Withings Steel HR Activity Tracker Watch


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Now for this year’s birthday, my family wanted to buy me something which would be useful. Initially I thought about the Withings Steel HR but was not completely sure that I would like using it. But my family convinced me that it was worth getting and hence they bought it for me. The aim was for it to track all my activities throughout both day and night, including the number of steps I’ve taken, calories burnt and my heart rate. And the fact it looks more like a watch than an activity tracker, meant I was likely to use it. Continue reading Withings Steel HR Activity Tracker Watch

Food presentation


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Now when we go out for a meal, particularly in Chinese restaurants, they do serve the food in a way to make it more appealing to the sight, smell and taste. Hence for dinner this week, I decided to plate the food up so as to appeal to all three senses, which would invite my family to dig into the food, and hopefully enhance the entire dining experience. Continue reading Food presentation

Birthday dinner


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Now as we had such a heavy and filling lunch on my birthday, it scuppered my wife’s plans to cook a birthday dinner feast. Hence she had to change her plans and cook the food over two nights instead. I was not complaining as it meant I could enjoy special food cooked by my wife over two nights. Continue reading Birthday dinner

The Trout Inn – Birthday lunch


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For my birthday, my wife wanted to take us all out for lunch, since my daughters were still on school holiday. The venue she chose was the Trout Inn in Wolvercote, Oxford, which is not too far from where we live. My wife is always looking for us to experience fine dining with her, and with this pub and restaurant situated in village meant that it would not be too difficult to get to and would not be too noisy. Continue reading The Trout Inn – Birthday lunch

Blue Eggs


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Recently with the Easter period, eggs have featured alot in the supermarkets and television adverts, as eggs are supposed to symbolise new life. Now I am always on the lookout for interesting food items, and when I saw that there were Blue Eggs being sold in Aldi, my interest was instantly piqued. Hence I had to buy this for my family to try. Continue reading Blue Eggs

Easter Monday Lunch Feast


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Over the Good Friday and Easter Sunday weekend, both my wife and I have been working. Hence we have not had time to sit down and celebrate. Even in the early hours of this morning, my wife had to go in to attend to emergencies on two occasions. Hence to cheer her up and to make up for the fact my daughters both had to go in to work with her during this weekend, I decided to get some lovely food for us to celebrate together as a family, and to be thankful. Continue reading Easter Monday Lunch Feast

Pokemon Pokerus in Moon – how to give them to your Pokemon


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Now recently with the trading of Pokemon on the GTS, I found that there was a Solgaleo which I had helped my daughter trade for which had Pokerus. I was told when visiting the Pokemon Center to heal up the Pokemon that one of them had the Pokerus virus. Now the Solgaleo had a smiley face, which means that it has the Pokerus virus but was unable to pass this on to other Pokemon. But that meant I had to keep an eye on the other Pokemon I received from trades, in case one of them had live Pokerus which I could pass on to other Pokemon. I did not have to wait long as an Azelf which was traded had it, and so I set about passing this on to the other Pokemon. Continue reading Pokemon Pokerus in Moon – how to give them to your Pokemon

Fluffy Sponge cupcakes


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Recently one of our church friends had baked her really lovely sponge cake which is truly light and fluffy. Both my daughters loved it so much, they had requested me to make my Mile High Sponge cake for them. Now as this involves a lot of effort, as both the egg yolks and whites have to be beaten separately and then combined together. And as our friend had given us some Ovalette (sponge cake stabiliser), I felt I needed to try baking with this. Hence I found and modified a recipe I found on the internet. Continue reading Fluffy Sponge cupcakes

Pokemon Moon other legendaries


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Now the great thing about Pokemon games is that they do have side-quests to keep the game interesting after the main game is completed. And one of these is the collection of the legendary Pokemon. In this post I will cover Magearna and also Zygarde. Continue reading Pokemon Moon other legendaries

Pokemon Moon GTS


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For Christmas last year, my youngest daughter asked for a Nintendo 2DS with the Pokemon Moon game. She only started playing this early this year, and at times has needed my help. But she has finally completed the main game, becoming the Alola Champion and opened up the extra side quests in the game. Recently I had also discovered the GTS Pokemon trading system, and have managed to help her complete her Alola Pokedex. Hence I thought I would share my thoughts on this, as well as share her completed Pokedex containing one of each Pokemon (including the #301 – Magearna). Hopefully the yet to be released trading system for Pokemon Go will be just as good. Continue reading Pokemon Moon GTS