Friday, September 5, 2008

A few of my favourite things . . .

Stu and I love going to the movies. After a hard day's work I can think of few finer combinations than Boojum and the QFT. Last night after scrummy fajita burritos we saw the film Paris which, despite what this uppity movie reviewer says, was really well done. I really like movies that weave together a bunch of individual stories. Juliette Binoche is beautiful and magnetic as usual in her leading role and the soundtrack added a lot too. As you might guess from the title, the city itself is one of the film's best characters. I left the cinema daydreaming about how we could fenangle a Parisian weekend getaway!

So yes it's true, if you did a credit crunch analysis of our cash flow, you might find that we spend a fair wee chunk on things like movies . . . and coffee! To our delight (or peril?) some great new cafes have opened recently in and around the hood . . . In picking my hot spots, my two key factors to consider (apart from the coffee quality) are atmosphere and, it has to be said, the selection and goodness of the tray bakes! And so, without further adieu I must blow the trumpet for the splendid (and dangerously close to our house!) 'Eat etc' on the Belmont Road. We are also really liking 'Ground' which has opened up on the top floor of Waterstones in city centre - it is perfect for a Sunday afternoon newspaper reading session, although (at the risk of sounding like a grumpy DINK) during our visit last week the nice vibe was marred ever so slightly by two small children who screamed and yelled about the place the whole time we were there.

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