For Christmas this year, my wife bought me two presents – the lovely set of wine glasses I posted about a while back, and the Neewer AD200 flash. One of the features I was particularly keen to test out, is its ability as a light source for UV-imaging with its bare-bulb head. Hence this post, to demonstrate its capabilities for this. Continue reading Neewer AD200 Flash – UV Imaging
Happy New Year to all my readers. As I was working on New Year’s Day, I have not been able to post about the New Year’s eve dinner my wife had prepared for us. Now while she was preparing the meal, we also decided to have a gin and tonic tasting to compare the aromas and taste of 5 different gins – just to add some fun to the festivities. Continue reading New Year’s Eve Dinner
Since getting the Coravin wine dispensing system, we have been trying quite a few bottles of mature wine which were bought many years ago without fear of them going bad. But with the Riedel Magnum glass, I found that the aroma from some of the lesser wines was just not coming through, which made me question whether it was the right glass for our tastings.
And having watched the movie on Amazon Prime Video ‘A year in Burgundy‘, which documents a full year of life in Burgundy wine-making, I observed the shape of the wine glasses they used for their top wines was markedly different from my Riedel Magnum glass. After a little research, I came upon the Zalto Universal wine glass which is highly rated by wine experts and wine connoisseurs. And so for Christmas, my wife bought me 6 of these wine glasses (great for wine tasting with spares in case 1 or 2 get broken). Continue reading Zalto Universal Wine Glass
This year as my wife was working Christmas eve, we decided to have our Christmas meal on Christmas day itself. As neither of us were working on Christmas day, we could sit back, relax and enjoy the lovely food throughout the day. Below are the photos of the food we had for Christmas. Continue reading Christmas Day food
Here is wishing everyone a Merry Christmas filled with lots of good cheer, joy and laughter. Have a wonderful time. I shall have lots more to post, as there will be plenty of ‘toys’ to play with and review. Sadly we do not have a white Christmas this year, and our snowman Albert had completely melted about three days before Christmas. But we are filled with joy and feel God’s blessings for us as a family. I leave you with 3 photos to commemorate this festive occasion.
Saying goodbye to our snowman Albert.
Having used the Coravin wine system for a few weeks now, I have to say that it has given me a new excitement about wine – this is truly a game changer. There are a few things which I have learnt about this system which I would like to share with you. In particular, I have thought on how to get the most out of this system, and will be sharing my thoughts about this. Continue reading Coravin Wine Dispensing System – 5 things I’ve learnt about it
With the cold snap coming to England, there was warning that there would be snow fall expected on Sunday. Hence on Sunday morning, we woke up unsurprisingly to our neighbourhood completely covered in snow. And the snow just kept on falling. In the morning, I took the opportunity to take my daughter sledging in our village park, and in the afternoon after lunch to build our first snow man in many years in our back garden. Continue reading Snow in Oxford
Previously, my Withing Steel HR watch had developed a condensation problem inside it, which made it difficult to read the time. Compound that with some scratches to the watch glass sustained when I went swimming during our holiday in America, and I could not wait for Nokia to release the replacement watch. And finally I received the notice from Nokia (who bought over Withing) that they were finally shipping the replacement watch for the Steel HR. It has taken a while but it is finally here. Continue reading Nokia Steel HR watch
It is that time of year again when our Christmas tree comes out of storage and we decorate it together as a family. This year our youngest daughter had the privilege to choose the new Christmas decoration for the year – a tradition we have had since 1998 (last 20 years). Continue reading Christmas Tree
Recently I noted that during the early Black Friday sale on Amazon.co.uk, there was a Sony Playstation VR Starter Pack selling for £249.99. Bearing in mind the VR headset normally retails for £349 and the PS camera which is required for VR play costs a further £39, that package looked awfully tempting – particularly as it also included the VR Worlds game and Gran Turismo Sport, easily saving over £180 compared to when these are bought separately. Hence I bought one from Amazon, so my family and I could experience VR together. Continue reading Sony Playstation VR Starter Pack