Falling into Air Fry Faddism

Posted on November 14, 2023

When I was travelling on a ferry from Tallin to Finland last year, my friend, Simon, appeared quite shocked that we didn’t own an air fryer. It was a strange conversation to have as Helsinki appeared on the horizon but was said with so much intent, it stayed with me. It was a kind of cookery JFK moment. I’ll always remember where I was when I first heard about air fryers. However, despite Simon’s persuasive pitch, I resisted. As a ...

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The Joy of Buying a Camera!

Posted on June 29, 2020

I bought a camera as a lockdown gift to myself recently. It is a Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ1000. It was chosen after months of the type of middle-aged dithering I thought I would never suffer from. Impulse Purchasing As a man of impulse purchasing,  I have almost made a career out of buying ill-advised clothes, gadgets, cars, and in one tragic case, a house with someone as unsuitable as the shit location it was in. However, in recent ...

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Britain and Fibre Optic Broadband

Posted on November 19, 2019

Impulse has been the order of the day with regards to Labour and the offer of free fibre broadband. On the left, it was seen as a piece of cake to pay for and administer by simply making corporate giants like Google and Facebook pay their taxes (which won't be a simple task). Whilst on the right, it was labelled something along the lines of BT standing for ‘Bolshevik TzarCom.’ Corbyn is so universally despised as an opposition leader ...

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Big News From Facebook!

Posted on January 28, 2016

Hold the front page as rumours are abound that Facebook are preparing to make a massive statement in the coming weeks. No, it's not the heartwarming news that Mark Zuckerberg is in fact the second coming of Christ after announcing he only has a wardrobe containing just t-shirts and hoodies because he is far too busy concentrating on his Facebook community to worry about fashion. No, it's not the sensational news that Facebook have announ...

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Talking Telephone Numbers…

Posted on April 22, 2013

After a lovely weekend down in the New Forest meeting new people, I got a phone call and a visit from my old mate Richard last night. Despite feeling a bit jaded, we meandered off down to the delightful Hyde Tavern in Winchester with another friend, Steve, to have a chinwag about any old crap that would have the average woman searching the landscape for hills and proceeding to make a run for them. However, I really enjoy these conversa...

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