Fish tanks


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Recently my oldest daughter started her fish-keeping hobby. She now has a fish tank of her own in her bedroom. As her enthusiasm increased, she decided to undertake the extreme overhaul of the two tanks I have in the living and dining room, which had become overwhelmed by all kinds of algae. Continue reading Fish tanks

Wedding Anniversary dinner – Ostrich steak and Duck breast


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For this year’s wedding anniversary dinner, I decided to cook something I had never cooked before – Ostrich steak. As I was uncertain how my wife would react to this new cut of meat, I also cooked sous vide duck breast as I know that she will enjoy this. Continue reading Wedding Anniversary dinner – Ostrich steak and Duck breast

Wedding Anniversary – Loch Fyne Lunch


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Another event we celebrate in June is our wedding anniversary. This year, we decided to go to Loch Fyne Seafood restaurant in Oxford (actually it was my idea). As my daughter had finished her exams, she also came along to celebrate with us – being the fruit of our marriage. And we had a wonderful time together, as it was nice and cool in the restaurant, unlike outside where it was 31 degrees Celsius and so very hot. Continue reading Wedding Anniversary – Loch Fyne Lunch

Father’s Day Celebration


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With sunny very warm weather forecast for England on Father’s day, we decided that it would be best to dine at home in the evening rather than brave the energy-sapping weather. Hence we bought plenty of finger food to munch on. But we also wanted to be refreshed by a lovely non-alcoholic cocktail, similar to the ones we had in Jamie’s Italian. Continue reading Father’s Day Celebration

Strawberries


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Recently, we had our harvest of the first strawberries of the season. Unlike the ones that can be bought from the supermarket, these are smaller and more intensely red in colour, and have more flavour. Continue reading Strawberries

Birthday dinner – Mamma Mia Summertown


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In keeping with birthday season, we had the second birthday to celebrate – my wife’s. For this, we decided to book a table for our family at Mamma Mia in Summertown, Oxford. It was a good thing too, as people were getting turned away at the door as they did not have available tables. Continue reading Birthday dinner – Mamma Mia Summertown

Affinity Photo for iPad RAW editing


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Since I was unable to access RAW editing with Affinity Photo for iPad through the iCloud drives, I started looking at whether it was possible to use my RAVPOWER Lightning USB Drive with SD card reader and its iPlugmate App to download RAW files from my SD card into Affinity Photo. And it looks like it does work – which means that I can now do photo RAW editing on my iPad Pro. Here is how I did it. Continue reading Affinity Photo for iPad RAW editing

Affinity Photo for iPad


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Recently Serif released the Affinity Photo App for iPad, and at a new release price of £19.99 (RRP £28.99). There were many great functions provided by this App, which were particularly appealing to me. Hence there was no hesitation in me spending that £20 to get this App. Continue reading Affinity Photo for iPad

Birthday dinner – Jamie’s Italian


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For my oldest daughter’s birthday, we decided to celebrate by eating out for dinner. As she liked Jamie’s Italian, which first opened in Oxford in 2008, we decided to go there for the dinner meal. Continue reading Birthday dinner – Jamie’s Italian