Mothering Sunday 2017


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On 26th March 2017, England celebrated its Mothering Sunday. This is on a different day from the Mother’s Day celebrated by other countries, which is on 14th May this year. For this year, my children and I decided to make the entire day special for my wife. Continue reading Mothering Sunday 2017

Pokemon Go Update (new features)


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Over the last few weeks, since the introduction of the Generation 2 Pokemon, things have got a little stale and boring. After the first 7 day Streak of collecting from the Pokestop gave me a King’s rock, I have not managed to get any further special items in the last 3 weeks, even from the 7-day streaks. Hence it was interesting to see the release of an update to Pokemon Go today which would change all that. Continue reading Pokemon Go Update (new features)

Down by the River


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Now I was digging through the memory card of my camera from last year, and noticed that I had taken some photos down by Sandford Lock. This was around the time when we had our daughter’s German-exchange student staying with us for the week. Hence I thought it would be a good time to post some of these photos. Continue reading Down by the River

Starters


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Now when we do go out to dine, the restaurants do sometimes provide small plates of food to start off the meals – what we call starters. This is supposed to whet the appetite and prepare you for the food to come. Recently I had been looking into new serving plates and dishes to enhance the effect of the food I photograph. As I had bought a few of these, I decided to serve some starters to enhance my family’s enjoyment of the meal I cook for them. Continue reading Starters

Sistema Microwave Rice Steamer


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Recently our electric rice cooker kicked the bucket and hence we needed to buy a new one. As we do not eat rice very often these days, it was not worth investing in another electric rice cooker. Hence I decided to buy a microwave rice cooker instead – and I chose the Sistema Microwave Rice Steamer – cost £7.79, as it just looked well made. Continue reading Sistema Microwave Rice Steamer

What I caught on Ring Video Doorbell


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I woke up on Wednesday morning at 7am and went to the window to draw the blinds and curtains. Straight away I noticed that something was not right. My passenger car door was wide open – which could only mean one thing – someone unauthorised has got into my car. The first thing I looked for was whether there was any movement detected on my Ring Video Doorbell, and sure enough there was an event recorded at 4:48am. Continue reading What I caught on Ring Video Doorbell

Withings Body Cardio Update


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A few weeks ago, I had received notice from Withings that they were updating their Body Cardio weighing scales to be able to show the pulse wave velocity measurement directly on its screen during the weighing process. Obviously I was waiting eagerly for this update to come. Continue reading Withings Body Cardio Update

Spring colours


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On Saturday, I was going to the Pokestop close by to catch a Pokemon. The little jog was refreshing, but what struck me most  was that there were already many spring flowers blooming all around our neighborhood. Clearly I have been preoccupied with work and family life, that this beautiful sight had pass me by.  And since I was making a few trips to the Pokestop, I decided on one of these trips to bring my camera along to take some photos of these flowers. Continue reading Spring colours

World Book Day


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While the rest of England celebrated World Book Day last week on 2nd March 2017, my youngest daughter’s school decided that they would do it on 8/3/17 instead. This year, my daughter had already planned way ahead what she wanted to wear, although getting the right top proved to be a little more challenging. Continue reading World Book Day

Spaghetti bolognese


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My wife and I were feeling rather unwell yesterday with a cold, with general body ache (I also had a fever). My oldest daughter was very good and volunteered to cook us spaghetti bolognese for dinner, so both my wife and I could rest and recover from our illness. Continue reading Spaghetti bolognese