Elementary My Dear Watson!
My husband (Tall Dad) has been away for a week, so last night we have had a bit of Sherlock themed night in, together to catch up, thanks to some Sherlock Holmes goodies that had been sent to us. We are big fans of the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle classic, even watching the new American series called Elementary. There is something quintessentially British about each of the adaptations, even when they have been set in America. We also love challenging one another to solve the mystery first.
So we decided to have some Moriarty’s (our newly named cocktail) kick back, and watch some of the DVD’s we had been sent and play a Sherlock Holmes game, while Tall Dad, attempted to get over his jet lag.
First up was the Guy Richie film -Sherlock Holmes. I have always had a bit a thing for Robert Downey Jr (who plays Sherlock) I think its the rebellious streak that he has in real life that he seems to always put into parts so well when he is acting. I first noticed him in Ally McBeal, and that maverick streak he has brought brilliantly to the screen in the Sherlock Homes films.
Saying all this, I think I prefer the UK series named Sherlock, where the story has been brought bang up to date, as it is set in 21st century London. Its humorous, very fast paced and the stories each week are very cleverly interwoven. Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman star in this version, which brings together perfectly Sherlock’s fascination in solving weird and wonderful cases.
Next up, we had been sent Cluedo, which has been adapted to include all of the elements of the UK Sherlock series. It’s such a long time since I’ve played Cluedo, I had forgotten what great fun it is. It also brings out the inner competitive streak I have, so of course I won! No, I honestly didn’t cheat, whilst a jet lagged Tall Dad, wasn’t looking.
So all in all we had a great night, I can confirm that an evening with Sherlock is very enjoyable, and even though I spent it without Robert Downey Jr himself.
Disclaimer: Thank you to Gala Bingo for sending me these items in celebration of the new Sheerluck Holmes Game.
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Hi, this is a featured post, but I am loving the idea of girls night in, especially if it involves cocktails.
When I get chance to have an evening away from the responsibilities of my children, I love to get my girlfriends around for a really enjoyable night in chatting, eating and drinking. There’s nothing more fun than having a gossip and a much-needed catch up together.
I like to find fun cocktail recipes to try out because it can be a great way to relax and have a bit of a laugh together. The fruitier the better, though you can never go wrong with a classic gin martini to really loosen you up after a hard week.
The kind of music I play really depends on the mood of the evening. If it’s a close get together with just one or two of my best friends, something quiet and chilled is always in order – I’m a huge fan of City and Colour and Birdy.
If it’s a bigger gathering with quite a few of us, something a bit more upbeat is always in order. Lady Gaga and Katy Perry are the perfect musicians to really get the party started.
When you’re hanging out with the girls, it’s nice to show you’ve made an effort and get some food in. Nibbles are best because we don’t want to get too bloated to enjoy our cocktails, so canapés and finger food are a must.
If it’s a quiet night we love to stick on a girly chick flick or a great comedy. Bridesmaids is one of my favourite films because it combines my two favourite genres, but I also love Bridget Jones’s Dairy for the happy tears.
Sometimes a night out can be fun too, but it’s also full of occupational hazards. I always thought I was the only one that would choose a night in over a night on the town, but apparently I’m not alone.
I read a survey conducted by Ladbrokes Bingo that interview women all over Britain about things that ruin nights out for them. Laddered tights were a main player (I hate that too) and being stalked by sleazy men all night (urhhh). 66% of women said they prefer a night in playing games and having a good chat, and it really isn’t surprising considering the risks of going out!
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