Category Archives: Christmas

Coffee always best with a syrup

To get that special coffee flavour, you should have a decent stock of Monin syrups. The 5-pack that seems to be only available for Christmas is a good place to start: Crème brûlée Roasted hazelnut Gingerbread Praline Caramel The crème … Continue reading

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Christmas at the office

This was all the decorations until today – one oversized bauble and a USB Christmas tree, both supplied by me. At least the tree was appropriate to an IT company. Other Christmas traditions didn’t fare much better – no Secret … Continue reading

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Sue’s Advent Calendar 2011

If your significant other ever says “wouldn’t it be lovely if you gave me a little token every day like an Advent Calendar” then poke them in the eye. This is bloody hard graft. You might think it easy to … Continue reading

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And I’ve named it Golden Earring

For Christmas, Santa bought me a HTC Radar C110e running Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango). Here’s a photo I borrowed from the Internet: So yet another in a line of HTC Windows smartphones that started for me years ago with a … Continue reading

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Highlights of the Christmas Day roast

A nice, simple affair – the three Breakwells plus my father-in-law – so not too much to make. The starter was going to be “Peach, Stilton and Parma ham wraps” but the peaches we bought were ones that take time … Continue reading

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