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Pizza with anchovies and olives.

Pizza? Coming right up!

The Big Lad was off school today with a headache and fever. While he was lying on the sofa this morning, curled up with his book, he started musing to himself about his favourite foods. He wasn’t aware I was listening, even though I was close by repairing a door frame. When he mentioned “pizza“, […]

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It's fun! Really!

Growing potatoes

Potatoes are one of the staples of our diet. They also grow well in the acidic soil and the cool, damp climate of north-eastern Scotland. However, potatoes are not necessarily one of the best vegetables to grow, particularly if space is limited. Potatoes are relatively cheap to buy in large quantities for the table, they […]

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Making sure the old year leaves

Yes, we’re up at the midnight hour, mulled wine and Christmas cake in hand (lemonade for the boys) making sure the old year leaves as it ought. Happy New Year.

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2011 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: London Olympic Stadium holds 80,000 people. This blog was viewed about 260,000 times in 2011. If it were competing at London Olympic Stadium, it would take about 3 sold-out events for that many people to see it. Click here […]

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With the new cable in place, the really fun part begins: fitting the retaining springs.

Chilling with the Land Rover

I’m feeling chilled this evening. No, it’s not due to post-Christmas relaxation. I’ve spent five hours lying on frozen ground beneath our Land Rover Defender TD5 changing the handbrake cable. It’s a job that requires liberal use of the swearbox as, unlike as our previous Defenders, the ‘improved’ design of the TD5 means a cable […]

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