I DON’T SAY THIS ABOUT BEDFORD VERY OFTEN

I can honestly say that we had a lovely day today.

Why is that such an odd statement?
We spent the day in Bedford!!

The shopping in Bedford is still shit to be honest BUT with the arrival of a new entertainment complex in town, the possibility of actually having a lovely day has dramatically improved.

When we go out for the day to Milton Keynes or Northampton or St. Neots, we quite often see one or two movies and choose one of the multitude of restaurants attached to them to go and have some dinner.

Bedford has always been a little bland in the restaurant department.
Curry, Chinese or steakhouse were your options.
BUT…
The new complex has brought us a whole host of new restuarants including a Wagamama’s which is one of our favourites when we are out and about.

So today we decided to try out the brand new Wagamama’s that officially opened on Thursday.

We parked in the multi-storey across the road from the complex and walked over the road to the restaurant. It was fairly empty when we arrived but absolutely buzzing when we left. The food was lush and the service was excellent. We’ll definately be going back.

After lunch, we decided to walk down the embankment where we stopped for a drink at the Embankment Hotel and sat outside enjoying the weather. Murron and her friend Leigh stopped by and added to our bill!!

After that we continued down the embankment and ended up at Cineworld to see Dunkirk which is absolutely amazing!! Brilliant film.

Then we wandered back up the embankment to get the car and headed home.
It was a lovely, leisurly day.

We are happy now knowing that we can get a lift or a taxi to the cinema, walk along the embankment for dinner and then back for another film if we fancy before getting a lift or a taxi home.

Our only concern now is the survival of the Cineworld complex.
It looks like the new Vue only has 3 or 4 screens. Hopefully it won’t impact on Cineworld’s profits and they’ll continue with their refurbishment plans.
As Cineworld card holders, if we lose Cineworld, we’re going to be a bit pissed off!!

Anyway, time for bed. I actually have work tomorrow!!

DEPRESSED

So after a fabulous day yesterday, I have come crashing down today.

This pot is being written on my smartphone as we have lost our TV and broadband service and they can’t  get an engineer to us until next f@$#ING Friday!

Great. Another week of annual leave and the only Internet access I have is through my phone. I have lost TV altogether.

The day started with the realisation that some little shit has egged our garage door. I still haven’t been able to face that mess.

I was dragged into town by two of the kids who wanted to do some Xmas shopping. I spent 2 hours freezing my butt off in a town that has become so dismal it’s painful. 

Meet the nazi saluting penguin covered in fairy lights.

Bedford has an incredibly beautiful river but an equally incredibly awful town centre. The Xmas lights are dreary and depressing. No-one walks around Bedford with a smile and the trip has succeeded in giving me a depression headache. Husband tried to cheer me up by continuing our shopping elsewhere without the kids but to no avail. 

So! I’m going to grab a handful of DVD’S and have an early night.

Hopefully tomorrow will be better. I have the Xmas party for our regular little patients at work that I promised to help out at. Hopefully it will succeed in injecting me with some Xmas cheer.

I can only hope.