Sunday, 12 September 2010


On Friday, September 10th, Christopher and I celebrated our 9 year dating anniversary. And yes, we still celebrate our dating anniversary. We spent the day in London, eating Sushi and walking around the markets in Camden Town and we finished off our evening at Wembley Stadium seeing my favorite band..... MUSE!!! I have wanted to see them in concert for ages, and it was by chance, luck, and the love of my amazing husband that we managed to get tickets!

They were absolutely incredible! I was completely blown away! I was hesitant to get too excited, because seeing a band you love live, you just never know if they're going to be as good as you hope they will be. Muse exceeded all expectations and moved up the list to the top spot of my favorite bands!
During Lily Allen's set (she was one of 3 bands/artists who opened for them)

The stage!

Here's the set list, in case anyone loves Muse and is curious!
  1. Uprising (extended)
  2. Supermassive Black Hole
  3. New Born + Township Rebellion riff (watch)
  4. Neutron Star Collision (Love Is Forever)
  5. Glastonbury 2004 intro + Butterflies & Hurricanes
  6. Guiding Light
  7. Interlude + Hysteria
  8. Nishe
  9. United States of Eurasia
  10. I Belong to You (Mon Cœur S'ouvre à Ta Voix)
  11. Feeling Good
  12. MK Jam
  13. Undisclosed Desires
  14. Adagio in G minor + Resistance
  15. Starlight
  16. House of the Rising Sun riff + Time Is Running Out + Power of Soul riff
  17. Unnatural Selection
    Encore 1
  18. Soldier's Poem
  19. Exogenesis: Symphony Part I: Overture
  20. Stockholm Syndrome
    Encore 2
  21. Take a Bow
  22. Plug In Baby
  23. Man with a Harmonica + Knights of Cydonia

Thursday, 9 September 2010

It's that time of year again!

Well, there's a crispness in the air and our apple tree is producing more fruit than we know what to do with! So far I've mad 2 apple cakes, 2 apple pies, and homemade apple sauce. Christopher and our landlord and some friends are going to brew some Hard Cider starting this weekend, so that'll help use up some of the apples that are littering our yard.

I have a list of things that once (if) we ever settle down and buy a house that are must haves for our home. Apple trees are pretty high up on that list now. There really is nothing like walking outside, picking some apples off a tree and coming inside and baking a pie. Its really... cool.

Pie crust is one of the first things I really made the effort to learn how to make. Its funny now, as much as I love to cook, but when I was younger, I refused to get in the kitchen and help... it drove my mom crazy. But once I got married and realized I needed to feed Christopher and myself, I got in the kitchen and got to learning. My grandma, Mymom, taught me how to make pie crust... its something that I was instantly pretty decent at and I've gotten better over the years. There's still times when I get frustrated and have to start all over again because I haven't taken the humidity outside into consideration or whatever, but for the most part, baking a pie is one of my favorite things to do in the kitchen.

While we were in the states this summer, we went into a Williams and Sonoma and I found one of the scalloped edged rolly things to cut dough with. Best $5 I've ever spent! I love the way the dough looks now with the edges like that!
After it came out of the oven... perfection--if I do say so