Diwali dinner dance

About 10 of us (friends and family) celebrated Diwali at India Gate Indian Restaurant on Great Victoria Street, with 40 others. This used to be Gingerroot and Mongolian BBQ restaurants previously. 
The evening kicked off with prayers, followed by sparklers and then a magnificent 2 course buffet meal. There was chicken tikka, chicken pakora, vegetable pakora and gobi (cauliflower) Manchurian. For mains the choices were on the bone chicken masala, Karahi gosht, daal makhani, vegetable jalfrezi, pilau rice and naan. Then we danced the night away to Bollywood and Bhangra tracks. All for £15 a head. Super value, great company, excellent food, spacious venue, attentive staff. Definitely will go back!!



Live lagom

Live Lagom
I’ve embarked upon this journey today, along with seven other people to lead a more Sustainable life style. The Swedish firm IKEA call this Lagom ar bast (the right amount is best). 
The programme starts in January and runs til May 2016. We have to change aspects of our lifestyle to improve our sustainable lifestyle.
I’d like to share a few facts from the Belfast IKEA store:
.IKEA donates €1 to kids charities for all toys sold
.All rainwater harvested is for toilets stored in tanks under disabled car park

.Heating and water heating done by giant wood chip boiler/burner 

.Ridges on water bottles enable squashing and hence space saving

.Integrated dishwasher uses 7.5 litre of water for 15 place settings

.swipe family card and IKEA will plant a tree in Carnmoney forest (via seeds planted by school kids-currently 50,000 saplings!!)

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