June 30, 2008

Paul’s version of Hotpot. Lamb, carrot and onion, topped with potato slices and baked. I cant tell you all the ingredients as Paul is keeping some secrets, but let me tell you, it was de—-lish!!

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Of course, what did I want to accompany this with? Of course, its MUSHY PEAS!!

This is also a practice post for a NaBloPoMo thing, have you heard of it before? This is what Jo over at Chez le laquet had to say,

So I’m going for a NaBloPoMo this coming month. A photo NaBloPoMo. A photo-post a day through the month of July to try and hold off the decline for a little while. Will I manage it?? I seriously doubt it to be honest. **stalks off to look inspiration** Oooh and the NaBloPoMo theme is food – that bit I can do, honest!!

I thought I could give this a go too, so throughout July expect a picture post a day with a foodie theme, think I can keep it up?
Visit NaBloPoMo

Its non-stop fun here!

June 29, 2008

Bloody heck, can you imagine the fun we are having? I’m in the living room on t’internet and Paul is doing the same on the lappy in the conservatory.

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It literally is non-stop fun around here!

Collage Photo Meme

June 29, 2008

Taken from Jo over at Chez le laquet


1. Type your answer to each of the questions below into Flickr Search.
2. Using only the first page of results, pick one image.
3. Copy and paste each of the URLs for the images into Big Huge Lab’s Mosaic Maker to create a mosaic of the picture answers.


1. What is your first name?
2. What is your favorite food? right now?
3. What high school did you go to?
4. What is your favorite color?
5. Who is your celebrity crush?
6. What is your favorite drink?
7. What is your dream vacation?
8. What is your favorite dessert?
9. What do you want to be when you grow up?
10. What do you love most in life?
11. What is one word that describes you?
12. What is your flickr name?

This was great fun, I can waste hours browsing Flickr so it was no hardship, it gave me an excuse to spend even more time than usual!

Give it go 🙂

Anyway here is my mosiac,

Collage Photo Meme

(My answers and the photo credits are in the comments)

Surprise! I bought some shoes :-)

June 28, 2008

It’s been, by my reckoning, 4 months since I bought any new trainers. Hurrah for the Internet, these lovely items were delivered yesterday!

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The best shoe I’ve seen in ages and I fell in love with them on first sight, imagine how much I love Paul, then times it by 14 when you discover that I put my own wishes aside and ordered these in Pauls size!

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Same shoe different colour.

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In a major departure from my beloved Adidas, I ordered these Puma shoes and I really like them, very simple, very retro, I love the see-through bumper strip. I’m not always happy in a shoe with a flat sole but these feel nice.

I’m feeling like a very happy and a very lucky boy.

Spaghetti Pavarotti: Redux

June 28, 2008

My version of Spaghetti Pavarotti. I fell in love with this dish when I was working in Bangalore. I was staying in a beautiful hotel, but over the months the menu became quite boring, not this dish though, I never tired of it.

You are probably thinking, why stay in the hotel, well its a good point, we did go out but when you’re staying somewhere for months and working long hours, you’ll find yourself sticking in the hotel as often as you go out.

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So, its King prawns, thrown in at the last minute to avoid shrinkage, squid rings and chunks of both smoked and un-smoked Cod. The sauce is a medium onion, 2 cloves of garlic, finely choppped parsley and a tin of tomatoes, all cooked down for 20 minutes, very simple and very tasty.


June 23, 2008

We seem to have a little shopping dilemma!

I want to buy this…

Paul wants to buy this…

Choices, choices!

What a kerfuffle.

June 22, 2008

The most interesting thing to happen on my street this year…

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Remember me?

June 21, 2008

A frivolous post, but this tickled me today, upon booking a flight, I was pleased to see….

If anything its rather understated, I was expecting

“Congratulations, you’ve booked this flight, now you can relax and perhaps your partner will stop checking our web site every 20 minutes to see if we’ve released next seasons flights, I mean to say, well, we like visitors but really, he practicaly lives here!”

I *heart* you.

June 19, 2008

Seen in the car park at work.

I *heart* Jesus

I mean, I like a joke as much as the next non-believer but really, would you wear this?

Gout bout.

June 16, 2008

Last Tuesday our new car was delivered and I drove it around a bit in evening. When I went to Asda, I noticed I was feeling a bit of tightness in my ankle

I woke up Wednesday and my ankle was starting to feel quite stiff. The day went on and I realised it was swelling just like it did when we returned from Cyprus. I went to bed and by that time was in some pain.

On Thursday I was tired all day, I hadnt slept well due to the pain, and I really had to hobble around all day. Paul was doing my head in, wanting me to see the Doctor. I narrowly escaped this because I was able to say that the pain was easing off by the evening.

On Friday, it was deffo better, I woke up with no pain, still stiff but it didnt wake me in the night. Sunday came around and it was pretty much ok again.

As I write, on Monday evening, a week after it started again, I’m happy to report I’m ok again.

I’m now thinking that I may have been mis-diagnosed last time, given the heavy weekend that preceded this episode, I’m wondering if it was actually a bit of gout? After all, last time it started was on the final day of an all inclusive holiday. Maybe the insect bite was a red herring?

Of course, I’m not going for tests to confirm it, if I did then it would be real, if I just manage it myself I dont have to worry about it.

All of this really just helps me to remember that I’m starting to feel old!