Category Archives: Food

Don’t make me hate you, Colin

It’s oddly paradoxical isn’t it, how someone being ridiculously over-friendly, over-solicitous and nice makes you want to kill avoid them? No? Just me then. Colin, the irritating chap from the Fast Show sketch who tells terrible jokes and laughs at … Continue reading

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Lyme Surprise

Lyme Regis was a surprise which turned into a delight.  Sounds a bit gushing, but it’s true. The town sits at the bottom of hills where the rushing River Lym flows into the sea.  I loved the beautifully preserved Georgian … Continue reading

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2012 in pictures

Well I thought about writing a blog reviewing 2012 and then I thought, but hang on uno momento, if a picture is worth 1,000 words, why not just plunder the photo albums?  So I did. These are mostly Wales, Gloucestershire, … Continue reading

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Hard core diet

I’ve eaten a whole head of celery,  four large carrots and half a dozen apples in the last two days. Never let it be said that this January diet isn’t hard Granny Smith core. Actually it’s not a diet at … Continue reading

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Mainly fair with occasional rain blog – 2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 5,900 views in 2012. If every person who reached the … Continue reading

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Culinary hiccups

I suppose that, in the big scheme of things, nothing’s really a culinary disaster unless your evacuated guests are standing shivering on the lawn while burly firemen tramp through your blackened kitchen and start chucking fire-damaged pans out on to … Continue reading

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Watch cook, won’t cook

So Simon Cowell is intending to fling yet another cookery competition into the arena of public consciousness – this time inviting people to compete for the chance to produce something fit for sale in Marks and Spencer. Ex-Countdown maths genius … Continue reading

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