(Closed) Introducing the UK bees!

posted 9 years ago in United Kingdom
Post # 47
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@KatNYC2011: I’m only about 70 miles north of London (about an hour drive to Epping and the Tube). It’s gorgeous and sunny here too! Thanksgiving turned out great. We ate and sat on the couch and watched Sherlock (I would recommend it! It was really good!). We have enough leftovers to last for DH to take to lunch next week.

As for costume design… probably my dream job would be doing special effects makeup for the movies. I LOVE doing gore makeup; wounds, burns, blood, etc. Give me latex, prosthetics and fake blood any day.

Post # 48
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  • Wedding: September 2018

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@zippylef: A friend of mine did a gore make up course with Charles Fox in Covent Garden.  She had loads of fun ๐Ÿ™‚  Like you she preferred the gore side.

Post # 49
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This is probably the only picture I have of something I have done. It was for a project early on in college. My best friend’s then-boyfriend let me use him as a dummy.

Post # 50
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  • Wedding: September 2011

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@zippylef: We have enough for DH to feed his office for a week. Sadly he didn’t take any leftovers with him this morning. So it’ll be lunch for me and dinner for us tonight as well.

But that’s ok, I really do love thanksgiving leftovers, so I can’t complain.

That makeup is really awesome!

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@KatNYC2011: DH was excited because he had a 4 1/2 day weekend. The base did a half day on Wednesday and then they were off yesterday, today and then the weekend. Thanksgiving and Christmas are the only times he gets long weekends like that. He gets a week for Christmas, but it’s usually the week of New Years instead since they can’t let them all have the same week off.

I have a feeling he’s going to save some of it since I’m flying out the 6th to spend a month at home. He doesn’t want to have to cook. lol

Post # 52
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  • Wedding: September 2011

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@zippylef: Haha very nice. Here’s our spread from last night (minus the 11lb turkey) so you can see how we have WAY too much left over.

Post # 53
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  • Wedding: August 2011

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@KatNYC2011: Looks delicious!! I really think the UK should start celebrating thanksgiving. It seems like a lovely tradition.

Post # 54
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Here’s ours! I took a picture because it was my first time cooking Thanksgiving dinner. All I can say from looking at your picture is I wish my glass of milk was wine. lol. I can’t wait to not be pregnant anymore.

Post # 55
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  • Wedding: September 2011

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@zippylef: Looks delicious (and much more appropriate for 2). I love your plates too.

It was my first time cooking thanksgiving all by myself as well, so I had to take a picture.

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@KatNYC2011: I found an awesome recipe for the turkey. It has garlic and fresh rosemary stuffed under the skin and then it’s glazed in a mixture of dijon mustard, olive oil, honey, and lemon juice and then seasoned with salt and pepper. It was SO good and really juicy.

Post # 58
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    1. Whereabouts in the UK do you live now? (just your county will do if you’re not comfortable being more specific)  Just outside London

    2. Whereabouts in the UK (or elsewhere) are you from originally? Lived here my whole life ๐Ÿ™‚

    3. Are you married, engaged or one of our waiting bees? Engaged

    4. What do you and your SO do for a living? He’s a graphic designer; I’m finishing my MA, and hoping to start a PhD in September. I work part-time at a supermarket, and part-time as an invigilator. Hoping to get funding for my PhD; if I do, I’ll reduced my hours at work ๐Ÿ™‚

    5. Any kids? Nope; definitely not in the next few years, and maybe never.

    6. Where did you/where will you get married? It’s a beautiful 5* hotel that we have exclusive use of, about 30 minutes from where we live, in Berkshire.

    7. What do you think is most different about UK weddings to other countries’ weddings? Hmm I’m really not sure! Their e-rings seem MUCH bigger, and I’m not a fan of the whole ‘upgrade’ thing which is so popular over there. They also have rehearsal dinners, showers etc, whereas we don’t.

    8. What’s your favourite UK city? London; but I’m biased! Bath is nice too.

    9. Can you recommend any good UK holiday locations? London; Bath; York; Edinburgh; Dublin; New Forest; parts of Devon and Cornwall; the Costwolds; and places like Amersham are very pretty and very ‘English’.

    10. What are your favourite UK TV programmes? Come Dine With Me; anything property related; New Tricks (because it is SO English and SO corny); also love things like Midsomer Murders, Miss Marple, Poirot etc again because they are so English and corny. Hate soaps.

      Post # 59
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      Helper bee
      • Wedding: August 2011

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      @VickyAurea: Oh thats such a shame!! There are some tickets for £20 according to the website but i dont know whether the seats are any good.

      Alternatively.. it says on your profile you are 21. Did you see that thing about £5 tickets for ages 18-25, if you buy them at the door?? There are only 8 per performance but if you are ever in London randomly (i know this is probably a long shot from Yorkshire!) it might be worth dropping by the box office and seeing if you can score that amazing deal?!

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