Year: 2010

November 5, 2010

I missed this film when it was doing the rounds, which is a shame because it looked good. It very quickly got discounted as a DVD, I picked up my copy in Tescos, for a fiver. That didn’t seem to be a good sign. But…

October 12, 2010

This film has been getting quite a bit of advertising on British TV. However, it does look to be a fun romp, and I am quite looking forward to seeing Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich and Helen Mirren hamming it up as ex-spies: Retired,…

October 10, 2010

Currently my favourite TV ad.

October 7, 2010

… as I am not counting the rolled brisket joint I bought the other day. All in all, it turned out pretty good, better than I could have hoped for for my first attempt. It cooked from 8:30 to 5:45, not including resting time. There…

October 3, 2010

Early last month, I was talking about various layouts I was thinking of for my lounge. One of the layouts used the smaller part of my lounge, that had formerly been the dining area as a TV snug. This appealed to me, as most of…

October 2, 2010

Thursday was a gorgeous day – blue skies throughout, so I started up the BBQ for the first time, and – at various times, cooked the following: Burgers (standard supermarket Aberdeen Angus burgers) Venison Burgers (also supermarket) Salmon Fillets Brisket (a cheap rolled brisket) The…

September 29, 2010

After lunch, I wasn’t feeling too bad, and it was quite a nice day, so I thought I would take a look at the grill. I got it assembled without too many problems. Noticed a couple of spots that need touching up with paint, but…

September 28, 2010

Having postponed my trip down to Kent on Friday, due to being ill, I decided to give it a go yesterday, as I was feeling a little better. Ashford looks a lot closer on the map, than it is – 3 hours drive there, and…

September 28, 2010

Someone mentioned this in rec.music.filk, and althought it was off-topic there, I noticed it was on the the guardian website, so checked it out. Excellent parody of online science reporting. This is a news website article about a scientific finding.

September 26, 2010

I realise that blogging about politics is always dangerous, but here goes. Ed Milliband is now leader of the Labour party and has declared that New Labour is dead, although there are no plans for a “lurch to the left”. This is promising news to…

September 23, 2010

So here I am, halfway through the first week of my vacation, with a streaming cold, coughing and sneezing. The reason I am typing this at half-two in the morning, is that I have spent most of today snoozing on the sofa, so I am…

September 16, 2010

This got linked to in the BBQ forum I read, and I loved it! [Note: the most unlike group of tags I ever thought I would use]