Monthly Archives: February 2012

Samosa

I made these samosa tonight. They look good but the picture doesn’t reveal the lack of crispiness in the cases. I phoned my mum after I’d made them to find out why the cases turned out more chewy than crispy … Continue reading

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The Lovely Bones

I’ve just finished reading this. I’d already watched the film, so I knew how the story was going to end, but I still enjoyed it purely because it is so easy to read. I didn’t think it lived up to … Continue reading

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Roast carrots

Used a Jamie Oliver recipe for roast carrots tonight. It worked quite well.

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Abbie and Stuart got married!

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The Planets

Went to see CBSO perform tonight. Due to a mix up with the tickets we sadly missed La Péri but we did see the main event: The Planets. I’ve had the CD for years and I love it but to … Continue reading

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Amsterdam

Read this in just a couple of days. I admit that it’s a novella so not lengthy but, even so, the plot sprints along making it difficult to put down. Dark, delicious and very British, I loved it. My only … Continue reading

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Roger and Val Have Just Got In, Series 2

So glad that this is back for a second series. It’s sweet, funny and very moving.

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Get Him to the Greek

Get Him to the Greek is sometimes stupid, sometimes shocking but mostly absolutely hilarious. Russell Brand reminds me of a thin Ricky Gervais. Worth a watch, if only for the funny songs.

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Cosa Nostra

I finished reading Cosa Nostra tonight. Given my affection for mafia-based entertainment (The Sopranos, Scorcese’s films, The Godfather Trilogy etc.) I was very much looking forward to discovering the truth behind it. Although the content of the book was interesting, … Continue reading

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Cookies and bread

Baking is a good activity when it’s too cold to play outside. I use one of Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s chocolate recipes for choc chip cookies (scroll down to the bottom of the article). EDIT 06/06/12@: To get squidgy cookies, whip them … Continue reading

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