It’s not very often we have Royalty come to Nottingham. Wait… i take that back, we did have showbiz Royalty Peter Andre make a personal appearance at the Broardmarsh Centre a few weeks ago! Classy venue for a classy guy…
Anyway, this week saw the arrival of some ACTUAL Royal type people in the form of good old queenie herself Betty the 2nd aka The Queen and her grand child/ future King of England His Royal Highness, Prince William the Duke of Cambridge and his lovely lady wife Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge (god what a mouthful).
Im no royalist but i have to say that my obsession with Kate and Wills is growing rapidly. Since the wedding and Jubilee celebration weekend, I seriously can not wait for the coronation and WILL be going down (if im not covering it for work, which, lets face it… i will be). I think that they are the most amazing couple and that Kate in particular is stunning. Im speculating that she is just the kindest, nicest person EVER and will no doubt make the most beautiful Queen.
Some of us from the office popped along to Old Market Square where an estimated 35’000 people turned out to see the monarch and our future King & Queen.
Im not gonna lie, we weren’t even close to speaking to them lol So far back in the crowd in fact that we only saw the tops of heads. However big screens were on hand for the visually challenged and an appearance on the council house balcony ensured we all got to see them in the flesh. The applause and cheers were infectious and im so glad we went down. I will probably never again be so close to Royalty and it truly was a momentous occasion which was part of The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Tour.
I got some pictures which are rubbish but during the event a giant photograph was taken. Comprising of over 5 BILLION pixels of which the detail is incredible and you can almost see the pupils in peoples eyes! So worth a look. Sadly we are about half an inch out of shot lol but its a fantastic view of the square which literally came to life during the visit.
I noticed so many things which seemingly pass my by on a daily basis. Im certain they planted tress and exotic foliage over night because they were not there the previous day!! lol
Anyway it was a great day and one i will always remember!
I have been to this deli only a couple of times in the some 7 years i’ve lived in Nottingham and I really wonder why i haven’t been more often! It was such an amazingly sunny day today that I had a big old walk around the city. Usually I would hit up Starbucks for my coffee fix but today i went to Delilah. I would drink coffee on a desert island no matter how hot it was lol
Anyway, it’s the smallest little deli but is a treasure trove of tastey goodness for any real foody. Filled to the rafters, literlly, with amazing fresh foods from olives to cheese, hams, cake, coffee, bread, tea, wine, pasta, oil… in fact here is what they have to say via their website: “Delilah deli is packed floor to ceiling with exceptional foods and drinks: from self-serve olive-oils and cheeses from around the world; to honey, chutneys, meats and even wine made right here in the East Midlands… Our products are sourced from small artisan producers, locally and further afield, reflecting our commitment to provide authentic, flavoursome produce to excite and inspire the palette. All our products have ‘a home’ and a story of quality and origin to tell”.
It’s basically amazing lol They also have an in store coffee bar which is tiny, but so quaint. You sit right in the shop and it’s just amazing. I didn’t eat this time though i will on my return. I just had a coffee in an amazing double walled glass made by Bodum. They are a bit out of my price range but if anybody ever feels the need to be lovely then a pair of these would be amazing!!! I also bout some coffee for my cafeteria.
Nottingham has a rich source of art and culture. There is so much to see and do. You only have to walk around this amazing city and you are sure to come accross something in every corner that is of interest. Interestingly Sherwood Forest which is synonimous with Nottingham… is about an hour away lol It’s probably one thing people come to Notts to see and they have to travel a good hour out of the city centre to get to it! Anyway. Aside from that there is still loads too see.
Once such object that is worth going to check out is Anish Kapoor’s Sky Mirror at the Nottingham Playhouse. Its a stunning sculpture which in 2001 when it was installed was the most exspensive piece of Lottery funded public art work just shy of £1million.
Installed just outside the entrance it’s a 6 meter wide, concave dish of polished stainless steel. Angled towards the sky it reflects it’s ever changing environment. On a sunny day it can be truly beautiful. Sadly it wasn’t such a day when i went lol but still got some cool shots.
There are other Sky Mirrors in St. Petersburg Russia, Kensington Gardens London and at Rockefeller Center in New York.
There are many things I hate about having to get up at the crack of dawn for work, however the views on the way to work in some part make up for it! If you cant breathe in the fresh morning air and forget your troubles for even a split second then, well, there’s no hope lol Positive, Mental, Attitude.
Sometimes it’s so easy to see the negative things in life when really you should embrace the positive. Fresh air, light… Life! Walking home today it was so amazing to see the sunset in the sky. I only wish we were able to see it like this every day lol it’s amazing how the simpler thing like sunlight, can’t lighten even the darkest places in our minds! Get outside and walk I say!! Go!!… Now! Or tomorrow, whatever haha