Monthly Archives: January 2012

Belleville Rendez-vous by FellSwoop Theatre

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FellSwoop Theatre are currently touring their adaptation of Sylvain Chomet’s Belleville Rendez-vous. An animated film about an elderly lady who coaches her Grandson (Champion) to participate in the Tour De France, but during the race he is kidnapped by the … Continue reading

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A letter to Tim Selby Barraud

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Timothy Selby Barraud 5th June 1989 – 26th December 2011. Dearest Tim, To me you will always be a gentleman, an eccentric, a charmer, a rascal, an adventurer, a creative, a chatterbox, a free spirit. Witty, capable, unconventional, energetic, a … Continue reading

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“The Artist” Film

We went to see “The Artist” last weekend, it is fantastic, a film you can get totally lost in. Funny, enchanting, wonderful and entertaining. The cast, the music, the dancing, the silence – all magical. Here’s the trailer, I hope … Continue reading

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Jim Datz – Illustration

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I recently discovered Jim Datz’s design work, I particularly like his unique style of illustrated maps, Adam has a soft spot for maps so I hope he enjoys these. My instant reaction to Datz’s work was that it reminded me … Continue reading

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Homemade Shortbread

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Makes 20 – 24 yummy biscuits photo jstott.me.uk 125g Butter 55g Caster Sugar 180g Plain Flour Heat the oven to 190C/Gas 5. Beat the butter and the sugar together until smooth. Stir in the flour to get a smooth paste. Turn … Continue reading

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Walking Roller Coaster – “Tiger and Turtle – Magic Mountain”

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The walking roller coaster is officially called “Tiger and Turtle – Magic Mountain”, it opened to the public in November 2011, reaching heights of 21 metres. It’s located on top of a hill in Anger Park, Duisburg, Germany, with a … Continue reading

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2011 blog stats in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for my blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 9,900 times in 2011. If it were a … Continue reading

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Reliving Dal Roti

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Adam and I decided to relive our favourite Indian meal from our favourite Indian restaurant, in our very own home! We slightly adapted the recipes on the Dal Roti blog using ingredients we already had, to make two simple, delicious … Continue reading

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The Runcible Spoon, Bristol

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We went out for a pre Christmas date during December and decided to go to The Runcible Spoon for dinner. It’s a quaint and quirky venue with a granny’s parlour feel to it. I loved all the details that made … Continue reading

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Mulled Wine

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Last year I shared a Mulled Cider recipe, so this year I thought I’d go with a Mulled Wine recipe, we used this when we had a few friends round before Christmas. 1 bottle of red wine 1 orange (cut … Continue reading

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