Thaikhun Review…

2014-09-24 18.49.57On Wednesday me and the OH celebrated 8 years together.  What better way to celebrate than to eat our bodyweight in Thai food..

The restaurant of choice was Thaikhun the relatively new Thai restaurant from the creators of Thai fine-dining Chaophraya. Thaikhun concentrates on the busling street food of Bangkok which is emulated in its crazy interior.

We started with a Bangkok street platter – 4 in 1 classics such as Chicken and pork skewers, steamed chicken balls, prawn and chicken wontons with various dips.  This was incredibly tasty with great flavours.

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Next was some old faithfuls, Thai green curry, Pad Thai and beef in oyster sauce.  Each dish was wonderful and although we were very full.  Our plates were left squeaky clean.

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Although there are a few teething problems, such as a long weight for our main courses and waiters dropping trying to drop off other peoples food/drinks to our table it definitely hasn’t put me off and I will be back again.


paid in full


University life…


To all the people who are moving to University Good Luck!  To all the people who are coming to Manchester Congratulations!!

Welcome to the best years of your life.  Manchester is such a vibrant, varied city with enough bars, music and shops that you can shake a drunken finger at.

My advice to all your freshers is to really live your life to the full.  For many this is the first time you have moved away from home, from your friends and are embarking on a brand new adventure.

Embrace every moment of it, I know myself what an exciting but daunting experience it can be.  My word of advice would be – don’t care too much about what other people think.  Don’t follow the crowd.  If you want to do a certain something then do it!  This is the time for you to be who you want to be.

Work hard, play hard and enjoy.


Manchester Picnic…

Today me and the O/H stumbled across the manchester picnic.  The event is running Friday to Sunday at Piccadilly Gardens with an array of food vendors such as Matilda’s, Fire & Salt BBQ and Piggy Smalls.  There’s also entertainment on such as DJs and singers.  We caught a gent doing a fantastic acoustic set, unfortunately I didn’t catch his name.  The food is fab, good prices and a lovely atmosphere.

Get yourselves down there!


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My poor attempt at pictures!


Baking my Sister’s wedding cake…

One of the things that has kept me busy over the last few weeks was making my Sister’s wedding cake.  I have never undertaken anything of this size or importance but although a very  stressful time this melted away when I saw the look on her face.  She loved it!!

After much research I decided on a Madeira sponge.  It’s a dense sponge that handles the weight of extra tiers well but keeps moist too.  In the middle i used buttercream and strawberry jam.  Mmmmmm.


Yes I did use all these eggs!

Yes I did use all these eggs!







Don’t forget to grease your tins


Tin is wrapped in a newspaper blanket so the outer cake mix doesn't cook to quickly.

Tin is wrapped in a newspaper blanket so the outer cake mix doesn’t cook to quickly.




Woo hoo!

Woo hoo!

Brought my friend along for the ride!

Brought my friend along for the ride!



Had to get my Sister's poodle on the cake!

Had to get my Sister’s poodle on the cake!


Ignore the mess!

Ignore the mess!


Tired but very proud of our achievement.

Tired but very proud of our achievement.




We had a fantastic time.  My Sis looked like a Princess and the cake went down a treat!