pinit preview none The Fruits Of My Labour

In addition to the main crop King Edwards, I also planted some 2nd crop Estima Potatoes which you can see here. I turned these into some delicious mash potato.


Here are some broad beans which I picked and fried up with some red onion. It was a tasty meal with minted lamb steak.

 

 

pinit preview none How Does MY Garden Grow?

A little something like this…several weeks ago you saw me digging in the Mister Jack Tv video Expert Gardener At Work. It’s time to show you the fruits of my labour, as it were.

After a few days of back breaking work digging up & tilling the soil, this was the result of all that hardwork:

The little plants in the centre are little strawberry plants from last year.

Just a few short weeks later, after planting Broad Beans, Peas and King Edward Potatoes, this was the result just before I did a little bit of weeding:

I constructed these sticks for the peas to grow on, this took a while:

On the far left we have Beans, at the back we have Peas, the King Edwards Potatoes and the Onions are under the tunnel to stop the birds picking them.

The following pictures show what occurred in the weeks that followed.

Exhibit 1.

Exhibit 2.

Exhibit 3.

Exhibit 4.

Stay tuned for some more updates, soon. Including news on what I’ve been growing inside green house.

Right now, however. I’ve got too make like a tree and leave.

pinit preview none DEEP SEA DIVING WITH SHARKS!! at The London Sealife Aquarium

So, on April 14th I decided to go on an afternoon jaunt to The London Sealife Aquarium, and it went a little something like this…

You begun the journey walking directly over a tank full of sharks, there was two panes of reinforced perspex between so no chance of becoming lunch and you then venture through some boring little tanks until you finally get to the long tunnel.

I tell you what instead of talking you through it, I’ll show you exactly what it was like right here. Watch the video below for a little bit of first hand experience of DEEP SEA DIVING WITH SHARKS!!.

Be careful not to stay under too long, otherwise you no what happens

icon wink DEEP SEA DIVING WITH SHARKS!! at The London Sealife Aquarium
pinit preview none DEEP SEA DIVING WITH SHARKS!! at The London Sealife Aquarium

Speak soon.

Mister Jack

pinit preview none Did I Let The Right One In...

So, on April 8th I went to see Let The Right One In at The Apollo in London, yes…the theatre where the roof fell in. Was I frightened that it would fall down again? Nah, I’m invincible

icon razz Did I Let The Right One In...
pinit preview none Did I Let The Right One In...

I’m not used to going to the Theatre but a lot more effort had been put into the set, the lighting and performance than I expected, which was a pleasant surprise. When it was announced to me I was going to see Let The Right One In, i did try to read the book before seeing the production, but at my reading pace that was never going to happen.

The production was atmospheric and certainly succeeded in creating the atmosphere necessary for suspense and fear. If you’re into vampires then I’d recommend you go see this post haste and then follow up with the film of the same name, if you don’t like subtitles there is an American version of the film called “Let Me In” which I had seen but I don’t think I was paying attention.

WARNING: This production is not for the Twilight generation…

Right, well I will leave you to the trailer below while I go read the book.

pinit preview none Thrills and Chills At The London Dungeon

So on Saturday I went to The London Dungeon, I was quite shocked to find out that they’d moved to the South Bank, a tourist destination gone wild. Sorry, I couldn’t film anything for you, but it’s so damn dark down there.

I haven’t been to the Dungeons since I was wee boy and honestly, I was pleasantly surprised to find out that it’s even better than I remembered it. The actors are great and the ambience is exactly what you’d expect in the dark depths of the London Dungeons. I’m pretty keen on the darker side of history, and that’s exactly what the Dungeons portray. Think Horrible Histories meets Saw.

It’s very different than the old Tooley Street dungeon, but it certainly doesn’t disappoint. With water ride reminiscent of any water ride at amusement parks, only difference is it’s dark and smells a little like sewage. I just wish this water ride could have been longer and wetter. There’s currently a London Dungeon 2 for 1 deal going on, on packs of Kellogg’s cereal, so you have no excuses to have a bit of spooky fun this easter. Take the kids or why not go to London Dungeon Lates for a spooky night out. Whatever you do, don’t get fish and chips from next door. It is by far, the worst fish and chips Mister Jack has ever tasted, blurgh.