Hi all, may I take this opportunity to wish you all a prosperous and healthy 2016.thanx for all your support for the past year
Merry Christmas to all you out there. Thanx for your support over the year. Looking forward to a great holiday period.
Santas Grotto at Hillmount
I was invited along to visit Santas Grotto and trail at Hillmount Nursery with my wee girls. This was my first time at the garden centre and I can’t believe I’ve never been here before. It’s celebrating 75 years and We were well looked after by Robin and son Alan Mercer (3rd and 4th generation owners respectively).
The Santa statues are pink in colour but the real one was in red!! The actual trail features a bit of interaction. There are ten very well laid out and decorated Christmas themed scenes/displays before pictures and pressies from the main man Santa himself. There are a series of questions to answer and the winner gets a prize. After exiting Santas grotto there is an area where there are goats, donkeys and reindeer. There’s a straw play area for the kids. My two certainly enjoyed the whole experience.
We then had some wonderful food consisting of chicken, ham and cheese panini, baked potato with Bbq chicken (both served with salad), a side of bacon and potato salad and a choccy rice crispie tray bake.
Shoppers are being urged to vote for St George’s Market as the best in Britain.
NABMA – the National Association of British Market Authorities – currently is running an online poll to find ‘Britain’s Favourite Market’. To vote, all shoppers have to do is visit the NABMA website, http://www.nabma.com/, and enter St George’s Market, Belfast, when prompted to do so.
Voting closes on Thursday 31 December.
St George’s previously won the title of Best Large Indoor Market in NABMA’s annual awards in 2013.
Dinner Drinks and Ice Hockey
Myself and my wife were at the SSE Belfast last night to watch The Giants play Nottingham Panthers. We were with seven others in a suite overlooking the arena. The atmosphere was great and our hostess was amazing. The food looked and smelt great. There was herb infused rice which was lovely and perfectly cooked. The Beef dish, I’m told, was great and the Chicken in fennel and tarragon was nice but sauce was a bit thin and needed a bit more seasoning. The roasties were a treat and the sweet wheaten and soft butter really complimented it well. For afters we had a divine chocolate cake and a beautiful lemon tart and fresh cream. Great night which made up for the Giants losing 3-2!!!!