Thursday, 18 May 2017

I Went Upstairs,

to use the multi gym for my exercises,

 and woke up the kittens who were sleeping on one of the old chairs up there, 

we had planned on going out to do some shopping, but it just rained all day, not heavily, but it just did not stop, in the evening we were off to Cherry's for our evening meal,

 I had a quick look around as we were early, the salad bar,

 the sign says it all,

 soup of the day tomato,

 and a nice selection of starters,

including sushi,

 for main courses, fish in batter and spring rolls,

 lots more to chose from in covered dishes,

 the carvery and pizza station,

and on to desserts,

 and what a selection, plus 7 different flavours of ice cream in the freezer,

 'Cheers!', from Mr. Tony and myself, 

 to start Diana chose spaghetti bolognese and chicken wings sprinkled with sesame seeds,

 some sushi, prawns and salmon for myself,

 on to main courses, chicken curry with Indian bread for Mr. Tony,

'Cheers!', we rounded off the meal with a selection of desserts, if you want to try Cherry's it is located on Third Road opposite what was once the X-Cite disco, Mr. Tony kindly dropped us off home where we said out thanks and farewells,

then it was feet up for Penny Dreadful, a television series which brings together a group of characters including the likes of Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray and Professor Van Helsing amongst others, to battle the supernatural in Victorian London, a bit gory to say the least and with so many spells and demons, it must have cost a fortune to make, but the first episode was enjoyable enough, as an aside the term Penny Dreadful was used to refer to cheap popular serial literature produced during the nineteenth century in the United Kingdom, the term is roughly interchangeable with penny horrible, penny awful, and penny blood, the term typically referred to a story published by at one time literally hundreds of publishers in weekly parts, each costing one penny, the subject matter of these stories was typically sensational, focusing on the exploits of detectives, criminals, or supernatural entities and in this television series we get all of them with a cowboy thrown in for good measure! as for the stories many gave birth to ones we still all know today, like Sweeney Todd the demon barber of Fleet Street, 

at the time called The String of Pearls, it is the original story of Sweeney Todd, estimated to have been written around 1850, the picture above of Mrs Lovett’s pie shop, the illustration that accompanied the story, and with that we were off to bed.

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