Month: December 2012

December 21, 2012

So according to the NRA, the problem is that there should be more guns in schools, not less. NRA chief breaks post-Newtown silence to call for armed guards at schools (Guardian)

December 21, 2012

I’ve recently read these first two novels of Peter May’s Lewis Trilogy, and was swept away by them – to the extent that I finished The Blackhouse and immediately felt I had to read The Lewis Man. I am holding off on the third book…

December 17, 2012

I’ve been frequenting the website and YouTube channel of a guy called Justin Sandercoe. Some of you will have already come across him, as he’s been getting some good press; but for those of you who haven’t, I’d really recommend taking a look. http://www.justinguitar.com/ http://www.youtube.com/user/JustinSandercoeSongs…

December 16, 2012

Folk in the UK will have probably seen this in the news already, but I thought it was fun enough to mention it here. 1980’s pop star, Kim Wilde – together with her brother Ricky, on guitar – singing their way back home on the…

December 2, 2012

There’s been a couple of nice days lately, but I’ve either been working, or – if not – haven’t gotten up and about in time to make the most of it.

Today was predicted to be sunny, so I had an early night, and was up by 8:45.

Job number one was to put two pork shoulders on the smoker.

December 1, 2012

Another new toy – a Cuisinart Soup Maker. I eat a lot of soup, working from home, as it makes a quick and (usually) healthy lunch. However, although I have plenty of practice in making soup, lately I seem to be eating more shop-bought soup…