Jan 17 2009

Curry not so bad this time (the food that is)

Mr Stuff

Last night we had the offer of going out for a curry with some mates and we decided to go for it. The fine curry house was fully booked so we went for the second choice, which it turned out was a bit of a mistake.

The place is quite loud and there was a big party of studenty types in there but it wasn’t too hateful. We were seated and then had to wait about 5 minutes or so to get any attention at which point we asked to get some drinks, the guy replied that we would have to wait a few minutes for that and then asked us if we wanted any drinks đŸ˜• Not the best of starts but we let it pass.

The main courses turned up and Mrs Stuff’s and Eor’s were well lardy, not that nice, but mine was fine and very tasty. We were running low on drinks at this point so put in another order, most of them turned up in good time but when there was only 1 left to bring the staff decided that they would just wander about like headless chickens dealing with the big party rather than bring us the remaining drink. We asked about 3 or 4 times before it finally arrived, we weren’t too happy at this point, they couldn’t even heat the hot towels that they brought round, they were barely warm at all.

When we asked for the bill it took them about 15 minutes to bring it, which annoyed us even more. When it finally arrived it was about a minute before we were just going to leave some money and go. So we didn’t leave a tip and later found out that we also stiffed them by 5p on the bill. When the guy picked up the money we explained that we weren’t happy at all, Jac gave them what for about forgetting the last drink, and were offered free drinks but said no and left.

All in all it was a fairly poor show, but my food was great, and they can’t even blame the big party because they were all having the buffet and serving themselves. So it may be a while before I venture to the Natraj Portswood again, lesson learned.

On a good side note the food hasn’t (so far) made me feel bad.

Dec 26 2008

Actually Xmas was quite good

Mr Stuff

When I woke up yesterday morning I wasn’t feeling too bad, so decided to give Xmas a go. We wandered to the pub to meet up with folk at about 12.30, after a few medicinal sherries at home. When we got there the landlords bought our drinks for us, which was very nice of them especially considering they had given Mrs Stuff the biggest sherry I’d ever seen.

There are the pub to greet us was Bella, Tabz N’ Dunx and Jo2 with their baby Eve. We had a good chat with folk and then wandered back to Dunx’s place via our house to get some wine. The walking had made me feel a bit queasy but I’ve had worse. When we got there they opened a fine bottle of champagne which I passed on deciding to have some cola instead, and then followed much preparation and some wine drinking before the food was ready, not feeling too bad I went for it.

There was some lovely duck and all the traditional veg, all of which was lovely. I had a small plate of food followed by seconds of a smaller plate of food, all in all about half the amount of food I would normally eat. Then we retired to the front room for TV and more wine, and I was still feeling OK. I even started ranting when the Xmas Doctor Who episode turned out to be “a bag of cock” and there was much celebration to my rant.

Then we had to go home as I needed to take my prescriptions, and I’m not taking my horse tranquilisers anywhere but here as I get too wobbly. But all in all a great fun day with great company and I really enjoyed it. I paid for it at 5 this morning when I woke in some pain, but it was worth it.

I’m not sure if it was because psychologically I wanted Mrs Stuff to have a great day or having company but it was a rare good day for me and I started to feel like my old self for a little while. Back to feeling crappy today though :(

Dec 6 2008


Mr Stuff

On Thursday night my parents popped round to say Hi and drop stuff off, and it was nice to see them. Even though they only live on the other side of town I am not the best at popping over to say hello, as I’m sure they will agree.

Anyway they dropped off some advent calendars for me and Mrs Stuff, I have a Kinder one and Mrs has a Pooh bear one, since my Mum loves her chocolatey advent calendars. But better than that they also dropped off a dozen eggs from their chickens, mmm proper free range happy chicken eggs. So we had some this morning and they are very tasty with bacon. My Mum said that the chickens really like garlic bread so I’ll see if any of them taste a bit garlicy