Monthly Archives: January 2012


I always feel quite maudlin when I have a bad hangover. Paul was the perfect antidote.

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Hen night

We had little party for our two awesome friends, one recently married and one soon to be.

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I didn’t know what to expect but I knew it was supposed to be good. The film got off to a slightly slow start which didn’t quite hold my attention but I was drawn in as it went along. I … Continue reading

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I don’t care what they say on Woman’s Hour, I’m NOT going to be wearing pastels.

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Balthasar’s Odyssey

I bought this book on a whim. It subsequently languished untouched on a bookshelf for years. I finally picked it up about two years ago and read almost to the end. But, for reasons I can’t recall, I abandoned that … Continue reading

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Catch Me If You Can

I watched Catch Me If You Can a couple of nights ago. It’s warm, funny and lighthearted but kind of epic as well. A perfect film for a lazy Sunday night on the sofa with a blanket.

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When God Was a Rabbit

This book hadn’t exactly been recommended to me, rather I was present when it was debated heatedly between two members of my family. Intrigued, I acquired it. I didn’t get it at all. It seems so disjointed, in many ways. … Continue reading

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How to cook like Heston

Best cookery programme I’ve seen for a long time. A lot of celebrity chefs do food porn without being particularly useful. But in this Heston gives practical advice and scientifically explains his reasoning.

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Lamb curry improvement

I’ve been making lamb curry since 2003. I’ve tried a few different recipes and I sometimes make it up as I go along but I’ve never been able to get the lamb tender enough to melt in the mouth. Tonight … Continue reading

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Office Space

Office Space reminded me that I’m eternally grateful that I don’t work in an office anymore. It’s a funny, harmless film, with some top quality moments, particularly the printer smashing scene, which has clearly resonated with a lot of people … Continue reading

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