Great Cocktails and a Civil War

Following the sadness of my last post, this week has been a bit brighter. The sadness still hits me in waves occasionally, but the pain is manageable. My wife and I are giving our remaining two gerbils (Lexie and Robyn) a lot of love and attention.

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The week has been as cold as usual, with an eerie fog descending upon London yesterday. But this has been promptly followed by an old friend making a rare appearance… the sun!

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As it cut through the thick murky sky, it brought warmer temperatures with it. It isn’t quite spring yet, but I’ll take as much warmth as I can get πŸ™‚

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Trips to the gym this week included an aqua class with my wife, which involved us doing aerobic exercises in the swimming pool. Some parts of it were easy, but others were incredibly hard… particularly pushing floating weights under water for resistance. Trust me – its a great workout for your muscles and a lot of fun too.

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Elle and I wanted to make this weekend much happier than the last, by treating ourselves to dinner and cocktails. Our first stop was a cocktail bar called Playground, which is a small intimate place with pleasant staff and truly excellent cocktails.

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These two drinks are a Japanese Mojito with watermelon and sake and a Chocolate Orange Martini with a segment of a Terry’s Chocolate Orange. By sheer luck, we’d arrived during ‘power hour’ so they were half price. We also received complimentary crisps and shots, which was a nice surprise!

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And yes… that is dry ice in the shots πŸ˜€

After the cocktail bar, we walked to a nearby restaurant called Buffalo Bar & Grill. The food here was nice enough, although it did seem rushed out in an awful hurry… with the starter arriving even before the drinks. I guess they’re used to a quick turnover on Saturday nights. In any case, the food was nicely prepared.

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And finally… the big news in the film world was the arrival of the latest trailer for Captain America: Civil War.

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I remember reading the Civil War comics years ago and absolutely loving them. Although the film has been shortened and adapted for the cinematic universe, I am still eager to see this story told on the big screen. The fact it even exists is a miracle… even more so because Marvel managed to wrestle the rights to Spiderman out of Sony’s hands, if only for one film.

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Say hello to the single greatest trailer moment of my cinema-loving life. I am incredibly excited to watch this film. April can’t come soon enough!

That’s all for now. I hope you’ve all had a nice week, whatever you’ve been up to πŸ™‚

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