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Flower Arrangements With The Dalai Lama…

Well, not quite. The paint rollers were out again.  This time to do the bedroom.  As I mentioned when M was away I did the feature wall, which is really nice, but it has changed the dynamic of the room, so much so that I wanted to do the rest of the room.  Not only…

Baking with Chairman Mao

I love to bake. I mean bake anything. There is just something so satisfying about the whole process.  I did make sourdough bread last weekend, but to be honest, it was a bit crap, however, that will not put me off, and I will keep going until I get it right.  The instructions for the…

Here There Be Giants…

Thursday saw the arrival of The Giants in our city (Liverpool) along with over 1.3 million visitors to see them.  Liverpool is quite a wonderland, and we have many odd and wonderful things to see here.  This is the third time The Giants have visited, alas, it will be the last.  The city was littered…

Food Porn…

Today I decided to make Pumpkin & Bacon Soup, and what a triumph, so here it is for you all to enjoy. Ingredients Olive Oil50g Butter1 Onion – diced fine150g Dry-cured bacon chopped – I used oak smoked dry curedSmall pumpkin, you will need about 800g of flesh, peeled and de-seeded.1-litre chicken stock100ml double cream3…

Smoke and Water…

A review. I read on average 40 to 60 books a year, some I enjoy, some I find mediocre, some, I park a bookmark in and put on the shelf until I feel I can “get into it”, but the one thing I need in order to get from the front cover to the last…