My daughter’s Cushion


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There are classes that my youngest daughter enjoys at school. One of these classes is DT or Design and Technology – something that was not time during my time in school. But it is an interesting subject, as it gives them the time to put their imaginative powers into making something nice that they can bring home at the end. Last term, my daughter did a project on making her own patch-work cushion. Continue reading My daughter’s Cushion

Food and wine


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Good food deserves to be paired with good wine. Hence when I cook for my wife each week, I have to think about the food I will be cooking and pair it with a suitable wine from my collection. In this post, I will talk about a few of the wines we have enjoyed with our meals. Continue reading Food and wine

Wine hobby


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Recently while watching the Tour de France cycle race, I noted that there was a television series on ITV called The Wine Show, link here: http://www.itv.com/thewineshow. This show was hosted by two actors, Matthew Goode (from The Imitation Games) and Matthew Rhys, and the wine guru, Joe Fattorini. The series shows the journey taken by these three men across Italy and other parts of the world, looking at the stories in wine making. My wife and I have become hooked on the show, due to the great facts presented about wine and the beautiful scenery around many of these vineyards. Which brings me to the reasons why I got into wine collecting. Continue reading Wine hobby

Birthday Party Feast


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On Friday, a few families from our church gathered together to celebrate the birthday of a very close friend. She also happened to be the midwife who brought both our daughters into this world, for which we will always be grateful. So we had a great feast together for the celebration. Continue reading Birthday Party Feast

Pokemon Go – 1 week update


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Pokemon Go has come out in the UK for about a week now. We have been playing this in our family during the whole week.I thought I would reflect on the experience we have had playing this time – the good and the dangers. I am also adding in the Pokemon that I’ve managed to capture in the wild, significant ones I’ve evolved and the ones that have hatched from eggs. Continue reading Pokemon Go – 1 week update

Hot weather in the UK – cooling down


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Recently it looked like Summer had finally arrived in the UK. After the many months of indifferent weather, with rain and cloudy skies predominating, finally we were seeing bright sunny and hot days. With the hot weather comes the problem of how to keep hydrated and how to stay cool – and boy has it been hot these last 3 days. That’s where the smoothie maker can come in very handy. Continue reading Hot weather in the UK – cooling down

Thai Green Curry


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My wife and I do like curry. Sometimes if it is not overly hot, my oldest daughter would eat it as well. But the paste that my wife bought recently to cook Thai green curry was just a little too hot for my daughter, although just fine for us. Continue reading Thai Green Curry

Wonder Core 2 Exercise Machine


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With the start of a Summer of sports, I felt that I wanted to be able to exercise while watching the sporting events on television. That has got to be much healthier than lazing around and munching on snacks. And after searching about online, I arrived at the decision that the Wonder Core 2 exercise machine should be a great machine for the purposes of exercising. Continue reading Wonder Core 2 Exercise Machine

Pokemon Go


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A new App has captured the world by storm, Pokemon Go. And as I had played the Pokemon games on the Nintendo DS with my daughter many years ago, this instantly caught our attention, which is why we downloaded it the day it became available in the UK. Continue reading Pokemon Go

Neat Ideas Crafty Cutters – fun with food


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Some people eat food to satisfy their hunger. But there are others who feel that food should be fun as well. One of the ways my wife has found recently to make the food fun and interesting, is to cut the food into lovely shapes. Apparently she had bought the Neat Ideas Crafty Cutters from Hobby Craft quite a few months ago but had not opened the packaging. But having taken my daughters to Hobby Craft on Saturday, she was reminded that she needed to use it to prepare food. Hence out it came. Continue reading Neat Ideas Crafty Cutters – fun with food