Roll over Beethoven

On Thursday, Harry, Holly and me went to see, a classical spectacular at The Royal Albert Hall, I’m the first to admit, I don’t have a great knowledge of  the classics, but I decided that Harry needed to broaden his musical horizons, to get a better understanding of where much of todays music originated from, and it would be accompanied by a laser show, which was the BIG selling point to Harry (and me) he was up for it.

I was told by those you know, to get seats up nice and high to fully appreciate the laser show, and we settled in for what was to be an amazing night, it started with the theme from the “Old Spice ad” (showing my age and lack of knowledge) ORFF ‘O Fortuna’ from Carmina Burana  which totally blew us away, the choir, the full orchestra,  Harrys face told a million stories, WOW what was that?

We then had eighteen other classics which included; TCHAIKOVSKY Swan Lake Finale, VERDI Grand March from Aida and the brilliant 1812 overture with cannons and indoor fireworks. We all waved our Union Flags to Rule Britannia  and I think by the end, Harry, who had been given a crash course into looking at music in a different way, couldn’t wait to tell his clarinet teacher the next day about what he’d experienced.

It was a great evening of amazing music, now lets see if I can get us tickets for Last Night of the Proms… chance!

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Royal Albert Hall

I felt very patriotic after such a lovely British evening so decided to make something special to nibble on for our Sunday afternoon treat, Harry loved helping with the design….

Fruit Pizza, so easy to do:

This recipe serves around 8, depends on how big you cut the slices, I used short crust pastry which I think works best.

1 pack of rolled, shortcut pastry

8oz pack of cream cheese
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon Vanilla essence or as you like it

4 cups strawberries
3 cups blueberries
1 cup raspberries

Cream / Creme Fraiche

Heat your over to 200C and cook the pastry for around 15mins-20mins and allow to cool, it should be a nice golden colour
Beat together your cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until soft peaks, taste it for balance, and spread over cool crust..
Arrange fruit in the shape of a Union Jack or to your own design on top of cream cheese and place in fridge for an hour

Serve with cream on the side

Fruit Pizza

Union Jack Pizza

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