Month: April 2011

April 26, 2011

I still haven’t worked out exactly why, but Eastercon left me very much underwhelmed. I should stress that this is not the fault of the Illustrious 2011 committee, who worked hard on putting on a good convention. Indeed, it appears that the majority of people…

April 21, 2011

Fruit flies… heh We have had an invasion of fruit flies round here this week – Wednesday morning I came into my kitchen to find them everywhere. I was worried I had left something out, or let my bin get dirty, but apparently, it is…

April 21, 2011

I realised at lunchtime that I had sausagemeat in the fridge that needed to be used up, and I am away for the weekend. So I thought I would have a try at making a fatty. A fatty is a large sausage-like object, made from…

April 21, 2011

I may have mentioned, that while I was in San Francisco, I went on a sourdough hunt. I’ve baked my own version of sourdough before, but to have the genuine article would be wonderful. I wasn’t going to spend too long on it, but I…

April 18, 2011

On a brighter note, I took my smoker out of storage this weekend, and found it a semi-permanent home in the garden, which means I will get a whole lot more use out of it. Although I have used it quite a bit for smoking…

April 18, 2011

Had another doctor’s appointment today, and after 3 weeks of antibiotics, he has given my leg a provisional all-clear. The infection appear to have gone, but I am still suffering from a badly swollen ankle, which we are both puzzled about. He suggested it might…

April 14, 2011

I’ve been making good use of my Kindle since I got it, in particularly reading successive Dresden Files novels. I think Amazon should actually give this device away – it makes it so easy to buy another book. Anyway, in an earlier post, I was…

April 10, 2011

I love how different hobbies come together in your life. I’ve been going through papers and stuff from my trip to Consonance and I came across this filk, which I had forgotten about. Early on at the convention, I mentioned that I was interested in…

April 10, 2011

I had cause to use the 111 NHS non-emergency service yesterday, when whatever is wrong with me seemed to get worse, with periodic pins and needles and numbness in my hands and feet. My GP had said to come back to him immediately if anything…

April 10, 2011

Have just finished the final episode of Fringe Season 1 and I loved it. For some strange reason, I was under the impression that Series 2 wasn’t available yet on DVD, but that proves not to be the case, although it is 30 quid at…

April 8, 2011

I signed up for a Twitter account, and maybe I should have been more anonymous than I was (didn’t occur to me), as already I have had people trying to sign up. The fact of the matter is that I wasn’t intending to use it…

April 8, 2011

Went to see my GP yesterday, as – despite having two different types of antibiotics in as many weeks – my leg was no better. He has given me another week’s supply of the second antibiotic, which agreed with me a little better than the…