Holidays


I am doing my favourite trick of all in a few days and we’re flying out of the UK on Boxing Day to head towards the sunshine. We’re aiming for Kuala Lumpur and from there, we’ll be heading straight up to Langkawi to spend some time there, before heading south towards Penang, the Cameron Highlands…

Thursday recommendations – 19th December


Built Lean is the website of a personal trainer, Marc Perry, who has built and developed a full on fitness program. In addition to this, he and his team write interesting articles about the health and fitness world. The blog is fascinating and well written and they pick a wide variety of subjects to write about.…

Things to do in 2014


Learn UML properly and how to write decent use cases – yeah! Totally geeky but fun at the same time, I think it will make new jobs more possible and aim me more into the higher end of project management. Experiment more with cocktails and make up some decent recipes More photography! MORE! I want…

Bristol Vintage Fair

Thursday recommendations 12th Dec


Messy Nessy Chic – Blogging on the Offbeat and the Unique – seriously, these guys are awesome – from underground rivers in Paris, to Indian Tracker Art and terrifying road journeys, they blog everything cool and offbeat.  Great photography, good writing and their series on 13 Things I found on the Internet today is great. Perfect…

mulled spiced quince jelly

Mulled wine quince jelly


I am going to work on the assumption that this is going to be perfect to have with cheese. I haven’t actually tried it yet with the cheese but given that spiced jellies with a nice bit of camembert just sounds amazing, I’ll assume that it will be delicious. Quinces are in season now. October…

Places I’ve lived in the UK (part 1)


This is based on a series I’ve been reading on The Billfold which always makes me laugh. The last time I had to remember all / most of my addresses was when I applied for my NI number – which was about 10 years after I got to the UK. Queens Road, Teddington (London), 1998 –…