Ahoy there TTWUke fans!
We have been rather quiet of late and for that we can only apologise. Life really does seem to run at 312 mph most of the time for us Ukulele ladies leaving little time for us to sit down & do what we enjoy most, have a little sing-song in the sunshine!
Lucy now has a wedding to plan (sooo exciting!) and I have been getting up to all sorts of mischief with my wonderful Rock Choir among other things.
As May is upon us we are now in wedding season. We love all of the seasons but wedding season most of all. We love the dresses (of course), the dewy eyes, the nervy groomsmen, the fussing relatives, the fresh flowers….I could go on but it is always a real privilege to be asked to provide the music for a couple’s special day.
This Saturday we journeyed to Bristol to perform at a church ceremony, singing for the entrance of the bride, during the register signing & for the Bridal march. We learn whatever the couple wants & we always relish the interesting challenge to learn brand new pieces & adapt them for our set up of 2 voices and a ukulele.
This time we sang the love theme from Twilight ‘Turning Page’, ‘Can’t Help Falling In Love’, ‘A Thousand Years’ and the joyous ‘Your Love Keeps Lifting Me’ to end.
After the service we put my new selfie stick (don’t ask!) to good use & recorded a little snipet of A Thousand Years from our makeshift studio – Lucy’s car!! Here is that video… a beautiful song I hope you’ll agree.
Singing is hungry work & so before heading back to our home in Dorset we set Google the task of finding us somewhere for a good feed and BOY did it succeed!! (Thanks Google!) We travelled down the road to The Burger Joint in Bedminster to get our Burger on… now I would go as far as to say that myself & Lucy are burger connoisseurs having sampled an epic burger or 3 in our time (I’m thinking DJ BBQ & The Dorset Burger Company to name a few!)
However, our interest was peeked instantly after entering a cute, kitsch, unassuming establishment with a diner vibe. The staff were super friendly & the atmosphere relaxed, perfect for a Saturday afternoon bite. On perusing the menu the saliva glands kicked in as as did the panic of not knowing what to pick, we quickly realised this was no ordinary burger joint!! The options are endless – beef, chicken, venison, veal….toppings, sauces, sides, extras, dips, sweet potato chips….I am getting hungry just recalling it!! You get an options menu & a pencil and fill your order in (N.B this would be the point where ones eyes could DEFINITELY become bigger than ones belly!)) You can see here how my eyes have already taken on a dreamy quality and I haven’t actually SEEN the burger yet…..!
Anyway, I realise I am “making a meal” of this lunch date (hahaha) but seriously you haven’t seen this burger yet! I opted for a beef burger on a glazed brioche bun with sauteed mushrooms, smoked, streaky bacon & cheddar on top with a side of onion rings & sweet potato fries with burger relish & dijonnaise on the side and a fresh elderflower & mint presse to drink…. drooling here! All of this cost me about £12 and was delivered with friendly banter & a smile. Winning! And if this hasn’t wet your appetite then the fact they source all of their produce locally may seal the deal :-)
If you want to visit (we haven’t been paid we just genuinely LOVED the place and are considering driving from Weymouth to Bristol JUST to eat here!) then here is the website http://www.theburgerjoint.co.uk/
I have one request…if you decide to go then please take me with you!
So I’ve rambled on & made myself very hungry in the process but thanks for reading & we won’t leave it so long next time,
(TWUKEs resident lead singer)