Thursday, December 28, 2006

A little entertainment...

Well that's my entertaining complete for a little while with the family all gone home again after a truly enjoyable Christmas for all. Everyone seemed pleased with their presents, I was certainly pleased with mine and they've all left with wider waists and fuller bellies than when they arrived.

Santa and Rudolph cleared their plates of sweets, mince pies, sherry, carrots and water. In fact, an empty Jack Daniels bottle mysteriously appeared at the scene, but I'll not deny the big man that.

Christmas dinner went exactly to plan and if I say so myself, turned out better than last year. Boxing Day buffet has almost gone although we did all have our traditional big cooked breakfast that morning for which I continued my on-going battle with home-made hash browns. Despite suggestions of "just go out and buy McCains", it has now become a matter of principal - how difficult can it be? Grated potato, onion a bit of seasoning; grilled, baked, or shallow fried, they never seem to come out looking right (although they actually taste ok). I suspect I'm leaving too much moisture in the potato, but I'll keep trying, refusing to give in and buy them.

The family film of choice this year was Elf which was every bit as funny as the trailer had me believe. More importantly (for Uncle Seany's benefit), it features the beautiful Zooey Deschanel who it turns out has a voice that is as enchanting as her appearance.

Continuing with the subject of entertainment, I heard something new on the car radio during the pre-Christmas to-ing and fro-ing which I feel duty bound to tell you about. It's a very talented young fella called Mika who's new single Grace Kelly is to be released next month. Difficult to describe, it's a bit of Freddie and Elton with a hint of Robbie, wrapped up in a 70s glam rock kind of sound. You can hear the full single on his MySpace site and see him sing it live here on "Later with Jules Holland". It's a great song and I'm sure he's destined for big things in 2007.

Not sure about my destiny in 2007 yet although I guess it's time to start thinking about resolutions again...

5 comments:

Pete Frenzy said...

Really liked the Mika music. Definitely a hint of Freddy Mercury's voice in the music. I don't see St Louis on his tour list yet :)

Happy New Year to you all...

delcatto said...

Mika...I heard him interviewed on t' radio. Excellent single.

Cherrypie said...

I like him too. I'll swap you a homemade hash brown for some brussel sprout biriani.

LuvlyLittleSister said...

I think you might be right about the hash browns. They tasted good, but having looked on the BBC Food website, I think you need to wrap the potato to get the moisture out and maybe use some flour to help it bind. They were much better than last year. The proof is once you can get the kids to eat them. Hmm (?) Good luck with that!

LuvlyLittleSister said...

Oh, by the way, I do have one complaint: I have a hovercraft in my living room, and an unbearable noise so that I can't hear myself think! However, PP have found a new way of cornering the kids :oD