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Cadbury’s full English breakfast

January 31st, 2010 · 1 Comment · Life

I think you know when a meal or snack is truly terrible when even the person who made it describes it thus: Imagine Boris Johnson taking an Oompa Loompa up the wrong ‘un whilst listening to Alan Titchmarsh sings Radiohead. Convert that to a taste and you’re nearly there. Full details at fatuous.co.uk but be […]

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Did somebody say recession?

January 18th, 2010 · Comments Off on Did somebody say recession? · Life

Apperently times are harder for some than for others if Selfridges reckon they will sell a leg of ham at a price of more than £250 a kilo (and than includes the bone!) according to the BBC. You would want to be sparing with the Branston on that wouldn’t you?

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Special satay

September 10th, 2009 · Comments Off on Special satay · Uncategorized

I had to satisfy my craving for satay tonight so I treated the household to some Chinese takeaway.  The girls who work at our local place are from Malaysia, so they know a thing or two about satay, as does their brother who does the cooking.  Unfortunately they are not in charge and so the […]

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A bad day?

March 10th, 2009 · Comments Off on A bad day? · Work

A fair definition of a bad day would be realising that it is eleven hours since you arrived at work and you are still there.  That sort of sums up today, but it didn’t feel bad – probably a combination of having done a bit of work I was proud of and a colleague bringing […]

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Careless Whisper

August 4th, 2008 · 3 Comments · Life

Is it really such big news that Cadbury are bringing back the Wispa bar?  I’m not saying that I wouldn’t turn one down, but they have only been out of the shops for five years and, lets be honest now, were always a poor attempt at trying to appeal to Aero fans, and when Aero […]

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Chinese Rock

July 27th, 2008 · Comments Off on Chinese Rock · Life

Bad news: the best Chinese takeaway in Crawley is going to be closing down. Good news: the people who run it are moving across to Broadfield. From September the yummiest satay sauce in the world is going to be just down the road…  this will not help my attempt to lose a few kilos…

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Watch what you eat

April 3rd, 2008 · 1 Comment · Life, Politics, Technology

The story in today’s Crawley Observer about food hygiene standards of local business was endlessly fascinating.  There is nothing new about premises being inspected of course, but now the results are easier to find and easier to understand and compare.

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I smell a rat

February 6th, 2008 · Comments Off on I smell a rat · Work

I think I may take sandwiches into work tomorrow. Just in case. Our canteen seizes on any event as an excuse to do a topical menu, hence the shark steaks and pavlova on Australia Day, everything cooked in alcohol on Burns Night and so on. Today we had an e-mail telling us that they are […]

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One a penny, two a penny…

February 3rd, 2008 · Comments Off on One a penny, two a penny… · Life

There are so many rules about advertising and packaging now.  I’m sure everybody heard about that case where a company could not call their sausages “Welsh Dragon Sausages” because they did not contain real dragons.  And you can’t put a picture of a plate of beans on baked beans tin without saying ‘serving suggestion’ in […]

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Turkey

November 25th, 2007 · Comments Off on Turkey · Life

Today we either had an early Christmas dinner or a day-late Thanksgiving dinner. We went up to Essex to visit my sister for lunch and she was kind enough to cook turkey. I like turkey, but we never have it at home. For Christmas we usually have beef and pork. The afternoon was a bit […]

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