Monthly Archives: February 2017

February Recap/March Goals

I survived February! I was expecting February to be better than January and quickly came to the conclusion that it was not, I was expecting lighter days and spring and it didn’t happen quite as quickly as I’d hoped and … Continue reading

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February Photos – Part Two

Not a good place to park. 16 February. Or, how I almost died on the way to work.Blue-ish Sky. 17 February. Morning photo Gold Shoes. 17 February. A different journey to work because of train failure and someone with a shiny pair … Continue reading

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Friday Links

Happy Friday! At the time of writing this post, the outcome of the two by-elections in Stoke and Copeland are unknown. If Nuttall got in I will mostly spend tonight drinking gin… Here are this week’s links…. Chris Riddell on … Continue reading

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Dutch Baby Pancake

Pancake day is almost upon us. I’ve written about the place that it has in my life before and I’m always up for some food based celebration of the beginning of Lent. Generally, I still prefer savoury over sweet pancakes and I … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: As ready as we can be right now..

Last Saturday was a beautiful day and Ma and I were back at the allotment. This warmer (11C) and sunnier weather encourages seeds to flourish and while there may yet be frosts, our last frost dates are the end of … Continue reading

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Other People’s Recipes – February 2017

I’ve been in a bit of a cooking slump recently, but these are things that have caught my eye since last time! Yogurt panna cotta This looks so good Yottam Ottolenghi’s winter soup recipes.  I generally give Ottolenghi’s recipes a … Continue reading

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Beefeater Tour

Way back in February 2012, when I had money and a more active social life, I went on an London Cocktail Society tour of the Beefeater Distillery. That night turned into a bit of a tour of London bars (trust … Continue reading

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Friday Links

Happy Friday! My weekly ‘what fresh hell?’ update, starts with the resignation of Michael Flynn, the US president conducting govement business from Mar-a-lago, Paul Nutall has been proved to be a liar (again!) and a coroner found that a woman … Continue reading

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The Grind

We are just past the middle of February, it’s getting lighter in the mornings, the weather is an improvement on the weekend but I have to be honest, I’m not feeling it. I’m tired and mostly grumpy, even though I … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Woodchip in the snow

The plot has been a bit neglected this year. There isn’t really much to do except wait for it to warm up a bit. We had planned to spend last weekend doing a bit of weeding and maybe putting in … Continue reading

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