Year: 2010

August 19, 2010

On a TV Quiz, I have just watched a woman who claims to teach remedial classes to young adults and teenagers answer the following question: “A man pays 500 pounds for a car. Its price has been reduced by 60%, what was the original price?”…

August 19, 2010

I’ve wittered about this to two people on the phone today, and sent one of them a long email because the poor soul sounded vaguely interested in my demented enthusiasm. So I thought I might as well post about it. As some of you have…

August 17, 2010

While at Halsway, a few of us discussed exchanging song fragments, to see if we could either finish off each other’s songs or get some kind of inspiration to go in another direction. Anyway, I have sorted through my “unfinished” folder, and posted up half…

August 17, 2010

As I know that both boardgamers and filkers read this, I should point out that ManorCon was the layback filk con held at Halsway Manor, Somerset, and not the board game con in Leicester. A brief account of the weekend follows.

August 10, 2010

My last post contained a large picture which was not hidden behind a cut, and so it inflicted itself across my LJ friend’s friends list. Apologies for this, but it was not intentional – as a result I have just unearthed a bug in my…

August 9, 2010

Read about this on one of the BBQ forums I am reading and had to share. Make a hamburger, and top with cheddar cheese. Wrap with bacon. Then cut some frankfurters (or similar) in half, shape as appropriate, and insert into bacon wrapped burger to…

August 9, 2010

I’ve been running around a bit lately, and so haven’t posted much about the work going on here. Tim and Nev finished their bit over a week ago, although the kitchen isn’t quite finished yet. All the units are fitted, the tops are in and…

August 7, 2010

I am playing with friends reunited at the moment. I have been a non-active participant for a couple of years, but recently decided to get my profile up to date. Thinking that a recent photo is actually not much use for reminding old friends who…

August 5, 2010

I have 6 tickets to “Into The Woods” at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, but only 5 people in my party, which means I have a spare ticket. The performance is the matinee (2:30pm) show on Saturday 28 August. The ticket price is £40 (we…

July 30, 2010

No, I haven’t been cooking again, am going to a BBQ on Sunday, and that will be plenty enough for me this weekend. But I did pop in to my local butcher’s today, which is run by the local pork farm, and asked about the…

July 30, 2010

Oh dear, this is not looking so good. Earlier I posted how my sunglasses didn’t quite look right to me, with regard to the two lenses not sharing the same plane of polarization. However, I wasn’t too concerned, as the supplier agreed to look at…

July 29, 2010

Remember when BP CEO, Tony Hayward, got into deep water with this statement: “The Gulf of Mexico is a very big ocean. The amount of volume of oil and dispersant we are putting into it is tiny in relation to the total water volume,” Seems…