Monthly Archives: February 2011

My daughter is trying to kill me…

Samantha picked a pasta meal from “The Classic 1,000 Pasta and Rice Recipes” entitled Spicy Farmhouse Pasta. I didn’t vet the recipe but just did the shopping. For two, the ingredients scaled down to: 120g rigatoni 10ml butter 150g streaky … Continue reading

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I’m online. Other forms of communication are fading away.

As is usual, I had Tweetdeck running and spotted one of the comedians I stalk follow (Sue Perkins) retweet Neil Knighton’s request for people to help out in a Twitter survey. [[Note 1 – Sue Perkins’ About Me on MySpace … Continue reading

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Sometimes food diaries can be hard work…

So I’ve munched through a packet of Kasugai peas that my wife thoughtfully bought me for Christmas. Anything dipped in wasabi is, of course, very tasty. Now I need to find the nutritional information on the packet to add to … Continue reading

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The holiday is over

That’s it – 319 days after leaving Microsoft, I’m back to work in IT. Maybe the gap is a little larger than I expected but at last the nagging worry that employment would take longer to achieve than our savings … Continue reading

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John Cooper Clarke–The Bard of Salford

First shock of the night – The Sub89 venue can have seating! So civilising. Second shock of the night – the support, Alan Clayson, was actually very good in a strange way. Third shock – JCC is a much better … Continue reading

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Mark Watson

Tonight was our Valentine’s Day night out – not on the 14th as that would be pretty stupid. Who goes out on Valentine’s Day itself for a romantic evening? First stop was Dolce Vita in Reading with excellent views of … Continue reading

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Spring is on the way

Walking to the station this afternoon, I noticed the green leaves of daffodils pushing their way into the air and catkins hanging from twigs. So Spring is starting to make it’s presence known. Seems so early in the year, although … Continue reading

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