Weekend Wanderings #2
The weekend started on Friday night when Neil and I headed up into Belfast for a bite to eat, before going to the QFT (Queens Film Theatre) to see Cobain: The Montage of Heck. We booked a table at Conor, which is a popular little restaurant that happens to be very close to the QFT. I highly recommend it if you’re ever in the area. The service is always impeccable and the food fantastic! I ordered the fish pie with mash and a glass of Prosecco. Neil had a red thai curry with a side order of rosemary and rock salt chips that were really nice! We were sitting up near the bar area and one of the waitresses managed to smash a glass, which came flying in our direction and landed on our table! Scared the life out of me! The manager was very nice and gave us free coffee. Woot!
After we ate, it was time to walk around to the QFT (about a 10 minute walk). As a big Nirvana fan since my teens, I couldn’t wait to see this film doc on Kurt Cobain. Luckily we arrived early as the place was queued out the door! I don’t think I’ve seen the QFT this busy before. We got ourselves decent seats – no big heads in the way – and waited for the film to start. We enjoyed the documentary, it was funny but ultimately sad. There were interviews with his parents and unseen home videos, as well as an unheard Cobain track that I imagine will end up on the soundtrack. Well worth a watch if you are fan.
On Saturday we ventured to Kiltonga duck pond in Newtownards, Co Down. I used to come here often with my family on picnics when I was a kid. The rainy weather meant that on many an occasion, we’d end up eating our salad sandwiches (mum’s were and still are the best) in the car. I can still hear the window wipers working overtime as we munched away and peering through the car windows at the ducks fighting over bits of bread.
It’s a lovely wee spot to come to if you want to see some local scenery or just feed the ducks. Not to mention there’s good views of Scrabo Tower.