This Week We Have Been . . .

…loving Alpha Papa, the long-awaited Alan Partridge movie. When North Norfolk Digital is taken over by a ruthless corporation, one of its sacked DJs takes the radio station hostage – leaving Alan to save the day. Seeing AP on the big screen is a little odd, but it’s still got the same subtle humour as the TV shows – not to mention the ever-excellent Tim Key. Back of the net!

…having dinner at newly opened Bush Hall Dining Room in Shepherd’s Bush. The restaurant is next door to Bush Hall live music venue, so you can admire signed autographs of past performers like Amy Winehouse when you go and spend a penny. The menu features classic dishes like kedgeree, mussels and rack of lamb but each is given a twist with the mussels cooked in a Bloody Mary sauce and the lamb given a pistachio crust. Definitely worth a visit and highly recommended as a good date place. Boys, take note!

…getting a sneak peak of Russell Brand’s Messiah Complex tour. We took a seat at the Soho Theatre feeling particularly smug that we managed to bag one of only 140 tickets to the intimate warm-up gig!

…ever so slightly disturbed at the sight of war criminals re-enacting the brutal military murders that took place in Indonesia during the 1960s. A truly bizarre concept for a documentary film, The Act Of Killing follows the process of former executioners coming to terms with their actions as they cast, direct and star in a film showing their dark history. Remarkable, insightful and original film-making – but definitely not for the faint-hearted.

…enjoying some yummy Russian/English fusion food at Bob Bob Ricard. With a call button to press for champagne at this all-booth dining room, what’s not to like!

…having a rather lovely time chilling out on the sandy beaches of Salcombe (often referred to as Chelsea-on-sea, don’t you know darling!). We also made sure to check out the popular beach-side celebrity haunt The Winking Prawn (celebrities spotted include: Rod Stewart… well, if it’s good enough for Rod…)

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