sizes. I'll get the tassles warmed up for that one.
The second Thanet CAMRA Cider Festival will be held on Friday 16 and Saturday 17 October at Churchill Tavern in Ramsgate. There will be around 60 real ciders and perries from around the UK and cider related pub food. Opening times will be Friday 5pm to 11pm and Saturday Noon to 9pm. Admission is £2.00, but free to card carrying CAMRA members. For further information, please visit their website at www.fannitshiderfeshtival.pis.up
Ramsgate brewer Gadds is hopping, er, hoping to repeat last year's success at the Taste of Kent Awards where Gadds No 3 was voted Best Kentish Beer. The Taste of Kent Awards celebrates the very best of Kent Food and Drink and the public vote in 12 categories. This voting decides the Top 3 nominees in each category, who are then subject to an expert judging panel, mystery diner or mystery shopper. The Top 3 are announced in January and will be invited to the Awards dinner in February where the winners will be announced. Voting runs until the 3rd January 2010. Click here to vote, or just go down the pub and get smashed on the Gaddfather of Ale's excellent beers.