Monday, July 30, 2012

I was a bit shutter happy that day.

Holy hell is it HOT!

The temperature has started to get to that point where I start melting. I've never sweated so much in my life before. It's gross. But, a few days ago on a nicer day (read: not a billion degrees outside) we had a group of Harley Davidson bikers come to BH for a visit. They had an interesting mix of bikes~! I was working that morning and I could hear the rumbling of their motors like 3 minutes before they arrived. It was awesome.
Because it was such a nice day, I decided to go out to the Ascot tea room for lunch. I got the quiche and it was so yummy. Lots of cheese and onion and bacon in it. Yummmm~ I took a few nice pictures from the porch, too.
After lunch, I walked over to the Barracks to take some photos from the Watch Tower. The view is really lovely from up there and there was a really nice breeze, too.
And then, I just walked about for a bit. I was a bit shutter happy that day.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

It's time for the obligatory Refectory Dinner Picture post!

So, Tonya's birthday was last weekend. She had a Barbie themed party and a refectory dinner. I was tardy to the party (thanks work!) so I have no photos of that. It was a good night, though~

But, you know what time it is! It's time for the obligatory Refectory Dinner Picture post! Yay! Wooo! Cheer! I can tell you're all gripping your keyboards in excitement. So, here we go~

To start, David was late because the dinner was at 6pm and he didn't get off work until 6. So, I saved him a  seat across from me. I got to sit with Belinda, whom I love and adore. She's a doll. It was nice to sit with her~
I wanted interesting pictures of us and this is what I got. XD
Michie-san had bought Tonya some sparkling wine for her birthday and she shared it with all of us. I had about a tablespoon sized portion, just to be polite. I chose the seafood free menu and it looked like it would be an interesting meal.
The first course was a pureed white asparagus thing. The taste was ok, but it seriously was like eating baby food. True story. It was kinda gross. I kinda wish they just served us some nice steamed asparagus instead. But, I guess this was more fancy~
And then it was on to fois gras. Now, last time I had refectory dinner I discovered that I wasn't a big fan of it. But, I gave it another shot. It had weird clear gelatin stuff on top. Kinda weird. And just like last time, I didn't care for it. Oh well~ David ate it for me. Woo. HE got some really nice maple smoked salmon and he gave me a taste. It was yummy. He wouldn't trade, though. XD OH! And on my plate there was a pickled beet! I FINALLY tried them! It wasn't bad~ Maybe I'll have some when I go home next.
After that it was a consomme soup. That was really nice! Light and tasty! We had it when we had our dinner with Keira.
And then it was time for chicken! Yummmmm~ It was grilled chicken with a cheese sauce. I honestly thought it was Cheese Whiz when I saw it! Ahahaha. It tasted MUCH nicer, though. It was so tasty that I initially forgot to take a photo. I managed to remember before I ate it all. Ahahaha.
Then, the sorbet made it's appearance. Now, I LOVE sorbet. Especially the mint sorbet they serve at BH. usually they change the sorbet up, but the last 3 dinners I've had have been mint. I'm not complaining, though. It's reeeeally nice. David's not a fan of mint, so he gave me his. SCORE!
And then, it was time for the main event~ ROAST BEEF! *__________* Soooooo good. It's always amazing. Perfectly cooked and delicious! And they carve it at your table, which is always amusing. It's funny seeing them wear the big hat. Ahaha. But, yummmmmm. It was sooo nice. Totally worth the price of admission.
Last came dessert~ Wild Berry Chocolate Surprise. What a fancy title for a plain dessert. It was little cubes of yogurt or plain cheesecake with a berry inside each. And the only chocolate piece has raspberry sauce inside. I wish there was more chocolate, but whatcha gonna do.
With dessert finished, we all went our separate ways. Tonya and Charlotte left early to go to another party and we all wandered over to pub. I spent the rest of my evening just chatting it up with Belinda. It was nice~

Monday, July 16, 2012

And then everyone wanted lipstick. Even the boys.

...And as I was cleaning up my Japan Photo's folder, I realized that I didn't post my birthday party pictures! Oops. My bad.

For my birthday I asked everyone to dress up in an Alice in Wonderland themed outfit. Mum gave me the idea, as I'm sure she'll want you all to know~ Hahahaha. It was a great night! Had lots of fun! Everyone put a little effort into their outfits and it made me really happy. I especially liked Lucy as the Eat Me Cupcake.
 For those who don't know, Yuta seems to have an undying affection for molesting all the working holiday staff at BH. He seems to have a special affection for David.
Lucy made me cupcakes! And Aiden decorated them~ They were really tasty!
It was around the middle of the night when Sarah was reapplying her red lipstick and she came over and randomly kissed my cheek. And then everyone wanted lipstick. Even the boys.
And because it was my birthday, Zoe and Liam each bought me a shot. And both of them were disgusting. The first one was Bailey's, Midori and Peach Schnapps. Yuuuck. The second one was called a Squashed Frog. And it was congealed on the bottom or something. Absolutely horrible. And it didn't help that the shot glasses in our pub are like double sized. I did both, though. Didn't feel any different. I guess I have a pretty good alcohol tolerance.
I might add I was thoroughly spoiled.I didn't take photos, but I was given some very nice gifts. (Like the last of the honey strawberry tea! Yay! Saving that for a special occasion.) And Natsuki drew me the cutest card. I love it. I pinned it to my corkboard.